FALL in LOVE AGAIN with autumn in Big Bear LAKE
1. So many things to do in Big Bear Lake this autumn season
FALL IN LOVE with Big Bear Lake. The arrival of fall transforms this mountain paradise into a breathtaking canvas of vibrant colors. As the days grow shorter and temperatures dip, the dense forests of pines, oaks, and maples begin to transition into a rich tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows. The shimmering leaves create a stunning contrast against the pristine blue waters of Big Bear Lake and the rugged backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. Visitors and locals alike flock to this idyllic alpine Big Bear destination to bask in the beauty of fall foliage, hiking through trails ablaze with autumn hues, and savoring the crisp mountain air, making Big Bear a quintessential fall getaway in Southern California.
2. Romantic Getaway
During the Fall season in Big Bear Lake, it’s one of the most romantic times to visit Big Bear, with the beautiful fall colors, cooler temperatures, and cozy cabins making it the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Hike, bike or relax in the canvas of colors. Also, as an added bonus, get a free 2 hour bike rental with Get Boards!
3. Fall Foliage Color Tour
Another stunning fall event in Big Bear is the fall foliage as the trees change colors. The mountains surrounding Big Bear Lake become a beautiful canvas of red, orange, and yellow hues. Take a scenic drive or hike along the numerous trails to immerse yourself in nature’s autumnal beauty. Also, the changing leaves of the surrounding forests provide a beautiful backdrop of reds, oranges, and yellows that are truly breathtaking. The fall colors typically peak in late October, providing an opportunity for some amazing photos and scenic drives. Enjoy another great fall activity with plenty of great spots for fresh apple picking on the mountain. Just ask us how.
4. Mild Weather
Also, the fall weather in Big Bear Lake is mild and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the low 70s. It’s the perfect weather for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
5. Start your day with morning Coffee at the Copper Q
Every morning you can start your day at The Copper Q in Big Bear Lake, CA has it all! Firstly, they are a unique combination of a coffee shop, an eatery, and food retailer. Eventually, after browsing through the retail area, you can grab a coffee to go, sit down and enjoy it with a pastry, or even order a whole lunch. If you have more time, you can shop around for a unique souvenir or gift for someone back home.
6. Outdoor Activities
Also, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during the fall in Big Bear Lake, such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and boating. The cooler temperatures make it a great time to explore the forests and mountains surrounding the lake.
6. Festivals and Events
During the fall season, Big Bear Lake hosts several festivals and events, such as the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, the Old Miners’ Days, and the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. Also, these events provide additional entertainment for visitors. Big Bear Lake, California, offers a variety of enjoyable activities during the fall season. Here are some of the best things to do in Big Bear in the fall for family, romance and adventure:
7. Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Another great time can be found September through November 5th, in Big Bear. Embrace the Moment and experience German culture with traditional food, music, dancing, and beer in a lively and festive atmosphere. Additionally, Oktoberfest season in Big Bear Lake has fall colors, cool autumn air and plenty of German fun. Lets dust off the lederhosen and dirndls because Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is happening on weekends from September 9 to November 5. The 53rd annual classic Oktoberfest celebration combines Big Bear’s mountain charm with authentic German traditions, charismatic characters dressed in full regalia, German bands rocking oompah-pah tunes, and of course the crowd favorite Chicken dance! This year’s theme is ‘Embrace the Moment – Prost to the Memories. Surely, Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest brings friends and families together to delight in each other’s presence and creating memories that last a lifetime.
Embrace the Moment
So, when you’re at Oktoberfest embrace the moment and celebrate your friends and family. Then raise your stein sky high and make a prost to past memories you’ve endured over the years at Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, as well as new ones that you’ll make at this year’s celebration. PROST! Big Bear Lake OKTOBERFEST
8. Hiking and Nature Walks
Another great family adventure for all levels – Big Bear boasts numerous hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. From easy nature walks to more challenging hikes, you can explore picturesque landscapes, including the iconic Pacific Crest Trail. Just ask us for our favorite local hike! Check out our blog posts for our favorite Big Bear hikes.
9. Fishing on Big Bear Lake
Unplug this fall for some great family fishing fun. It’s an excellent time for fishing in Big Bear Lake. The cooler weather entices fish to be more active, and you can catch trout, bass, and other fish on Big Bear Lake. Enjoy fishing from the shoreline, dock, rent a boat or rent a private fishing charter for a more adventurous experience. Additionally, Big Bear Lakefront Cabins has plenty of lakefront cabins with private boat docks or cabins with shoreline access. Either way you choose to fish, you will have fish tales that will last a lifetime as it will be a memorable and beautiful experience on Big Bear Lake. Check out our blog for public lake access points.
10. Mountain Biking Adventures and Family Fun
Yet another great family fun can be had for all mountain biking levels in Big Bear Lake. With the weather cooling down, fall is an ideal time for mountain biking in Big Bear. There are various biking trails, including the Snow Summit Bike Park, catering to riders of different skill levels. Also, as an added bonus Enjoy FREE 2 hour mountain bike rental with Get Boards when you book with Big Bear Lakefront Cabins. Ask us how! 2 FREE HOUR MOUNTAIN BIKING and DISCOUNTS!
11. Kayaking and Paddleboarding
Enjoy the serene waters of Big Bear Lake by renting a kayak or a paddleboard with Get Boards for some great family fun or a romantic paddle. Overall, it’s family fun for all ages and experience levels. Best of all, Get Boards will provide all of the equipment that you need for this relaxing or adventurous sport – it’s your choice how adventurous you would like to make it! The calmer fall season provides a peaceful and scenic experience on the lake.
Enjoy FREE 2 hour kayak or paddle board rental with Get Boards when you book with Big Bear Lakefront Cabins. Also, click the link below for a
12. Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Eventually, make your way to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a unique wildlife sanctuary that houses injured and orphaned animals native to the region. Furthermore, visiting the zoo is educational and rewarding as you learn about the local wildlife and their conservation efforts.
13. Scenic Sky Chair Rides
Soar through the sky at the scenic sky chair ride at Snow Summit to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and fall foliage. It’s a relaxing and picturesque way to appreciate the autumn landscape.
14. Zip on the Mineshaft Coaster
Zip on down to the Mineshaft Coaster is an exciting new mountain coaster that is fun for the entire family! Go as fast as you like on this relaxing or thrilling adventurous coaster (yes, you can brake if you like!) Also, enjoy mountain scenery on your way up, then you control the speed down a mile-long track! Experience a variety of thrill ride features such as steep descents, dips, twists, hairpin turns, tunnels, and 360-degree corkscrews! Mineshaft Coaster is the first and only mountain coaster in California!
14. Action Zip Line 10% OFF
Fly through the forest at speeds up to 35 mph on nine high-speed Action Zipline runs that gradually become longer, faster and higher off the ground as you go. Catch amazing views of Johnson Valley and the highest peak in Southern California, Mt. San Gorgonio. Trek a teetering suspension bridge over mountain terrain right after your first zipline. Their expert staff of tour guides will show you how to have the most fun ziplining in Big Bear.
Travel through town on the way to and from the course with their knowledgeable drivers and learn about our town’s other activities, places to stay, and amazing restaurants to visit during your stay. Additionally, as our guest, GET 10% OFF ACTION ZIPLINE when booking a cabin with Big Bear Lakefront Cabins, enjoy 10% off your Big Bear zipline experience!
15. Visit the Village, local shops and restaurants
Finally, make sure to explore the charming town of Big Bear and its quaint villages hops, boutiques, and art galleries. Additionally, try out the various local restaurants offering delicious meals and warm beverages perfect for the fall season. Plenty of 5 star eats, delicious flavors, outdoor dining, live music, firepits, and more to be had as you stroll down the Village streets of Big Bear Lake.
Remember to check the local events and weather conditions during your visit to Big Bear in the fall to make the most of your experience. In conclusion, Big Bear Lake is an excellent fall vacation destination due to its beautiful fall colors, mild weather, outdoor activities, festivals and events, cozy cabins, and romantic atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure or a cozy retreat, Big Bear Lake has something for everyone in the fall season.
Stay in a Beautiful Mountain Cabin
Here at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins, we have beautiful properties throughout all the best locations in Big Bear. You can be right on the lake with your boat dock, have views of the ski slopes at Big Bear Mountain Resort, or be within walking distance from the Village. It’s all up to you!
There is Magic in the Air
Big Bear Lake is a great fall vacation destination for many reasons. There is magic in the air! The leaves turn color, beautiful sunsets, crisp cool air, beautiful nature, and incredible views! Fall is a wonderful time of year that offers so much to Big Bear visitors! In Big Bear Lake, California, the arrival of fall transforms this mountainous paradise into a breathtaking canvas of vibrant colors. Eventually, the days grow shorter and temperatures dip, the dense forests of pines, oaks, and maples begin to transition into a rich tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows. Meanwhile shimmering leaves create a stunning contrast against the pristine blue waters of Big Bear Lake and the rugged backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains.
From Rustic to Luxury vacation cabins
Our gorgeous cabins feature luxurious amenities like fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, hot tubs, fireplaces, game rooms, and more. In addition, we often feature specials like discounts on kayaks or bike rentals when you book with us.
Look at our spacious cabins and book your Big Bear Vacation today! Be sure to book direct so that you can save your money for experiences, not unnecessary fees. Additionally, visitors and locals alike flock to this idyllic alpine destination to bask in the beauty of fall foliage, hiking through trails ablaze with autumn hues, and savoring the crisp mountain air, making Big Bear a quintessential fall getaway in Southern California.