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Things to do in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, December 27, 2011, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Valley has many different activities for visitors and residents to enjoy this holiday season.  The Moonridge Animal Park provides a home for many indigenous and mountain area animals, including the grizzly bear and bald eagle.  The Big Bear Discovery Center is open Thursday’s through Mondays, and offers visitors a chance to brush up on the history and wildlife of the Big Bear Valley. The new Action Segway tours offer tours from a different perspective, in different areas of the valley.  They are housed in the new village shops and courtyard in the Big Bear Lake Village.  Local gyms such as Big Bear Total Fitness and Mountain Fitness Center are open this week, and offer day passes, and both have excellent facilities for all your exercise and high altitude training needs. For those that want to relax, take a look at one of our spa’s or wellness centers, such as Elevations Day Spa, the Village Spa, or if you want to stay in by the fire, make an appointment with a licensed masseuse from Mobile Mountain Massage.    Additional activities you can do on your own time include snowshoeing, and taking a stroll down the Alpine Pedal Path on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake.  There are many local trails, including the Woodland Trail, Cougar Crest Trail, and Pine...

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4th of July Weekend Activities

Big Bear, Ca, July 1, 2011, 12:00pm – This 4th of July weekend is full of activities and events for the whole family.  Join your friends at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center for the Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival.  This Saturday through Monday you can enjoy live entertainment, arts & crafts, children’s activities, and BBQ food.  The three day festival will open its doors at 10:00 each day, and will also feature a petting zoo, and unique hand made arts and crafts.  On Saturday and Sunday, kids of any age can visit the Moonridge Animal Park and take part in the 23rd annual Zoocasion, where kids can participate in a walk around the park quiz, and enter in a drawing contest.  The Animal Park opens daily at 10am.  For those that want to enjoy the great outdoors, the third Seven Summits Hike will take place Saturday morning, where hikers will make the climb to the top of Gold Mountain.  This hike is 8.5 miles, and will meet at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail and Holcomb Valley Road at 8am.   Hikers are reminded to bring a hat, sturdy shoes, snacks and water.  For more information go to sevensummitsofbigbear.org.  If you want to dance the night away under the stars and by the lake, head over to Swim Beach Sunday at 6pm for Phat Cat Swingers Live...

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