Fall is here, Winter is near!
Most of Southern California doesn’t see much change throughout the seasons. But in Big Bear, the Summer has been thrust out with the cool fall breeze, which means the flurries are to follow shortly.
Maybe seeing the leaves falling and trees changing has you eager to get outside to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Then again, it may prompt you to stay indoors and snuggle up by a fire. Or, quite possibly, plans for Thanksgiving are all you can ponder at the moment. Whatever is on the forefront for you, we hope you get out and enjoy it with family. Make some memories together! Carve some pumpkins, kick some leaves, sip some coffee on a porch, or just go for a hike in the brisk air…slow down and soak it in. Because, Fall is here and Winter is near!
We are in the midst of fall, and how beautiful is it here in the mountains? Big Bear is quite possibly the most stunning Southern California location to watch summer fade into fall by the changing of the leaves. The aspens, cottonwoods, and birch go from their summer green and turn into a shimmery gold. the maples in the middle of the village go bright red. With snow beckoning right around the corner, mid-November is a perfect time (and weather) to get in a trail hike to see these incredible colors. Some great paths to see the array of crimsons and gold leaves are Pineknot Trail, park at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area south of the town; Towne Trail on the south side of the lake; and the Castle Rock Trail. So before the slopes open, head up the mountain and check out the trees and their coats of colorful leaves before they go away!
What makes a great getaway spot? Some would say hot climate, palm trees, oceanfront, or maybe a river running through is where it’s at. All that may be true. However, being in Southern California, it is nice to change it up from time to time. I mean, sometimes, you just need to get your winter on.
Big Bear Lake not only meets that wonderland criteria, but I think holds down the getaway status year-round. While your making Thanksgiving plans and trying to accommodate various family member concerns, you could be sitting by a fire sipping some eggnog. Currently, the days in Big Bear are in the 50’s and nights are dropping to around 10 degrees. And possibly best of all, Snowplay has started making snow, and that means.