Big Bear Lake has a wide variety of things to do but what makes it truly special is being surrounded by National Forest Land. This allows visitors and residents alike to enjoy nature that is impossible in most areas of Southern California. Many people refer to Big Bear, rightly so, as "God's Country". This week we have had the special treat to watch two bald eagles born....and then the ongoing feeding regimen by mom and dad. This a first in my 32 years living in Big Bear and is absolutely amazing to see.
While the birth of bald eagles may be unique, wildlife in and around Big Bear Valley is commonplace. Some of the highlights I personally remember witnessing: coyotes hunting gophers in the Bear Mountain beginner slope one spring; A black bear searching for food next to one of my real estate for sale signs; the shiny eyes of a raccoon family making their way from food to shelter... or up the tree to escape our dogs; the huge bobcat that travels the canyon behind our home; and the momma bear and her two cubs I saw ambling into the forest early one fall morning. Deer are commonly seen at certain time of the year as well.
We are also blessed with world class mountain biking, trail running, and hiking opportunities in the National Forest surrounding town. The Pacific Crest Trail runs through Big Bear Valley along the east and north edges of the valley offering locals the opportunity to meet hikers making a quick pit-stop as they make their pilgrimage or sabbatical late spring thru fall.
Check out the video to the right of our Bald Eagles and check out our Facebook Page each week for things to do when you visit Big Bear!
Author:Mark and Carrie Dolan Phone: 909-912-5032 Dated: February 14th 2018 Views: 1,308 About Mark and Carrie: Experience:
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"Mark and his team were amazing in finding a vacation home for us. He negotiated a great deal very efficiently and had an offer accepted immediately. We couldn't ask for a better agent or better service. Thanks Mark-Greg Taylor
My husband and I met Mark Dolan about 20 years ago when we bought a vacation home at Big Bear Lake which was 2 hours from our main residence. We were immediately impressed by Mark's honesty and integrity. We then decided to buy a commercial/retail building in the Village of Big Bear Lake. Of course, we again went to Mark for help. He managed to find us the perfect building, just as he had found us the perfect vacation home. My husband had a massive stroke about 3 years ago and was in the hospital about 10 months. I knew immediately that I would need to sell the commercial building because I needed to spend my time with my husband and concentrate on his recovery. I called Mark and he made the entire process as painless as possible. He managed to get everything done on the internet and I didn't have to travel to Big Bear Lake to do anything. I just put it in Mark's hands and I knew he would make the right decisions on our behalf. We made the life decision a few weeks ago to sell the vacation home. With my husband's disability, we didn't go up there as often as we once did. Again, we just put it in Mark's hands and we knew that everything would be taken care of. Mark had a full-price offer in just a couple of days. Then he went above and beyond for us and he proceeded to donate things to charity and/or took them to the landfill. We didn't have to worry about anything because Mark took care of all of it for us. I jokingly tell people that Mark is our adopted son. That's the kind of friendship we have forged over the past 20 years.