The Big Bear Lake Discovery Center, located on the north side of the lake, offers all kinds of different activities during the year. Most of which are free!
Most every weekend there are nature walks taking place at different times on Saturdays and Sundays, early afternoon. These easy walks originate at the Discovery Center and take about 30 minutes. You will learn about local plant life, wildlife and interesting historical facts.
Usually taking place on Saturdays as well, are classes offering nature crafts and a story time hour for the kids.
Because it's spring, there is also a "Wildflower Walk" at the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve, which is a wonderful place for wildflower viewing. The Reserve is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on weekends. There is a guided walk at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday April 30th. The Reserve is down the road from the Discovery Center, located on Highway 18 just east of Holcomb Valley Rd.
Visit the Discovery Center website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/about-forest/districts/?cid=fsbdev7_007796
And their calendar of events at: http://mountainsfoundation.org/calendar.
The Big Bear Lake Discovery Center is an awesome resource for information and fun! So plan on a visit to the north side of the lake, next time you're in Big Bear!