Fall colors are everywhere in Big Bear. The season has turned brilliant and the whole area is lighting up in golds and reds and browns. There is hardly a place in the area that doesn’t have a fantastic foliage display.
If you haven’t yet, gather the family, grab your cameras and a cup of coffee, and head out on the road. Your mission is to find the best displays and capture them for future enjoyment.
This is not difficult. This town is getting lit up like Halloween. In fact, from now through Halloween is the best time for viewing in Big Bear.
The real fun is, you can easily make your photo tour dual purpose. Many of the homes in Big Bear are decorated for the season. Heading out for Fall foliage, you may be surprised how many homes have been converted to a Halloween theme. Many are very clever!
To get saturated the fastest, head to what we consider the “best” area in Big Bear for Autumn displays. From Big Bear Blvd., turn up the hill on Fox Farm Rd. Continue past the ‘Stop’ sign and around the curve onto McAlister. Slow down, there are some Maples ahead!
Make a right on one of the side streets and cruise into the Alpine Woods neighborhood. You will not be disappointed. We’ve seen Maples, Oaks, Aspens and countless unnamed bushes lighting up the area.
Put down that coffee and get out of the car! Get some snaps! Line the family up and immortalize them in living color! Use your cell cam and post “THE SHOT OF THE DAY”. It will be!
Needless to say, there are many other areas in Big Bear that have awesome displays. Right behind the banks, the Aspens are brilliant. Drive down Sandalwood, behind the Vons building, and continue to Fox Farm Rd, but make a right. You can drive all the way to Meadow Park through side streets. All is not Jeffrey Pines. Underneath the pines, there are many other trees and bushes that invite the eye.
For that last bit of your tour, park across from the elementary school on Stanfield, and walk the Alpine Pedal Path. It’ll do you good, in more ways than just pictures. Check those Willows against the shoreline!
These are only a few of the neighborhoods that are showing their Autumn colors. Right now is the time for viewing changing leaves in any area of the Big Bear valley.
We’re looking forward to a continued display for a few weeks. Change your view. Slow down. Drive on a side street and enjoy the colors. Winter’s coming soon.
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