BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER: 6th Annual Winter Trails Day


Weather permitting, snowshoeing will be offered throughout the Winter Trails Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center on January 14. (Contributed Photo)

By W. Edward Clark

Fawnskin, CA – Join the Big Bear Discovery Center as it celebrates its 6th annual Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


winter-trails-dayA host of activities will be on offer which will promote winter recreation and encourage good stewardship of the land.

  • 11 .a.m. – 1 p.m. – Participants can learn to track animals in the forest and create their own plaster animal tracks
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Take a break and warm up by the fire during Story Time for the little ones. Purchase a steaming cup of hot chocolate, or snap a photo with Smokey Bear
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Explore the beauty of the mountain on an afternoon nature walk

Snowshoe demos will be offered throughout the day (weather permitting). Advanced sign-up is recommended for this event.


Prior to the event, volunteers can assist the U.S. Forest Service in the bald eagle count. The group will meet at the Discovery Center at 8 a.m. for orientation. Volunteers are encouraged to dress warmly and to bring along a pair of binoculars. A special Bald Eagle celebration will commence at 11 a.m.

disc-center-scmfThe Big Bear Discovery Center functions an education and informational portal to the San Bernardino National Forest. Visitor are educated about becoming more responsible caretakers of a National Forest, while increasing enjoyment of California’s most visited forest land.


The Big Bear Discovery Center is located at 40971 North Shore Drive in Fawnskin.

For additional information about activities and events visit DISCOVERY CENTER (