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Let’s go Hiking!

Heaps Peak Arboretum Trail – 3W05
0.9 miles, loop, 1 hour – easy

Self-guided tour with many points of interest. Entrance is three-quarters of a mile east of Santa’s Village, off Highway 18. Learn about natural history, fire ecology, and forest wildflowers on this short, informative trail. The site was constructed from 1923 to 1931 by the Lake Arrowhead Women’s Club and is maintained by volunteers from the Rim of the World Interpretive Association. The area has gone through a couple of rough patches due to fire and disrepair, but none of that is evident today. Start at the kiosk to get an overview of important information on the bark beetle, flowering plants, activities, and a photo exhibit. From there follow the signs and numbered stops marked in the pamphlet.

This interpretive trail is located 1.4 miles east of Skyforest on Highway 18. The trail is an easy walk for all ages that takes you through a self-guided tour with 24 points of interest about native plants and wildlife. The site was constructed and is maintained by volunteers from the Rim of the World Interpretive Association. A donation is requested for those keeping the Arboretum trail guide.

 

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Welcome to the San Bernardino Mountains!
There is no better way to experience the various aspects of Nature than to take a hike. The sounds, smells, and “feel” of the forest become more immediate, personal and meaningful. On this site, you will find information on trail locations, trail difficulty, hiking tips, camping, and wildlife, as well as the hiking schedule for the Mountaintop Hiking Club. The many trails within the Arrowhead Ranger District offer ample choices for all, from beginners to experienced outdoorsmen, with Deep Creek being the highlight of the District. There are over 500 miles of hiking trails in the San Bernardino National Forest. Trails vary in length from 0.25-mile nature trails to a 195-mile section of thePacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Trails vary from easy to difficult with scenery from desert flowers to mountain pines.

Before beginning a hike, take into account your available time, knowledge of the area, necessary equipment, weather conditions, physical situation, and the time of year. Please note that hiking trails may be closed without notice due to storm damage or other reasons. More information can be obtained by contacting the local ranger station:

Arrowhead Ranger District – San Bernardino National Forest
28104 Highway 18 – P.O. Box 7
Skyforest 92385
909-337-2444

For more hiking trails go to Lake Arrowhead Village web site.

 

Lake Arrowhead Village  & Cedar Glen are the places to go Christmas Shopping With over 50 waterfront shops, galleries and restaurants, the Lake Arrowhead Village has it all!

APPAREL, SHOES & ACCESSORIES​​

Alexandra’s Emporium ​
Basix
Bass Shoe & Clothing
Claire’s Accessories
Coach Leatherware
Factory Brand Shoes
The Fanstop
IZOD
Jockey International
Lake Arrowhead Trolley Car Co.
Leroy’s Boardshop
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Sondra’s / Tattle Tails
The Studio Boutique / Dancewear & Gifts
Van Heusen Direct
 
ART GALLERIES​​
D Gallery​
Just Browsing Mill Creek Gallery
Mountain Arts Network
The Wishing Well

BEAUTY, HEALTH & WELLNESS​​
Angels In Waiting​
GNC
Herbalife
Lake Arrowhead Pilates Center
Lux Nails & Spa
Miracle Touch Spa
Pharmacy of the Woods
Rumors – The Artistry of Hair
Ultimate Skin
BOOKS / MUSIC​​
Heart’s Desire – Christian Books
 
CHILDREN’S APPAREL / TOYS​​
Jockey International​
Mr. G’s for Toys
Tattle Tails

HOME DECOR​​
Jeanine’s Interior

JEWELRY​​​
Claire’s Accessories​
Craig D. Aaron Designs
Jeffrey David Jewelers

SPORTING GOODS​​
Lake Arrowhead Sporting Goods

PETS / PET SUPPLIES
Three Dog Bakery

SHOP IN CEDAR GLEN

The Lake House & Flower Shop

Timberline in the Glen

Cedar Glen Trading & Hardware

Cedar Glen Inn

Cedar Glen Malt Shop

Looking for something to do in the Mountains? Come visit SkyPark at Santa’s Village – Shopping, Skate Park, Bike Park, Rock climbing wall, Bake Shop, Restaurant and much more.

SANTA’S VILLAGE ATTRACTIONS
Thurs.-Friday – rides open at 12pm | Sat.-Sunday – rides open at 10am
Amazing history
Santa’s Village was opened just six weeks before Disneyland on Memorial Day weekend in 1955.
Click here to read more about the history of Santa’s Village.

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Lake Arrowhead Village Halloween Events

Bring your superheroes, goblins and princesses out for a fun and safe Halloween trick-or-treat event.
Local merchants on Lake Dr. and Crest Forest Dr. will be passing out candy from 2pm-5pm.

 

Long before the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventurers expose on the hauntings around the Tudor House and Bracken Fern Manor, local lore had already identified the area as rich in super natural activity.
Stories of the mobster days of the 1930s and Bugsy Siegel area always framed with murders and suspicious deaths surrounding this time period, and have led to some of the richest stories explaining the spirits stranded there forever.
Join us for a night of fun, Saturday October 28 at the Tudor House for the biggest Halloween Party in the mountains, and come back Tuesday October 31 for ghost tours at the Bracken Fern Manor.
From Dusk to Dawn.
Call 909.336.5000 ext 1 for reservations or information.

 

October

Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest
Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 9:00 am
Pumpkins in the Pines Harvest Festival
Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 10:00 am
The Tudor Halloween
Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 (All day)
Trick or Treat, Crestline Merchants
Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Glow Bowl Halloween Party
Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest
Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 9:00 am
Pumpkins in the Pines Harvest Festival
Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 10:00 am
Halloween in the Park
Mon. 30 Oct, 2017 (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Lake Arrowhead Village Halloween Schedule
Tue. 31 Oct, 2017 (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

                SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE!    

        Santa Arrives and Traditional Tree Lighting!

November 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Santa arrives to light the Christmas Tree at 6:00pm with Mountain Fife & Drums and Nutcracker Dancers from Lake Arrowhead School of Dance! Take free selfies with Santa afterward until 9pm! 

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Santa’s schedule for November and December 2017

NOVEMBER 2017
11/25 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
11/26 – Visit Santa (12p-3pm)
DECEMBER 2017
12/2 Blue Jay Christmas Parade in Blue Jay
Visit Santa at Lake Arrowhead Village (12p-3p)
12/3 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/4 – Annual Fireman’s Bonfire 5:30-10pm & Locals Day
12/9 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/10 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/16 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/17 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/21 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/22 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/23 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)
12/24 – Visit Santa (12p-3p)

For more information visit Lake Arrowhead Village Events.

                     

 

Halloween at Lake Arrowhead Village 

Trick or Treating & Costume Contest
October 31, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Lake Arrowhead Village is having a Halloween Celebration on Tuesday October 31st from 2:30pm – 5pm.

There will be a costume contest and trick or treating for the kids. Come and celebrate with us!

 

 

Come to Lake Arrowhead Village to celebrate OctoberFest

EVENT SCHEDULE 
October 21st                            (12p-8p)
October 22nd                          (12p-6p)
October 28th                           (12p-8p)
October 29th                           (12p-6p)

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
A combination of German tradition and good ole American silliness is the Pieter Meister. Simply put he is the most energetic and most entertaining Meister in the business. Trained in the beer factories of Germany and raised on the streets of California, Pieter brings Ein Prosit together with Sweet Caroline in a way never before seen. Pieter will be hosting select dates in 2017.

 

At Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest you and your friends are the entertainment. Lot’s of dancing and interactive fun & games. Bring your tribe and help us bring down the tent while making some amazing memories.

OKTOBERFEST MUSIC, FUN & GAMES:
Stein holding, beer chug, sausage toss, chicken dance and more await!

BEER:
Great German beer & European beers on tap.

FOOD:
Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Pretzels, Sauerkraut & more await!

 

ADDRESS
28200 State Hwy. 189
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352
Trolley or MARTA Shuttle Busses:
For Trolley or MARTA shuttle bus schedules and rates check out their website at www.mountaintransit.org

 

Looking for something to do in the Mountains? Come visit SkyPark at Santa’s Village – Shopping, Skate Park, Bike Park, Rock climbing wall, Bake Shop, Restaurant and much more

SkyPark at Santa’s VillageHarvest Festival  “PUMPKINS IN THE PINES”

weekend event October 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th

 

SANTA’S VILLAGE ATTRACTIONS

Thurs.-Friday – rides open at 12pm | Sat.-Sunday – rides open at 10am

Amazing history
Santa’s Village was opened just six weeks before Disneyland on Memorial Day weekend in 1955.

Click on link above to read more about the history of Santa’s Village.

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Lake Arrowhead Village 2017 Summer Concert Series

Fri 5/19                SouthBound and Company (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute)
Sat 5/20               The Rising (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
Fri 5/26                Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute)
Sat 5/27               Walking Phoenixes (Johnny Cash tribute)
Sun 5/28             The Heart of Rock and Roll (Huey Lewis tribute)
Mon 5/29 2-4pm Vickie G & The Dudes (Memorial Day)
Fri 6/2                  Generation Idol (Billy Idol tribute)
Sat 6/3                 Yachty by Nature (70’s & 80’s soft yacht rock)
Fri 6/9                 Mirage (Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac tribute)
Sat 6/10               Dead Man’s Party (Oingo Boingo tribute)
Fri 6/16               Who Generation (The Who tribute)
Sat 6/17               Led Zepagain
Fri 6/23               Platinum Rockstars
Sat 6/24               Pettybreakers (Tom Petty tribute)
Fri 6/30               Catch a Wave (Beach Boys tribute)
Sat 7/1                 Paperback Writer (Beatles tribute)
Sun 7/2               80’s Daze (80’s music tribute)
Mon 7/3               Women Who Rock featuring the music of Heart & Pat Benetar (Heart to Heart & Crimes of Passion) Followed by ALA FIREWORKS at 9pm
Tues 7/4               Echo Love Chamber (40 years of hits) Afternoon concert 2-4pm
Fri 7/7                   Common Sense (Reggae)
Sat 7/8                 Dave Matthews Experience
Fri 7/14                Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars tribute)
Sat 7/15                Lights (Journey tribute)
Fri 7/21                Wanted (Bon Jovi tribute)
Sat 7/22               Desperado (Eagles tribute)
Fri 7/28               Police Experience
Sat 7/29               Queen Nation
Fri 8/4                  The Neil Deal (tribute to Neil Young and CSN)
Sat 8/5                 Colour My World (Chicago tribute)
Fri 8/11                 Strange Days (Doors tribute)
Sat 8/12                Ultimate Stones (Rolling Stones tribute)
Fri 8/18                 Spazmatics (80’s mayhem!)
Sat 8/19                Which Ones Pink (Pink Floyd tribute)
Fri 8/25                Abbafab (Abba tribute)
Sat 8/26               Joshua Tree (U2 tribute)
Fri 9/1                   4NR (formerly Double Vision – Foreigner tribute)
Sat 9/2                  Fan Halen (Van Halen tribute)
Sun 9/3                 Cubensis (Grateful Dead tribute)
Mon 9/4               Turn the Page (Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tribute) (Afternoon concert 2-4pm – Labor Day)

Lake Arrowhead 2017 Summer Concert Series