A Short Weekend at Bear Lake


We spent a couple days up at Bear Lake for a family reunion in June. There was so much to do and so many things to see but here is a list of some of our favorites!

Hike the Limber Pine Trail. This was a great hike for kids. 1.3 mile loop with a lot of wildflowers and shady trees.

Swim at North Beach. A sandy beach with shallow water for the kids to wade in. Also a great location to rent kayaks, paddle boards, and more.

Bird watching at the Bear Lake Wildlife Refuge. You can’t miss these beautiful wetlands located north of Bear Lake. You can see Cranes, Ducks, Herons, Pelicans and more. Bring binoculars for the kids and watch the birds.

Eat a shake at LeBeaus. Famous raspberry shakes are a must when visiting Bear Lake. They hit the spot on a hot summer day!

Fishing at the Garden City Fishing Pond. This is a small pond with a paved path around the outside. It’s free to fish you just ned a valid fishing license and the limit is 2 fish.


Bear Lake is a great family destination. We will be back here again I’m sure. Bear Lake celebrates its Raspberry Days the first full weekend in August. Then they have the whole Laketown booming with craft booths, A parade, rodeo (in Laketown) and fireworks.

Here is a list of some more things to do at Bear Lake next time we go!

Rent a boat and explore the Lake!

Paris Ice Cave. Free cave located an hour north of Garden City. You can find ice here year round.

Minnetonka Cave. Located in St. Charles Canyon 45 minutes north of Garden City. Costs $8 to enter. It’s a large cave 1/2 a mile full of stalactites and stalagmites and travertine in 9 separate rooms. It’s a popular tour so purchase tickets before you go.

Renegade Raceway. Go Kart Racing

Pickleville Playhouse. A great place for dinner and a show!

Oregon California Trail Center.  A great place to learn about pioneer heritage.


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