Activities to do in Bear Lake

Summer:

  • Watersport activities on the lake (boating, personal watercraft, wakeboarding, waterskiing)

  • Non-motorized lake activities (canoes, paddleboats, swimming, relax on beach)

  • Ride ATV’s in the mountains or on the beach

  • Jogging, hiking, and biking on the bike path or in the mountains

  • Two golf courses within 5 miles

  • Raspberry days festival first week in august

  • Western rodeos

  • Pickleville playhouse and chuckwagon dinner

  • Horseback riding

  • Minnetonka cave tours in St Charles Canyon

  • Historic sites throughout the valley

  • Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, ID

  • Scuba dive on the east side of the lake

  • Eat famous raspberry shakes in the summer

  • Excellent hunting and fishing in the area

  • Camping and Hiking

  • Visiting the nearby mountain lakes (Tony Grove, White Pine, Bloomington)

Winter:

  • Ski or Snowboard at Beaver Mt. 15 miles away

  • Snowmobile along hundreds of miles of the famous “Bridgerland” trail system

  • Ice fishing, including the famous “Cisco fishing”

  • Sledding and Tubing at the “Sinks”

  • Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

  • Relaxing in a Cabin, or Soaking in a hot tub after a day of playing in the snow

Events 2014

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July 2014

  •  Monthly: Quilt Show at the The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
  • Saturdays: Farmers Craft Market at Wells C. Stock Park next to the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier 9am -1 pm. Vendors needed. 208-847-0301
  • Friday & Saturday Nights: The Bear Lake Dance Place – “All ages dance Friday, Teen and Young Adult dance Saturday.
  • Friday Nights: Garden City Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market - 5pm – 8pm (June through August) Located in the parking lot north of the LDS church on US 30 (Bear Lake Blvd.) in Garden City.
  • TBA:  Woodruff Rodeo at 5 p.m. Dance at the City Park 9:30PM. 435-793-4395
  • TBA: Evening in Paris Western Style! Live Entertainment by Installer and local talent. Will be held at Paris City Park.
  • TBA: Paris 4th of July Celebration, Chuckwagon Breakfast 6:00 a.m., Pageant at Paris Tabernacle 11:00 a.m., Parade 1:00 p.m., Youth Rodeo 3:00 p.m.at the Paris Rodeo Grounds.  Activities for every age! 208-945-2507
  • TBA: Woodruff 4th of July Celebration, Parade 9:00 a.m., Dutch oven dinner at 11:00 a.m., Rodeo 2:00 p.m. 435-793-4395
  • TBA: Montpelier Idaho 4th of July Celebration, Lions Club Chuckwagon Breakfast 6am-11am, Evening Fireworks on “M” Hill after sunset, Montpelier, Idaho.
  • TBA: The 34rd Annual KVSI Fun Run. Call 208-847-1450 for more information. Bear Lake Memorial will be announcing the winners of the Community Weightloss Challenge. Find us on Facebook or visit www.BLMHospital.com.
  • TBA: Fund Raiser Celebration held by the Montpelier Fire and Rescue team from 3PM – until dark. Bounce house, water games, giant water slide, music, and fire fighter games.  Located at the Allinger Park, Montpelier Idaho.  For more info contact Devin 208-705-4708.
  • TBA: Fireworks at Ideal Beach Resort after dark, 2176 S. Bear Lake Blvd. 435-946-3364 (Fire restrictions will be taken into consideration before event)
  • TBA: Bear Lake West Golf Course / Scramble, 8 AM and 1 PM, (208) 945-2744.
  • TBA: Bear Lake Car Show at Wells C. Stock Park in Montpelier ID, for more info call (208) 847-0757.
  • TBA: Twin Creeks Celebration in Georgetown. All day celebration, fun in the park, evening street dance, games for kids, entertainment. 208-847-3582
  • TBA: Butch Cassidy Days – Performances at the Oregon California Trail Center, Shopping, Baseball Tournaments, Shootout, and so much more!!! From 9-2pm. Vendor Registration form
  • TBA: Summer Bear Lake 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K by Mammoth Marathons.
  • TBA: Bear Lake County Annual Salmon BBQ - 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. at St. Charles City Park. Email for tickets and to get on Fish List or call 208-221-6893 for reservations.
  • TBA: Mountain Tropic Tri, Triathlon at Bear Lake State Park, Garden City, Ut.
  • TBA:  Annual Community Picnic at the Allred Center in Montpelier.  Games and Entertainment from 1pm – 6pm.  Dinner will be served 4pm – 7pm.  All activities and meals are free to the public!  Sponsored by Enough is Enough.

August 2014

  • Monthly: Quilt Show at the The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
  • Friday & Saturday Nights: The Bear Lake Dance Place – “All ages dance Friday, Teen and Young Adult dance Saturday.
  • Friday Nights: Garden City Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market - 5pm – 8pm (June through August- except August 3rd)
    Located in the parking lot north of the LDS church on US 30 (Bear Lake Blvd.) in Garden City.
  • Saturdays: Farmers Craft Market at Wells C. Stock Park next to the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier 9am -1 pm. Vendors needed. 208-847-0301
  • Saturdays: Live music at Cooper’s at Bear Lake West Restaurant & Sports Bar through September in Fish Haven, ID.
  • 1st – 2nd: Bear Lake Raspberry Days Festival in Garden City, Utah. Parade, fireworks, craft fair, golf tournament and dances. View Flyer.
  • 1st – 2nd: Laketown Rodeo, Laketown, Utah, for more info call (435) 757-0921 or (435) 881-1411
  • TBA: Messy Rush, 5k Fun Mud Run.  Register online. Contact amanda@messyrush.com
  • 2nd: Raspberry Days 5K Fun Run! Start & finish at the Laketown Park.  Pre-register at www.runnercard.com.  Come participate and get a T-shirt and raspberry ice-cream as you cross the finish line!
  • 2nd: Raspberry Days Scramble at Bear Lake West. 8 am and 1 pm. 208-945-2744
  • 8th & 9th: Montpelier City celebrating their Sesquicentennial and restoration of Montpelier City Hall.   For more details contact JoAnn or Twayne at 208-847-1175 or Reed at 208-390-2755.
  • TBATruck Pulls at the Laketown Arena.  Friday event starts at 6PM with a concert following by County Red.  Saturday event starts at 6PM.  Call Nikki for more info 208-847-5243.
  • TBA: Bear Lake County Fair- Montpelier, ID. Parade, concerts, horse pulls, hypnotist, rodeo, and truck pulls.  Call 208-847-0344 for more info.
  • TBA: Rich County Fairin Randolph, UT. Rodeos, fireworks, livestock sale, parade, home art displays, movie in the park, and dutch oven cook-off. 435-881-3184.
  • 13th: Historical Note Butch Cassidy robbed the Bank of Montpelier at 3:13 pm on August 13, 1896.
  • TBA: Beaver Mountain Music Fesitval – music, food, activities for kids, and lots of fun! Tickets are $18 ahead of time $20 at the gate. Children 10 and under Free. (435) 753-0921.
  • TBA: Bear Lake Rendezvous! in Laketown, Utah. Native American dancers, black powder shoot, candy cannon, kids games, and more!
  • TBA: Bear Lake Parade of Homes. Homes on display, sponsored by the Bear Lake Home Builders Association, for more info call 801-725-8941.
  • TBA: Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation Annual Golf “Fore” Health Golf Tournament. For more information, contact Bear Lake Memorial Hospital or Craig at 208-847-1630.
  • TBA: Bear Lake Ranch Rodeo, Laketown Arena. Wild cow milking, saddle bronc riding, and events for the kids as well! Contact Bo for more info 435-757 3775.
  • TBA: The Tale of Old Ephraim with Daniel Bishop at Stokes Nature Center. Come relive the epic battle of shepherder Frank Clark and Utah’s last known grizzly bear. 435-755-3239

September 2014

October 2014

  • Monthly: Quilt Show at the The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
  • TBA: Fall Family Night, movie at the Laketown Park starting at 6:30PM.  Dinner and games $8.  *inclement weather at the NRE gymnasium.
  • TBA: Can You Believe It? Fundraiser at The Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier. 866-847-3800
  • TBA: Halloween Party at the KOA campground in Garden City, UT. Starts at 4:30PM. Trick-or-Treating, treats, and games.
  • TBA: Halloween Bash at Kerasma Restaurant.  Costume contest and Spooky Buffett.  801-651-4170

November 2014

  • TBA: Rich Legends and Melodies: stories, poetry, & music! Located in Garden City, UT at Lake View Room, Bldg C, 69 N. Paradise Parkway. Performance starts at 6:30 PM. Free Admission! For more info contact 435-730-6559.
  • TBA: Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Kerasma Restaurant. Served from noon-6pm. Adults $25 Kids 10 and under $10. Save yourself the hassle and shopping by coming and enjoying a great Feast! Reservations only. 801-651-4170
  • 28th-29th: Holiday Craft Fair & Tree Festival at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will visit Saturday at noon. 208-847-3800.
  • 29th: Paris Craft Fair, Paris Elementary School, 10am – 3 pm, for more info call 208-847-0722.
  • Thanksgiving in Bear Lake, bring your family for a great time of year, call 1-800-448-BEAR for activities and services.

December 2014

  • TBA: Brenn Hill: “North Pole Rodeo” at the The Oregon/ California Trail Center in Montpelier
  • TBA: 2nd Annual Christmas Expo at Clover Creek Home Furnishings in Montpelier.  Friday hours 3pm-10PM, Saturday hours 9am-2pm.  Call 208-847-1301 for more info.
  • TBA: Garden City Community Christmas Party at 1 p.m. at the Garden City Complex. 69 N. Paradise Parkway. Santa will be here!
  • TBA: Montpelier celebrates “Light up Main Street”. Activities include hay rides, caroling, ugly sweater contest, santa and tree lighting. Activites will go from 5pm-7pm. The tree will be lit at 6pm.  Call Heather for more info 435-535-5448.
  • TBA: Live Nativity presented at Gunderson’s TrueValue in Montpelier.
  • TBA: Dive-in Movie New Year’s Eve at the Garden City Pool.  Starts at 5:30pm, full length feature film.  $3 per person.  Call 385-205-7722 for more information.
  • Christmas in Bear Lake, bring your family for a great time of year, call 1-800-448-BEAR for activities and services.