Big Bear Lake is a lake and four season resort located just to the Northeast of Colton. Located right against the San Bernardino National Forest, there is no shortage of outdoor activities in the area. You can find skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, which make way for an giant waterslide in the summer months. Offroading can happen all year, be it on dirt bikes or quads during the thawed months or snow mobiles when the ground is white. Relaxing after a long day out is also easy at the lodge where multiple restaurants know just how to warm up or fill up the depleted adventurer.
The Colton Area Museu
The basis of any community is a shared sense of history and belonging. The Colton Area Museum tells the stories that create this community. Featuring collections that highlight the lives of the indigenous people who inhabited the land before, locals who lost their lives in military service, and the story of Virgil Earp who was the town's first Marshall and his more famous brother Wyatt. The museum also keeps history alive though regular monthly lectures about historical topics pertaining to the greater Colton area and through Crossroads, a twice-yearly journal and blog of area history.