This is why you come to Bear Lake. To get on the water. There are only a few launch options. Bear Lake State Park, north of town. This has a pier, marina, but no rentals. Ideal Beach Resort and Blue Water Resort south of town have rentals, but no pier. Launch is by tractor. Sailing is popular, wakeboarding, skiing, personal watercraft, kayaks,...more
There are miles and miles and miles of beach at Bear Lake. If you aren't lucky enough to have access to the beach from your accomodations, then take to the public access beaches. In Garden City a few blocks south of the Logan Canyon road junction you will be able to drive your car down the road out onto the beach. Set up your chairs, your canopy,...more
344 W Harbor Village W Dr, Garden City, UT, 84028
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Ideal Beach Resort is a large timeshare facility that you can rent by the half week. We trade in. It...more
757 S Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, Utah, 84028, United States
Well, you can eat at any of the various little places in town. We tend to always end up here. I can't tell you why, I think because the lines are always long we figure everyone else must know something. This is old time drive in, made to order and always good. Just don't forget the raspberry shakes made from local produce. Buy the jam, jelly or...more
In the year 2001 a local newspaper did a taste test of all the raspberry shakes that are offered in the many drive-in and sit-down restaurants in the area. I have to agree with their findings:#1 Best shake: Bear Lake Pizza. Has the most fruit.#2 Best shake: Quick 'n' Tasty Drive In. Has the thickest shakes.The best dinners to be had in Bear Lake...more
Every summer a different repertoire, but always in the best of fun. You can combine a theater visit with dinner.
Don't be confused by a winter change to Logan,,,,they still play in Garden City in the summer.
Garden City is small. There is a city path running along side the road. This is the designated way to move around the city once you are settled in. Take a walk, take a bike, pull out the stroller, but take it slow and enjoy the day.
I finally made it in before they closed up. It is run by volunteers who tend to pack up and leave if things are slow. I'm glad we had our short visit . It is a very worthwhile exhibit of California/Oregon/westward trail information and re-creation. Montpelier was an important stopping place along the way. Take the tour. This takes you along as if...more
North of Bear Lake, is the town of Paris Idaho. Here Mormon pioneers built a meeting house. You can tour the building with a guide during summer. It is an interesting architecture and beautifully well kept. It is still used by the congregations in the area... On the fourth of July they have a celebration.more
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have a raspberry shake, of course! The locally grown raspberries are the world's tastiest! The first weekend in August is Raspberry Days, and the town has a parade, craft and talent shows, and rodeos. There are fireworks and lighted boat parades on the lake. Don't miss it!
Fondest memory: I love to go boating on the lake, hike in the mountains surrounding the area and go horseback riding through the canyons.