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Fun for the Family in Lake Arrowhead: A Trip to Wildhaven Ranch

Planning a trip for the entire family is very exciting, but at the same time, it can get tricky making sure that you have activities planned that are going to amuse the whole bunch. If this is your challenge, look no further; the Lake Arrowhead area is a place that has a little something to please everyone. And we mean everyone! Grandparents, young children, outdoor enthusiasts, shoppers, and those that want to just kick up their heels and relax won’t have any trouble finding whatever it is that strikes their fancy.

index~~element20If exploring the wilderness and wildlife is what you are after, the Wildhaven Ranch will take you to a whole new level. The Wildhaven Ranch is a safe haven for many wild creatures that cannot be released back into the forest. Operated by the San Bernardino Mountains Wildlife Society, the ranch offers the public access to its facility on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after 1:00 pm; however, a reservation is required prior to your visit. This can be done by calling (909) 337-7389. Families or groups can arrange private tours or hold parties at the facility as well.

Wildhaven Ranch offers educational programs throughout the year, such as Wings & Things and Paws & Claws, which teach participants about animals such as, birds of prey, bears, raccoons, owls, and many more. Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 1.44.08 PMBoth of these programs will cover the traits of animals, the importance of wildlife preservation, and the conservation of our national environment so these animals can thrive. Visitors to the ranch can also get an up-close and personal view of the black bears that reside on the ranch on Fridays. Onlookers are entertained as a trainer takes the bears through their daily exercises. The program also includes an educational presentation on bears.

Wildhaven Ranch offers many fun events throughout the calendar year. Some events coming up for 2014 include an Animal Ambassadors’ Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 24th ; a “Walk for the Wildlife” on June 28th, in which participants will experience a 4K walk through the forest; and an Arrowhead Goes Wild event on Saturday, August 2nd. Please contact the staff at the Wildhaven Ranch at (909) 337-7389 or visit their website for information on these and other upcoming events.

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 1.44.31 PMPlanning a day at Wildhaven Ranch will not disappoint and is for the entire family. Learn important facts about wildlife, its preservation, and the who, how, and why of some of the animals residing at Wildhaven. The facility is open year-round and located just minutes from the lovely Lake Arrowhead Village.

Accommodations are plenty in the area. Whether you’re looking for a cottage in the woods or a resort setting, you can find it all by visiting Arrowhead Retreats Vacation Rentals online at: http://www.arrowheadretreats.com/. Should you have any questions or need further information about accommodations, contact Arrowhead Retreats at (909) 436-9380 or by email at info@arrowheadretreats.com.