Friday, February 21, 2014

TAKE A HIKE in LAKE ARROWHEAD & The San Bernardino Mountatins

Regardless if you're into serious hiking or just a gentle, little walk, we have all the trails you need in The San Bernardino Mountains..  But today I am going to concentrate on one of our most popular and well known hiking spots;  HEAPS PEAK ARBORETUM.
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This sweet little walking trail sits at an elevation of 6,000 ft above sea level on forty some acres. It is less than a mile long, winding through our National Forest, all the while teaching you about the diversity of our forests native plants, trees, wildflowers and wildlife.
Fred Heaps owned a ranch in late 1800s at this very location. After his death, the ranch became a lumber harvesting operation. But in 1922, a devastating fire destroyed the site. Six years later, the Lake Arrowhead Women's Club, headed by Mary Putnam Henck, began planting new trees. Club members and students from Lake Arrowhead Elementary School assisted in the project and in 1931, the site was officially named the Heaps Peak Reforestation Project.
Children love coming here to experience and learn all about nature. The cement pathways through the gardens have authentic animal tracks placed in them with graphic signs explaining each animal: Bobcats, black bear, mountain lion, quail, rattle snake, mule deer, and raccoons.
The arboretum is located right on Rim of The World Highway (18) between Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs....and is never closed.
So come on up, come on out and enjoy HEAPS PEAK ARBORETUM.

LAKE ARROWHEAD Homes & Lake Fronts for Sale ~ Feb. 21, 2014

LAKE ARROWHEAD IS A PRIVATE LAKE. When you live in Lake Arrowhead or one of the surrounding towns, and you want "lake rights" so you can put a boat on the lake, you MUST own property within certain boundaries (CLICK ON MAP FOR ENLARGED VERSION). For many buyers this isn't important, but for others it is a MUST.
 ARROWHEAD WOODS ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE  (AWAC) was formed (and there are CC&R's) to protect in-force the controlling of tree trimming and removal and proposed house, garage and other structure plans.  See this boundary map of properties within "lake rights."
ARROWHEAD LAKE ASSOCIATION (ALA) serves its members and the community who choose to be apart of the Association and who lives within lake rights and owns property in Arrowhead Woods.  See this shoreline map here.
At THIS moment we have 255 "Active" Listings on the Rim O' The World Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that are within LAKE RIGHTS, including LAKEFRONT Estates. They range in price from $174,900  to  $14,800,000. There really is something for everybody in Lake Arrowhead... so come on up "for air."
(click on link above, then on upper left arrow to get to next listing)

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