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August 29, 2021 2 min read

If you’ve never been to Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border, now is the time! It’s one of our favorite destinations in our home state, with sparkling blue water, sandy beaches, and delicious treats in the small towns around the water. Famous for its raspberries, Bear Lake country is where it’s at in the summer. (Oh, and it’s also where we had our most successful pop-up-shop yet! Wahoo!)

Whether it’s your first time or your millionth time, there are always new places to discover near Bear Lake. Here are some of our favorite places to eat and play:


LeBeau’s: some of the most delicious onion rings and raspberry shakes you’ll ever taste. 

Rucas: Their ebelskivers are the best we’ve ever had! We especially recommend their raspberry variety: filled with cream cheese and covered with raspberry jam. Our mouths are watering just thinking about them

Bear Lake Pizza Co.: A fantastic place to grab dinner after a day on the lake. Are you traveling with a large group? Their Old Ephraim sized pizza is perfect for sharing!


The Chocolate Bear: you cannot beat their frozen chocolate covered raspberries. Seriously, you’ll never turn back. We also love snagging their raspberry jam for a good sandwich on the beach. 

Crepes and Coffee: Our number one place for a morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a delicious crepe breakfast (or lunch...or dinner...or all of the above). 


Hit the beach: No trip to Bear Lake is complete without a day on the beach. Whether you bring a boat or rent one, or just build the best sandcastle ever, Bear Lake is famous for its long, shallow beach fronts: perfect for kids and adults alike. 

Rent an E-bike: Adventure Center-Bear Lake has tons of options, and it’s a fun way to tour around the lake!

Go for a Hike: There are so many fantastic trails nearby for this perfect weekend or morning activity! We suggest Bloomington Lake  as it’s only ¼ mile long but oh-so-gorgeous (just make sure you have a high clearance vehicle to get to the trail!). 

Minnetonka Cave: This cave is fun for all ages with a 90 minute, ½ mile guided tour. It can get a little chilly, so make sure you bring a jacket inside the cave! Open from June through Labor Day. 

Bear Lake is famous in Utah for a reason. It’s beautiful, close by, and fun for the whole family. Be sure and let us know what you end up doing on your Bear Lake vacation!



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