Family-Friendly Winter Activities In and Around Smoke Tree Mobile Home Park

Looking for something to do with the whole family when they come visiting you in Bakersfield these next several weeks?

There are lots of things to do in Bakersfield, just a quick drive away from Smoke Tree Mobile Home Park. Here’s a lineup of some of those community events worth checking out, as well as some highly recommended spots for skiing and hiking within Kern County.

Community Events

It’s a great way to bring everyone in Bakersfield together; a perfect opportunity for getting to know your neighbors, make new friends and do a bit of networking or socializing. Here are just some of the great winter events you can enjoy while in Bakersfield and Kern County.

The Bakersfield Scavenger Hunt: Resilient Bakersfield

Let’s Roam

Location: 515 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, California

Phone: 1(833) 202-7626 (toll-free)

Website: https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Bakersfield_Scavenger_Hunt

Explore the city’s rich history through this fun-filled scavenger hunt! You’ll be winding your way through Bakersfield’s iconic buildings and landmarks while immersing yourself in the city’s art and culture while solving location-based riddles. 

Farmers Markets

Valley Farmers Market

Location: the parking lot at 1725 Golden State Ave

Bakersfield, California

Dates: January 04, January 11, January 18, January 25, February 01

Brimhall Farmers Market

Location: the parking lot at 9500 Brimhall Rd.

Bakersfield, California

Dates: January 04, January 11, January 18, January 25, February 01

Haggin Oaks Farmers Market

Location: Kaiser Permanente Parking lot

8800 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, California

Dates: January 05, January 12, January 19, January 25, February 02

Check out some of the best local products from farmers, food artisans, and other neighborhood businesses. Here are some of Bakersfield’s best farmers markets where you can find freshly picked seasonal produce, as well as honey, freshly baked bread, eggs, jams and jellies, gourmet and artisanal food, among others.

Skiing Around Bakersfield

One of the best things about the neighborhood of Bakersfield is that you have a good variety of outdoor activities you can enjoy in the wintertime, including skiing and other fun things to do in the snow.

Three of the more highly recommended spots a quick drive away are Montecito Sequoia Lodge, Mountain High Resort, and Mount Baldy Ski Lifts.

Montecito Sequoia Lodge

Kings Canyon National Park, CA

Address: 63410 Generals Hwy, Sequoia National Park, CA 93633, United States

Phone: +1 559-565-3388

Website: https://www.mslodge.com/

A ski resort offering rustic rooms and cabins with the forest as your backdrop. Has skiing and other great outdoor recreation activities, as well as buffet dining.

Mountain High Resort

Wrightwood, CA

Address: 24510 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397, United States

Phone: +1 888-754-7878

Website: http://www.mthigh.com/site

You have a good number of ski areas here at Mountain High Resort, plus other winter sports and activities, tubing, and night riding. Lessons and rentals also available.

Mount Baldy Ski Lifts

Mt Baldy, CA

Address: 8401 Mt Baldy Rd, Mt Baldy, CA 91759, United States

Phone: +1 909-982-0800

Website: https://winter.mtbaldyresort.com/

A kid-friendly rustic mountain resort with permanent tents set up for guests. It offers excellent scenic views, learning sessions, and rentals.

Hiking Trails Around Bakersfield

A brisk walk in the winter weather is a great way to take in the snow-covered landscapes and appreciate mother nature. It’s an activity the whole family can enjoy, and can be done in conjunction with, say, bird-watching, geocaching, or digital photography.

Here are three of the more highly recommended spots with excellent hiking trails in and around the Bakersfield neighborhood.  

Wind Wolves Preserve

Address: 16019 CA-166, Bakersfield, CA 93311, United States

Phone: +1 661-858-1115

Website: https://www.wildlandsconservancy.org/preserve_windwolves.html

Wind Wolves Preserve is a great place to go hiking with family and friends. Wind Wolves Preserve is the West Coast’s largest nonprofit preserve, with lots of trails, winding creeks, and plenty of wildlife. 

Fort Tejon State Historic Park

Address: 4201 Fort Tejon Rd, Lebec, CA 93243, United States

Phone: +1 661-248-6692

Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=585

Fort Tejon is an 1850s-era fort with 400-year-old oak trees. With static and living history exhibits, the state park lets families experience the frontier lifestyle. Fun for all ages even when it snows.

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

Address: Palmer Ave, Earlimart, CA 93219, United States

Phone: +1 661-849-3433

Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583

A well-maintained state park featuring restored early 20th-century landmark buildings, with lots of opportunities for tours and camping.

There are certainly a lot more winter events going on in the vicinity of Kern County, many of which are just a short distance away from Smoke Tree Mobile Home Park. 

Other popular wintertime activities include concerts, museum programs, fairs and festivals of all kinds, and more. For a more comprehensive look at what’s going on and coming up in the area, check out the Visit Bakersfield official website.