Mountain Wellness Weekend

at Bear Lake Reserve

April 18th – April 22nd

Our “Greenest” Weekend of the Year

Celebrate healthy living, sustainability, and the beauty of Mother Nature during Mountain Wellness Weekend at Bear Lake Reserve! Highlighted by Earth Day and our Run with the Bears 5K, this fun-filled weekend is all about staying active and enjoying the great outdoors as the Appalachian Mountains spring back to life.

Run With The Bears 5K

Surrounded by blossoming trees and beautifully manicured fairways, this race offers participants a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of our mountain-lake community in a dynamic and engaging way. With breathtaking views overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, runners will follow a gorgeous, yet challenging route that winds along a mix of golf cart paths and safely blocked-off roads.  

It may not be a marathon, but it’s not your average 5K either!

Runners will start at The Summit and experience 645 feet of elevation change throughout their run. As you pass our nine-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, be prepared to take in 91-miles of mountainous views from Clingman’s Dome to Rockyface Mountain. The race will also end at The Summit, where we will reward each finisher with a Bear Lake Reserve t-shirt and a “Run with the Bears 5K” water bottle; the top 3 male and female finishers will receive a trophy and gift card!

Race Day Registration: 9:00am – 9:50am
5K Start time: 10:00am
Location: Meet at the Summit


Activities & Events

Bear Creek Park Hike

Thurs, April 18 11AM-12PM
Bear Creek Park

Kayak Tour

Thurs, April 18 11AM-12PM
Marina (Intermediate Level)


Thurs, April 18 4PM-5PM

Kayak Tour

Fri, April 19 11AM-11:30AM
Marina (Beginner Level)

Trail Ridge Hike

Fri, April 19 11AM-12PM
Greeter’s Cottage

Name that Tune

Fri, April 19 4PM-5PM

Mario Kart Tournament

Fri, April 19 6PM-7PM
Lake Club Theater

Live Music

Fri, April 19 6PM-8PM
Lake Club

Sunset Cruise

Fri, April 19 6:30PM-7:30PM

Starlit Shores: Bear Lake Stargazing

Fri, April 19 8:30PM-9:30PM
Lake Club Beach

Run With The Bears

Sat, April 20 10AM-12PM
The Summit (Pro Shop)

Peak-to-Plate Brunch

Sat, April 20 11AM-1PM
The Summit (Pro Shop)

Beach Yoga Paddle Excursion

Sat, April 20 1PM-2PM

Pickleball Tournament

Sat, April 20 1PM-3PM

Interactive Art Hike

Sat, April 20  3PM-4PM
Bear Creek Park

Sunset Cruise

Sat, April 20 6:30PM-7:30PM

S’mores Bar at the Summit

Sat, April 20 7:30PM
Summit (Pro Shop)

Kids’ Fishing

Sun, April 21  9AM-10AM
Mill Pond

Mountaintop Recovery Yoga Session

Sun, April 21 9AM-10AM
The Summit (Pro Shop)

Shook Cove Cleanup

Sun, April 21 11AM-1PM
Meet at Greeters Cottage

Family Movie Matinee

Sun, April 21  2PM
Lake Club Theater

Lakeside Sustainability: Beeswax Wrap Crafting

Sun, April 21 3PM-4PM
The Wedding Lawn

Earth Day: Native Plant Identification Hike

Mon, April 22 10AM-11AM
Greeters Cottage

Dining at Bear Lake Reserve

Enjoy an elevated dining experience paired with breathtaking views of Bear Creek Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Lake Club.