Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain

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Not far from the bustling urban center of New York City, you can focus on nature at Bear Mountain State Park. You'll find mountain views along the banks of the Hudson River; on a clear day the Manhattan skyline is visible on the horizon. You can hike the park's many trails, go on a bicycle orĀ boat ride, fish in the river, or have a picnic. Kids can have fun in the play area, while bird watchers can see different rare and threatened species. The park also features a zoo and a swimming pool. Park admission is charged per vehicle; some amenities require an additional fee. Plan your visit to Bear Mountain State Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bear Mountain trip planner .
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  • My experience was terrible. I was charged $10 to park, once at the event I was told the parking had been prepaid and I should not have been charged. I went to the Admin office for a refund to which I ...  more »
  • The lake was frozen and you were able to walk on it! The zoo was open and you could see bears, cayotes and birds. The trails were a bit difficult because of the snow but all in all a day to enjoy!  more »
  • Hiking trails, zoo, hotel cabins, pools and so much more. I love walking and just breathing the air. The zoo is great for kids and the bears never disappoint. Stop in at the inn and sit down for brunc...  more »
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  • My husband and I stayed at Bear Mountain Inn for a night to enjoy the scenery and calm atmosphere at the inn. We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival by a last minute upgrade to our room. The staff was incredibly helpful and kind during our Stay, especially William who went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable during our stay. We will definitely be returning, and highly recommend Bear Mountain Inn.
  • This is a great park to visit. Their is so much to do here. You can just hang out at the lodge and grab something to eat. They have lot of trails that you can walk. Their are some great lookout points. Theirs also a zoo the one thing I didn't like was the spaces for the animals. Though the bears have a big enclosure I felt that most of the other animals on display had mediocre spacing. In the summer time they have a pool it's fairly cheap often not too over packed. You can do plenty of walking and enjoy some great photo ops here as well.
  • A great place to visit all year around, lot of things to do. The ride up to Perkins tower is beautiful, so many trails to choose from, you can also go down to the Hudson dock, visit the zoo, boating in the lake, ice skating rink (winters only), swimming pool etc. There are bathrooms around the grounds and near the parking lot. An awesome place to grill and sit around the lake.
  • Love this place. Have been going since I was a kid and it's always great to go back, brings many memories. Grounds and trails are well kept. Lots of people visit yet it does not feel over crowded. Serves well as a day getaway from the city. All seasons it looks phenomenal.
  • The animals are very well taken care of. Plenty of options to get something to eat. The hotel is very clean. Lot of areas to go hiking and you can bring dogs with you. The lines are long for the Boating

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