Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain

4.2
#24 of 149 in Nature in New York State
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 or 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. Put Bear Mountain State Park into our Bear Mountain itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bear Mountain.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Bear Mountain State Park has some wonderful hiking trails that are clearly marked. Cascade is probably the easiest hike but they have more difficult trails that have rocky terrain. Stunning vistas and...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We went to this park a little by chance because it doesn't even exist for the Michelin guide. Big mistake. The very Green Valley with a lake. If you are a little Walker (as we did) you go to the top to see the Tower (2 h walk). She will have magnificent views of the Valley has 360 degrees, to Manhattan, which is 75 miles. The course is well indicates, easy but that climbs. It's really to do. Parking is $ 10. There are pedaloes for a ride on the Lake $ 10/person/hour.
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  • August 9, 2017
    the park is great,but it get VERY busy on the weekend best to get the early. The restaurant is not that good, limited menu. Best to have a drink in front of the fireplace in the winter.  more »
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  • April 13, 2017
    Great place for hiking! Start at the inn and hike directly up the mountain for an intense hike or hang by the lake and relax. There is a zoo which is a hidden gem!! 👌 The watchtower will give you breathtaking views of NYC on a clear day, yes NYC! The Appalachian Trail runs right through as well so it's a good place to talk to some through hikers. PS the winter is great because you'll be able to ice skate. PS. Go early or go later. Middle of the day can be uncomfortably jam-packed.
  • July 6, 2017
    Went here with my family. It was good. There are a lot of things to do and see. I liked the zoo a lot. Especially because a lot of the animals there are rescued. There is also a good sized pool and a museum at the park.
  • May 25, 2017
    I like this place. Great place for hiking! Start at the inn and hike directly up the mountain for an intense hike or hang by the lake and relax. There is a zoo. A great place to have a BBQ. It is nice walking around the lake. The winter is great because you'll be able to ice skate.
  • April 5, 2017
    Best wedding we have ever been to. You can tell that every staff member loves working there and will do anything to accommodate the guests. We were able to check in very late and still get a room with the rest of the wedding guests. The front desk worker was patient and explained the directions to the lodge very well. The catering staff was friendly and went above and beyond. The views of the mountains and the drive up are spectacular. We will definitely visit again.
  • July 6, 2017
    The atmosphere is amazing, it's spacious and you have the option of walking with your own food and bbq grill. There are many attraction such as a pool, lake for paddle boating, zoo and trails to hike. However if you plan on doing the first 2 be sure to walk with cash, no cards are accepted. The down side the bathrooms are terrible and require some better up keep and way more cleaning.

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