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 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. 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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  • Had a lovely time even though it was raining. I will definitely return when it is less wet. We none the less walked around as best as we could, loved the fall colors, and we even rode the Ferris wheel...  more »
  • Now is the time to see the colours changing and the eagles soarind , any one on their qwn worth a drive , the two together well worth it.  more »
  • I drove to the parking area at the top of bear Mountain, by the fire tower, and my dog and I did the short loop trail around the summit, which I found described on the NYNJ Trail Conference website as...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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