Bailiwick Animal Park, Catskill

#19 of 48 in Parks in Catskill Region
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Visit the Discovery Zoo and meet our exotic and farm animal friends!!

A walk through park with petting and feeding areas, and a playground, complete with a bounce house! You will find a wide variety of exotic and farm animals.

Our farm animals range from goats, sheep, pigs, calfs, rabbits and chickens. Our exotic animals include red kangaroos, ring tail lemurs, chimpanzees, an American black bear, a reptile house, camels and a bengal tiger.

Many of our animals friends have been rescued or adopted and bottle-raised at our facility. We hope to see you on your next special event or family outing.

Zoo Hours

April 1st -- October 31st

10:00am to 6:00pm............Open Daily (Weather Permitting)

October 2nd--October 31st

10:00am to 4:00pm........... Weekdays & till 5pm on weekends

closed November through March

Some animal exhibits subject to change with weather conditions.


Call for Group Admission

Adults $14.00............Seasons Pass $45.00

Kids 13 & under $10.00............Seasons Pass $35.00

Under 3...Free

Heres to the Heroes....Free Admission with Military ID

Call for Group Admission

Zoorific Birthday Packages Available

Zoo On The Go...animals available for educational programs at your locoation


Guided scenic trail rides are available for everyone 7 and older, no experience necessary and astm/sei approved riding helmets are supplied.

Reservations are not required for the 1/2 hour, 1 hour or 2 hour rides.

We also offer half day, all day, overnight and sunset rides by reservation only.

Pony rides are also available for kids 7 and under.

Horses For Every Level of Rider

Courteous and Experienced Trail Guides

Special Attention to Beginners

Able to Accommodate Large Groups

Picnicking on Grounds

Free Parking

1/2 TRAIL RIDE...A short ride for those short on time.

$45.00 per person

1 HOUR TRAIL RIDE...Our standard ride $55.00 per person

2 HOUR TRAIL RIDE...Leads up the Old Mountain Stagecoach trail, past the site of the Rip Van Winkle House and the very rock where Rip reputedly slept for 20 years, to a spectacular overlook of the entire Hudson Valley and four states!

$95.00 per person

SUNSET RIDE...A 2 hour trail ride leaving a 5pm & returning at 7pm! RESERVATIONS NEEDED. Offered from May through September.

$105.00 per person

1/2 DAY RIDE...A four hour mountain trail ride to north lake, pack a lunch and bring your camera! Reservations required.

$165.00 per person

ALL DAY TRAIL RIDE...An 8 hour trip to the top of the mountain! Pack a lunch (camera is a must) and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson Valley! Reservations needed. 2 person minimum.

$245.00 per person
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  • We went for the horseback riding. Horses looked well cared for and family enjoyed....The "zoo" was a whole other story. We thought it was a petting zoo. Once inside we were surprised by the array of.....  more »
  • Once you pay and walk out to the animals, you will not see a single park employee monitoring the visitors or animals. Considering how easily a child could climb over the first wooden fence to the...  more »
  • We took our three granddaughters, 11, 11 and 7, for the first time and we all enjoyed it very much. The kids loved feeding some of the animals while admiring the others. The tigers and the bears...  more »
  • This place is unbelievable... I have Never stayed anywhere that treat it us like we're part of the family. Garry is a trip. he's funny and awesome Person, Kim is the most sweetest person up In the Park, Loved her. I'll def will go back to visit...C U SOON
  • Very nice small zoo. Great place for families. The Staff are very friendly and easy going and pricing isn’t bad either. The only concerns we had were the Bears didn’t seem happy at all and the Grizzly even started charging while I was taking picture of it. I even witnessed children teasing him by running past him and screaming at him just to see him charge and growl at them. I would definitely love to come back I just hope something is done so the bears aren’t so uncomfortable and annoyed by the public.
  • It was clean little zoo. The animals looked well cared for. The fee was a little pricey for the size of the zoo. It was good for my toddler grandsons. They were able to, walk around and feed some of the animals.
  • Quite expensive for what it was (lots of depressed and stressed out animals). The prices were not posted anywhere and they do not accept card (an ATM is available) so the price is an unpleasant surprise. For the record it's 17 for adults and 13 for kids without horse riding. As stated before, many animals were ovbiously stressed out and not receiving enough enrichment to meet their needs. I do have to say, the tiger was very cute though.
  • Great Place! We had a wonderful time! Great staff!

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