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Bear Mountain State Park

Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North

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Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park.

The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand painted scenes of the park an 42 hand carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit and more.


Lisa Greene

Friday, April 20, 2018
I grew up coming to Bear mountain for picnics, school trips, and hiking. It's still a lovely place to spend the day walking around the lake, going to the zoo, it just driving through. We went to the zoo on this trip. It's still the same, in many ways, that it was when I was little. I feel that they take pretty good care of the small, but interesting, animals that are there. This zoo is a great place to teach kids about what animals live in New York State. It's small enough for the youngest child to do, yet interesting enough for older kids. All in all, I recommend taking a trip here!

Andrea Wilhelm

Monday, June 11, 2018
Beautiful. Took about an hour and a half to hike up and about 30-45 minutes to come down. Great views both directions (did a loop). Good for dogs (mine is 13lb and had a blast) and not too difficult for novices (though definitely a workout). Didn't find this info easily, so just so you're aware, parking is $10. We went at around 11:30 and there was no one there, but by the time we left (2:30), the parking lot was packed.

Shreyes Shyamsunder

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Perfect weekend getaway from the Big Apple. At 55 miles from the city, there's never an excuse for not getting out into the wilderness. Even better, once you hike up to Perkins Memorial tower at the top, you can look at the NYC skyline in the horizon, which looks like a histogram on clear days.

Andrew Marks

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Fun place to go for a hike with friends, family or your significant other. It does get buggy but you can drive to the top if you want so it's not too bad of a hike. Only around an hour away from the city too which is nice. Definitely stop by for some breathtaking views if you're in the area or looking for a Mountain in downstate NY!

Helena Helene Dembroski

Friday, June 1, 2018
Great park for family lunch together. Staff was friendly. We were on a field trip and they didn't give us enough time to enjoy the park. Sad that pool was not being taken care of. I remember how much fun I had as a kid.

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