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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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Bear Mountain State Park reviews

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4.7
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  • Loud and noisy bikes and cars ruin a peaceful walk here. I was here in October and was surprised by the many cars and bikes roaring through this area with a total disregard for the many people who... 
    Loud and noisy bikes and cars ruin a peaceful walk here. I was here in October and was surprised by the many cars and bikes roaring through this area with a total disregard for the many people who...  more »
  • Beautiful area with lots to do - hiking, fishing, paddle boats, etc. We took our own picnic to enjoy while my husband fished. The walk to the pier was very interesting as well. Unfortunately, the... 
    Beautiful area with lots to do - hiking, fishing, paddle boats, etc. We took our own picnic to enjoy while my husband fished. The walk to the pier was very interesting as well. Unfortunately, the...  more »
  • Not worth it. Very badly organized. 30 min wait in line off the freeway to pay the $15 to get in the parking lot as only one booth open, then once you get in there was 30-40 min wait in every line to....  more
    Not worth it. Very badly organized. 30 min wait in line off the freeway to pay the $15 to get in the parking lot as only one booth open, then once you get in there was 30-40 min wait in every line to....  more »
Google
  • What a great escape from the busy city life! Just a quick drive away and you can find yourself feeling like you're thousands of miles away. Tons of trails, ranging from easy to hard, short to long. Great for families or solo adventurists. All seasons activities are scheduled so check their website to see what's going on. Trails are well maintained and clean, you won't see piles of trash around the park.
  • A beautiful place for a day trip from NYC. It’s in the upstate NY and good for a summer barbecue or fun in the pool. There are also a zoo and trails for hiking. A lot of trees and mountains for the peace of mind and natural serene. There is a gift shop that sells unique collections and a hotel to stay in the night. There is also a restaurant and a few vending machines to buy snacks from. However, it’s better to buy foods from outside as the prices are a bit high. Don’t forget proper dresses for the pool. The drive to the place was also enjoyable because of the zigzag road surrounded by plethora of trees.
  • We did the AllTrails version - 3.8 mile loop trail. The 1,154 ft elevation made a huge difference for us flat land Long Islanders. Took us about 4.5 hours to finish. Beautiful trails, a treat for photographers. Well maintained and clean. Appreciated the water vending machine at the Tower as by then we had finished all the water we started with.
  • sometimes we need to get away from the concrete jungle (routine and city) to be able to connect with nature. This place is magical and transmits a very beautiful peace. If you want to start hiking, this place can be your first experience 🐻⛰️
  • The famous Bear Mountain is so famous that it is always crowded. We went on a Friday morning and yet the parking lot was already full. We can understand as it is so beautiful up there, and it is the peak fall foliage, cars just arrived non-stop, both at the foot or on top of the mountain.

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