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Bear Mountain State Park

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Address: , Bear Mountain, NY
Phone Number: 8457862701
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Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A nice surprise on our trip through New York

This is a nice gem of a park for walking along trails and climbing on boulders. The Appalachian Trail goes right this park, and there is a nice viewpoint from The Tower. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I'm lucky to live within 40 minutes of the Bear Mountain park. We often do day hikes, most frequently going up the Major Welch Trail and coming down the Appalachian Trail. I recently did this route with my 11 year old son who loved it. He loved scrambling up the rocks. In fact coming down the Appalachian Trail with all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views from the top of the mountain. Can drive there but go early as parking is limited there. Down at the base, a very poor zoo but views of the Hudson are magnificent from within the zoo. Merry go round, vast expance of open space, children's playground, picnic and barbecue tables, a small pond and lots of parking complete... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a nice gem of a park for walking along trails and climbing on boulders. The Appalachian Trail goes right this park, and there is a nice viewpoint from The Tower. Lots of shade. Unfortunately, lots of trash too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went to the Zoo first, not impressed with all the uphill walking, it is rough on older people. Had lunch and enjoyed the scenery which is just beautiful. We had a very energetic 7 yr old with us. So we visited the Merry Go Round, which we really enjoyed. If you just want to relax and enjoy the lake its... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The mountain is gorgeous. There is a lake with a circular paved walking trail around it that is mostly level. Good hiking trails of various sorts and great scenery. A nice small zoo with museum items as well. Can climb down to the Hudson River, beware the climb back up is very trying for those not as fit. In fall,... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful park with great hiking. Hessian Lake is lovely for a walk or picnic, but the park is very crowded on weekends with barbecues and gatherings. Tough to enjoy when so crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First off, if you plan to hike, the trail maps can be hard to decipher. If you want a scenic, moutainous hike, you definitely want to take the WHITE APPALACHIAN TRAIL! We first tried the 1777/Doodletown trail and were very unimpressed by the view, ease and overgrown trail so decided to turn around and try the Appalachian trail; we were... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had time before checking into the room and visited the zoo. It is quite a nice walk with little museums tucked into the park.

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Room to roam thru the woods; up to mountain tops, down to lakes. Great views and hikes that are from easy to extremely difficult. Many well marked trails throughout the park. Were services are - swimming, Bear Mountain Inn, Zoo, all are friendly and fun.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I haven't been to Bear Mountain State Park since 1983 when I was very young so I decided that I wanted to return some 30.+ years later with hubby. We went today and couldn't find a place to park. All the lots were closed. We ended up going to Arthur Wayne park 6 minutes away. Not many people, clean and... More 

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