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Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain, NY
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Well, it took me 22 years, but I finally made it back to Bear Mtn. My wedding reception was in the main lodge and I couldn't wait to revisit. But I was extremely disappointed. First off, the crowds!! There was an October Fest going on, so extra people! It was a gorgeous day and a melting pot of people. We... More

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

You can drive or climb up to the top of Bear Mountain and see all of the surrounding country side, including the skyline of Manhattan.

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Dayton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Take the time to drive to the tower atop the mountain for a great view of the surrounding vastness. Look closely and you will see New York City.

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UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There's a nice little hike up from the Circle Line ferry on the Hudson below... (just over an hour) The volunteers are doing a fantastic job building a pathway up from the lake below... (just the top section to go) However, the top is so disappointing. The views are are pretty good - and worth the hike up. Two problems... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

@hiked it. @got lost. @was found. @lovely scenery @saw a deer @saw squirrels @early morning adventure X be weary on the path or trail you take

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Take the road to the top of Bear Mountain for some great views---especially at sundown---of the valley and waters that surround the area. I took some great photos of the sunset over the mountains. It's easy to get to from Central Valley, less than 20 minutes from town.

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Honeoye Falls, NY
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Bear Mountain State Park. We were told about the $8 car entrance fee so were prepared in advanced. The park is well maintained with lots of picnic tables throughout. There is food for purchase as well. The carousel is awesome! There are several trails to choose from! We took the walk... More

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New York
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great place for a walk around the lake. If you go a little further you can walk through a nice zoo and get a great scenic view of the Bear Mountain Bridge and the Hudson River. If you're a hiker you'll love the trails. Ready for a rest then the cafe or upstairs restaurant at the inn are open. Average... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Living in New York City, from time to time you want to get away from the 'rat race' and embrace nature. Bear Mountain State Park is ideal for this, within an hour from the city you can be at the park, and the Empire State building seems a million miles away. The lake itself is beautiful, and if you have... More

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Dhaka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We drove from the new York city on 9th August 2014 to get a day off in the scenic beauty of bear mountain state park. The amazing driveway beneath the long trees, scenic beauty of lake side and mountain offers deep peace of mind. The park offers a large play field, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Zoo,... More

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