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Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The lake is so beautiful. You can take a row boat, a paddle boat or a kayak. They have a nice playground. You can take a beautiful walk. They also have a zoo/nature walk and a pool. You can easily spend the whole day. There are bathrooms and concession stands and vending machines.

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Monroe, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Spent there a day out and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Excellent park for biking, boating and more!

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Washingtonville, New York
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Been here multiple times, not the nicest place but not the worst. If you go off the path it can be really relaxing and serene. The lake itself is beautiful, you can rent boats. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it by the water. They have a tiny zoo, it isn't much but it is still neat. The ice rink... More

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Athens, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

First of all, the setting was beautiful as you would expect from state park type lodging. The rooms were well appointed and looked like they were decorated with a Cabela's catalog. However, this is were the charm ends. Finding the lodge provided additional stress to an already long day of driving (10 hours) and their address is not recognized by... More

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