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Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We travelled by car, found a good (pay) parking spot, spent the day walking around between the lake and the river docks, had lunch at the lodge bar, all under a finally warm sun. We will come back, it's worth the journey for a day out of the city

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pine bush ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you and your family wish to visit a very beautiful attraction and get some exercise at the same time I suugest the Bear Mountain State Park and zoo. This area is absolutely gorgeous and has been compared to the Rhine region of Germany. The Bear Mountain Inn is beautiful to see and the park as some has mentioned touts... More

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New York City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Carousel at Bear Mountain State Park is a wonderful attraction not everyone knows about. Open to the public and also available to be booked for parties and events, we had an incredible kids' birthday party there this weekend. There was a look of happiness that I'd never seen on my 4 year old's face before - this was definitely... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Awsom find i must say. A must visit. The trek is good the boat ride is calming and the lake is serene.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We have been going to Bear Mountain for a few years now and we always had a nice time there. The scenery is beautiful and is a great place to a get a good splash in the summer (especially on weekdays). BEWARE the food kiosk (overpriced and terrible food) and the pool bathrooms (horrible, just dont go in there)!!! We've... More

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Town of Newburgh, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Bear Mountain is truly a beautiful place year round! My complaint is that you go there and spend money....they really should not charge 8.00 for parking!!!

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We visit this park regularly. You can't beat the beautiful mountain views and the lake. Plus they have an awesome pool available during the summer months. There is also a great zoo and playgrounds. This is a beautiful place to have a picnic or to just walk around and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place should be visited by those who goes to Ney York. It is a fantastic and huge park covered by the nature with all that anyone would find beauty and peace, besides other fun things to do. I would never forget the train rail inside the park with the sunset over the river. Unforgeteble.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A great all day excursion 1 hour from NYC , Can go down to the mighty Hudson Or go to the top of the Mountain and see the whole Hudson valley. A great zoo and right near West Point - Tons of American Revolution history abound. Don't miss!

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Staten Island, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

There is something to do for everybody: picnic areas, recreation fields, playgrounds for kids, a lake, a mountain (of course), even a zoo! Parking can be a problem on a good day, but you don't even need a car to get there - Shortline buses stop right next to Bear Mountain Inn and there is a train station in Manitou... More

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