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Bear Mountain State Park

Address: Bear Mountain, NY
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went to visit Bear Mountain during the day in December for a day out of the city - would say its well worth it, if its a nice day its a fantastic view once you get to the top! Really peaceful during the winter months I imagine in Summer it is rammed. We booked through Take Tours, and just... More 

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Lake Grove, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were just there in September for the start of Oktoberfest. We try to get up to Bear Mountain once or twice a year. It is beautiful and clean. We especially love going for Oktoberfest, which runs every weekend for about a few weeks in the fall. Highly recommend getting there before the festival even opens, otherwise traffic and parking... More 

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Centerville, Pa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The vista from the top of the summit is gorgeous, especially in the fall. Perkins Tower at the summit gives you a view of four states - New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as the Manhattan skyscrapers, 40 miles to the south.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My family visited New York during Thanksgiving week and spent Black Friday afternoon ice skating at Bear Mountain. A wonderful experience to be skating outside with the beautiful outdoors around you. Lovely view all around. I would definitely do this again. We had a great time throwing snowballs as well. Be sure to take a ride on the Indoor Carousel... More 

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We drove up to Bear Mountain State Park and from Perkins Memorial Drive to Observatory Tower. We spend couple of hours on top of mountain to get a 360 degree view of the beautiful foliage and fall colors. We got there right in time for sunset and it was awesome view. There are tons of hiking trails and small picnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is truly one of the best places to visit always something to do. Although prices have changed from the old days its still a great fun filled day and brings back many fond memories!

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took a day trip to Bear Mountain for the Oktoberfest near Hessian Lake and fall colors, it was our first time going there and we found out that we should've been there earlier because traffic was crawling. It took us 2 hours to travel 3 miles, after that parking was full so we had to circle around a bit... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took a drive up from NYC and had a great time exploring the park on a crisp Fall day. We really enjoyed the lookout tower and had wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and Hudson River. We had binoculars with us which really broadened our horizons. Travelers Beware: Temporary toilets in the area have not been cleaned recently and... More 

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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love Bear Mountain. It's a hidden treasure just outside of New York City and it's not to be missed. It's a great hike from top to bottom. Hessian lake is gorgeous on a fall day to see the leaves reflected. When you get to the top, whether you ride up or hike up you will see some great views... More 

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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We didn't have time or the equipment to go hiking, but driving up th ePallisades toward Bear Mountain in Fall was great. And teh little, twisting, turning road to teh top was brilliant. We must have been on a particularly clear day because we could see the Manhatten skyline in the distance. Great way to relax.

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