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Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain, NY
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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had an overall great experience. We went in Sunday afternoon which summers it is always full full, so we had no parking. We had to park on the road shoulder like all the people who got there after 12pm. It took us around 15 minutes to walk from the shoulder to the park (restroom, water). We walked up to... More

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Katonah, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've already rated the restaurant - 1915 as poor food quality. You're better off bringing your own grill and food and use the surrounding park picnic site.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Can't wait until we go again. Family and friends from all around call and can't wait to go here. We try to arrive early in the morning to get a good bbq/picnic location. We always leave late and don't get good spots. We still have fun and bbq. Then we go to the huge swimming pool they have. 20 friends... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stopped by Bear mountain State Park while on a trip to the Hudson valley. Lovely park with lakes, hiking, trails. There's an inn, lodge, carousel, ice skating. There is no charge to enter the park, but there is a fee to park. Beautiful park.

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West Point, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Bear Mountain State Park is about 50 miles North of Manhattan, NYC, overlooking the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Suspension Bridge. It includes hiking trails, a small nature trail and zoo, historic markings trails and museums, a large swimming pool, fishing on Hessian Lake, lots of trees and the historic but recently renovated Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge are... More

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Tampa, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a Sunday Brunch at the historic Bear Mountain Inn. It's a lovely old building that was recently restored in Bear Mountain State Park. We did not stay at the Inn, just had brunch, but the park was filled with visitors who can swim, hike, camp, etc. They have a buffet brunch or individual items. The brunch was $15.95... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

drove through park on a rainy afternoon...few people were there...everything looked beautiful...not too far from NYC or NJ...great for a day trip...picnic, boating, etc. Very clean, Hudson River valley is lovely.

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new jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Even though I live close enough to this area, I finally went to visit this park for the first time in my life. Well, it was really a beautiful day and we enjoyed walking through and around the entire day. Watching the people on paddle and row boats was a delight. So many families getting together to BBQ or just... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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181 reviews 181 reviews
29 attraction reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

First of all, I think this whole park is being "loved to death". We visited on Sunday, June 8th and the crowds were just unreal. So that takes away from the whole being outdoors in the fresh air experience; but it is nice to see families all getting away together and enjoying the countryside en masse. You need to get... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Bear mountain is about an hour and a half on the bus from New York City ,the climb up bear mountain to Perkins tower is a little steep in places but fun ,and the views from the top looking over the Hudson River and back to New York City are amazing A great day out .

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