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Bear Mountain State Park

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Address: Bear Mountain, NY
Phone Number: 8457862701
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is a place highly recommend! I get lost while driving in the monutain , so I decided to park my car near bear mountian inn and walk around the lake ! There are some boats you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit!lots of fun in summer with all friends together on top of mountain views nice spectacular.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The area in and around Bear Mountain State Park is gorgeous, especially for a "mountain" park so close to New York City. It is lined with rocky paths that you can scramble up, or you can pay your $8.00 and drive up. The top has gorgeous views looking down to the Hudson River. Remember to bring enough water for you... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Parked here ($8) to hike a part of the AT after we couldn't find any evidence of the Hiker's parking marked on the State Park map. Got mixed-up in half of NYC's picnic/day-out trippers visiting the lakeside, and had to hunt for any directions to the trails - lucky we had a GPS. The AT trail past Perkins Tower is... More 

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Aurora,Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What a gem. The drive up to bear mountain is beautiful and then you get to the top. You have an amazing view around the Hudson River area. On a clear day you can see the Manhattan skyline. Be sure to go to the top of the observation deck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a short day trip to Bear Mountain, specifically up Perkins Memorial Drive to see the view. It definitely did NOT disappoint! We just wanted some nice scenery and to get away from the bustle of New York. The scenery was gorgeous, make sure you also follow the signs for "Scenic Drive" - it's a dead... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a place highly recommend! I get lost while driving in the monutain , so I decided to park my car near bear mountian inn and walk around the lake ! There are some boats you can get on ! 5 dollars per person with 30 mins ! ID requested!

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Bay Village, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The park was nice and well used the day of our visit, a Saturday. We hiked up to Perkin's Tower and were going to use the Port-a-Johns before heading back down. All 3 were overflowing with paper and waste. Disgusting! If you are going to provide Port-a-Johns, you need to make sure they are serviced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Stopped here for a day while backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. Beautiful open fields for multi-use (playing soccer, cricket, reading in the sun), beautiful lake to walk around, picnic pavilions, a merry-go-round. A beautiful inn is nearby with a small café downstairs for shakes (it rocked) and basics like hot-dogs. Many many stairs (or a shorter drive) will take you... More 

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Hamlin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Weather was great, and the views were breathtaking. Went to Bear Mountain, and stayed for two nights in June. Great for those who like to hike, but we went to just take in the views and it made me reminisce about the time in my youth when I lived in NYC and we would take a day trip to Bear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Enjoyed walking around the lake, everything was so clean! And thoroughly enjoyed the zoo they have onsite. Animals seems to be well taken care of, which is refreshing.

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Additional Information about Bear Mountain State Park

Address: Bear Mountain, NY
Phone Number: 8457862701
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bear Mountain
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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