We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bear Mountain, NY
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 246 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Most recent review
Proposed to wife here. Beautiful.

Me and my then girlfriend went here on a day trip. We live in CT so we woke up super early to get there. Was beautiful once we got there around 8:30 in the morning. We went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
nicholas b
Add Photo Write a Review

246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Me and my then girlfriend went here on a day trip. We live in CT so we woke up super early to get there. Was beautiful once we got there around 8:30 in the morning. We went straight to the top of the mountain to Perkins tower. (Make sure you bring a camera and jacket) was quite a drive up,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I live Bear Mountain. Great place for the family or couples. I have stayed at 7 Lakes Driving while working at a Summer Camp. Lush green trees, lakes, wildlife, camping, outdoors. Will always hold a special place in my heart. Not much around but it is peaceful with beautiful scenery ideal for photography

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middletown
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I live close to Bear Mountain and my favorite time of year to visit it, is the fall. All thru October you have the Octoberfest going on. Also the zoo is open. But the colors by the Hessian Lake and the mountains are the reason I go. There are plenty of area's to walk or hike. Iona Island is not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

During my stay in NYC, visited Bear mountain state park situated close to peekskill in New York city in rugged mountains rising from the western bank of Hudson river. It is a wonderful place for a mini picnic and a jogging spot. I also understand it is a good spot for trekking also. The picturic view of the Hudson river... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visited on a cold but sunny day in January. Well worth it as the trails were empty. The views from the top of Bear Mountain over the Hudson River are excellent. Wrap up warm and bring some snacks and water. A word of warning some of the trails are really icy and subsequently dangerous. I caught the Coach USA shortline... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dumont, New Jersey
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been visiting Bear Mountain for over 50 years and I'm glad they are doing some sprucing up. It has always been a great place for some fresh air and a hike. For some time the inn and grounds were a bit shabby, but now they are getting some attention. The area has a lot of Early American history.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
90 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have thought about visiting Bear Mountain for a while, but it tends to be crowned during weekend, especially when it is warm. On Friday, December 26, my family went to West Point. On our way, we saw the mountain, and decided to stop by. The scenery is beautiful even in winter. We paid $8 to park the car. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lake Grove, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Centerville, Pa
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Bear Mountain State Park also viewed

 

Been to Bear Mountain State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bear Mountain State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?