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Bear Mountain State Park

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Address: Bear Mountain, NY
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+1 845-786-2701
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11:00 am - 3:00 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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$65.98*
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An uphill walk

This is a popular place for a hike. As you follow the path to the top of the Mountain you will find yourself stopping every once in a while just to catch your breath. When you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jeremy t
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a popular place for a hike. As you follow the path to the top of the Mountain you will find yourself stopping every once in a while just to catch your breath. When you reach the top the view is breathtaking. No pun intended.

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Thank jeremy t
New York
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a total gem - it can get really crowded for weekends and event, but especially week days and when the weather is cold, it's lovely. The zoo is a nice change of pace from the usual, where they help heal injured and orphaned animals. The lake is great for running and biking around and the carousel is... More 

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Thank SaStrau
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful park. Sad that visitors throw their trash down near the pools and other heavily trafficked areas. The park staff couldn't possibly keep up. Stay on the hiking trails and take a trash bag for Mother Nature!

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Thank katrinangel2
Pomona, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place for any season. I hike so I definitely love this place. the trails behind the lnn are fun challenging and for anyone if you want to get to the top and have some great views of the Bear Mtn Bridge and the surrounding mtns and river. Hessein Lake behind the inn is a great picnic area during the... More 

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Thank THC1830
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a day in Autumn whilst all the leaves were a wonderful red and yellow colour. There are a few trails you can walk which can take a few hours at most. The one we did was fairly steep and perhaps a little dangerous at points. The views at the top are amazing.

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Thank Danrzr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hade a super time here, went to the ice rink, zoo, play ground and a couple of hikes. has nice lake with a loop walk around it.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We took the Bear Mountain Cruise to visit the state park. We departed at 9:00 and returned at 5:30. The park was brilliant with all the fall colors and I was a busy taking lots of pictures. We stopped at the Inn and had a coffee.

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Thank MSO70
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We went up to Bear Mountain for a day trip to see the fall colors. The mountain and lakeside were beautiful. We waked around Hessian Lake, counter-clockwise. The walk is probably about a mile and a half and not very hilly other than one small section. It is a breezy stroll. There was a concession stand at the beginning of... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The park is a great place to see some stunning examples of the fall colors. The observation point at the top of the mountain gives some amazing views. Wear comfortable shoes as it involves a lot of walking and hills.

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Thank golfnut51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Came for the day with a group of 9 people. So fun! We hiked the 3.9 mile loop, rode the marry-go-round and played just sat and enjoyed our beautiful surroundings while eating lunch. $10 for parking & $1 to ride the Merry-go-round. Great day trip (or overnight trip) for any age. Affordable and fun!

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