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Bear Mountain State Park

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Address: Bear Mountain, NY
Phone Number: 8457862701
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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STopped by the INN and gift shop-cute! Once you get pass all the smelly BBQs, you can hike a trail. Go at your own pace, easy or difficult paths. Saw the giant pool that had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Raff T
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated in the rugged and rocky hills on the west bank of the Hudson, this park features something for all ages and skill levels. A swimming pool, historic museum, Bear Mountain Inn, a lake with boat rentals and some of the toughest hikes in the Northeast. You can drive to the Perkins Memorial Tower at the top of Bear Mountain... More 

Thank ygNYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oktoberfest in the park starts September 10, 2016 and runs through the end of October. It's so great to know that even if you can't make it every weekend, it's there when you're ready to spend a beautiful fall day in the park with a beer and bratwurst! Easy to get to. You only pay to park (was $8 last... More 

Thank MagsF47
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on holiday in the area, from the UK, and were looking for a place to do some trail walking. Ever since reading Bill Bryson 's A Walk in the Woods 20 years ago, I have always wanted to hike some of the Appalachian Trail, so I saw my chance at Bear Mountain State Park! The park is clearly... More 

1 Thank Mazcol69
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

STopped by the INN and gift shop-cute! Once you get pass all the smelly BBQs, you can hike a trail. Go at your own pace, easy or difficult paths. Saw the giant pool that had a very long Line to enter and was filled with many families.

1 Thank Raff T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great trip from Manhattan. Its attractions include a beautiful lake, a pine log lodge and has numerous areas for family fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been in Bear Mountain State Park in over twenty years and I was so shocked on how decrepit the condition is in the park and pool. I went on a week day and was so sad with the amount of garbage in the park and around the pool area. I decided to go to the pool and it... More 

2 Thank rbeltre
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large park with many places to picnic, hike and even fish. There are many hiking trails but you can drive to many great views overlooking the Hudson too. Take a ride on the merry-go-round. It's fun!

Thank TallTraveler2013
Wesley Hills NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take Grandchildren to the Zoo during the year when the visit. Bear Mountain Inn was renovated and is a great place to have lunch or dinner. You can rent a room for overnight stays. My family had Bar Mitzvah at the Overlook lodge many years ago and they did a great job catering and serving food. Think about this place... More 

Thank BarryG444
Phoenicia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bear mountain state park is huge. Fun all day long. You can just hang out in your lawn chairs and bring a picnic lunch or be more adventurist and take in the sights. They have quite a few animals and all different kinds of beautifull flowers each one tells a little story. You can see the boat bring in people... More 

Thank Yardbunny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply love the area, with its shopping close by, and it's marvelous Bear Mountain Park. If you want a get away that's not too far, this is for you.

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