After the frustration of turning up early afternoon at Bear Mountain and turned away (like countless others) by state police because parking was full, we came back south towards Bergen County via the 202 and stumbled upon this hidden away beauty. After coming off the 202, a serene little drive ends up going over a wooden plank bridge (past what must have been a gate house) to reach the modest car park for this place - one point of note, as the signs say you need to leave by 5pm as the bridge entrance gets closed off!
Yes, there is an incline to walk up, but it's all tarmac and there's parking up top for less mobile visitors. Unfortunately we'd just missed a battle reenactment by a day, but the encampment was still set up with 3 people still in costume around the place.
I recommend taking in all the views if possible (there are some splendid ones up and down the Hudson) and reading all of the information boards, which give an excellent view into the history of the time when independence was being fought for. At the time of visit my family had only been in the US for 5-6 weeks (starting a 2 year secondment from the UK) so this was an ideal place to learn a little more about the not-so-special relationship at the time!
Very much worthwhile, a very nice change from being in a crowded hotspot :-)