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Bear Mountain State Park Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 108 photos

Bear Mountain State Park is one of the most popular parks in the East. It offers some awesome views of the Hudson River Valley. On a clear day you can glimpse the ever famous Manhattan skyline.

There is no camping at Bear Mountain, but visitors can stay at the famous Bear Mountain Inn which offers rustic lodging and dining.

There are more than 60 miles of hiking trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail. Attractions include a trailside museum and zoo.

The park's newest feature is an enclosed merry-go-round, which is open weekends year-round, and daily during summer. Children and adults can choose to go round on a wide variety of animals including bears, dogs, cats, horses, swans and even a raccoon.

The Hudson River and Hessian Lake border this beautiful park. Fishing, swimming and all forms of boating are popular.

In winter, visitors enjoy ice skating, cross-country skiing and sledding.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A wide variety of activities to choose from
  • Cons:Lots and lots of walking
  • Last visit to Bear Mountain State Park: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Another great page on an interesting New York destination.

  • Camping_Girl's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    This looks like a beautiful place!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Happy birthday!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2007 at 4:54 AM

    nice page thalia. i'm currently researching new york state as i'm plating withthe idea of cycling from toronto to new york.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2007 at 7:35 AM

    You could sell him for his organs. At least use that line if he acts up, usually makes them conform! ;-)

  • spgood301's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2006 at 6:52 PM

    Hey Thalia, all this beauty right in our own backyard-I must get back up here soon. Great pics!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 11:10 AM

    My grandchildren would love the zoo and merry-go-round. I would enjoy the hiking trails. Nice page.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2006 at 6:45 PM

    Hi Thalia .This is a very nice Park I bet your little boy loved it here ,lots of animals and that is a great looking Bear Mountain Inn So you going to San Juan in July ,well you will love it there Thalia Very nice page Bye

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2006 at 10:00 PM

    beautiful park and interesting tips!

  • chrissyalex's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2006 at 3:47 AM

    Hi Thalia. Hey..Another New Yorker! :-) Good tips. Don't you just love the all the beautiful parks we have in our state? I have never been to this one. Looks nice! Chrissy :-)


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