Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain

4.3
#25 of 290 in Nature in New York State
State Park · Nature / Park
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Not far from the bustling urban center of New York City, you can focus on nature at Bear Mountain State Park. You'll find mountain views along the banks of the Hudson River; on a clear day the Manhattan skyline is visible on the horizon. You can hike the park's many trails, go on a bicycle or boat ride, fish in the river, or have a picnic. Kids can have fun in the play area, while bird watchers can see different rare and threatened species. The park also features a zoo and a swimming pool. Park admission is charged per vehicle; some amenities require an additional fee. Plan your visit to Bear Mountain State Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bear Mountain trip planner.
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  • An awesome place to hike not too far from NYC! We came here on a snowy day and the trails were still well maintained and there was just the right number of people on the mountain! 
    An awesome place to hike not too far from NYC! We came here on a snowy day and the trails were still well maintained and there was just the right number of people on the mountain!  more »
  • We had perfect sunny Saturday weather for a walk through the park: mid-50s-to-low-60s. Picnic tables, grills, snack & beverage vending machines, local vendors, and gift shops. We visited the... 
    We had perfect sunny Saturday weather for a walk through the park: mid-50s-to-low-60s. Picnic tables, grills, snack & beverage vending machines, local vendors, and gift shops. We visited the...  more »
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  • Oh it's a beautiful place to visit in summer. It has lake, zoo, hill top, green land and cafeteria. Visited this place on a bright sunny day! What a view from top of the hill. You can see many mountains, it has such a scenic view and if the weather is good and sky is clear you may see the new york city skyline from the top. The lake is peaceful, water is clear and it has green land. So you can enjoy a full day picnic at this place. They have a cute cafeteria where you can get some snacks and cold drinks. It has trails to go to the mountain top and if you prefer going by car you can take the scenic drive. It's worth watching views. Pretty good place to go and chill with your partner,family,friends. And off course you can take many pictures here. Absolutely loved it!!💯
  • A beautiful place for a day trip from NYC. It’s in the upstate NY and good for a summer barbecue or fun in the pool. There are also a zoo and trails for hiking. A lot of trees and mountains for the peace of mind and natural serene. There is a gift shop that sells unique collections and a hotel to stay in the night. There is also a restaurant and a few vending machines to buy snacks from. However, it’s better to buy foods from outside as the prices are a bit high. Don’t forget proper dresses for the pool. The drive to the place was also enjoyable because of the zigzag road surrounded by plethora of trees.

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