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Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain, NY
+1 845-786-2701
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Drive to the top for amazing views

I knew about the cute little Zoo but I did not know there is also an ice skating rink and carousel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saddle River, New Jersey
Five year olds love it

We drove up the tower road which we caught just in time as the ranger opened the gate at 11:30am on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wallingford, Connecticut
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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Bear Mountain, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew about the cute little Zoo but I did not know there is also an ice skating rink and carousel! We drove to the top for the first time and the views are incredible! I can't wait to go back and do the loop...More

Thank dawnblaney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up the tower road which we caught just in time as the ranger opened the gate at 11:30am on Sat, no way in Hell could we (I) have walked all that way. It's fun to climb four floors in the tower and see...More

Thank pieinthesky2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went all the way up to the peak of the mountain and i could see the WTC and bit of the city! That was really nice even though i was out of breath lol

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It's a great place for everyone especially to go with the whole family it's a really nice view when u reach the top @ the tower but I wouldn't recommend taking the small kids there unless u go only to the zoo cuz it's too...More

Thank aroundtheworldfest
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A Good day spent walking around the park visiting the small zoo or other interesting exhibits that the park has to offer. Some very nice scenic views. Places to picnic and just enjoy a beautiful day with friends and family.

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Had a lovely time even though it was raining. I will definitely return when it is less wet. We none the less walked around as best as we could, loved the fall colors, and we even rode the Ferris wheel, interesting. We walked half the...More

1  Thank Dia748
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Now is the time to see the colours changing and the eagles soarind , any one on their qwn worth a drive , the two together well worth it.

Thank Rory G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I drove to the parking area at the top of bear Mountain, by the fire tower, and my dog and I did the short loop trail around the summit, which I found described on the NYNJ Trail Conference website as the "Bear Mountain Summit Loop"....More

Thank julie248
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon at Bear Mountain. Took a walk around the Inn, found the restrooms (which were clean) and checked out the gift store. Lots of picnic tables and pretty area by lake behind the Inn!! There is a zoo...we didn't check that out,...More

1  Thank Melinda K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Beauty abounds... awesome... however the park service really does not know their trails and many have confusing markings. I suggest ALL TRAILS... for clarification. We used their app as we hiked and were able to find some wonderful trails that were taken care of... but...More

Thank res5137
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Teresa M
10 September 2017|
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Response from JoyChristena | Reviewed this property |
Bear Mountain State Park only accepts cash for parking. Joy Christena
1 August 2017|
Response from Firefly2416 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so, I believe you can only use carcoal grills. They have them spread out throughout the picnic area. Hope it helps!