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Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain, NY
+1 845-786-2701
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Bear Mountain, NY
+1 845-786-2701
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Horrible. If you want to hike and enjoy nature DO NOT GO HERE. Loud music, so dirty, screaming children, lifeguard whistles (yes- they have a pool...) .. couldn't find parking, longest part of the hike was the half hour uphill walk up the road to...More

1  Thank Josh S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely scenic place this is, lots of things to do, I was mesmerised by how beautiful it was, made a great rest from the rush of the city. research your hiking path, we decided to go up the mountain to the tower and...More

Thank annilou1678
Reviewed 1 week ago

Park upkeep has gone downhill. Have been here many times before. Maintanence and garbage removal not being kept up. Many animals missing from the Zoo area.

Thank popleesf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there last week end (July 9) and was shocked by the amount of trash and garbage flying around barbecue tables. Pile of hot charcoals were simply dumped on the ground, surrounding by trees... There's a limit to what the park staffs can do to...More

Thank Vitz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome local park with a beautiful lake, picnic areas, trails, small museums, pool, and a dock and a zoo with rescued animals. It is a wonderful outing for the family and children of all ages - the zoo entrance fee is minimal...More

Thank Kirsten_McKeon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bear Mountain was a great place to visit and plan some hiking. I visited for an overnight stay with friends. We hiked two trails (Bear Mountain loop and Pine Swamp Loop), both were well-marked trails with moderate traffic.

Thank Jeanine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its one of my favorite picnic spots in upstate NY. Must visit if you are looking for a day trip. Do visit the watch tower as well, which is few mins drive from the park.

Thank LoneTraveller2k15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the least expensive day trip I ever took. Just $10 to park your car. you can spend the day in the pool for two dollars extra. So many things to do like paddle boating, kayaking, hiking or just laying on the grass looking...More

2  Thank Safetydud
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Bear Mountain State Park has lots to do. The parking fee is $10 per vehicle. You also have the option to buy a Empire State Park Pass which costs $65 and lasts one year and is good for admission to all of the New York...More

5  Thank Jemlnlx
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

nice place to visit with family. BBQ available. You can go to lake and paddle boats available for ride with $10 per person.

Thank Shardul S
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Kim C
6 January 2017|
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Response from Dee R | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We went via shortline bus, $24 and it went from the port authority bus terminal. Two buses up two buses back. We found we could do the hike and visit the zoo etc within the times the buses gave
Lejla B
15 November 2016|
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Response from sinark | Reviewed this property |
Not too muddy but it can be too slippery. Lots of big rocks to climb up and down and it can get very slick after a rain.
27 October 2016|
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Response from Tanya B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you want to do this as a first hike. It does get steep. The views are amazing. Make sure you have the proper footwear especially if it's wet. It gets very slippery. If you're fit it's a nice little challenge but... More