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Bear Mountain

What They Are about

Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking, and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting.

 

The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand-painted scenes of the park an 42 hand carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit and more. 

Our Notes 

  • Spend all day here

  • Restaurant and shop on site

  • Ice Skating is available in the winter 

  • A well-known favorite - can get crowded

Bear Mountain

Highlands-Stony Point, New York

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