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Bear Mountain Reservation

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This beautiful natural reservation is an easy drive fron New York city , beautiful scenery... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Dublin, Ireland
some very nice hiking

Both sneaker and hiking boot hiking available. Good meadow trails for casual hiker and bird watcher... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
kevin g
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19 Bear Mountain Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-3039
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

This beautiful natural reservation is an easy drive fron New York city , beautiful scenery especially in the autumn or the fall. Stop off in Danbury Mall on way home

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank R G
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Both sneaker and hiking boot hiking available. Good meadow trails for casual hiker and bird watcher and the woods have well marked trails that offer some challenge. No facilities in the park so bring water .Follow the orange trails to the edge of Candlewood for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kevin g
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Bear Mountain offers some nice hiking, is dog friendly, and in some spots offers nice views of Candlewood Lake. Trails are fairly well kept, at times a bit rocky and hilly. Rarely too crowded, which is nice for mostly peaceful walking. Also seems to attract...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Not just a walk in the woods. Nearly a hike and the trail can at times become craggy. Remain hydrated and carry snacks. Great place to enjoy the hills.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 5 September 2017

At the entrance you can pick up a map of the trails. We followed the trail to the "peak" and were expecting a grand view. Not so much! I wouldn't say there were views to be seen anywhere. A decent area to hike, but don't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank balaczar
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just an easy, get our with friends or family type of walk or hike. It tends to get buggy in May but so does any other woodsy environment at this time.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Penny S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a hike here before heading back home to Pennsylvania. The trails were clearly defined and easy to negotiate. The best part was that it wasn't all flat terrain. There was a bit of climbing and hiking involved throughout these trails....More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank krazykevy
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Nice community park through the woods and down to the water. Trails are well maintained and they include meadows, lake access, and a bit of up and down to make you feel like you are actually on a "hike" rather than a casual walk. Despite...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank saltcreekct
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A beautiful setting. Not for the novice hiker. A rocky terrain. Parking on the street at the end of a residential road.

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 18 November 2016

One of the coolest place to hang out with friends and family make sure to bring food because the food at the deli place no my favorite or you can just drive around and eat local there any nice restaurants and you can enjoy the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 973yerim
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30 December 2016|
Response from snugharborlabs | Reviewed this property |
People do hike there year round, just be prepared for muddy paths and trails in the winter. Bear Mountain is a park set aside just for walking/hiking. In the winter there are views of Candlewood lake, but otherwise no other... More