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Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, NY
+1 347-974-1312
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

there was ONE beach open on labor day because there were not enough life guards to open the others apparently. - a sure sign of poor management. what is the point of having a lake filled state park with multiple beaches if people cannot use...More

Thank ElvisNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are noisy & inconsiderate,and like a place with no rules enforcement, then this is the place for you. We stayed at Beaver Pond Campground. Although no where near up to Minnesota State Park standards, not a bad campground, just too full of inconsiderate...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Decent campground. Nice beach and playground. Bathrooms were clean. Campsites were ok. Beautiful area. But why the heck does half of Mexico go up here on weekends? I didn't notice any hooliganism myself, but the sheer number of people was ridiculous. Why do they all...More

Thank jnypa291
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was a planned day trip . Our starting point was Albany NY it took us 2.5hrs to get there . We traveled the back roads so we could experience the views and the slower pace life . we were able to stop off @...More

Thank Tt T
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Practicing for a major hiking trip at the end of the summer this was the perfect park for some good hiking. We stated at the Elk Pen parking, took a portion of the Appalachian Trail, went through the Lemon Sqeezer. My friend planned the trail...More

Thank cxcartist
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A beautiful idyllic place during the week, so much nature and open spaces, on summer weekends it becomes a big NYC escape, so it's crowded and loud, boom boxes blasting, kids screaming, parking lots filling. The spring/winter and fall are easier on the weekends, hike...More

1  Thank Amy G
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The top of Perkins is the Bear Mountain Peak. Better to hike up MW, and some nice challenges. I would not want to hike down MW. Once at the top, take the AT trail heading back to the INN (east). We got lost, like many...More

Thank mozyAlong
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is sports car territory, we had a get together and drive around the roads in the park, beautiful scenery and drive up Bear Mountain a lot of fun. Views of surrounding area from top wonderful. Well worth the time and great day touring. Clean...More

1  Thank SweetSydneyToronto
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We loved it! Explored it for my birthday in July, 2017. Will be back fro sure this summer. Charming lakes, picnic areas, hiking and enjoying relaxing afternoon, while grilling....swimming, eating, relaxing...

Thank Sunsetqueen101
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Beautiful spot. Lovely scenery as long as you go the right time of year. Closed in late fall and winter but best to go week days if you can as weekends are mobbed with folks coming up from NYC.

1  Thank Sam M
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25 August 2018|
Response from mozyAlong | Reviewed this property |
Drive over to the visitors center on Seven Lakes drive. There are many places to stop and walk around, and during Mon-Fri can be quite empty. Welch Lake is very busy.
27 August 2017|
Response from Carson T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have picnic tables all around one side of Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain. As far as Harriman State Park. There aren't many places with picnic tables unless you go to places with large parking lots like Anthony Wayne... More