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Bear Mountain State Park

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this place hoping for fall colors. But I am too early. This place has a nice lake where you can rent pedal boats. Nice place for a weekend picnic though.

Thank Krishn_Chicago
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Paved access great for strolling or strollers. Small buildings to explore on different animals and habitats. Animals and close to pathways and easy to watch

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There used to be boats from Wall St and then on the west side on the Circle Line. No more and the venue has changed. Just another lost fun Autumn venue for us New Yorkers.

Thank Russie1498
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best state parks I've ever been too. You can easily spend 8 hours here. Lots of parking, and admission is only $10 per car. The Lodge offers air conditioning gift shop and restaurant as well as overnight accommodations. The food stand has...More

1  Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a beautiful & fun day at Bear Mountain. A lot of people were having a bbq I took advantage of the paddle boats great price $10 p/p per 1hour maximum of 4 people for each paddle boat $20 deposit that you get back...More

Thank Vivian Paola L
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It’s amazing park!! incredibly beautiful!! be sure to climb the very mountain! very beautiful view! there is a mountain hotel, vacation with my family is highly recommended! you can ride on boats, swim in the pool and fish)) there will not be bored !! there...More

2  Thank Elina N
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My husband and I did the Bear Mountain loop a few weeks ago. We arrived at 9 AM to ensure we could park in the main lot. Yes, they charge to park. I highly recommend the route we took: White/AT to red trail, to the...More

9  Thank HappyHikerGirl
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A nice state park. The delicious smell of barbecue hits you as soon as you get near the parking lot. The pool was closed, which was a bit disappointing, but it's a beautiful spot.

Thank DaPhunkeeProfessor
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Every year I visit the park with friends to see the Native American Pow Wow. In this event you get to see the Native American from their tribes perform dances and at the same time you learn the history of the dance. The men, woman...More

1  Thank lydiar770
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Good FAMILY place with picnic tables, nature zoo, hiking, nice carousel and fishing with n.y. state fishing license. Problems: little or no enforcement of Park rules, excessive music levels, litter is a problem, bathrooms nasty. Many people fishing without licenses, no one checks and park...More

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geeez b
27 August 2018|
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Response from HappyHikerGirl | Reviewed this property |
The park is open when it rains. Take the Short Line bus to Bear Mountain, or Metro North to Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo, Southfields, Arden, or Harriman.
10 August 2018|
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Response from lydiar770 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the pool is open but crowded!
Zahra A
11 July 2018|
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Response from sarafelie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are picnic tables in the park are and few on the mountain top area