Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain State Park

View of Anthony's Nose from Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of Anthony's Nose from Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin
41.312863, -73.988953

Bear Mountain State Park is one of the paramount attractions in the Hudson Highlands region, offering both family-related activities and ample hiking trails, many with scenic views.

Bear Mountain State Park

The park is a destination for many families attracted to Bear Mountain Inn, the Trailside Museums and Zoo, a merry-go-round, boating on Hessian Lake, pedestrian walkways, a skating rink, an outdoor pool, open playing fields, a bike path, accessible nature trails, seasonal festivals, Perkins Tower, and nearby...

Park Acreage:

5067.00 acres


Bear Mountain/Rockland

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Contact Information

Web Link:

OPRHP, Bear Mountain State Park


(845) 786-2701


Some times and places; check with park

Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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Trip Reports

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October 18, 2014
Oktoberfest at Bear Mt Inn
October 18, 2014
Today (Sat 10.18) we attempted to drive to Bear Mountain to hike but instead were stuck for two hours in traffic approaching Bear Mountain. Exit 19 off the Palisades was closed. When we reached the traffic circle we took the opportunity to head back to NYC, for a total of 4 hours sitting in the car. Does anyone know what the problem was? We saw no sign of an accident or law enforcement. Perhaps it is just a bad idea to drive to Bear Mountain? Thanks for any information.
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