Bear Mountain State Park is more than just an amazing piece of nature in New York state. It's a fantastic day out with the kids, with their range of active family entertainment on offer.
Located in the rugged mountains which rise from the Hudson River, this great park features many things to do with the family. There is a large playing field where kids can run around, a beautiful lake with river fishing access for those who want to spend a couple of hours trying to catch dinner, a crisp swimming pool, and those great outdoor activities.
Spend the day hiking the lovely nature filled trails, or following the bike routes on your own mountain bikes. In winter, you can even enjoy the many cross-country ski trails on offer! If you really are loving those winter activities, there is even an ice-skating rink open from late October to Mid-March.
There are some spectacular views of Bear Mountain State Park, so it seems a shame not to really take advantage! The Perkins Memorial Tower right stop Bear Mountain is a great place for the family to take in those views of the highlands and the park. Best get there from April to late November for that one!
Those little kids will of course love the very sweet Bear Mountain Merry-Go-Round too, with 42 hand carved seats, all in the images of native animals. Maybe you will try out the bear, or the deer, or even have a turn on the raccoon!
A scenic, relaxing, and adventurous family day out in New York State - Bear Mountain State Park is ready to entertain and amaze you!