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!
The park is located along the Hudson River, near Iona Island. You can get into the park on Seven Lakes Drive, which is off the 202.Get directions
$8 per vehicle, and pay and play activities.
Pay and play activities. Pool $1 (under 12), Ice skating $4 (ages 4 - 11)
The park are dedicated to looking after the flora and the fauna. There is even a bird conservation area where they continue to research and protect bird species in the area.
There are shady picnic areas available so why not bring your own lunch and enjoy some great home made treats! There is also a restaurant there where you can enjoy some meals.
Remember to check the Bear Awareness page of their site before going with children.
Head to the gift shop where you can pick up some special items just for you to take home.
It's always good to pack plenty of water and healthy snacks - these gives kids the energy and nutrients they need to stay energized across the day!
Most of the attractions are accessible, including boat rental, fishing, the gift shop, museum and visitors center, nature trails and picnic tables.
Whilst the park itself is open all year round, some activities are seasonal, such as swimming and the viewpoint, so just check before you visit.
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