Bear Mountain State Park

Tomkins Cove, NY

Where are we going?

Bear Mountain State Park
Seven Lakes Drive
Tomkins Cove
NY 10986

845 786 2701

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8 per vehicle, and pay and play activities.

Children: Pay and play activities. Pool $1 (under 12), Ice skating $4 (ages 4 - 11)


Need a little extra help?

Most of the attractions are accessible, including boat rental, fishing, the gift shop, museum and visitors center, nature trails and picnic tables.


When can we go?

Park hours 8am to sunset. Hours vary for individual activities.

Open all year round


Any top tips?

Remember to check the Bear Awareness page of their site before going with children.

I’m Hungry!

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.

Healthy Eating

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! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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