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    To all prospect tourists, please visit the Perkins Observatory just opposite this mountain. The whole region is Bear Mountain and as such this point only demarcates the location. Kinda like you mark the middle of a lake as so-and-so lake. You can drive to Perkins Memorial for an astounding 360 degrees view from a hilltop. You can even hike to Perkins Observatory. Follow the hike trail.This Bear Mountain Park map-point marks a hiking trail which is truly wonderful. It gets dark pretty soon around 4pm in the fall so always start early and come down quick. Should take 2-3 hrs either way. Do take your dog along. Follow one of the two trails or better still download and buy an app specifically for it. You will love the hike.

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    If I rated this park a few years ago, it would get four stars out of me. Further back? Five. I’m still in love with all that this park has to offer – a beautiful inn, spacious fields for sports, zoos, museums, and scenic hikes. However, when I returned on Labor Day, I was horrified and saddened by what I saw. I expected it to be crowded, but NO ONE respected the park and littered everywhere. The water in the lake was filled with trash and had a nasty film on top. People were banging on the animal cages and glass at the zoo. I think the worst of it all was the fact that the park rangers and staff did NOTHING to improve the condition of the park. I didn’t even see anyone patrolling the grounds. I just hope they get their acts together in time for Oktoberfest.

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    Great park very close to NYC. I enjoy taking day trips up here to hike or visit the lakes. Also, plenty of fun motorcycle roads to ride on! The view from the top of Bear Mountain includes a look at the NYC skyline on clear days. Memorial Drive is the 2 mile approach to the summit of Bear mountain and is a nice drive, but is closed in the winter. Be sure to check to see if it is open when you go.

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    I can’t count how many times I’ve been here. This place is a really family-friendly state park. They have so many areas for hiking and sight seeing (fantastic views!), the zoo is perfect for couples or families to go visit, and they even have swimming here! This is really a good, reputable place. Be careful on the weekends, this can get crowded. They have picnic areas for BBQs too!

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    I use to always go to Bear Mountain back in the 70’s with my family..it was close to where I lived in NYC. It use to be soo clean, i went recently and it was soo dirty..garbage everywhere. I wish people would respect our national parks. They even put trash cans out to throw garbage away, but people dont use them.