Bear Mountain State Park


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Bear Mountain State Park


Location:Off Palisades Parkway, 45 miles north of New York City.
Facilities:Lodging, restaurant, picnic areas (é), playground, playing fields (é), nature trail, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trail, ski jumps, swimming pool, small boat dockage (é), boat rentals, skating rink (é), zoo, museum/visitor center and gift shop (é), lookout point.
Activities:Boating (no power boats), fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, ice skating.
Special Features:Atop Bear Mountain, Perkins Memorial Tower affords views of the park, the Hudson highlands, and Harriman State Park (see separate entry). Lodging and fine dining are offered at historic Bear Mountain Inn. The park's merry-go-round features hand-painted scenes of the park and 42 hand-carved seats of native animals.
Address:c/o Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Phone:845-786-2701
Web: nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkId=55
Size: 5,067 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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For upscale lodging options within a few hours' drive of New York City, Saratoga Spa and Bear Mountain State Parks each feature luxury accommodations, a restaurant and a spa set among properties steeped in a long tradition of year-round hospitality.