Planning Your Vacation to Bear Mountain State Park
These rugged mountains just west of the Hudson River in the Palisades form the core of Bear Mountain State Park. A true wilderness in the state of New York, there's plenty to discover for both families and intrepid explorers. Besides a vigorous hike up Bear Mountain itself, you can enjoy activities from biking and fishing to picknicking and visiting the park's zoo.
Best Hiking Trails in Bear Mountain State Park
The uncompromising terrain of Bear Mountain State Park means that many of the hiking trails are best reserved for seasoned walkers and those with plenty of outdoors experience. However, there are several easier trails that visitors of all ages can enjoy. Whatever your group's level, most Bear Mountain State Park cabins provide an ideal base for exploring the park on foot.
Best Family Activities in Bear Mountain State Park
There's a whole host of family activities awaiting you just outside the local Bear Mountain State Park cabins. Whatever the season, you will find something suitable for all age groups, from cross-country skiing opportunities in winter to visiting the park's pool in summer.
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