Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain State Park showing autumn leaves and tranquil scenes
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Spend days hiking along mountain trails through dense forests. Explore the park’s zoo, museums and ice skating rink.

Bear Mountain State Park borders the Hudson River, which meanders through green hills full of forests. Visit this large park comprising 5,067 acres (2,050 hectares) of scenic land to participate in varied outdoor activities, from ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter to cycling and cross-country running in other seasons. Follow part of the famous Appalachian Trail, which winds through the park.

Trailside Museums & Zoo is one of the park’s highlights. Watch videos and displays about intriguing animals. Topics include an explanation of pollination and the myth of the Woolly bear caterpillar. See native turtles, snakes and frogs in the Herpetology House. Visit the Nature Study Museum and the Geology Museum to find out about the region’s intriguing natural history. To learn about the area’s human past, head to the History Museum, which has exhibits about Native American settlers.

Fish on the Hudson River or on the main lake. Swim in these natural water features or in the park’s large swimming pool, which is surrounded by trees and generates the feel of a natural lake. Take the kids to the children’s playground and go on family hikes among the breathtaking mountainous and forest scenery.

In winter, try ice skating on the outdoor rink. Rent equipment from the rink and glide along the surface with your friends. Watch a game of ice hockey or don your pads and join in.

The park is open to visitors daily year-round from morning until sunset. Times vary for specific attractions, such as the zoo, museums, ice rink and swimming zones. Pay a daily use fee per vehicle or purchase a season pass. Other attractions have varying costs and discounts.

Bear Mountain State Park is spread across the counties of Orange and Rockland in southeastern New York State. The car journey north from New York City is about 50 miles (80 kilometers).

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Inn on the Hudson
Inn on the Hudson
2 out of 5
634 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 10566
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Peekskill. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
3.4/5 (1,002 reviews)
"Our experience at inn on the hudson was as overall great the only complaint we have is that the walls are very thin and neighboring guests can be heard very loud."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Inn on the Hudson
Overlook Lodge at Bear Mountain
Overlook Lodge at Bear Mountain
2.5 out of 5
55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, NY, 10911
The price is $157 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this historic hotel in Bear Mountain. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
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Overlook Lodge at Bear Mountain
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peekskill - Hudson Valley, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peekskill - Hudson Valley, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2 John Walsh Boulevard, Peekskill, NY, 10566
Fully refundable
The price is $139 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
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4.5/5 Wonderful! (689 reviews)
"Breakfast was very good with assortment of items."

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peekskill - Hudson Valley, an IHG Hotel
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Inn on the Hudson
Inn on the Hudson
2 out of 5
634 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 10566
The price is $109 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Inn on the Hudson
Overlook Lodge at Bear Mountain
Overlook Lodge at Bear Mountain
2.5 out of 5
55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, NY, 10911
The price is $157 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Overlook Lodge at Bear Mountain
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peekskill - Hudson Valley, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peekskill - Hudson Valley, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2 John Walsh Boulevard, Peekskill, NY, 10566
The price is $139 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Peekskill - Hudson Valley, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express West Point, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express West Point, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1106 Route 9 W, Fort Montgomery, NY, 10922
The price is $171 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Holiday Inn Express West Point, an IHG Hotel
The Abbey Inn & Spa
The Abbey Inn & Spa
3 out of 5
900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill, NY, 10566
The price is $489 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
The Abbey Inn & Spa
Tentrr State Park Site - NY Harriman State Park - Beaver Dam A at Silver Mine La
Tentrr State Park Site - NY Harriman State Park - Beaver Dam A at Silver Mine La
Woodbury, New York
The price is $117 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Tentrr State Park Site - NY Harriman State Park - Tucked Away C at Silver Mine L
Tentrr State Park Site - NY Harriman State Park - Tucked Away C at Silver Mine L
Woodbury, NY
The price is $156 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
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Tentrr State Park Site - NY Harriman State Park - Midway B at Silver Mine Lake -
Woodbury, NY
The price is $161 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
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FairBridge Inn & Suites at West Point
FairBridge Inn & Suites at West Point
2 out of 5
17 Main St, Highland Falls, NY, 10928
The price is $120 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
FairBridge Inn & Suites at West Point
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