Covering 5,200 acres, Bear Mountain state park is in Rockland County, NY, within easy reach of New York City. The park offers over 200 miles of hiking trails, boating, picnic spots and winter sports such as ice skating, sledding and cross country skiing.
There's also a small zoo and museum as well as a merry go round. One of the best views of the park, as well as the Manhattan skyline, is from the 12 meter high tower on Bear Mountain summit.
It's reached by a scenic road, the Perkins Memorial Highway. The 1915 Bear Mountain Inn features a gift shop and restaurant as well as accommodationPlaces nearby:
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