Bear Mountain State Park

3006 Seven Lakes Drive
Tomkins Cove, NY - 10986

Type: Hiking Trails
(845) 786-2701

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Bear Mountain State Park, located in the Hudson Highlands region of New York State, is a sprawling natural oasis that offers visitors a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities and scenic beauty. Encompassing over 5,000 acres along the western bank of the Hudson River, the park is renowned for its rugged terrain, dense forests, and stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

One of the main attractions of Bear Mountain State Park is Bear Mountain, a prominent peak that rises over 1,200 feet above the Hudson River. The summit of Bear Mountain offers panoramic vistas of the Hudson Valley, the Hudson River, and the surrounding mountains, making it a popular destination for hikers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts.

The park features a network of hiking trails that wind through wooded valleys, along rocky ridges, and up to scenic overlooks, providing opportunities for visitors of all skill levels to explore the natural beauty of the area. The Appalachian Trail, one of the longest hiking trails in the world, passes through Bear Mountain State Park, attracting thru-hikers and backpackers from around the globe.

In addition to hiking, Bear Mountain State Park offers a variety of recreational activities, including picnicking, fishing, boating, and swimming. The park is home to several lakes and ponds, including Hessian Lake, which features a sandy beach and designated swimming areas during the summer months.

Bear Mountain State Park also boasts several cultural and historical attractions, including the Trailside Museums and Zoo, which showcases native wildlife and habitats of the Hudson Highlands region, as well as the Perkins Memorial Tower, a historic stone tower that offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.

Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, scenic beauty, or a peaceful nature retreat, Bear Mountain State Park offers something for everyone and is a cherished destination for outdoor enthusiasts in the Hudson Valley region.

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