Summer Activities In Bear Mountain State Park

MERRY-GO-ROUND PAVILION
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Merry-Go-Round Pavilion

This Pavilion is home to the always enjoyable Merry-Go-Round ride. Bring your kids and enjoy a pleasant ride on this fan-favorite.

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BEAR MOUNTAIN POOLPhoto source Sivan Hermon

Bear Mountain Pool

This beautiful, spacious pool is open for the summer from 10:00am – 5:30pm starting in mid-June. Children’s Playground and Basketball Court are both available in the park. Ask the front desk for more information and directions.

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TRAILSIDE MUSEUMS AND ZOO
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Trailside Museums and Zoo

There are four museums at Trailside open daily from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

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HIKING AND WALKING TRAILS near Bear Mountain, NY
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Hiking and walking trails

There is an abundance of different hiking and walking trails located in the Bear Mountain area for you to choose from.

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PERKINS MEMORIAL TOWER
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Perkins Memorial Tower

Located at the top of Bear Mountain, this tower has viewing benches, telescopes, and a spectacular 360-degree view of the Hudson River, Harriman State Park, and the Palisades.

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BOAT RENTALS, Bear Mountain, NY
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Boat Rentals

We offer hourly paddle and row boat rentals from 11am to 5pm during weekdays and 11am to 6pm on weekends (weather permitting). Those under 16 years old MUST have someone over 16 in the boat with them, no exceptions. Ask the front desk for more information.

IONA ISLAND NATIONAL ESTUARY
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Iona Island National Estuary

Iona Island is one of the largest tidal wetlands along the Hudson, with about 270 acres of freshwater and brackish cattail marshes. It is dominated by narrow leaved cattail, but non-vegetated tidal flats, subtidal aquatic beds, and rocky uplands also occur. Bald eagle sightings are not uncommon here.

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