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Park and lodging operations have resumed.  Our Restaurant and Cafe are  currently closed.  We are  providing a daily complementary Grab-n-Go breakfast. State Swimming Pool at Bear Mountain has closed for the season per  The State Park Services

 

Additional Information

Follow the Foliage

Drive through the treelined roads, or hike up one of the many trails to see panoramic views of the Valley’s in all its autumn glory.
Follow the Foliage when the leaves are best and have your own driving tour.

 

 

Hike Bear Mountain’s Best Trails

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/new-york/bear-mountain-state-park

https://www.nynjtc.org/content/suggested-hikes-harriman-bear-mountain-trails-map

https://hikethehudsonvalley.com/hikes/bear-mountain-state-park/

Guided hike with a NYS Licensed Hiking Guide

 

Head to the Orchards

The dozens of orchards lining the landscape of the Hudson Valley offer visitors
not only the quintessential apple experience, but also winery tastings and tours,
incredible lunch options and the oh-so-coveted apple cider donuts!

Where to go :

Applewood Orchards, Warwick 

Lawrence Farms Orchards, Newburgh

Apple Hill Farm, New Paltz

Dubois Farms, Milton, NY

 

The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

Experience the area’s biggest Halloween event, the wildly popular Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze!
Visit the event website for more information on ticket purchasing, date availability and reservations. Get your tickets before they are fully sold out!

 

Encounter History

The Hudson Valley is seeped in history! From presidents and battlefields, to oil tycoons and real estate wonders. Here are a few places:

Bannerman’s Castle 

Washington’s Headquarters 

Cornish Estate 

West Point  

Kykuit, Rockefeller Estate

Vanderbilt Mansion

Constitution Island and the Warner House, Cold Spring, NY

FDR Home & Library & Valkill Home, Hyde Park, NY

 

Experience Storm King

Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley,
where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky.

 

Explore Dia

Beacon: In 2003, a 300,000-square-foot former Nabisco box factory on Beacon’s waterfront was converted into this cutting-edge contemporary art museum. The open gallery space specializes in structural and oversized works that cannot be housed in traditional museum settings, drawing in crowds from across the globe. Along with the significant structural works, Dia: Beacon is home to permanent installation works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. Explore Dia today!

Savor Craft Spirits

The Hudson Valley has grown to be widely recognized as a craft paradise, booming with small-batch distilleries, wineries and breweries. Home to many well-established and up-and-coming artisans, visitors can enjoy tastings, tours and carefully curated menus.

Our Top Five:

Peekskill Brewery

Dennings Point Distillery

Way Brewing Company

Brotherhood Winery

Tuthilltown Spirits

Angry Orchard

Benmarl Winery

 

Walkway Over the Hudson

Opened in 1889 as a double-track railroad bridge connecting the city of Poughkeepsie and Highland,
NY; the bridge was transformed into a pedestrian walkway in 2009 and noted as the longest elevated park in the world as part of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.