Visitors, please note: The fall season brings changing hours of operation for amenities & activities.
Due to an ongoing construction project, Trailside Museums and Zoo's normal hours of operation have changed. Updates are available here and by checking www.trailsidezoo.org.
Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting.
The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand painted scenes of the park an 42 hand carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit and more. For general information about the Merry-Go-Round please contact the Bear Mountain Office at (845) 786-2701 ext. 242. To book a birthday party at the Merry-Go-Round, please contact our concessionaire at (845) 786-2731.
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Dogs only, must be on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings, picnic areas, bathing areas, on walkways or in the Trailside Museum and Wildlife Center.