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  Click to enlarge photo of Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain Park Hessian Lake is located in Bear Mountain State Park. Hessian Lake offers a dock on the Hudson River for mooring small craft, rental boats, and lake and River Fishing at Bear Mountain Park.

Add Bear Mountain Park to your list of Things To Do in the Summer . Plan a picnic followed by a boat ride on the lake. Launch your kayak or canoe and go Boating at Bear Mountain Park, Rockland County in the lower-Hudson Valley. Hessian Lake in Bear Mountain Park  photos, website and more . . .

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  Click to enlarge photo of View at Perkins Point.

Click to enlarge photo of View at Perkins Point Perkins Drive, also known as Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower, stands at the summit of Bear Mountain State Park, 1,305 feet above the Hudson River. The tower was completed in 1934 and dedicated to George Walbridge Perkins, the first President and widely regarded founder of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC). Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower  website and more . . .

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  Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Creek from Bear Mountain Bridge.

Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Creek from the Bear Mountain Bridge The Bear Mountain Bridge offers spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. The bridge's roadway has eight-foot-wide shoulders for pedestrians and cyclists and incorporates the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail. Crossing the bridge on foot offers magnificent views, wonderful photo opportunities, and an invigorating walk.

On the walkway facing northeast, you can see 3 bridges from the Bear Mountain Bridge: the Popolopen Suspension Bridge, the Popolopen Creek Suspension Footbridge, and the train tracks. These bridges cross Popolopen Creek. Popolopen Creek at Bear Mountain  Scenic Hudson Valley  more . . .

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Popolopen Creek is a stream, mostly fed by Lake Popolopen, Stillwell Lake, and Weyant's Pond, that drains into the Hudson River. In 2002, New York's Governor George Pataki, dedicated a long suspension footbridge that spans Popolopen Creek. The footbridge connects the trail between the twin forts of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, carrying the Appalachian Trail across Popolopen Creek. Popolopen Suspension Footbridge - Bear Mountain State Park  more . . .

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Click to enlarge photo of an Early Evening Swim in Hessian Lake.

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Bear Mountain State Park is located in the small town of Bear Mountain, New York and resides in both Orange and Rockland counties. Bear Mountain offers the photographer stunning scenery and landscapes throughout the year.

Take a break from New York City. Manhattan to Bear Mountain is about an hour drive. Get away from NYC and spend a day in the country. Go to Bear Mountain State Park. For overnight stays, the Bear Mountain Inn is located right in the park and is close to many attractions and activities.

Visit Bear Mountain Park when looking for scenic spots and photo opportunities. If your hobby is photography or you are a proffessional photographer, photo opportunities at Bear Mountain are limitless. Magnificent scenery, rugged landscapes, and beautiful Hudson River landscapes set the tone in this very special region of the Hudson Valley. Find places to photograph on the hiking trails along the Hudson River and in the hills and mountains of Bear Mountain Park. When its time for lunch, have a picnic at Hessian Lake in Bear Mountain followed by a walk around the lake.

Plan a day trip to Bear Mountain. Find winter, spring, summer, and fall landscapes to photograph. Outstanding scenic opportunities for photographers are present at every turn. Find many year round activities and attractions for children at Bear Mountain Park . During every season of the year, Bear Mountain offers many things to do for both kids and adults; in addition to everlasting opportunities to take beautiful photos.

Bring the family to Bear Mountain. While you are photographing the Bear Mountain scenery, the kids can be introduced to a wonderland of nature, scenic landscapes, and the adventure of Bear Mountain Park. Kids of all ages will love the many activities at Bear Mountain Park; including the beach, biking, fishing, nature trails, recreation programs, zoo, and Merry-Go-Round Pavilion. Winter activities include: snowmobiling, snowshoeing, an outdoor rink (from late October through mid-March), and more.

After an intense photo session treat yourself to lunch or dinner at the Bear Mountain Inn, or just order refreshments at a casual dining area in the inn or at one of the refreshment stands in the park. Before going home, relax at Hessian Lake and watch the landscape change as plants and animals get ready for evening.

Explore the park on a warm spring day when flowers, trees, and the sound of nature come alive after the long winter season. Explore Bear Mountain Park where you can take nature walks, hike the Appalachian Trail, go boating on Hessian Lake, take the kids to the Trailside Museum and Zoo, and enjoy many activities outdoors at Bear Mountain in Rockland County, New York. Don't forget your camera!

Just a few of the many things to do in summer include boating, fishing, and picnics at Hessian Lake and the Hudson River. Bear Mountain is also home to one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in the area, so be sure to bring a bathing suit. As the light fades over the lake, relax and watch the ducks take an Evening swim in Hessian Lake, Bear Mountain.

Scenic Bear Mountain
Visit Bear Mountain Park, renowned for its naturally beautiful landscape. The heavily forested Bear Mountain State Park is set against rugged mountains in the historic Hudson River Valley and is virtually a photographer's dream. Everywhere you turn presents new and stunning views set in the natural landscape of nature, just 45 miles north of New York City. Imagine!

Lakes, rivers, ponds, forest, hills, and mountains abound at Bear Mountain. This 5000 acre parkland offers stunning sights including Perkins Point, views from the pedestrian walkway of the Bear Mountain Bridge, and the Appalachian Trail.

    Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower
    Hike or bike up Perkins Drive if you're in very good shape, otherwise drive to Perkins Memorial Tower at the summit of Bear Mountain State Park. Experience breathtaking views as you make your way to the top of Perkins Point. Upon reaching Perkins Point summit, you will be rewarded by one of the most beautiful views imaginable.

    The steep drive leading to Perkins Memorial Tower is 1,305 feet above the Hudson River. With its 360-degree view you can see the Hudson River, the Bear Mountain Bridge, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Storm King, and Fort Montgomery. The observation floors of the tower offer displays describing the distant views, including the mountain ranges of the: Taconics, Ramapo, Shawangunk, and Catskill Mountains.

    The Historic Appalachian Trail
    In 1921, the idea for the Appalachian Trail originated with a volunteer forester Benton MacKaye. Benton conceived the Trail as a refuge from modern stresses, stretching along the spine of the Appalachian mountains, where hikers could re-connect with the natural world.

    On October 7, 1923 the first section of the Appalachian Trail was finished at Bear Mountain. This part of the trail took hikers south to the Delaware Water Gap and served as a model for the many trails that followed. Trails were later joined to comprise the now famous Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain. Today, the Appalachian trail spans 2,167 miles, and is the first National Scenic trail in the United States.

    Of interest to hikers, the historic Appalachian Trail is carried across the Popolopen Suspension Bridge and the Bear Mountain Bridge.

The scenic campground, formed along the park’s natural rock ridges, provides alcoves of privacy and tranquility for campers. Each of the 80 campsites has a picnic table and fire ring. Additionally there is an area for RV camping. On weekends, park staff organizes hikes and craft activities.

Bear Mountain is most easily accessed by car. Although campgrounds and lodging are available, Bear Mountain Park is primarily a day-use park offering magnificent scenery, photo opportunities, and great hiking for all levels of hikers.

Activities and Things To Do at Bear Mountain include:
Biking Trails
Boat Rentals
Dockage
Fishing (lake and river fishing)
Food at park and at Bear Mountain Inn
Hiking Trails
Nature Trails (sinage about plants)
Picnicking
Playground
Playing Fields
Photography
Pool (very large pool)
Nature Trails and StudyRecreation programs
Swimming
Zoo, Trailside Museum
Merry-Go-Round Pavilion

    Winter Activities
    Cross-country Skiing
    Ice Skating at Outdoor rink (Late October through mid-March)
    Snowmobiling
    Snowshoeing

Attractions at Bear Mountain include:
Merry-Go-Round Pavilion
Perkins Memorial Drive & Tower
Scenic landscapes (Photograph opportunities)
Trailside Museums
Zoo and Nature Park

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Click to enlarge photo of Sunset Bear Mountain road Drive along Route 202W/6W and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River. Park the car at this scenic view point one mile from the Bear Mountain Bridge. The bridge spans the Hudson River between Rockland County and Westchester County and carries a section of the world famous Appalachian Trail. Sunset at Bear Mountain 202W/6W  more . . .
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  Bear Mountain State Park is located on the west side of the Hudson River in both Orange and Rockland counties in New York. The 5,067-acre (20.51 km2) Bear Mountain State Park, flagship of the Palisades Interstate Park System, is renowned for its natural beauty and rugged mountains and is just 45 miles north of New York City, in the historic and beautiful Hudson River Valley.
Lakes, ponds, forest, hills, and mountains abound at Bear Mountain. Bear Mountain is heavily forested, offering the natural beauty of sights such as Perkins Memorial Tower, Bear Mountain State Park - Rockland County  photos, website and more . . .

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Scenic Bear Mountain
Visit Bear Mountain, the flagship of the Palisades Interstate Park System, renowned for its naturally beautiful landscape. The heavily forested Bear Mountain State Park is set against rugged mountains in the historic Hudson River Valley and is virtually a photographer's dream. Everywhere you turn presents new and stunning views; all set in the natural landscape of nature, just 45 miles north of New York City. Imagine!

Lakes, rivers, ponds, forest, hills, and mountains abound at Bear Mountain. This 5000 acre parkland offers stunning sights including Perkins Point, views from the pedestrian walkway of the Bear Mountain Bridge, and the Appalachian Trail.

    Perkins Point and Perkins Memorial Tower
    Hike, bike, or drive up Perkins Drive to Perkins Memorial Tower at the summit of Bear Mountain State Park. Experience breathtaking views as you make your way to the top to Perkins Point. Upon reaching Perkins Point you will be rewarded by one of the most beautiful views imaginable. The steep drive leading to Perkins Memorial Tower is 1,305 feet above the Hudson River. With its 360-degree view you can see the Hudson River, the Bear Mountain Bridge, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Storm King, and Fort Montgomery. The observation floor of the tower offers displays describing the distant views, including the mountain ranges of the: Taconics, Ramapo, Shawangunk, and Catskill Mountains.

    The Historic Appalachian Trail
    In 1921, the idea for the Appalachian Trail originated with a volunteer forester Benton MacKaye. Benton conceived the Trail as a refuge from modern stresses, stretching along the spine of the Appalachian mountains, where hikers could re-connect with the natural world.

    On October 7, 1923 the first section of the Appalachian Trail was finished at Bear Mountain. This part of the trail took hikers south to the Delaware Water Gap and served as a model for the many trails that followed. Trails were later joined to comprise the now famous Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain. Today, the Appalachian trail spans 2,167 miles, and is the first National Scenic trail in the United States.

    Of interest to hikers, the historic Appalachian Trail is carried across the Popolopen Suspension Bridge and the Bear Mountain Bridge.

Plan a family outing and introduce the children to a wonderland of nature and the adventure of Bear Mountain Park. The kids will love the many activities at Bear Mountain Park; including the beach, biking, fishing, nature trails, recreation programs, zoo, and Merry-Go-Round Pavilion. Winter activities include: snowmobiling, snowshoeing, an outdoor rink (from late October through mid-March), and more.

The scenic campground, formed along the park’s natural rock ridges, provides alcoves of privacy and tranquility for campers. Each of the 80 campsites has a picnic table and fire ring. Additionally there is an area for RV camping. On weekends, park staff organizes hikes and craft activities. Movies are shown on Saturday evenings.

Bear Mountain is most easily accessed by car. Although campgrounds and lodging are available, Bear Mountain Park is primarily a day-use park offering magnificent scenery, photo opportunities, and great hiking for all levels of hikers.




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