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Bear Mountain State Park

Fort Montgomery, Orange and Rockland Counties

deer in brush, people walking along river
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Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising more than 1,200 feet above the west bank of the Hudson River, about 45 miles north of New York City. From September through November, many species of migrating hawks can be seen above Bear Mountain. Visitors can see marsh birds, waterfowl, warblers and shorebirds.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Paths
  • Trails
  • Perkins Memorial Tower
  • Viewing platform

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Biking
  • Boat rentals
  • Swimming
  • Ice skating
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Museum

Accessible Features

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This NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has some accessible features, including a nature trail, a half-mile wheelchair accessible trail, boat rentals, museums and ice skating. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


5,000+ acres

Closest Town

Fort Montgomery


Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Bear Mountain State Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 845-786-2701

Address: 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Website: Bear Mountain State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: John Rozell; NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation