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 Bear Mountain - Rockland County Playgrounds

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

Click to enlarge photo of Evening Swim at Hessian Lake
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
Fishing (lake and river fishing)
Food at park and at Bear Mountain Inn
Hiking Trails
Nature Trails (sinage about plants)
Playing Fields
Pool (very large pool)
Nature Trails and StudyRecreation programs
Zoo, Trailside Museum
Merry-Go-Round Pavilion

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

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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 Congers Playgrounds

10989, Hook Mountain, Things To Do, Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Fishing, Golf, Hiking Trails, Picnic Tables, Playground, Swimming, kiddies pool, Tennis, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Sledding Rockland Lake State Park

  Rockland Lake State Park is located at 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage NY 10989, Rockland County. The lake is located on a ridge of Hook Mountain above the west bank of the Hudson River.

About Rockland Lake State park: "Rockland Lake State Park's lake is located on a ridge of Hook Mountain above the west bank of the Hudson River. The park offers a huge 24,140 square foot swimming pool with diving boards - the pool is more than 10,000 square feet larger than an Olympic size pool. A kiddie pool is also available for young children. The park also offers picnic tables; grills, a car top boat launch dock, hiking trails with breath-taking views of the Hudson Valley, six tennis courts and the Rockland Lake State Park golf courses, featuring two 18 hole golf courses. Anglers can fish Rockland Lake for bass, perch and norlunge. Walkers, joggers, roller bladers, and bicyclists can enjoy the 3.2 mile non-motorized use paved trail around the lake. Rockland Lake State Park  website and more . . .
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 Haverstraw Playgrounds

10927, Park, Haverstraw, NY, Rockland County, swimming, Olympic size pool, handicap accessible playground, tennis court, fishing pier, picnic tables, activities, Things To Do at Bowline Point Park, Fishing pier, Playground, Pools, Tennis Court Bowline Point Park

  Bowline Point Park is located on Bowline Road (off Samsondale Avenue), Haverstraw, NY 10927 in Rockland County. The park is located on the Hudson River behind the power plant. Bowline Point Park  website and more . . .
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 Rockland County Playgrounds

Things To Do, Bear Mountain Park, hikers, historic Appalachian trail, campgrounds, great hiking, hikers, attractiions, activities, swimming pool, nature trails, Zoo, ice-skating, Biking, Cross-Country Skiing, Merry-Go-Round Bear Mountain State Park - Rockland County

  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 . . .

picnic areas, Beach, Harriman State Park, swimming, sandy beach, anglers, fish for bass, perch, Things To Do, Boat launches, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing spots, Hiking trails, Picnic, Playgrounds, showers Lake Sebago Beach - Harriman State Park - Rockland

  Lake Sebago Beach in Harriman State Park is located in Rockland County, New York. Lawns, fields and picnic areas surround Lake Sebago Beach. In addition to swimming on the sandy beach, anglers can fish for bass, perch, sunfish and more. Lake Sebago Beach - Harriman State Park - Rockland  website and more . . .

Cabin Camp, cabins, full service cottages, row boat rentals, beach, biking, hiking, tennis courts, Accessible, Things To Do at Sebago Cabin Camp, Cabins (handicapped-accessible), Fishing, Picnic, Playgrounds, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing Sebago Cabin Camp - Harriman State Park Lake Sebago - Rockland

  The Sebago Cabin Camp in Harriman State Park is on Lake Sebago. The camp offers rustic cabins and full service cottages. Also available: row boat rentals, beach, biking and hiking, organized sports, Saturday bonfire, rainy day movies and activities, play area, recreation hall, and tennis courts. Sebago Cabin Camp - Harriman State Park Lake Sebago - Rockland  website and more . . .

Hudson, Piermont Marsh, swimming pool, running track, tennis courts, cross-country skiing, a walking trail, picnic areas, Things To Do, Biking, Hiking Paths, Picnic Tables, Playground, Playing Fields, Pool, Showers, Tennis, Winter Activities Tallman Mountain State Park

  Tallman Mountain State Park comprises wooded country on the easterly slope of the Palisades uplands overlooking the Hudson and Piermont Marsh, which lies between the river and the slope. The marsh is part of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The park operates as a day-use area, offering a swimming pool, running track, tennis courts, playfield, cross-country skiing, a walking trail, hiking and picnic areas. Tallman Mountain State Park  website and more . . .

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