If you’re the type of person that loves outdoor sports like fishing, hiking, swimming, biking and finishing off your day with the perfect run, Bear Mountain is a great place to go for a day trip or a weekend hideout.
Located only 1.5 hours from Manhattan’s Central Park, Bear Mountain State Park is located ‘on the west side of the Hudson River in Orange and Rockland counties of New York’.
Besides all the amazing adventure outdoor activities, the Park also features a Zoo, Trailside Museums, the Perkins Memorial Tower with an amazing view of the park, picnic areas, playgrounds, Nature Trails and several other amazing amenities and activities.
Oh! Are you the radical sports person? Well, they also offer cross country skiing! If you decide to stay for the weekend, a good option is the Bear Mountain Inn built in 1915.
Address: Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North Bear Mountain, NY
Credits: NY State Parks, Wikipedia and Virtual Tourist