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Daytrip to Bear Mountain in New York

Daytrip to Bear Mountain in New York

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Daytrip to Bear Mountain from New York

A day trip to Bear Mountain in New York is perfect if you want to escape the city and see some nature during your holiday. New York is known for it’s Indian Summers. So, enjoy the mild weather and autumn leaves in this beautiful spot. The changing scenery is a marvellous thing to see if you’re in Manhattan in autumn. Book this day trip, sit back and relax while the boat takes you along the Hudson to Bear Mountain. Once there, you will have 3 hours to explore, hike and take in the scenery.

 

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Historic Bear Mountain

This day trip will take you to Bear Mountain, a nature reserve in the Hudson Highlands in New York State. Bear Mountain is about 70 kilometres from Manhattan. You’ll  soon see skyscrapers being replaced by nature as the terrain transforms along the water. In September, October and November, when this tour takes place, all trees will be turning shades of red, orange and yellow.

Autumn in New York State

Experience autumn in New York State with this day trip to Bear Mountain. It takes about 2.5 hours by boat to get to the final destination. Along the way you pass many interesting attractions, such as the Palisades, Grant’s Tomb, the George Washington Bridge and the Cloisters. In addition to enjoying the view, you can also enjoy the on-board Oktoberfest. Order something from the German Oktoberfest themed menu and listen to the live German Oom-pah & Polka bands while the boat heads further north along the Hudson river to Bear Mountain where you’ll spend three hours exploring.

Visit the Trailside Museums and Zoo, the Estuarine Reserve and Bird Refuge on Iona Island. See Perkins Tower, the merry-go-round or the pavilion for example. This day trip is perfect if you’ve visited New York City before and would like to see more of its surroundings. After three hours of sightseeing you can happily hop on the boat, and surrounded by nature it will bring you back to Manhattan arriving at your point of departure at around 17:30.

Daytrip to Bear Mountain - George Washington Daytrip to Bear Mountain - The Cloisters

Practical Information

After purchasing you will receive a voucher that you can print and exchange for a boarding pass, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.

Meals aren’t included in the tour. You can buy sodas, wine, beer, cocktails, sandwiches, hot dogs and snacks at the bar aboard the ship.

This day trip is only available in September and October.

  • Departure point: Pier 83, Hudson River Greenway
  • Departure time: 09:00
  • Duration: about 8 hours (2.5 hours cruise, 3 hours onsite, 2.5 hours sailing back)
    Around 17:30 the tour returns to its original departure point

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Daytrip to Bear Mountain - Bear Mountain and lake

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