Family Fun at Bear Mountain Park and Inn

by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 7, 2012

We spent a few wonderful hours at the Bear Mountain Park today.

It’s about 45 minutes away from us across the Hudson River, and we hadn’t been there in 2 1/2 years. It took me a while, but I did find a picture from that visit. How little Landon was!

The park offers everything you could want for a fun family outing: a lake, a playground, a huge grass area for soccer games and picnic, hiking trails, and a merry-go-round.

Just across the street is the Bear Mountain Zoo and Bear Mountain Pool.

The Bear Mountain Inn was finally reopened after years of renovations, and it offers a small restaurant and gift store.

That building in the middle houses the merry-go-round.

One ride costs $1, and Landon rode on it five times. It’s the most beautiful merry-go-round I’ve ever seen, with many hand-painted scenes of the Park and 42 hand-carved native animals.

If you live near Bear Mountain Park In Orange County, NY, definitely make a point to visit it with your kids. We had a blast.

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