Day Trip to Bear Mountain from New York

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Daytrip to Bear Mountain in New York

A day trip to Bear Mountain from New York is perfect if you want to escape the city and see some nature during your holiday. New York is known for its Indian Summers. So, enjoy the mild weather and autumn leaves in this beautiful place. The changing scenery is a marvellous thing to see if you’re in Manhattan in the Autumn. Book this day trip, sit back and relax while the boat takes you along the Hudson River to Bear Mountain. Once there, you will have three 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, New York State. Bear Mountain is about 70 kilometres from Manhattan. You’ll soon see skyscrapers fading away and being replaced by nature as the terrain transforms along the water. In September, October and November, when this tour takes place, all the 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 from New York. 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 MET Cloisters.

In addition to enjoying the view, you can enjoy the onboard Oktoberfest. Order something from the Oktoberfest-themed menu and listen to the live bands as the boat head further north along the Hudson River to Bear Mountain, where you’ll then spend three hours exploring.

There are several things to do in Bear Mountain. 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 been to New York City before, and want 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 5 p.m.

Eric’s Tip: “The Bear Mountain day trip is perfect for getting away from the city for a day. I enjoyed the boat ride and strolling around on board while having a drink and a bite to eat. The changing scenery along the way ensures that the trip never gets boring.”

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Practical Information

After purchasing, you’ll 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 onboard the boat.

This day trip is only available in September, October and November.

  • Departure point: Pier 83, Hudson River Greenway
  • Departure time: 9 a.m.
  • Duration: about 8 hours (2.5 hours cruise, 3 hours on-site, 2.5 hours sailing back)
    Around 5 p.m. the tour returns to its original departure point

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