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 in New York is perfect if you want to escape the city and also like to see some nature during your holiday. Indian Summer is famous in America: a warm autumn period with an abundance of orange and yellow golden trees in the vast forests. 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 to Bear Mountain. You’ll have a couple of hours to visit the attractions.


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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 and soon you’ll see skyscrapers being swapped for green surroundings. 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 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 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 German Oom-pah and Polka bands as the boat heads further north along the Hudson River to Bear Mountain, where you’ll then spend three hours exploring.

You go ashore and have three hours to visit the area’s various highlights. Visit the Trailside Museums and Zoo, the Estuarine Reserve and Bird Refuge on Iona Island, 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 sail you back to Manhattan arriving at your point of departure around 17:30.

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. At Bear Mountain, I went to the Bear Mountain Inn where I enjoyed a nice all you can eat buffet, but of course, you can choose to do something more energetic, and walk all the way up to the top of the mountain.


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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, West 42nd Street
  • Departure time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Duration: about 8 hours (2.5 hours cruise, 3 hours on-site, 2.5 hours sailing back)
    Around 17:30. the tour returns to its original departure point

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