My fiancee and I fell instantly in love with Bear Mountain. Its just a short trip. No more than 2 hours. The buses are really nice and comfortable. Not crowded nor noisey.There was no wifi or charging... More>>
It was a great experience. I went by myself first time. The bus is almost 2h ride it was freezing little bit just take a lightweight jacket or smal blanket. If you are planning to spend the day there ... More>>
If doing a day trip, make sure to take the 8:45am bus so have enough time for a hike. And bus leaves to the minute on time so don't miss it!
My fiancee and I fell instantly in love with Bear Mountain. Its just a short trip. No more than 2 hours. The buses are really nice and comfortable. Not crowded nor noisey.There was no wifi or charging port but that was fine since it was a short trip. It gets pretty chilly on the bus so bring a bkankie or jacket
It was a great experience. I went by myself first time. The bus is almost 2h ride it was freezing little bit just take a lightweight jacket or smal blanket. If you are planning to spend the day there after hiking bring your food and enjoy the area by the river where it's full and family friendly. It took me 2h to climb the mountain and come back but itâ€™s worth it for the amazing view. Totally recommended
Bear Mountain was a beautiful place and it was fun. WARNING: THE SHORTLINE BUS WAS FREEZING. It was so cold that my legs and my friends' hands went numb. I was SO uncomfortable during the commute -- make sure you bring a jacket, even if it's 85 degrees out, it'll feel like it's 50 degrees in the bus.
Bear Mountain is a fun place to visit. Ordering the tickets through TakeTours was easy. You need to pick up the tickets at the booth when you arrive at Port Authority. Overall, it is fun and easy. I planned on going again to enjoy nature.
Great trip and experience. The bus ride up and back was good. The bus wasn't fully packed and minimal stops on the way up to Bear Mt. the way back however had more stops and pick-ups with resulted in a little over 2hr ride. Bear mountain is great. One of the major hiking terrain routes is man-made so it's pretty clear of debris. You follow rock steps up to the tower. This took us about 2.5 hrs up and back at a walking pace. Overall we had fun and would take the trip again.
Loved this trip. It was easy navigating around - getting on the bus and getting back. Bear mountain is a beautiful place. I highly recommend renting the boat for $10 for the hour. I will definitely book this again in the fall.
It's such a beautiful place and so much to explore, one day is not enough. I will go again when its summer. I went last year Fall 2015, and that's the best time to go because of the changes in leaf colors, Looked so beautiful
Bus was on time, clean and comfortable. This is not a guided tour, just the bus ride. You need to redeem the tickets at the ticket counter in Port Authority Bus Terminus. The bus will drop you in front of the Bear Mountain Inn. Grab a trail map from the Inn reception, and start hiking. We hiked up the Appalachian Trail to the Perkins Tower (which is also the highest point, nice views) and came back down the Major Welch trail. Trails are well marked, but certain sections (especially on MW trail) can be tough for novices. Better check with the nice people at the Inn or fellow hikers for suggestions. The Inn has a basic cafe and a restaurant. We may stay there a night next time. Overall good trip!
The trip was awesome. The place is so beautiful. I went up the mountain, and because I get tired easily, it took me 1.5 hours to get up, but for a fast pace walker or climber it will take like 45 minutes. We didn't get enough time to finish seeing the whole place but was worth it. I couldn't see because I got so tired from walking up the mountain.
Very beautiful site to see during fall. We had the Appalachian trail and also walked along the lake side. Last year, we also we went during the same time in October, but it was more beautiful colors. The tour is really worth it.
We had a wonderful day. The bus was on time and the place was very nice and beautiful. Quite a number of choices of hiking routes, from easy to difficult. I also enjoyed the walk around the lake. Would recommend this trip.
Bear Mountain State Park was awesome...
Some friends and I decided to go in winter for the very first time... and of course we're planning to in summer too - even with the cold - the place is amazing... it was worth every view!!!
It's a nice day getaway, there is so much to do, so an independent tour like this is the best way to go. I love that in such a short ride away, you're in nature with trails, and you could hike or swim in the pool, or paddle boat, or just relax and do nothing, it's all up to you.
I had an awesome time hiking for the first time alone through Bear Mountain! I was pleased with the ride there and back with the bus leaving right on time. Bear Mountain is such a beautiful place full of green covered mountains and with a view of the Hudson that will amaze you! The Appalachian trail, which is the one that I took, was relatively easy. There are plenty of markings to ensure that you don't get off course, but if you're confused there were always other hikers there to help!
Bear Mountain was wonderful, you pay one price and have access to everything in the park. The trails, the lake, the zoo, and the views were awesome. A great place for everyone, and something to do for everyone.
My experience was just wonderful. It was very cold outside but this made an unforgettable experience of snow and ice. The ice skating was closed on Thursdays and that isn't on the TakeTours website but I still made the best of it and enjoyed the free zoo and hiking. A very romantic getaway! The restaurant on the 2nd floor was outstanding to warm up with hot chocolate and soup, and all the staff was very friendly! I will be going back for sure!
I had a really good time at bear mountain. The experience was simply awesome, bus was punctual and the drive was mind blowing. Bear mountains have everything in store for you, starting from Trekking, Pool, fishing, Amazing views, nice playground, picnic spot and what not.. Thank you TakeTours!!!!
I had a really good time at bear mountain but it would be better if i go there during weekend. Every stores, and activities were closed, and i had to come back at 3:19pm. But it was simple and nice exprience. Thank you TakeTours!