This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.07-10-2012 12:00:00 07-10-2012 12:00:00 America/New_York Oktoberfest This annual fall event features authentic German foods, music, crafts, and more. Afterward, enjoy the fall foliage around Hessian Lake and the rest of the park. Each weekend through October. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=118031 Bear Mountain State Park Bear Mountain State Park
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Venue Description: Located on more than 5,000 acres on the west side of the Hudson River, Bear Mountain State Park sits among Rockland County's mountain peaks. Since opening in 1913, its mission has been to preserve land and provide the public with opportunities for outdoor recreation.
The park features a large playing field, shaded picnic groves, rowboat docks on Hessian Lake, nature trails including segments of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, museum, zoo, and a swimming pool. Common activities open to visitors are hiking, biking, boating, cross-country skiing, cross-country running, sledding, and ice skating at an outdoor rink open late October through mid-March. A popular attraction is the Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain where visitors can take a scenic drive up Perkins Memorial Drive to the tower to catch a sprawling view of the park as well as the nearby Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park.
Within the park are the Trailside Museums and Zoo, a hotel called Bear Mountain Inn, and a merry-go-round with hand-painted scenes of the park and 42 hand-carved seats depicting native animals. The merry-go-round is available for birthday parties. The park also offers a variety of educational day programs for children.