Hot Chocolate with a View at Bear Mountain State Park
The fun-for-all resources made available to Hudson Valley residents due to geography alone are astounding. From the Shawangunk Mountains with their world renowned trails and waterfalls to the mystical Hudson River and it's water sports draw all the way into the hills of Sullivan County and the Bethel Woods historical site, possibilities are endless! Even in the winter time, there is fun to be had. Even though we've been lucking out with a mild season and little to no accumulating snow fall (Rock Salt on sale!) there is a place where the ice freezes! Consider the Skating Rink at Bear Mountain State Park.
Fun for the whole family!
The historically rugged terrain at Bear Mountain State Park rises up from the west bank of the Hudson River in the Palisades region of the lower Hudson Valley. The park features a variety of recreational uses including trails, fields, picnic tables and more. The Gross family Poses after their Ice Skating Session
The outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. Perkins Memorial Drive and Tower are open from April through late November, weather permitting. The carousel at the pavillion
The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand painted scenes of the park and 42 hand carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit and more.
In the pavilion, visitors can enjoy hot chocolate and some other snacks while they warm up in the cozy space post or pre-skate. he cool hat award goes to.....
Many Hudson Valley residents came out to enjoy the rink this past weekend. You can take advantage of gorgeous views as you slip and slide and hopefully don't fall across the sparkling ice. (SHould you fall, don't worry! Christian and Chris will be there to lift you up!) Chris and Christian give Hannah a rest
Why we love Bear Mountain State Park : Parking Pass $8 * Skate Rental $4 * Steaming cup of Hot Chocolate on a Chilly February Day $2 *
Views of a landscape of unparalleled beauty : priceless!
Ice Rink: Adult (12+) - $4.00 (After 6 PM - $5.00) Children (4-11) - $3.00 (after 6 PM - $4.00) 3 and under – Free Spectators + Seniors - $2.00 Skate Rental - $4.00 Skate Sharpening - $5.00 Locker Rental - $0.50 Private Rink Rental: $180/hr