Alert: Trailside Closing

Trailside will be CLOSED Monday through Friday: through Friday, December 19th

Trailside will be OPEN Saturdays and Sundays during this time period.

During the Winter Holidays, Trailside will be OPEN daily from Saturday, December 20th through Sunday, January 4th. HOWEVER, Trailside will be closed Thursday, December 25th (Christmas Day). After the Holidays, Trailside will be closed weekdays due to the ongoing construction project.

During the closing, there will be NO access to Trailside from any point of entry. The closing of Trailside is due to a major construction project at the Pool Bathhouse.

Hikers, please use the blue-blazed bypass trail to stay on the Appalachian Trail. Follow the blue blazes around the outside perimeter of Trailside to reconnect with the white blazed AT.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back for updates.

Beary Merry Holiday

Beary Merry Holiday

Beary Merry Holiday

Saturday, December 20th (rain date Sunday, December 21st) 10:30 am at the bear denCelebrate the holidays at Trailside! Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 am and make tasty snacks for the black bears. We’ll celebrate the holiday season at 11:00 am when we let the bears out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats! Parking at Bear Mountain State Park $8/vehicle Admission to Trailside: suggested donation $1/person.

  Trailside Bears

Black Bear Celebrating Spring

Black Bear Celebrating Spring

Follow the NYS Parks Nature Times blog to learn about how Earth Day was celebrated at Trailside and other nature happenings in NYS Parks. http://nysparksnaturetimes.com/2014/05/09/earth-day-at-bear-mountain/

 Myth of the Woolly Bear

Woolly Bear
Pyrrharctia isabella

Click here to watch Science Friday video featuring Bear Mountain’s own Woolly Bear and Edwin McGowan, Director of Science and Trailside Museums and Zoo.