Red-tailed Hawk photo: Jessica Munich

Red-tailed Hawk
photo: Jessica Munich

Alert: Trailside Closing

Trailside will be OPEN Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.

Trailside will be CLOSED Monday through Friday  through March due to construction.We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st. Please check on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 31st about the remainder of the week. We apologize for the inconvenience.

During the closing, there will be NO access to Trailside from any point of entry. The closing is due to construction 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.

Telescope on Geology Point

Trailside’s New Telescope on Geology Point

Come take a look through the new telescope at Geology Point. In winter, look for eagles. In summer, look at the barges on the river, hikers on Anthony’s Nose and birds flying over the river. The scope was made possible through a special grant from NYS Parks.


Black Bears  Photo: Karen Parashkevov
Black Bears
Photo: Karen Parashkevov

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 25th (rain date Sunday, April 26th) Come to the bear den at 10:30 am to make treats for the Bears. They will come out of their dens to gobble them up at 11:00. Enjoy family-friendly fun, displays and activities with an Earth-friendly focus. See spring-themed animal enrichment. Get a free native tree-seedling (one seedling per household).  Parking at BMSP: $8/vehicle. Admission to Trailside: suggested donation $1/person.


Pitch In!
Pitch In!


Saturday, May 2nd 9:30 am to 1 pm. Pitch in at Trailside Museums and Zoo with landscape beautification, fencing painting and invasive weed management. Bring: water, snacks, lunch & work gloves. Wear: work clothes, sneakers/boots (no flip flops). If under 15, must be accompanied by an adult. Register at www.ptny.org/ilovemypark.

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.