Trailside is Open Daily for Year-Round Exploration!

Please note: the bears and coyotes go off exhibit at 4:00 pm.

Views at Geology Point

Trailside is open daily 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Snow event: during storms and afterwards, we will clear the trails and facilities before opening.





Earth Day

Saturday, April 22nd 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Rain date Sunday, April 23rd

Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus! Nature-related displays and activities! See spring-themed animal enrichment! Come at 10:30 a.m. to help us make treats for the Bears. hey will come out of their dens to gobble up the snacks at 11:00. Free native tree seedling—one per household.

Parking at Bear Mountain State Park is $10.00/vehicle. Admission to Trailside: suggested donation $1/person. For more information: 845-786-2701 x265. http://www.trailsidezoo.org. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den. 


Pitch In!

Saturday, May 6th 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Meet at Ramp to Trailside Zoo & Pool. Work Inside & Around Trailside on Landscape. Registration Required. Adults & Children ages 12  & up must with an adult. BRING: Water, Snacks, Lunch, Work Gloves.  WEAR: Work Clothes, Sneakers (no flip flops, sandals). Register: http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark/   845-786-2701 x265 or 293. WILL PROVIDE: Snacks, Tools, Refill Water & Work Gloves if needed.