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.
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.
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.
I LOVE MY PARK DAY
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
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.