Trailside Museums & Zoo

At Bear Mountain State Park

HOURS: 10AM - 4:30PM, 7 Days a Week. Be sure to plan ahead, our Bears and Beaver go into their dens at 4:00PM

Weekdays: Construction Alert

Due to Construction: There will be no weekday access from April 22nd through late May. Please check back for updates. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Earth Day Celebration

Black Bear Celebrating Spring

Black Bear Celebrating Spring

Saturday, April 26th 10:30 am to 3:00 pm (rain date Sunday, April 27th). Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 am to make treats for the Bears and watch them gobble up the treats at 11:00 am. Celebrate spring with nature-related activities and displays for all ages! Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus! Parking at Bear Mountain State Park $8/vehicle. Admission to Trailside: suggested donation $1/person. For more information, call 845-786-2701 x293.


Trailside Discovery

Trailside’s environmental education summer day program returns for 2014!

Session 3 Hiking to Doodletown

Session 3 Hiking to Doodletown

Make Trailside Discovery day program your child’s up-close and personal introduction to local wildlife and ecology. They will get their hands dirty, and they will have fun! Through hands-on activities and exciting games, children will be immersed in the natural world in engaging and age appropriate ways.

Click HERE for more information!


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.

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