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Bear Mountain State Park Day Trip
Offered By: Short Line Bus
Spend a beautiful day just one hour from the city, but a world away from the bustle in the shadow of magnificent Bear Mountain at the Bear Mountain State Park.

Operates: Daily Through May 1 2016
Tour Length: 1 Day
Departs From: New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal

Adult - $26.70
Child (Ages 5-11) - $13.35

Rowing at Bear Mt.

What to Expect:

Enveloped in the folds of the west Bank of the Hudson River, lies Bear Mountain State Park. Buses depart New York City daily and bring you to the cornerstone of the park - the Historic Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge. An amazing portfolio of nature's attractions await your arrival; including a large play field, children's playground, shaded picnic grove, fishing and boating docks, swimming pool, Trailside Zoo, Merry-Go-Round Pavilion, and countless spectacular hiking trails. An un-covered outdoor ice rink is open seasonally for skaters and the Perkins Memorial Tower sits stately atop Bear Mountain- boasting views of the NYS skyline!

Our scheduled day-trip is the perfect way to take advantage of the unbeilievable hiking available just an hour from the doorstep of New Yorkers.

Stroll by brooks and rolling hills, climb to spectacular vistas, or challenge yourself along the first section of the Appalachian Trail, which is located just out the front door of the Bear Mountain Inn.


Before you head out... Contact NY/NJ Trail Conference at 201-512-9348 or  for Trail Maps, difficulty levels, hiking tips, and information.

Package Includes:

  • Round-Trip Bus Transportation from/to Bear Mountain State Park

Tour Timetable:

Buses depart New York City from the ShortLine Terminal at the Port Authority (42nd St. & 8th Ave.) on the 4rd floor-Gates 401-409.

Depart Bear
8:45 AM or 11:15 AM 3:19 PM 5:00 PM

There is an additional return bus offered on Weekends and Holidays departing at 5:19 PM and arriving back to the Port Authority at 7:00 PM.                                         





German Food and Beer, Entertainment, Craft Vendors.....

                      and much more!!!!                                                          





      Oktoberfest at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area at Bear Mountain.


The best Fall Festival in our area is just a short trip from the city and a ride on the ShortLine is the best way to experience it.  Bask in spectacular views of the Palisades on your way to Bear Mountain State Park and Oktoberfest 2015.  Each weekend from September 12th through October 25 is filled with German foods and Bands, crafts and let’s not forget – German beer!  Hop aboard the bus and there is no need to worry about parking in the park, or your drive home.  The festival runs Saturday and Sunday of each weekend (including Columbus Day) from 12pm until 6pm.  Complete event details can be found by visiting Octoberfest is NOT at Bear Mountain State Park this year it has been moved a few miles away to Anthony Wayne Rec Area. If you want to attend the Octoberfest please buy this option. If you just buy a Bear Mountain State park ticket you will not be able to get to the Octoberfest.

Click here to book your round-trip transportation to Oktoberfest at the Anthony Wayne Rec Area


Bus Departs NYC - Port Authority Bus Terminal

8:45 a.m and 11:15 a.m
Bus Departs Octoberfest at the Anthony Wayne Rec Area for NYC 3:19 p.m and 5:19 p.m




Terms and Conditions:

One day tour tickets must be used within 30 days of purchase. One day tours purchased online are non-refundable but can be rescheduled by contacting the ShortLine office at 800-631-8405.

Hudson Transit Lines, Inc., Gray Line New York Tours, Inc. & Coach USA acts only as agent for hotels, bus transportation, and certain tour and entertainment ingredients involved and accepts no responsibilities for injuries, loss of baggage or personal property, delays, inconveniences, or other costs incurred for any reason. The right is reserved to withdraw any program in this brochure and/or make such changes in the program(s) as may be found desirable for the convenience of parties and for the proper carrying out of tour(s).

Requests must be made in writing within 30 days of the tour and must include ticket receipt for tour(s) purchased. No refunds will be considered without proof of purchase. Any refunds due will be made by mail. No refunds will be made on unused portions of a tour.

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