Bear Mountain Cruise: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Thu, Sep 20, 2012

Fall is finally here! As the crisp air blows in and the leaves begin to change to stunning shades of amber and gold, Bear Mountain becomes the ideal destination for a scenic weekend escape. Throughout September and October, Circle Line vessels will be winding their way up the Hudson as you absorb the unrivaled views of The Palisades in all of their natural beauty. Take the perfect snapshot of radiant fall foliage, or enjoy a good conversation with friends and family. Whatever you desire, Circle Line’s Bear Mountain Cruises are the best way to relax this fall.

Once you arrive at historic Bear Mountain, you will have free reign over 5,000 acres of pure natural wonders. If touring by bike suits your fancy, Circle line has partnered with Bike and Roll NYC to provide high quality Trek bikes for Bear Mountain’s scenic paths and challenging hills.

In addition, your cruise includes free admission to Bear Mountains’ annual Oktoberfest. This fall, Bear Mountain will come alive with authentic German festivities. With delectable Deutschland cuisine, your favorite ice-cold German beverages, and top-notch German music performed by the likes of the Alex Meixner Band, you won’t want to miss this celebration!

Top 3 Bear Mountain Destinations:

1. Hessian Lake: A sprawling, 45-acre crystal blue lake located at the foot of Bear Mountain.

Hessian Lake

2. Perkins Memorial Tower: This historic monument commemorates the life-long dedication of George Walbridge Perkins to the preservation of Bear Mountain.

perkins memorial tower


3. Doodletown: An authentic New York ghost town! The remnants from this 19th century settlement are a desirable destination for any hiking or bike-riding enthusiasts.  


Ship sails from our location at Pier 83 (West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue) at 9:00 AM and returns at 5:30 PM.

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