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A truly amazing view of the Hudson Valley along with a thrilling ride up to the tower. Never knew... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This is a drive worth taking. Great for families, couples or anyone seeking some peace away from... read more

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Perkins Memorial Drive, Bear Mountain, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly amazing view of the Hudson Valley along with a thrilling ride up to the tower. Never knew that such a gorgeous rural setting existed so close to the congestion and overly populated City Of New York!

Thank wayne5105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a drive worth taking. Great for families, couples or anyone seeking some peace away from the frailty grind, you will find it here. You could sit here for hours, pack a picnic and enjoy the views.

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Great place to visit and hike. You can choose to drive all the way up to the tower or hike from the bottom of the mountain. Either way you will not be disappointed. I read from a previous reviewer that there are many non-english speaking...More

Thank pabmarjew
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The walk to the top (4 flights up), is simply worth the view of such a vast scene. You'll see the skyline of New York City, while you'll be able to see far off north (upstate New York)

Thank Mordechai P
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and states. Outside area could use more signage explaining what you are seeing.

Thank NL144
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We love to take the bike up to the tower. The ride and the views at the tower are absolutely beautiful. The scenery from the tower is like no other.

Thank dadelh662064
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the outing with 3 small kids. A 4 stormy climb to the top of the tower. Pleasant walking paths amidst the trees on the mountain top with picnic sites. Within easy reach from New York City (50 mins.)

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We parked at the locked gate at the bottom of the road along with several other cars (5+). We walked much of the way up in a snowy landscape and had beautiful views out over the local landscape when we found a break in the...More

Thank Ryryry4
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I've always known that the Perkins Memorial Tower is a must visit spot. With its majestic views, wonderful history and great trails. We finally made it up one evening trying to get a view of the lunar eclipse. We did not see the moon as...More

1  Thank Pconwaynyc
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We hiked up to Perkins tower from the Beat Mountain in. Worth every step for an amazing view. What a vista! Surrounded by park almost 360 with views all the way to the Manhattan skyline!

Thank rsnow5
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Pankaj K
8 July 2018|
Response from NL144 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, parking at the tower is free. There wasn’t an entrance fee to the park when we were there, but the pool wasn’t open for the season yet.
23 March 2017|
Response from ak5_13 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure
7 October 2016|
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Response from ygNYC | Reviewed this property |
How long it takes all depends on which trail you're hiking. The Major Welch trail is steep and challenging. The rebuilt AT is steep but has excellent stone steps for 3/4 of the way. If you're in shape and a decent hiker, it... More