With the crisp Fall air and the leaves changing, I thought this would be a nice outing.
Main Entrance to Bear Mountain State Park is on Seven Lakes Drive, off of Route 9W and a short distance south of the Bear Mountain Bridge Circle. The entrance is next to Bear Mountain Inn, 98 Hessian Lake Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911. Parking for Trailside is available at the parking lots of Bear Mountain State Park. There is an $8 fee per car to park. Carpooling is a good option.
From Newburgh and points North: Take Route 9W South to Bear Mountain Bridge Circle. Follow signs for Bear Mountain State Park.