Boo at the Zoo

Trailside hosts annual family event

A black bear at Trailside Zoo enjoys Halloween treats (photo provided)

A black bear at Trailside Zoo enjoys Halloween treats (photo provided)

Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park will host “Boo at the Zoo” on Saturday, Oct. 24. Meet at the Bear Den at 10:30 to make snacks for the black bears; at 11 a.m. watch the zookeepers share the treats with the bears in their decorated habitat.

Family activities, including pumpkin decorating, matching games and face painting, will continue until 3 p.m. Parking is $8 per vehicle and the zoo asks for a donation of $1 per person. Allow 20 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the zoo. For more information, visit The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 25.

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