Trailside Bears to Open Gifts on Dec. 19

Visitors invited to make treats

The Trailside Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park will host its annual Beary Merry Holiday Part at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. Visitors are invited to gather at the Bear Den and make tasty snacks for the black bears. At 11 a.m. the bears will be given wrapped presents full of treats to “unwrap.”

The ice rink, merry-go-round and hiking trails at Bear Mountain also will be open. Parking at Bear Mountain State Park is $8 per vehicle and a $1 per person donation is suggested for admission to the zoo. Visit or for more information. Allow 20 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the zoo.

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