Important info for your Bear Mountain Oktoberfest hike
Your Bear Mountain Hike to Oktoberfest with HIKE for Mental Health and hike organizers Donna and Brandon is less than 3 weeks away! We look forward to seeing you there! Here’s what you need to know.
|Date:||Saturday, October 1, 2022|
|Start time:||Check-in is from 7-7:30am.|
|Location:||Meet in the parking lot of the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Pkwy, Bear Mountain, NY 10911. For Google Map directions to the parking lot, click here.|
Meet in the parking lot at 7am. Check-in will be from 7-7:30am. There is a $12 fee to park. You can pre-pay for parking at this link.
The 9 mile hike will begin at 7:30am from the parking lot, ascend to the summit of Bear Mountain for amazing views, and return to the starting point in the parking lot between 12-1pm, as the Oktoberfest is getting underway.
While the hike will be over at that point, many hikers choose to stay, at least for a while, to enjoy each other’s company at the festivities. Admission to Oktoberfest is free, and there will plenty of good Bavarian food and refreshments for purchase.
|Est. finish time:||The hike will end around 1 pm. back at the starting point.|
|Pets:||Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a 6 ft. lead, but be mindful that not everyone is a dog-lover; keep your pet under your direct control at all times.|
What to bring
- comfortable, loose-fitting hiking clothing, not made of cotton
- waterproof shell or windbreaker
- wool or synthetic sweater (if it is chilly)
- good walking/hiking shoes or boots (unless you are one of the brave barefoot hikers!)
Food & water
- 1 quart of water
- Snacks for the trail
Other items you may want to consider
- Cash for parking and any Oktoberfest purchases
- cell phone
- personal first aid supplies – aspirin, band-aids
- bug repellent, just in case
- trekking poles or hiking sticks
Wear your HIKE for Mental Health Shirts if you have them!
That’s about it. If you have any questions at all, please ask. Donna and Brandon will be your hike leaders. You can reach Donna via her cell phone at (845) 546-1832 with any questions the morning of the hike.
Thank you for being part of the hike and for helping raise $$$ and awareness to help eliminate the suffering from mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it.
HIKE for Mental Health
Hikes that bring hope.