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Black Bear Campground is 60 miles northwest of Times Square. From mid-May to mid-October, we have twice-weekly tours directed by an independent tour company and presented by a New York City licensed guide. It is important that our guests understand that we do not provide the tour, but that we have contracted an independent tour company. Highlights of the tour include Times Square, Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and much more! The tours leave directly from our upper-area Pavilion building at 8:00 a.m. and return between 6:00-7:00 p.m., depending on traffic.


Tours require advance reservations with a 50% non-refundable deposit. Ticket price is $115 for adults (13 years of age and over) and $95 for children (12 years of age and under) and includes ferry to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Gratuities are not included. Tours are scheduled rain or shine with a minimum of 12 people. We reserve the right to cancel any tour or modify the itinerary as conditions may warrant. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Meals and snacks are not provided; though if time allows, you may be able to grab a quick bite at a New York City vendor, we recommend that you bring your own food and drink. For your comfort, the tour utilizes a luxury coach with a bathroom.

Manhattan, one of five boroughs making up New York City, is only 2 miles wide at its widest point and just 10 miles long. Nowhere else in America is so much history, culture, entertainment, finance, and diversity crammed into such a small area. Did you know that New York City was the first capital of the United States of America, or that the majority of Americans have ancestors who came to America by way of New York City’s Ellis Island?

BY TRAIN OR BUS: For those who want to tour New York City on their own, we are 17 miles from the commuter railroad station in Harriman, New York. For Penn Station near Ground Zero or the Empire State Building in Manhattan, you will have to change trains in Secaucus, NJ. Alternately, there is a direct route ending at Grand Central Station and starting approximately 30 miles from us at Cortlandt Train Station at 2 Memorial Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY. Follow the paid parking instructions for numbered spots at the station. You may also opt to catch a bus in the nearby Village of Warwick, a convenient way to travel worry-free into the City.

BY CAR: One can also drive into New York City. Tolls and parking are expensive, and roads are very congested on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For these reasons, we do not recommend driving into the City unless you want to see a special event such as an evening Broadway Show. For a night ballgame in Yankee or Citifield Stadiums, we recommend taking the Cold Spring (West Point) or Peekskill train. These trains operate 24 hours a day and will take you to Yankee Stadium. Directions are available in our Office/Store.

For reservations, call Black Bear Campground at 845 651-7717 or email info@blackbearcampground.com.