Northeast - Climbing Bear Mountain in the winter?
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12-31-10, 04:05 PM
Does anybody know if you can ride up Bear Mountain in the winter? Is Perkins Drive closed for a certain time during the winter? Would appreciate any info. Thanks!!
12-31-10, 04:30 PM
I think you could find a more definitive answer if you did a search...
I tried to ride up to the top of Bear Mtn a year or two ago at this time and perkins was indeed closed. I thought about just going around the gate, but the road was covered in pebbles and rocks from the weather so I just turned around. 7 lakes drive was open though.
12-31-10, 07:23 PM
Perkins Dr is closed during the winter months. Icing on roadway from snow melt.
01-01-11, 04:45 AM
Does anybody know if you can ride up Bear Mountain in the winter Is Perkins Drive closed for a certain time during the winter Would appreciate any info.
01-01-11, 04:28 PM
Thanks for the info!
Not the Slowest
01-01-11, 07:03 PM
You can walk around the gate. As stated you may have snow to deal with.
As a general rule the top of Bear Mt may be 5 degrees colder than NYC, so always worry about snow and black ice and
fenders make sense.
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