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Old 12-31-10, 05:05 PM   #1
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Climbing Bear Mountain in the winter?

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!!
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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.
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Old 12-31-10, 08:23 PM   #3
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Perkins Dr is closed during the winter months. Icing on roadway from snow melt.

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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.
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Thanks for the info!
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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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