This cache is available westbound only. Please do not try to access it headed eastbound - there are ample places to exit and turn around safely.
Please also be aware that there is a copious amount of poison ivy growing in the areas around this cache. Wear long pants if you are susceptible.
This is cache is starting off containing a log book and 5 trackables. We ask only that people try to leave at least 1 trackable in the cache at all times. Nobody likes a vacant hotel. Other than that feel free to leave or take trackables as you see fit.
Originally proposed by Robert Moses, the Bear Mountain State Parkway was built between 1929 and 1932 by the Westchester County Parks Commission as part of the Bronx River Parkway's extension into northern Westchester County. It was intended to provide a quick, scenic trip from the Bronx to the Bear Mountain Bridge and Harriman State Park. In 1941, the Taconic State Park Commission assumed control of the Bronx River extension. The commission subsequently combined the north–south portion of the extension with the then-Eastern State Parkway to create the Taconic State Parkway. The east–west section of the extension between the Taconic Parkway and Annsville was renamed the Bear Mountain State Parkway.
At the time of the parkway's construction, the Bear Mountain Bridge was an extremely important crossing of the Hudson River for Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Orange County residents. The construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the traffic issues caused by the two-lane roads descending to the Bear Mountain Bridge have diminished the bridge's popularity since then, and consequently, the Bear Mountain Parkway was never finished.