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Good News: Bear Mountain is nice park and the cruise up there can be beautiful views. For $24 , tough to beat Bad News: 3 hr trip up , 3 hr trip back, and you get 3 hrs at Octoberfest which is basically a mini street fair with german food. 10 -12 stands selling stuff you can get at any street fair and then two large tents with food and german beer. Seats on the cruise are fold up chairs but the views are great. 6 hrs on the boat. 3 hrs off..... Suggestion: Bring your own food and make it a picnic . The real downside is that you'd be better off talking the train up there and hiking around or hanging out.