How was your experience?
This was a great trip, especially for the price. It's a full day, 3 hours each way along the Hudson and close to 3 hours on Bear Mountain. They give a great history lesson on the way up but it's difficult to hear as everyone is talking. Pack a lunch instead of waiting on the long lines of the two vendors that sell food for Oktoberfest. The scenery is beautiful and would definitely do this again. Also, be prepared to walk up and down the steep trail to get to and from Oktoberfest.