Saturday October 19, 2013 / 9:30am New York Departure (8:45am New Jersey Departure)Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain
Highlands, NJ Round-Trip (Adult)
How was your experience?
Left out of the Highlands...had beautiful weather. It was a pleasant ride past Manhattan and the fall colors were beautiful. The climb up the hill was pretty steep at times....but we made it. We stopped at the zoo half way up and enjoyed the animals and scenery...expecially the deck that overlooked the waterway and mountains. We ate lunch on the benches along the lake at the festival. The Oktoberfest was crowded and the lines were very long for beer and bratwurst...we felt that they should have had more vendors to shorten the wait. Had a little confusion as we boarded the Seastreak that was only headed back to Manhattan...so many people had to get off and wait for another boat....they should have been more specific when they took our boarding tickets as to where the boat was going.(we didn't think to ask because upon arrival they told us that all the 3 boats go back to the Highlands. All in all, was a beautiful day even though we got back 1/2 hr later than said. Was hoping to hear over the loudspeaker commentary as we traveled...but there was only one the entire trip about a rockslide...guess we had a captain that didn't like to talk! We found ourselves guessing what we were viewing out the windows!! Anyway,looking forward to next year's event!!