Heading into the great state of New York, the trail crosses the Hudson River at Bear Mountain Bridge, where visitors are treated to a park that draws more visitors each year than Yellowstone. Bear Mountain Park offers a scenic drive to the top of Bear Mountain where, if you have the nerve, you can climb a lookout tower and get a great view over the entire region. The park also offers paddle boats for rent as well as a large public swimming pool. It’s a nice little break to wear out the kids before hopping in the car again.
Heading southwest, deeper inland away from the coast, the trail makes its way past Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania, and works its way into Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Here you can visit the most beloved of all the many odd-ball attractions that have popped up along the Old Lincoln Highway.