Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Parkhttp://www.trailsidezoo.org
Trailside Museums & Zoo is guided by the vision of its founders: the best way to learn about nature is to be in nature and the best way to enjoy nature is to have a friendly, knowledgeable voice as your guide. Trailside is devoted to the interpretation of history, zoology, geology, botany on a 32-acre woodland preserve. Trailside is located on the Appalachian Trail; it exhibits non-releasable rehabilitated native wildlife, houses 4 museums and native plant gardens. It serves a diverse audience of park patrons.