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ASF’s Warriors in Motion to Visit Bear Mountain for First of Two Day Hikes

WINDHAM, N.Y. – The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is readying to meet wounded veterans at Bear Mountain for its first of two Warriors in Motion® (WIM) day hikes of the summer next Wednesday, May 29.

The ASF is anticipating 10 injured U.S. Military veterans to take part in a scenic hike at Bear Mountain State Park in New York’s Rockland and Orange Counties. The WIM group will meet in the parking lot at 10 a.m. and begin their trek around Bear Mountain Lake, which has a very accessible and friendly paved path. Warriors will have the opportunity to see birds, turtles and other wildlife that frequent the lake. The WIM group will also have a chance to visit the natural museum and zoo that features more animals that call the Hudson Valley home.

Overall, the hike will be over three miles. The WIM group will then stop for a group picnic with lunch provided by the ASF.

Unfortunately, Bear Mountain’s other trails are currently closed due to flood damage. However, the site is unique in that visitors can drive to the summit of the mountain and gaze upon the Hudson Valley. After the lunch break, the warriors will then be invited to drive to the summit and take in the incredible scenery, which includes a view of the Hudson River and the tallest buildings in Manhattan.

Many of the ASF’s warriors travel from New York City to Windham. This day trip will alleviate travel, as Bear Mountain is just about an hour drive from The Bronx.

The Warriors in Motion program provides participating injured United States servicemen and women with a basic knowledge and practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthy living. All WIM programs are goal-oriented and empower the warrior to take charge of their own fitness and wellness. Thanks to grants received and private donations, the ASF is able to provide bicycles (to those who need them), helmets, water bottles, all meals, hotel rooms, snacks, water, sports drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, ponchos (if necessary) and maps, both digital and paper copies. If you’d like to learn more about the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s Warriors in Motion program, visit