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So much to see in this park. Very enjoyable for a nice stroll and Belvedere Castle is a hidden gem.

What do you do in a big city with limited space for a park? High Line Park is the answer. This repurposing of an unused rail line is beautiful and innovative. At the time I walked the whole length, but the park has been extended since then.

Well maintained, highly traveled Park in Manhattan with unique areas and topography that everyone knows. I went through the park on a carriage once and walked the whole park on another trip.

walking
12 days ago

Great trail, great views, an urban gem for New Yorkers (I'm from MD). My only complaint is that a number of riders ignore the signs saying "go slow, be courteous" and ride like they are racing, some in packs. This would be ok if the trail were not so crowded. The trail is not terribly wide and often must accommodate walkers, strollers, etc and the bikers are going dangerously fast. This should not keep you from trying this trail, it is great, but be mindful of these racers.

mountain biking
15 days ago

mountain biking
21 days ago

walking
22 days ago

We were actually in Central Park this past Saturday (6.3.17) to participate in YAI's Central Park Challenge to support people with disabilities. It was a great day. The park is a substantial size to enjoy a walk and the inter city garden. Good environment for the young and old to walk, bike ride, visit zoo or do a bit of model boat sailing.

trail running
26 days ago

Staten Island Greenbelt White Trail starting on Victory Blvd to Hylan Blvd and ending in great Kills park. This was a fun enjoyable 7 mile hike thru the Staten Island Greenbelt. The upper parts between Willowbrrok park, Latourette and the ravine are the most secuded and enjoyable of the White trail. The lower section are very close to roads so you will hear cars going by. You can continue another 1.5 miles to the very end of Great Kills park if you wanted to make this an 8.5 mile hike. We parked one car in Great Kills park and then drove to Willowbrook park to start our hike.

Good walk with family and dog. Lots of activities going on to spectate.