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Central Park - Hiking

New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Central Park ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Central Park?

Central Park is an urban park in middle-upper Manhattan, within New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013. It is also one of the most filmed locations in the world. The Park was established in 1857 on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, a landscape architect and an architect, respectively, won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they titled the "Greensward Plan". Construction began the same year and the park's first area was opened to the public in the winter of 1858. Construction continued during the American Civil War farther south, and was expanded to its current size of 843 acres (341 ha) in 1873. Central Park was designated a National Historic Landmark (listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and administered by the National Park Service) in 1962. The Park was managed for decades by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the municipal government in a public-private partnership. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 75 percent of Central Park's $65 million annual budget and is responsible for all basic care of the 843-acre park.

Central Park is a large public park in the middle of Manhattan, New York City. It covers 843 acres (341 hectares), stretching from 59th Street to 110th Street. The park contains several lakes and ponds, extensive walking tracks, bridle paths, a zoo, a large area of natural woods, and a number of playgrounds. Central Park was opened to the public in 1858.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMTuesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMWednesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMThursday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMFriday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMSaturday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMSunday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Coordinates
-73.9665138
40.7812199

What are the coordinates and address of Central Park?

Central Park
(212) 310-6600
New York, NY, USA

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Starting Point

The best way to get to the start of the trails at the Central Park in New York is to take the subway. The 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C, D, and E trains all stop at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station, which is located right next to the park.

Why visit Central Park

Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world and a must-see for any visitor to New York City. The 843-acre park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1858 and is home to a variety of attractions, including the Central Park Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Belvedere Castle, and more. The park is also a popular spot for picnics, concerts, and other events.

Is Central Park in New York a good place for the whole family?

Central Park is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including playgrounds, bike rentals, and boat rentals.

Things not to be missed

Central Park is a large public park in the middle of Manhattan. It's a great place for a walk, a run, or a bike ride. There are also several playgrounds, a zoo, and a lake.

Central Park is a large public park in the middle of Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1858. The park is 843 acres (341 hectares) in size, about the size of Vatican City. Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the south by West 59th Street, on the east by Fifth Avenue, and on the west by Eighth Avenue.

Where to eat?

1. The Boathouse: This restaurant is located in the heart of Central Park and offers stunning views of the lake and the park. It's a great place to enjoy a meal outdoors on a nice day.

2. The Loeb Boathouse: This is another great spot for dining near Central Park. It's located on the east side of the park and offers lovely views of the reservoir and the city skyline.

3. Tavern on the Green: This restaurant is one of the most popular in Central Park. It's located in the southwest corner of the park and offers a variety of American cuisine options.

4. The Ramble Cafe: This cafe is located in the Ramble, a beautiful wooded area in Central Park. It's a great place to stop for a bite to eat while exploring the park.

5. The Dairy: This is a small, charming cafe located in the southeast corner of Central Park. It's known for its delicious ice cream, which can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio overlooking the park.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMTuesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMWednesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMThursday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMFriday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMSaturday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AMSunday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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