Cherry Hill, Autumn

One of the most spectacular places in the park in autumn is Cherry Hill, aptly named for the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake nearby.  The colors of fall can naturally be seen atop the trees as but are also beautifully reflected in 20-acres of water, the second largest body of water in the park so have your cameras ready. You can either enjoy the view from the outskirts on the many benches around the hill or from the many walking trails located at the foot of the hill. You’ll... Read More

Lake

The Lake, Central Park’s second largest body of water (the Reservoir is the largest) spans about 20 acres and is centrally located between 71st and 78th streets. Before the creation of nearby Wollman Rink, the Lake served as a central winter gathering place and on one record day supported up to 40,000 ice skaters.   Though you can’t ice skate on it anymore, you can still enjoy the colorful autumn views and turning of the leaves via rowboat.  One of the park’s most popular... Read More

The Mall, Autumn

As we begin the autumn season most people will be thinking of getting out to the country to witness the changing colors of the leaves known as fall foliage. But you don’t need to get out of the city to witness the beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. Just step out into everyone’s backyard…Central Park. The park really does take on a different personality in the autumn months and of particular interest is the area known as The Mall. This long straight path... Read More

Gapstow Bridge

The Gapstow Bridge is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in all of Central Park.  Many movies scenes have been filmed here.  Known for its rustic stone structure, the bridge offers some of the best views in the park.  The Gapstow overlooks the Plaza Hotel, one of New York City’s most famous spots.  When you are standing on the bridge you get the feeling that you are on a movie set, it’s like a story book that you once read about and now you are actually seeing... Read More

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill is a picturesque pastoral meadow where you can have a picnic, sunbathe, people watch, or just sit under a tree and do some reading. The name comes from the red cedars on the hill, but there are other varieties of evergreen on the crest as well. During the wintertime Cedar Hill is one of the best places to go sledding, but Pilgrim Hill takes first place, since it has the steeper slope in the park.  The Glade Arch bridge is also located at the bottom of the hill... Read More

Conservatory Garden

Conservatory Garden is a formal garden in the park, with flowers and plants on 6 acres of land, comprised of 3 garden styles - French Garden, Italian Garden, and the English Garden. Conservatory Garden offers a colorful setting of flowers and plants throughout spring, summer and fall. English Garden is the most colorful spot in the park featuring the Burnett Fountain constructed in 1936. Italian Garden features the spectacular Elliptical jet fountain overlooking the large lawn... Read More

Conservatory Garden, French

Conservatory Garden, French style has Three Dancing Maidens, Sculptured by   Walter Schott’s, which dates from approximately 1910.  It is also called “The Untermyer Fountain,” after the family who presented it to the City in 1947. Three Dancing Maidens fountain was given to New York City in 1947 by the children of Samuel Untermyer. The French style garden is also known as The North Garden. The oval classical French style surrounded by beautiful plants and... Read More

Dairy Visitor Center

Dairy visitor center is a charming cottage that now operates as the park’s gift shop and visitor center, offering guides and park information. This cottage was built in 1870, as a milking parlor. Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop Open: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm Phone: 212-794-6564 Location: Mid-Park at 65th Street.  Read More

Delacorte Clock

The Delacorte Music Clock plays nursery rhymes tunes on the hour and half-hour between 8:00AM — 5:00PM – “It sits atop a three-tiered tower and features a band of whimsical animals: two bronze monkeys banging hammers against a bell; a penguin on drum; a hippo on violin; a bear and his tambourine; a concertina-playing elephant; a goat with pipes; and a kangaroo on horn”. Click Here for more details. Location: Delacorte Clock can be found between the Wildlife... Read More

Loeb Boathouse

Loeb Boathouse is located in the heart of Central Park, over looking the Lake, and steps away from Bethesda Terrace, Conservatory Water and the Ramble. You can rent a rowboat, bike or take a gondola ride, as well as have a romantic lunch or dinner at the famous Boathouse Restaurant. Boat and Bike Rentals – Details “Rowboat Rental Weather Permitting 10:00 AM TILL DUSK $20 Cash Deposit $12.00 per first hour $2.50 per each additional ¼ hour or portion thereof 4 persons... Read More

Ladies Pavilion

The Ladies Pavilion is a romantic victorian vintage overlooking the Lake. The shed was built in 1871, and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886), as a shelter for people waiting for the trolley at 8th Avenue and 59th Street. This 19th century American decor art structure relocated to Central Park around early 1900′s. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Relaxing by the Lake and enjoying the view. It’s a beautiful place to sit and read a book. Location: West... Read More

Hernshead

Hernshead is a rocky opening overlooking the Lake, and steps away from the Ladies Pavilion. This area offers romantic views of the manhattan skyline, reflecting off the water. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. A great place to hangout with friends or read a book. One of the most romantic places in the park. Beautiful during the springtime and summer with blooming flowers around the area. Location:West Side between 75th and 76th Streets.  Read More

Lake

The 20-acre Lake is the second largest body of water in Central Park – the largest is the Reservoir. The Lake provides beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline reflecting off the water.  You can view picturesque scenes of the Lake from the Ladies Pavilion, Hernshead, Ramble, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, Loeb Boathouse, and the Oak Bridge. Central Park is a world of magnificent beauty, serenity and endless wonder. View of the Lake on the west side of Central... Read More

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill is on a slope overlooking the scenic view of the Lake, and the Ramble. The name Cherry Hill comes from the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake. The stunning views around the surrounding area makes it a perfect place for New Yorkers and visitors to sunbathe, read or have a picnic. There are benches around Cherry Hill for people to enjoy the scenery of the Lake, and the Bow Bridge. Cherry Hill Fountain Nearby locations: Bethesda Terrace, Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble,... Read More

Wagner Cove

Wagner Cove is on the western edge, way down on a slope from Cherry Hill. The Wagner Cove features a rustic wood shelter for New Yorkers and visitors to rest and take picturesque scene of the Lake. Wagner Cove is a hidden gem of Central Park. Breath taking views of the Lake, and a great place to bring a book to read. Pathway to the Ramble. Location: Mid-Park at 72nd Street west of Cherry Hill.  Read More

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay is a wooden footbridge crossing the Lake into the entrance of the Ramble. Originally constructed in 1860, designed by Calvert Vaux, and replaced in 1935, as well as restored over the years. View of the Lake from the Oak Bridge Location: West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets.  Read More