Get some fresh air this fall with all that NYC’s parks have to offer!
The leaves are changing color, the sweaters are coming out of hibernation, and a pumpkin spiced latte is your current drink of choice. Just because summer’s ended doesn’t mean you can’t spend time outside in the city. Here are some of NYC’s best parks to bike, run, stroll, or sit in!
59th Street – 110th Street
A classic staple of New York City, Central Park is at the heart of it all. With boating, lawning, and castles, there is enough greenery to make you feel like a suburbanite. Grab a blanket, pack some sandwiches, and head to the Great Lawn for some down time.
Gansevoort – 34th Street
The High Line is a raised linear park located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Originally an elevated rail structure, the city decided to put the unused space to good use! Now you can find the beautiful 1.45 mile park filled with people and pets of all sorts.
Van Cortlandt Park
Popular for its expansive running trails, well-kept golf course, and beautiful lakehouse, Van Cortlandt Park is perfect for an active day this fall. It’s accessible by public transportation via the 1 and 4 trains, and has plenty of space for biking, strolling, or taking a leisurely hike.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Among one of the best places to see in Queens, in Flushing Meadows you can go fishing, swimming, and even visit the zoo. You’ll see bikers, skaters, tourists, dogs, and the recognizable Earth structure in the center of the park. Easily accessible from the 7 train, you’ll go from skyscrapers to lush greenery in less than an hour.
Fort Greene Park
Also known as Brooklyn’s first park, Fort Greene has playgrounds, dog parks, nature centers, tennis courts, and other athletic facilities for visitors to enjoy. The 4, 5, Q, and G trains will get you within walking distance of this beautiful park.
Wolfe’s Pond Park
We know, Staten Island is a ways away, but this park is definitely worth it. Located pretty far south in Staten Island, Wolfe’s Pond Park has a beach, biking & hiking trails, tennis courts, barbecuing space, and a wildlife preserve for a day out you can’t get bored with!