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Van Cortlandt Park
Type: Active, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Gardens, Golf Courses, Great Views, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Recreational Facilities, Relaxing, Reserves
Giddy up to Van Cortlandt Park in the northwest Bronx to the Riverdale Stables, walking trails average about 1.5 miles. One of four city parks designated a Natioanl Audubon Society Bird area, take a... Read More
Giddy up to Van Cortlandt Park in the northwest Bronx to the Riverdale Stables, walking trails average about 1.5 miles. One of four city parks designated a Natioanl Audubon Society Bird area, take a guided Bird Walk. Discover the last vestiges of New York City's native woodlands and other surprises: a freshwater lake, pool and the first municipal golf course that opened in 1895, Van Cortlandt Golf Course. Do good while having fun on Forest Restoration Days or poke around the Van Cortlandt House Museum and the Nature Center. If this is your Bronx day, do not miss the Bronx Museum of Art, the Bronx Zoo and the Bronx Botanical Gardens; catch a bit on Arthur Avenue, the other Little Italy. Trains 1 or 4
Broadway & Vancortlandt Park S
Bronx, NY 10462
- Parks: "During the winter holidays, consider joining the Van Cortlandt Park House Museum tour, the oldest house in the Bronx and, NYC's first house museum."
- Best for Parks Because: You will be in the Bronx but feel like you are in the countryside as you are surrounded by cross-country running trails, bridle paths.