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Phone Number: +1 718-601-1460
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Van Cortlandt Parkis the third largest New York City Park with 1,146...
Van Cortlandt Parkis the third largest New York City Park with 1,146 acres. Over half of the Park is forested and it has the largest freshwater lake in the borough. There is a lot of history in the Park: - It contains the Bronx's oldest building, the Van Cortlandt House built in 1748-49. The Park has the oldest municipal golf course in the United States, the Van Cortlandt Golf Course, founded in 1895. -It has a National Historic Landmark trail, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, which travels the route of the city's original water tunnel. Inside VCP is a cross-country running course with a national reputation. Every year, the rugged course hosts the national cross-country championships as well as the Manhattan College Invitational for high school students throughout the U.S.
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super easy to get to by subway

came to van Cortland park for the first time for the footlocker cross country race and tried to see course the night before but unfortunately it was not marked and very dark but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Bear, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

came to van Cortland park for the first time for the footlocker cross country race and tried to see course the night before but unfortunately it was not marked and very dark but day of race it was very enjoyable

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you go here off Broadway, then enjoy the Sunday players. You can go horseback riding, catch a game at the stadium or walk the numerous paths. Deeper into the park is quiet and a sanctuary. Before you leave, grab some carrot cake at Lloyds on Broadway, you will not be disappointed. Bring a picnic lunch or pick up a... More 

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After many visits to my in-laws in the Bronx, I only realized this past trip that they live about a half-mile from Van Cortland Park, where many cross-country races are held. In eight days, I ran the course four times and enjoyed the hell out of it. If you are a runner, you would be remiss not to run this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not the Bronx you usually think of, enjoy a hike in the forests just off the subway line. A fantastic get away.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

To see how families lived back then. The mansion is beautiful, the park offers a horse stable, duck pond and pool & cookouts during summer months.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This City park is a zoo - and not in a good sense. The people, the facilities, the overall atmosphere is ghettoish at best and downright unacceptable at worst. Stay away, do not bring your family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

If you want to spend a lovely silent and peacefu day this is the place for you. The place is very clean, well mintained and serene

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wear your comfy shoes..this park is pretty big. The Bronx doesn't mess around..you gotta go big or go home!!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Van Cortland Park is one of New York City's public park gems. It is intensely used by many different ethnic groups for many different sports, and yet there are still remote areas that feel like you are in the country side. Horse trails, cross-country running trails, long linear paths (Putnam and Aqueduct) that go for miles and miles up to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

an all natural park, great for walking, and it includes the historic VanCortland house. easy subway access. fields constantly filled with youngsters playing theirr favorite sports

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