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Pelham Bay Park

Address: Middletown Road and Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10465
Phone Number: 719-885-1258
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Ranked #11 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Parks, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: This city park has a variety of habitats including forests, meadows, mixed scrub, salt marsh and a...
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Type: Parks, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Golfing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This city park has a variety of habitats including forests, meadows, mixed scrub, salt marsh and a stretch of saltwater coastline, which makes this an excellent place for hiking, birdwatching and viewing wildlife.

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Eastover, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Pelham Bay Park is a public park located in the northeast corner of the New York City borough of the Bronx and extending partially into Westchester County. It is, at least 2,000— acres,or more. Making it the largest public park in New York City. Inside of it you can find ORCHARD BEACH…with a wide board walk and walking trail. And... More 

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New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Thought Central Park was the largest? No, it's not. This lovely park in "da" Bronx actually is. Having said that, Pelham Bay Park is a wonderful place to picnic, take tours of the wetlands and marshy areas, enjoy the playgrounds, have softball games, or just to take a stroll around. Orchard Beach is nearby, as is City Island. There is... More 

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New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is an amazing park in the five boroughs... Inside of it you can find ORCHARD BEACH... Track and field ,tennis courts playgrounds ,horseback riding ,a miniature golf course, a driving range ....this park is very versatile... There are a lot of things to do here

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Brooklyn, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

New York City's largest park, there are plenty of ecosystems, recreation opportunities, golf courses, multiple access points, different cities. It truly is a wonder that could take years to fully appreciate.

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Orchard Beach was our stop before City Island. We went there for the first time and I think the last time. This beach is long, I believe with 8 section. There is a long promenade, a mile walkway, with many food carts and and beer carts. It is a public beach and I guess the whole Bronx goes there.... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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115 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I'd been here when passing through to go to City Island. It is listed as NYC's largest park but compared to other city parks, it is located at the fringe of the city at the Northeastern most part of the Bronx on the Westchester border. It contains Orchard Beach, a golf driving range, several bike paths and is proximate to... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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168 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We like the bike path here. It is a beautiful ride with some spectacular views. There are many "things to do". You can walk, run, bike,hike, picnic, swim and sunbathe. The beach has life guards in the summer. We paid to park in the lot by the beach because the other free lots were full. It was a sunny Sunday... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

It's a toss-up. I'm nearer Orchard Beach than the nicer Long Island beaches, so I've been here more than a few times. I certainly wouldn't call it clean, but it's okay for a beach fix. If you're just looking to stick your feet in the water and sit on the sand, it's fine for a weekday. Being only a half... More 

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Bronx, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Pelham Bay Park is the biggest park in NYC. The park has something for everyone. It is also accessed easily by public transportation, car, bike, etc. As with some other reviews, the park can become messy in the hotter days due to the pigs who visit the park and leave the garbage around. If you want to avoid the filth.... More 

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Bronx, New York
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This park is located in northeast Bronx, Total acreage is listed as approximately 2,500 acres. Park includes outdoor running track, tennis courts, and softball field. There are also large lawn areas available for picnicking and barbecqueing in the summer. Parking is available off Middletown Road.

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