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Pelham Bay Park

Middletown Road and Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10465
719-885-1258
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Ranked #10 of 27 attractions in Bronx
Type: Parks, Scenic Drives
Activities: Golfing
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... more » 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. « less
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Brooklyn, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews 203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
130 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Good.. We had a great day havin bbq Playing, nice place to rest... The kids loved good place to go and do exercise to walk your dog and things like those

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

One of the nicest park in NYC. The park offers plenty of BBQ areas, has a track to work out. There's a children's park where children get to play and explore.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This park is huge. Lots of space for a great BBQ with family and friends. The park is relaxing and peaceful.

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