Nature & Wildlife Areas in New York City

THE 5 BEST New York City Nature & Wildlife Areas

Nature & Wildlife Areas in New York City

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  • Louis F
    Altus, OK1,026 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little spot in Central park where you can avoid the crowds. Only saw a handful of people while in there and there were plenty of places to sit and relax.
    Written May 8, 2023
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,751 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Muscato Marsh is one of the most underrated parks in New York City and is a real gem in Manhattan. It has one of the nicest views of the tip of the island and it is fun to bring breakfast or lunch to the park and sit on the benches and eat a meal. There are no views like it.

    The pictures don't do the park justice. It is just relaxing to visit.
    Written June 24, 2023
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  • misopiso88
    Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful, large park just to the East of Sugar Hill in Upper Manhattan. Beautiful trees and a giant swimming pool that wasn't open when we were there but looks like an amazing resource for the neighborhood. Highly recommend if you are nearby!
    Written April 25, 2021
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,751 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the West Harlem Piers Park at the end of 125th Street near the new extension of the Columbia Campus. It has the most breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades, the coolest breezes on a hot day and a nice place to sit down.

    There is some interesting art work in the park that you should see and it is a nice place to take your lunch and eat it by the river. It is just a nice place to relax and enjoy the views.
    Written July 6, 2020
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