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“Beautiful park, great for picnics and strolling”
Review of Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Admission with Access to The Met Breuer and The...
Ranked #150 of 1,120 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: A quiet oasis in the middle of New York City, a place to get away from the hectic pace, people-watch, hike or just ride a bike.
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I visited Fort Tryon Park for a free concert held by the Scandinavian Orchestra, on a Sunday afternoon. The park was quiet, but there were certainly many families having picnics. Lots of flowers and trees, seems the exact opposite of the rest of Manhattan. There is a bus stop and subway stop exactly at the entrance. Although I didn't try it, there's also a cafe/restaurant/bar called New Leaf.

Thank Rebecca F
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Bequeathed by John D. Rockefeller, this city haven is always quiet with breathtaking command of the Hudson River along the Jersey cliffs, above Washington Bridge, that can be enjoyed from benches on various paths that wander up and down a well-manicured but well-forested butte. It offers a magnificent approach to the Cloisters. From the east side, you can look down with a sweeping view of the East River and the Bronx. You may even see a swooping hawk. Its long flower garden is second to none in any season. Almost a local secret, its lawns and small meadows host picnics and weddings in warm weather. It's also home to an excellent landmark restaurant and bar, New Leaf, which has parking that can be reached by a winding road off the beaten streets. As a Manhattan resident, I'm almost reluctant to give it away even to other NYC residents.

Thank Robert J
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I live close to Fort Tryon Park, yet still visit and admire the beauty of this park at least once a week. At this time of year, all of the flowers in the heather garden are blooming. The views over the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge are stunning.

I bring all friends and family up to this park, all of them shocked how they never heard of it and it is one of the most gorgeous parks in NYC! I have a close friend who decided to get married in this park this upcoming June!

There is also a dog park and restaurant inside the park called New Leaf.

Of course all NYC tourists should visit Central Park first, but if you have time in your trip definitely make it up to Washington Heights and see this gorgeous park!

Thank RachelSZNY
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

We traveled through this park on the way to The Cloisters and really enjoyed the beautiful view of the Hudson River and the George Washington bridge. It had recently snowed when we visited, which made it that much nicer.

It is just a (long) subway ride from lower Manhattan. It definitely is off the beaten path, but it was a nice breath of fresh air after a long week in the bustling city.

Thank ahl541
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I am always amazed all over again when I enter Fort Tryon and start walking towards the Cloisters to see the rest of Manhattan so far below us. And when I take the time to ascend even higher to the sight of the Revolutionary War era fort, well then the sight is really astounding. Over all, a smallish park, but another aspect of the in-another-world experience of visiting the Cloisters and that part of Manhattan.

Thank Charming_Karl
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