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“Majestic park in northern Manhattan”
Review of Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park
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Ranked #61 of 1,150 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 December 18, 2013

A wonderful park! Beautiful views of the Hudson, a fabulous heather garden and tons of nooks and crannies to get some quite time with nature. Located in Washington Heights, just 12 blocks north of the GW Bridge, the park has something for everyone. I love finding a bench over looking the river and losing myself in a good book. There are also places to play catch, walk with the dog or kids and a lovely restaurant. Skip the Cloisters but be on the look out for weddings and quinceanera parties. If you around in the fall, don't miss the medieval festival!.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

An undiscovered gem of the city. Just a great park, plenty of room, trails and great views, and the Cloisters are a fun trip as well. Recommended.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Who would had thought that such a beautiful park is located in New York City close to George Washington bridge. We'll manicured gardens adorn the vast grounds. Bring comfortable shoes and walk the windy pathways taking in the surrounding beauty of Hudson River and the Palisade cliffs. Heck come hungry and enjoy a great dinner at the New Leaf restaurant located in the park. We had a little trouble finding parking. We sat on the outside patio and the flies and other flying creatures got the better of us. Small price to pay for a great day!!!

Thank George710
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ft. Tryon Park is a genuine garden of delights. From the fascinating medieval Cloisters to its magnificent Hudson River views, and with The New Leaf Cafe on premises offering indoor and outdoor seating (somewhat pricey but you can stroll a few blocks south on Ft. Washington Ave to 187th Street where the locals dine), this is a part of Manhattan you won't typically stumble across if you're taking the typical tourist route. Plan to spend a morning or afternoon and bring your camera. Board the 'A' train, exit 190th Street, take elevator up and you'll emerge steps from the park's main entrance.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I strolled through this park on the way to and from the Cloisters, and it was a beautiful walk. You really feel removed from the city, and it isn't too crowded, being a bit off the beaten path. There are several pathways you can take to get to the same destination, so it's a place you could explore many times over.

The park overlooks the wide Hudson and the verdant ridge of the New Jersey riverbank on the other side. All along the highest paths through the park, you get excellent views from several different vantage points, often including the George Washington Bridge. At the park's summit is a grove of stately, old trees that makes for a perfect reading spot. There are winding pathways through densely-wooded areas, plenty of open spaces for picnicking and taking in some sun, and benches throughout. It's manicured, but not overly so - there's a nice mix of landscaped gardens and natural woods.

It's quite a ways from Manhattan's main tourist zones, but it's worth the train ride (take the A to 190th), especially considering the fact that you can visit the Cloisters on the same trip. For summer visitors, I would recommend planning a visit to the Cloisters until it closes at 5:15pm. The evening sun shining through the trees made the park even more beautiful on the walk back to the subway.

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