Fort Tryon Park

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Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters are one of the neighborhood’s gems. The scenic park offers panoramic views of the Hudson River and The Palisades in neighboring New Jersey. Even though Fort Tryon is a short train ride away from Midtown, the serene atmosphere to be found here will make you forget you were ever in the city at all. Go for a run or a walk along the park’s winding trails and enjoy a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.

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Highbridge Park

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Highbridge Park offers spectacular views of the East River and lower Manhattan. The park’s undergone a major restoration concluding with the reopening of the bridge that connects the city with the Bronx. Explore the community center, take a swim in the pool, or hop on your bike and try the mountain biking trails. Get outside and discover this neighborhood gem!

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Bennett Park

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At the top of a quiet hillside lies one of Washington Height’s most idyllic parks. Bennett Park, which comes with the distinction of being located at the highest natural point in all of Manhattan, is a beautiful small green space that offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets. Continue reading below to learn about the fascinating history behind Bennett Park!

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Riverbank State Park

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Riverbank State Park is one of New York’s best kept secrets. It is the only state park within Manhattan and one of seven around NYC. The Upper Manhattan park offers tons of activities to its visitors. There are sporting facilities, a cultural center, a roller skating rink, and even a waterfront restaurant. Learn more about the park’s events, hours, and things to do by reading on!

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Fort Washington Park

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Fort Washington Park is the perfect rural retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a lush green space that offers spectacular views to the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades. Learn all about this beautiful park’s history by reading below.

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Inwood Hill Park

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Inwood Hill Park is a rare rural retreat in the midst of the concrete jungle that is NYC. It is the only naturally occurring forest in the city. The hilly terrain and wild landscape makes this park have an idyllic and peaceful feel to it that can’t be found anywhere else in Manhattan. The uphill location also makes it a great spot to see the rest of the city from a vantage point of view. Read on to learn more about this historic and intriguing park!

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