A walk in the country, in the city!
Central Park, New York City's backyard is not exactly a natural phenomenon. Central Park is entirely landscaped and shaped by human beings. You see, before it was NYC's backyard, much of the 843 acres that comprise Central Park was a dump! That's because it was very rocky, it was almost all exposed bedrock. The park was designed by two gentlemen name Calvert Vaux and
Frederick Law Olmstead, you may have heard the name Olmstead, he and his sons created the first landscape design company in the United States and designed many famous landscapes across the country, from the Mall in Washington D. C. to the Emerald Necklace in Boston. In order to create Central Park, they first removed 50 freight-cars full of trash, they brought in 10, 000, 000 cubic yards of topsoil, they planted over 20, 000 trees! We'll take a walk through the lesser known but no less beautiful parts of Central Park. The North Woods, the Ravine, Huddlestone Arch and more.
We'll walk through the parts of Central Park where most visitors don't go! Don't worry, it's safe.
We'll see the North Woods, the Huddlestone Arch - an arch that's supported only by the arrangement of the stones, with no cement or other reinforcement, and which carries automobile traffic everyday! We'll also see The Loch, The Great Hill, and The Block House - a fortification built to protect upper Manhattan during the War of 1812!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: 5th Avenue & 76th Street.
End location: 5th Avenue & 76th Street.
Duration: 2 hours
This is a walking tour of Central Park.