New York City's back yard! - Central Park Walking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

127630


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 10 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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

Transportation

This is a walking tour of Central Park.

What’s Included

My expert services as your licensed New York City Tour Guide and a NYC souvenir!

What’s Extra

Any Items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the tour price.

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