Sat, Nov 20|
Celebrating Central Park with an Autumn Walk with History!
Join us for a grand tour of Central Park to enjoy fall foliage and the park's fascinating history, art and sculpture!
Time & Location
Nov 20, 2021, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
New York, West Side at, Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
About The Event
To bring: proof of full vaccination, a picnic lunch, water to drink, a mask. Estimated walking distance 5-6 miles, some up and downhill. Please be fit. Wear sturdy shoes. This tour is free with a voluntary donation to your guide.
Restrooms: By our starting point inside the Time Warner Center (Up the escalator). Many restrooms along our tour route.
Note: this tour is offer in conjunction with the Meetup Group, "Exploring NYC History and Neighborhoods". https://www.meetup.com/Exploring-NYC-History-and-Neighborhoods/
TOUR OVERVIEW: With any luck, mid-November may be peak time for fall foliage in the park as color changes often arrive late as the park is surrounded by high-rise buildings which shield the trees from wind and cold. This tour will uncover many secrets of the park and we'll indulge in its fun and fascinating history. We'll treat the park as a both a work of art and a place to enjoy nature, while stopping at various monuments and works of sculpture and enjoy the woodlands, waterways and bridges. Included will be visits to the North Woods, The Ramble, Seneca Village site, Conservatory Gardens, Harlem Meer and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Tour ends at 81st Street and Central Park West, convenient to the C train and crosstown buses.