The North Woods of Central Park: A Walking Tour

Sunday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Please meet at the Dana Discovery Center (inside Central Park near 110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenues)

$10 members, $15 non-members

Designed to mimic the Adirondack Mountains and reflect the Hudson River School of painting, the leafy North Woods of Vaux and Olmsted’s Central Park enables visitors to escape from the bustling city. A rambling landscape including fallen trees that provide animal habitats, rustic fences and benches, and artfully-composed cascades all contribute to this woodland aesthetic. The tour will include a visit to The Blockhouse, the oldest structure in the park, erected during the War of 1812 as part of northern Manhattan’s defensive installations. David Karabell–Vice President of the Board of Directors at FRIENDS, lawyer, history enthusiast, and long-time Central Park Conservancy tour guide–will lead the group through this rarely visited section of Central Park.


North Woods Central Park