The Van Cortlandt Park in South Bronx, NYC. Photo Credit: wotan.liu.edu
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, dawn to dusk
Admission: Free – All ages
Phone: (718) 601-1553; (718) 430-1890
New York’s fourth largest public park comprises of over 1140 acres of verdant woodland, nature reserves and flat open meadows, along with America’s first public golf course and the region’s largest lake. Whether you’re seeking relaxation in the summer sun, or strenuous watersporting activities, Van Cortlandt has it all. If you’re a lover of walking or cycling, the 1.7 mile John Muir Nature Trail is a must.