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Hiking

Pelham Bay Lagoon

Enjoy New York City’s great outdoors on these guided hikes through our parks. Hiking is a great way to get active and reduce stress while exploring the city. Discover the natural beauty, wildlife, history, and architectural beauty of our parklands with our Urban Park Rangers and other nature exploration groups. If you’re looking to explore on your own, visit our Hiking Trails page to find some of the best hiking trails across New York City.

Hiking Events

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

Nocturnal Nature Night

at Upper Alley Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join famed naturalist Mike Feller as he uses an ultraviolet light, moth “sugar”, and other tricks of the trade to attract and reveal the nighttime forest wildlife. Ages 10+
Free!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Jul 30

Turtle Time

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Do you think you know a lot about turtles? Come meet some of our classroom pets as we discuss fact and fiction surrounding these fascinating reptiles.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug 2

Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.
Free!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

Family Camping: Wolfe's Pond Park, Staten Island

at Wolfe's Pond Park , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 26
Free!

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Event

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aug 6

Early Morning Bird Walk: Early Migrants

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance to search for early migrants along the park’s waterways and in the woodlands.
Free!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aug 9

Jennifer Pharr Davis Book Talk and Hike

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Authors, Appalachian Trail hikers, and parents Jennifer Pharr Davis and Brew Davis offer up hiking tips, interactive activities, and games, and lead a short hike.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

Inwood Golden Hour Photography Hike (Light)

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Explore the beauty of Inwood Hill Park as it basks in the summer sun. Bring your own camera or smartphone.
Free!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug 13

Birding in Central Park

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Go birding with the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.
Free!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16

Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.
Free!

Aug 16

FrogWatch USA Monitoring Sessions at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Meet at the Nevada Avenue parking lot, then hike around to different locations in High Rock Park to listen for frogs.
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Blue Heron under the cover of darkness.
Free!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Mysterious Plants Hike (Light)

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the park rangers on a leisurely stroll in Prospect Park and discover the curious and dark side of the plant kingdom.
Free!

Aug 20

Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Free!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug 23

Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.
Free!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug 24

Nature at Night

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening hike to see, hear, and learn about the mysterious urban wildlife in Prospect Park. Carissa and the Voodoo Lilies will perform live for our pre-hike happy hour.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aug 30

Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.
Free!

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