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Hiking

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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, May 26, 2018

May 26

Animal of the Month Club: Great Blue Heron

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers at Wolfe's Pond for a chance to view and learn more about the Great Blue Heron, a little known resident species of Staten Island.
Free!

May 26

Conservation Hike

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

May 26

Trail Stewardship Day for the Old Access Trail

at West 167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteer with NYC Parks as we care for the Old Access Trail in Highbridge Park! Join our effort to make the trail of Highbridge Park more accessible, and sustainable through…
Free!

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 27

Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Monarchs of the Bug-Kingdom

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore the life cycles of insects with a focus on how caterpillars morph into moths and butterflies. We will also learn how to can support our local pollinators while we're at home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Staten Island 1680-2018: Historic Houses of Conference House Park

at Conference House Park , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Located at the southernmost point of New York State, this park houses four historic buildings that trace the history of the borough over the course of three centuries.
Free!

May 27

Pack Hike with Your Pup

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a "Pack Hike"! It's a fun way to socialize with your dog while getting the exercise you both need.
Free!

May 27

Spring Garden Walk

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

May 27

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

Jun 2

National Trails Day Hike: Inwood Hill Park (Moderate)

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a hike through Manhattan's last remaining natural forest.
Free!

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Jun 2

National Trails Day: Pat Dolan Trai (Moderate)

at Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on National Trails Day on this moderate hike along The Pat Dolan Trail.
Free!

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Jun 2

Outdoor Adventure Day for the Family at Willowbrook Park

at 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day of nature adventures! The Greenbelt and it’s partner organizations will offer: Fishing, Canoeing, Birding, Planting, Hiking, Exploring...and…
Free!

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Kids

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jun 3

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This free event is a special opportunity to spend a summer afternoon exploring the future park while the site is closed to the public.
Free!

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Forest Park Trail Work

at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park!
Free!

Jun 9

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Staten Island Boulevard and Shields Place (in Deere Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals!
Free!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

Forest Park Trail Work

at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park!
Free!

Jun 16

The New York City Naturalist Club: Global Wind Day Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers on this Global Wind Day Hike and discover the wind, from its power to its importance and to its possibilities.
Free!

Jun 16

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Willowbrook Park , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on June 6.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jun 17

Discovery Hike: All About Ants

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on our discovery hike and find out some interesting facts about these small insects.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Global Wind Day Hike

at Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.
Free!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jun 21

Summer Solstice Concert and Beach Walk

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the music of The Staten Island Snugs, a five member, four-part harmony outfit, with lead guitar, bass, flute, keys and drums. Afterwards enjoy a narrated guided walking tour!
Free!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun 23

Tree ID Hike (Light)

at 85th Avenue and 165th Street (in Captain Tilly Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

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