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, February 27, 2021

Feb27

Winter Tree Walk

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Park Director and certified arborist for a winter tree "walk and talk" at New York's southernmost park. The tour will include visiting some of NYC Great Trees along with some other wonderful tree specimens in their true winter splendor.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb27

Historic New York: The Blockhouse

at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the fortifications that were built for the Battle of 1812 in the area of Central Park North and Morningside Heights.
Free!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Feb28

Nature Exploration: Inwood Hill Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers on this hike to explore the winter wonderland of Inwood Hill Park. Please wear comfortable shoes or boots.
Free!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Mar 6

Van Cortlandt Park East to West Hike

at 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers on a journey along the only trail that crosses west-east in the park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 6

Winter Meditation Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Take a stroll through Prospect Park and immerse yourself in tranquility.
Free!

Mar 6

Great Trees of Blue Heron Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Trees have a special place in our environment. Join us for a hike of Blue Heron Park in search of different species and learn some ways to identify these trees during the changing season.
Free!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Mar 7

Signs of Spring Hike

at 71st St and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Stretch out the winter wearies with a hike through Shore Road Park in search of buds, blooms, birds, and other signs of spring.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 7

Women's History Month: Women in Conservation

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate Women's History Month with the Urban Park Rangers. Join the Rangers as we discuss the impactful effect of women in wildlife conservation, past and present.
Free!

Mar 7

Deer Exploration Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots as we explore the park in search of one of white-tailed deer!
Free!

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Mar13

The Pelham Bay Super Hike

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This challenging hike winds its way through many diverse forests and ecosystems in Pelham Bay Park. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Mar14

Spring Ahead Night Hike

at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City's rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Registration required.
Free!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Mar20

Signs of Spring Hike

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate Women's Histroy Month with the Urban Park Rangers. Join the Rangers as we discuss the impactful affect of women in wildlife conservation, past and present.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar20

Nature Exploration: Seton Falls Park

at East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a nature exploration hike through the Grand Canyon of the Bronx! Our Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.
Free!

Mar20

Historic New York: Fort Tryon

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring the natural and human history of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Mar21

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt

at Crotona Park E & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Stretch out the winter wearies with a hike through Crotona Park in search of buds, blooms, birds, and other signs of spring.
Free!

Mar21

Central Park Rocks! Geology Hike

at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The island of Manhattan is built on three strata know as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and find out why Central Park rocks!
Free!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Mar27

Women's History Month: Anne Hutchinson

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Rangers will hike to Split Rock, highlighting the life and death of Anne Hutchinson, a key figure in the development of religious freedom in the English American colonies.
Free!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Mar28

Spring Nocturnal Hike

at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
As the sun sets the darkness-loving creatures come out. We will explore northern Central Park at night and try to find the things that squeak, growl, or hoot in the night!
Free!

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