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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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

Medicinal Plants Hike (Light)

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.
Free!

Aug 28

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sep 9

Bat Bonanza Night Hike

at Willowbrook Park , Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park in search of flying nocturnal mosquito-eaters—bats!
Free!

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Kids

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Trees of the Greenbelt: High Rock Edition

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Participants will learn to identify the great oaks, tulip trees, and elms, among others.
Free!

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike (Moderate)

at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park, then journey along the greenway to Randall’s Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.
Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

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

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!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sep 18

Trail of the Month: Freshkills Park Edition

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

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Greenbelt is teaming up with Freshkills Park for Discovery Day to explore the trails and hills of New York City's landfill-to-park project!
Free!

Sep 18

Discovery Day

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
At Freshkills Park's Discovery Day, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the otherwise closed site will open for you to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.
Free!

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Event

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Night Hike (Light)

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 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!

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