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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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

The New York City Naturalist Club: The Ramble

at East 72nd Street and Fifth AvenueManhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you to just a few of the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that call New York City home.
Free!

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Event

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Historic New York: Orchard Beach

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Orchard Beach has a rich and significant history dating back to The Great Depression. Take a journey through time and learn about Orchard Beach past and present.
Free!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

Nature Discovery: Pond Life

at 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get hands-on in our pond, using dip nets to comb the pond and learn all about these species.
Free!

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Kids

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer with tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.
Free!

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Event
Sep15

Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies

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

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.
Free!

Sep15

Queens Park of the Month: Idlewild Park

at Idlewild Park at 225th Street (in Idlewild Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This park in southeast Queens is a popular landing location for migrating birds.
Free!

Sep15

Inwood Rocks! Geology Hike

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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 Manhattan rocks!
Free!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sep22

Prospect Park Super Hike

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. Registration begins on Wednesday, Sept. 11
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Nature Exploration Hike: Seton Falls Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a 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!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sep29

Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night. Lottery registration opens on Wednesday, September 18
Free!

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