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

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sep27

Nature Exploration: Brookfield Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Staten Island's Brookfield Park has gone from a toxic blight to a beautiful natural area with plenty of walking trails and paths for intrepid city travelers.
Free!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sep29

Greenbelt Night Hike

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join Greenbelt Environmental educators after the sun goes down as we explore Buttonbush Swamp, and learn about nocturnal wildlife such as bats, deer, insects, frogs, owls and much more.
Free!

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Oct 3

Fall Bird Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 3

Nature Exploration: Marine Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Oct 4

Accessible Birding Exploration

at Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own binoculars as the Urban Park Rangers lead you down a paved and accessible path, in search of Fall migrants along the Bronx River.
Free!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Oct 7

Hudson River Virtual Walks

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Discover HRPK’s dynamic shoreline with guided tours!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Oct10

Fall Foliage Hike

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Free!

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Oct10

Nature Exploration: Central Park

at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central 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!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Oct11

Van Cortlandt Super Hike

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This challenging eight-mile hike winds its way through most of the park's many diverse forests and ecosystems. Registration is required.
Free!

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Oct17

Nature Exploration: Hunter Island

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Join our hikes to explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just clear your head.
Free!

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Oct17

Great Trees of Kissena Park

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Free!

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Oct18

Nature Exploration: Baisley Pond Park

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, and discover our city’s urban forests.
Free!

Oct18

Nature Exploration: Inwood Hill Park

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill 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!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Oct24

Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Oct25

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

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. Registration is required.
Free!

Oct25

Inwood Rocks! Geology Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

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