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Urban Park Rangers: Hiking

Put on your hiking boots and explore NYC’s hidden gems! Join our Urban Park Rangers as we discover lakes, forests, streams, and hundreds of miles of nature trails.

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Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! 

Urban Park Rangers: Hiking Events

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nov16

Queens Park of the Month: Kissena Corridor Park

at 56th Road and 146th Street (in Kissena Corridor Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Queens Park of the Month series features some highlights of some local favorite parks.
Free!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Nov17

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Nov23

Living with White-Tailed Deer

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Nov23

'Over the Hill' Hilltop Hike: The Overlook

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers during our 40th Anniversary as we hike "over the hill" inside of our parks. This hike features the hills of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Nov24

The Pelham Bay Super Hike

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This challenging hike winds its way through many diverse forests and ecosystems in Pelham Bay Park. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Nov29

Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Get outside and have your walking shoes ready as the Urban Park Rangers hike with you through iconic and natural areas throughout Central Park.
Free!

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Nov29

Black Friday Hike: The Alley Giant

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Giant—a tulip tree—is the tallest and oldest living organism in the city. It is estimated to be between 350 and 450 years of age. Come meet a tree older than the United States
Free!

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Nov29

Black Friday Hike: The White Trail

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City on the Greenbelt's White Trail.
Free!

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Nov29

Black Friday Hike: Northwest Woods

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Highlights include seasonal waterfalls, temperate forest, fertile wetlands, and rocky outcroppings.
Free!

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Nov29

Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Step back in time with a walk through Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest. The Midwood, home to some of Prospect Park’s largest trees, is a relic of Brooklyn’s history.
Free!

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dec 1

Nature Exploration Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
View the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers along the 1.4-mile nature trail named in honor of longtime Bronx resident and naturalist Cass Gallagher.
Free!

Dec 1

'Over the Hill' Hilltop Hike: Canarsie Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This hiking series features some of the steepest hills in NYC Parks. This hike features highlights of Canarsie Park.
Free!

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