Join New York City WILD! to explore Manhattan's last natural forest.
We start under the sprawling branches of a New York City Great Tree—a magnificent ginkgo—a block from getting off the A Train! Then we head for Inwood Hill Park. This glorious Manhattan forest, many trees dating from the Revolutionary War, is in its first late spring flush of green-ness. Colossal oaks, tulip and cottonwood trees and another grandfather ginkgo, are stunning. The literally treetop views from the top of this northern ridge overlooking the valley below contrasts eloquently with the “skyscrapers” of the southern tip of Manhattan. The traditional site where Mannahatta was purchased in 1626 from the Lenape is commemorated. Bring your lunch to eat while taking in the panoramic views of the New Jersey palisades. Resident Cardinals, Blue Jays, Chickadees and Woodpeckers seem like exotics in this very un-Manhattan-y northern part of Manhattan.
Meet at the last stop (207th Street station) of the uptown A Train, up on the street, on the northwest corner of the intersection of 211th Street, Isham Street and Broadway. Approximately 3-4 mile walk—includes a gentle though dramatic rise (and descent) in elevation. Return to your destination by the A Train (207th Street) or the #1 Train (215th Street).
Check out the Google Map here!
Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.