2. The Ramble Cave

The Ramble Cave, also known as the Indian Cave, was created from a natural cave discovered during park construction and developed for Lake rowers who could leave their boats to explore the area. Unfortunately, in the early 1900s, the cave was the site of several crimes and at least one suicide. In 1929 The Times reported that 335 men had been arrested for “annoying women” in the park, especially at the cave. Eventually, the cave became too dangerous to maintain, so it was sealed at both ends and the inlet was filled. Today, the cave is inaccessible to visitors, but the entrance is visible from the path above and it adds a feeling of mystery to the area. The view of the steps is however, at the time of this writing, obstructed by a fallen tree.

Where to find it: On the west shore of the Ramble, north of Gill Bridge and south of the Oak Bridge.

Black Tupelo, photo by Rachel Fawn Alban

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2 thoughts on “Untapped Secrets of Central Park: Waterfalls, Caves and Prehistoric Rocks

  1. where is the stairs located.. ill be there in December.. just let me know the street if u can.. me and the wife love nature steps.. since the cave is seal.. i am sure someone can tell me where the stairs are thanks

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