4. The North Woods

The North Woods is denser, larger, and less populated than the Ramble. Although it is landscaped and man-made, it is allowed to grow naturally and fallen trees and snags are allowed to stay where they land. Parts of the North Woods, including the bucolic Ravine, are unlit at night. This area of the park was designed by Calvert & Vaux to replicate the beautiful Adirondacks in upstate NY.

Where to find it: Mid Park from 101nd – 110nd Streets.

Chasing Waterfalls photo by Rachel Fawn Alban