5. The Waterfalls

There are at least five waterfalls in Central Park, all completely man-made, and most of which are located in the Ravine, the stream valley section of the North Woods. The water that flows here is actually New York City drinking water that comes from a 48-inch pipe hidden by the rocks at the Pool Grotto on West 100th Street. Yet the waterfalls look amazingly natural. Charming stone bridges cross the stream, and everything is cool and quiet. Watching the water gush down giant boulders into dark ponds, it is easy to forget this is in the middle of Manhattan.

Where to find it: Don’t go chasing these. Enter from the West side through Glen Span Arch around 102nd Street and follow the stream, which is called the Loch.

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