10. Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Though it was constructed by the same designers behind Central Park, Prospect Park is much more known for its wetlands and raw nature than Central Park is, making it great for hiking. With at least four main trails, all of which are one mile or less and “easy” level, Prospect Park is a nature-loving New Yorker’s paradise.
The Lullwater Trail will show you an abundance of birds and wildlife, the Midwood Trail is home to Prospect Park’s largest trees and loops through the Audubon Center and the Peninsula Trail allows for exquisite views, fishing, and even more wildlife. Most notably, the Waterfall Trail will show you the source of the Lake, and you’ll also see six waterfalls along the watercourse.