1. The Kazimiroff Nature Trail in Pelham Bay Park Was Named for a Dentist

Kazimiroff Nature Trail got its name from Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff, who was a dentist by trade. Kazimiroff was dedicated to preserving the delicate ecosystems that existed and still exist in the Bronx, including Split Rock in Pelham Bay Park. In 1981, a year after he died, the section between Fordham Road and Allerton Avenue was renamed the Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Boulevard. His nature trail in the park runs through 189 acres of Hunter Island, which boasts trees such as the tall Norway spruce and white pines that are homes to great horned owls.

Next, check out The Top 12 NYC Nature Trails For Fall (and Year Round) Exploration and Top 5 Places to Find the Outdoors in the Bronx, the Borough with the Most Parks in NYC. Connect with the author @jen_bagcal.