9. Prospect Park

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From the walking trails encircling the park’s pond to the Ravine in the center of the park (which contains Brooklyn’s last remnants of old-growth forest) Prospect Park is an ideal location to check out the dazzling colors of fall in Brooklyn. The maple trees around the pond are typically the first to change color, turning shades of orange and red. Walking trails, such as the Lullwater and the Peninsula, boast picturesque views of the pond. The numerous hiking trails in Prospect Park provide an escape from the city and allows visitors to immerse themselves into nature.

On October 22, the park hosts a Fall Foliage Walk, called Trees of Prospect Park. Organized by Urban Park Rangers, this free educational and recreational tour takes visitors around the Ravine to see the foliage and diversity of trees in the area.