5. Alley Pond Park
Located in the eastern extremities of Queens, Alley Pond Park is the second largest park in the borough. The park includes the typical varieties of trees that are natural to the area, such as white oak, red maple and sassafras. While Alley Pond Park is overshadowed by more distinguished names such as Forest Park and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, this green space in Queens boasts an interesting title. The Park is believed to host the oldest living organism in New York City: a 250-feet-tall tree tulip called the Queens Giant, which is thought to be over 450 years old.
Aside from the Queens Giant, Alley Pond Park has numerous trails that are great for scenic fall strolls.