3. Inwood Hill Park is Home to Trees that No Longer Exist Elsewhere on Manhattan

Due to its natural landscape, Inwood Hill Park is home to over 250 species of trees and flowers, some of which cannot be found anywhere else on Manhattan, including “Dutchman’s breeches” (Dicentra cucullaria). Moreover, the forests within the park contain some of the largest tulip trees in New York City.

The flora fosters an ideal environment for wildlife to congregate. As such, the park is home to over 150 species of birds, including woodpeckers and waterfowl, as well as salamanders, flying squirrels and meadow voles. At one point, foxes also occupied the area, but they have since disappeared.