3. There is Only One Straight Path in the Entire Park

When Calvert and Vaux designed Central Park they did so with a great reverence for natural, curving forms, therefore there is only one intentionally straight path in the entire park. The quarter-mile pedestrian path that runs mid-park from 66th to 72nd Streets known as The Mall is also the widest and one of the most photographed areas of the park.

Another unique feature of The Mall is its quadruple row of American elms, one of the largest and last remaining stands of American Elm trees in North America. The trees put on a vibrant display of yellow leaves in the fall, making The Mall one of the best places to in the park to see foliage.