4. Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Prospect Park forest

Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s most famous park for many reasons. First off, it was designed by architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Both are better known as the designers behind Central Park, but Olmsted believed Prospect Park to be his masterpiece. Additionally, the park houses many remnants of the American Revolution and is directly next to Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.

The park houses four easy hiking trails to help visitors explore. Together, the Lullwater, Midwood, Peninsula, and Waterfall Trails span the spark and act as a great way to experience its beauty. Information on all these trails is available here. A walking tour is a great way to take in all of the park’s beauty and to discover its many secrets.