8. The Pool

Foliage seen around the Pool in Central Park
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The Red Maple, Hickory, Tupelo, Bald Cypress, Willows, and Sugar Maple trees that line the Pool put on a vibrant display of colors for park-goers during the fall season. With shades of scarlet, yellow, red and orange, the Pool is a fantastic place to take in the colors of the season. As well as being one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of stunning foliage, the Pool’s proximity to the North Woods also makes it fertile ground for wildlife. Keep your eyes out for turtles, various birds, and fish. You can find the Pool on the west side of the park from 100th to 103rd Street.