4. The Lake

Vibrant autumnal colors set the background behind a romantic image of Bow Bridge.
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The fiery colors of Central Park’s trees in the fall enhance the romanticism of the park and there are few spots more romantic than Bow Bridge at the Lake. The reflective nature of the water paired with the colors of the foliage and the iconic bridge are sure to make for a stunning sight. At twenty acres, the Lake is the largest naturalistic body of water in the park. Bow Bridge, which spans the Lake, serves as a pedestrian crossing that connects the Ramble to a path towards another iconic Central Park location, Bethesda Terrace.