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5 Best Autumn Walks in NYC

October 8, 2021 | 3 min Read

As the air turns crisp, October is an ideal time of year to set off discovering (or rediscovering) New York on foot. We’ve got a list of 5 perfect walks in New York City this fall.

Central Park

From The Lombardy, it’s a short walk to Central Park. Enter at 5th avenue and 59th street and head towards the Pond at Central Park. At the north end of the pond is the Gapstow Bridge, a beautiful stone structure arching above the water. From here, continue on any number of the central park paths and you won’t be disappointed. There’s a reason they call Central Park the lungs of New York. It’s beautiful trees and rich flora will leave even the most jaded New Yorker feeling refreshed.

Inwood Hill Park

Grab a taxi and head north to Manhattan’s Innwood Hill Park. This park at the northernmost tip of Manhattan is one of New York’s most historic parks. Markers of its past are present in the park’s landscape of caves, valleys and ridges that were carved out by glacial movements in the last ice age. Inwood Hill Park is the largest swath of natural forest remaining in Manhattan. The paths make for ideal walks and space for contemplation. Try the Blue Trail, near the entrance on Indian Road.
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West Village

If you’re not up for strolling in a park, check out the West Village, one of Manhattan’s historically rich areas. It has a past of artists and bohemians who revolutionized culture and the arts in the 20th century. Duck into one of the many boutiques as you make your way through the West Village or stop into a charming restaurant for a bite or a drink. The streets are tree lined and the architecture includes some of New York’s most beautiful walk ups and brownstones.

The High Line

Cruise New York’s West side on the High Line park with its raised viewpoint. The park offers a walking path amid a mix of nature, art and design. Founded in 1999, the High Line is built upon 1.45-miles of elevated rail that has been transformed into one of New York City’s favorite spots. Spanning from Gansevoort St. to 34th St. on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is a must for every visitor! The park, however, requires reservations on the weekends from 12-6 pm. Reservations are free and available online.

Create Your Own NYC Walk

Want to do your own exploring? Make your own walk with GPS MY City. This nifty site allows you to create your own walking tour. You choose attractions that you like, set The Lombardy as a starting point, and a customized itinerary will be created. You can print out a map of the walk or save it to your phone.

About The Lombardy Hotel

The Lombardy Hotel’s timeless elegance is iconic to Midtown Manhattan. Not only are our rooms spacious, comfortable, and thoughtfully designed, we also provide additional amenities to make you feel at home. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to New York City.

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