Bowling Green and the Battery

Manhattan, New York

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The southernmost section of Manhattan is one of the borough’s most exciting districts. Weekdays (and often weekends, too) find so many people walking around here, going to and from work, checking out tourist sights, attending cultural events. Densely packed streets hold a mix of skyscrapers and older, shorter buildings in this area, which is surrounded by water and has multiple ferry terminals. Many New Yorkers forget how important the docks and waterfront have been to the Big Apple over the years—and still are. You’re likely to see the Staten Island, Liberty Island, or Governors Island ferry boats sail by, and perhaps historical-replica ships operating pleasure cruises. This part of Manhattan presents a jumble of history and culture, commerce and green space. It’s an appropriate locale to start exploring Manhattan—even if you think you’ve seen it all.
Walking Manhattan

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Walking Manhattan

by Ellen Levitt (Wilderness Press)

The southernmost section of Manhattan is one of the borough’s most exciting districts. Weekdays (and often weekends, too) find so many people walking around here, going to and from work, checking out tourist sights, attending cultural events. Densely packed streets hold a mix of skyscrapers and older, shorter buildings in this area, which is surrounded by water and has multiple ferry terminals. Many New Yorkers forget
how important the docks and waterfront have been to the Big Apple over the years—and still are.

You’re likely to see the Staten Island, Liberty Island, or Governors Island ferry boats sail by, and perhaps historical-replica ships operating pleasure cruises. This part of Manhattan presents a jumble of history and culture, commerce and green space. It’s an appropriate locale to start exploring Manhattan—even if you think you’ve seen it all.

© 2015 Ellen Levitt/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Manhattan
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: nycgovparks.org/parks/bowling-green
Driving Directions: Directions to Bowling Green and the Battery

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