Van Cortlandt Park

West Bronx, New York

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An oasis of green at the top of the Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park has watched the area evolve from rich farmland into a corridor for trains and drinking water, and exists today as fourth largest park in New York City, encompassing 1,146 acres.
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by Ben Keene (Falcon Guides)

An oasis of green at the top of the Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park has watched the area evolve from rich farmland into a corridor for trains and drinking water, and exists today as fourth largest park in New York City, encompassing 1,146 acres.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: West Bronx
Distance: 6.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Van Cortlandt Park
Local Maps: USGS Flushing, NY. A glossy, full-color map of the park is available at the nature center.
Driving Directions: Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

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May 2018