COLORS OF CENTRAL PARK
AUTHOR SANEL HUSKANOVIC / CATEGORY FALL IN NYC / PUBLISHED: OCTOBER-02-2023
New York's green lung, Central Park, is one of the most famous city parks in the world. Immortalized in an unlimited number of photographs and present in hundreds of motion pictures. It is a must during your trip to the Big Apple.
The appearance changes continuously throughout the year depending on the season. And now that autumn has begun, the foliage is starting to take on the warm tones that make it enchanting and truly irresistible. You will take hundreds of photos to capture its beauty.
The leaves usually change color at the end of October.
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Five tips for Central Park in fall
The area of Central Park is remarkable: 3.41 km² (13th place in the ranking of the largest city parks in the world). Precisely for this reason it takes time to admire it to the fullest and not in a hurry. On the other hand, there are so many attractions and activities to indulge in.
My advice is to take the time you need to fully enjoy this fantastic green space in New York and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps.
In this article I suggest 5 things to do in Central Park during this period that will allow you to capture the true spirit of this park. Some of these activities are purely autumnal, others can be done at any time of the year.
1. Enjoy the colors of the leaves
Marveling at the foliage in Central Park in fall is a must. You can sit on one of the benches along the paths during the walk and enjoy the spectacle that nature offers through the foliage.
A camera will work better than a cell phone to capture the magic of the warm colors of the fall season through images. Red, yellow, brown, orange and all their shades create a wonderful color palette.
2. Ice skating
Wollman Rink is the ice rink in Central Park and will open on October 28th this year 2023. It is ideal for those who want to skate amidst the park's unique setting with views of the profiles of Manhattan's skyscrapers.
Equipment rental is available and you can take classes to learn synchronized skating and hockey techniques.
Here are the Wollman Rink opening times:
Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
Skate rental $11
Entrance fee $15
3. Rent a bike
4. Bird watching
A slightly different activity is bird watching.
New York's green lung is full of exotic and native bird species. There are over 200 of them! There are several observation points for bird watching: the most beautiful are at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and the so-called "The Pond".
5. Relax with a picnic
What could be better than relaxing with a nice picnic in Central Park while watching the autumn scenery? During this time, as mentioned above, the trees change color and if at all possible, Central Park feels even more magical. In addition, the climate is not too harsh and it is pleasant to eat outdoors.
The most popular spots in the park for a picnic are: Sheep Meadow and The Great Lawn. To learn more, I recommend reading this article.