Right in the heart of Manhattan, a park so big, it feels like I’m in Northern Ontario. Except for the people, it looks like we’re alone out in the wilderness.
Finding the park should be easy, you can’t miss it, right? Wrong–we started walking the wrong way but a friendly New Yorker (Miriam) pointed us in the right direction.
Once in the Park, you wouldn’t know you are in NYC, this Park is bigger than a ranch in Texas, 843 acres of paradise: including ponds, streams, little waterfalls, lovely nature trails, bike paths and meticulously groomed gardens. The first time I saw Central Park from the top of the Empire State Building, I was truly amazed!
There’s wild life …
And lots of turtles!
I love strolling through this park, the air is so fresh and smells sweet.
There’s always places to take a rest on a park bench.
Or on a rock.
These schist rocks are all over Central Park and sparkle in the sun.
You can actually get lost in the park (I oughtta know because we did). We eventually found our way out with the help of some kind locals.
Note to self: get a map of Central Park next time and bring a compass, flashlight and survival kit.