Best Little-Known Park - 2010
Inwood Hill Park
At the north end of Manhattan, you'll find 197-acre Inwood Hill Park, which, we're told, has the largest stand of old-growth forest and the last salt marsh on the island. You can also see evidence of Ice Age formations—caves, valleys, and ridges—and now it has hiking trails, the usual ball courts, fields, barbecue pits, and playgrounds. To get there, take the A train to 207th Street or the 1 train to 207th Street, and walk west.