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Best Place to Take a Vigorous Walk New York 2011 - Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Riverside Drive

New York, NY 10024


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If you don't like the concrete jungle, then move upstate. But when you crave being surrounded by leafage without being in fear of oncoming traffic, take a brisk walk through Riverside Park's long, skinny 40 blocks. Our favorite starting point is at West 125th Street, veering south through the bird sanctuary, and passing the skate park on 109th Street. It is here that you get lost in lush. Yes, Central Park is perfect for picnics, but Riverside Park excels as a walking destination point because of its long, straightforward paths. Simply gorgeous, whether you stride along the Hudson and onto its piers by the Boat Basin Café or stay on track until you hit the dead end at West 59th Street.

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