Points Of Interest

Point #1
Theodore Roosevelt Statue

Central Pk W/W 77 St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equestrian_Statue_of_Theodore_Roosevelt_(New_York_City)

Looks like you found the statue. Awesome! So this equestrian statue has Theodore Roosevelt on horseback with an American Indian standing on one side of him and an African on the other. It has seen some controversy in its time, for sure. The statue was seen by many as a representation of white social hierarchy in America. In 2017 there was an attempt to clean up America’s racist past by trying to get rid of different statues across the country. This particular statue was vandalized with red paint. The group responsible for this stated the statue embodied “patriarchy, white supremacy, and settler-colonialism.” I guess you can decide for yourself, but the government of New York City has decided that the statue will remain. Behind the statue is the American Museum of Natural History. Let’s get started with some directions now and see how you do. I have no doubt you’re going to do great! Safely make your way across the street and turn left!

Point #2
Directions

Central Pk W/W 77 St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Perfect! Turn left at the sidewalk and up ahead we’ll take a right and start exploring this section of Central Park. As I direct you where to go in the park, make sure you’re taking in the beauty around you and let the rest of the world stay outside of the park. This is the time we can take a break from the stresses of life and just enjoy the moments we’re in.

Point #3
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Central Pk W/W 79 St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Here’s where we will turn right. Then please stay to the right as the path curves.

Point #4
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Central Pk W/W 79 St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Take a right here where the path ends. Did you know there have been a lot of famous movies shot in Central Park? I’m going to show you where some of them took place. Not yet though, we need to get a little deeper in the park for that.

Point #5
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West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Here you’ll see a small path right in front of you, and some beautiful arches to your right. While it’s very tempting to take that path and keep going straight, I need you to turn left instead. Don’t worry, I planned this tour so we’ll loop around ending on the other side of those arches! Now that you know you’ll get to see them later, take that left and we will follow it to the Triplets Bridge.

Point #6
Triplets Bridge

West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://magiq.fandom.com/wiki/Triplet%27s_Bridge

Yep, this is Triplets Bridge. You’d think a bridge for triplets would be bigger. It’s more like a twins bridge. However, it is named after Benjamin, Rachel and Justin Chasalow and they were triplets. Turn right and when the path forks, make sure you stay to your left.

Point #7
Directions

West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Cross this street and turn left.

Point #8
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West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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As we head to your left we’re going to pass the beautiful Balcony Bridge.

Point #9
Balcony Bridge

West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Bridge
https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/balcony-bridge

Balcony Bridge was built by Vaux back in 1860 to give drivers, bikers and walkers a way to cross an inlet that connects the Lake with the Naturalists's Walk. The scenery this balcony bridge opened up to was so astounding that in 1869, Clarence Cook called it one of the most handsome bridges in “Description of the New York Central Park.” Also, when Balcony Bridge was built, there was a female-only ice skating area here. The ladies were allowed to skate without chaperones! How progressive. When you’re done here, stay to your right so I can take you over another one of my favorite bridges, Oak Bridge.

Point #10
Oak Bridge

Ramble Stone Arch, Central Park, Oak Bridge, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/oak-bridge-at-bank-rock-bay

Turn Right. Just ahead is our next bridge, Oak Bridge! It was also designed by Calvert Vaux and is one of the most popular bridges for bird watching. So go ahead and watch some birds as you cross. We will be turning to the right after we cross the bridge.

Point #11
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Please turn right

Point #12
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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This path is going to take us under a beautiful picturesque arch. How much do you love Central Park??

Point #13
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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At the top of these stairs, turn right and then stay on the path as it heads up a little hill.

Point #14
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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We seem to be on a roll with right turns, so let's go ahead and take another one, and then to be fair, take your first left.

Point #15
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Here’s your first left. Take it. Then take the path to the left when the path forks, and keep walking.

Point #16
The Ramble

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Woodland Walk
https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/ramble/

You are now entering what is known as the Ramble area, or what I like to call, “Bird Feeders heaven.” With there being so many species of birds, over 230 in fact, it would be a crime to not include a bird joke. So, tell me…what do birds eat with their soups?....QUACKERS!!! Get it? Because it sounds like “crackers”! This 800-acre park is really a great place to visit if you are ever in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just keep walking. We are going to be turning right, but not just yet. I’ll tell you when.

Point #17
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Here is where you need to turn right. We will be turning left next, so be ready!

Point #18
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Now please turn left. While you enjoy the beauty of the park, why don’t I tell you a little about it. Ahh, Central Park. Not only is it America’s first major landscaped public park, but it’s also one of the most famous tourist spots in the USA. You can take a six mile trail on the outskirts that will loop the entire park. But the real beauty is on the 58 miles of woodland trails, don’t worry, we’re only walking 56 of them. Just kidding, I wouldn’t do that to you today, maybe tomorrow, but not today. I’ll tell you this much, those 58 miles of trails weren't easy to build. Besides the mud and swamps that had to be taken care of, the Park was covered with so many rocks and boulders that they had to use more gunpowder to remove them than used by soldiers in the Battle of Gettysburg. Speaking of rocks and boulders, the reason they have such large and dramatic features is because of the glaciers that once traveled through New York State and melted over 12,000 years ago. We are going to be turning right eventually so be ready!

Point #19
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Turn right and listen for the next two turning points.

Point #20
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Take a left

Point #21
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Take a right. This park is one of my most favorite places in the fall. The colors are so vibrant as they take on the different reds, oranges, and yellows that come with the changing of the season.

Point #22
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Get ready, you’re going to see some beautiful picturesque places!

Point #23
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Take the path veering to your left and we’ll walk along the water’s edge as we make our way to Bow Bridge!

Point #24
Directions

Bow Bridge, New York, NY 10024, USA

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When the path forks, go to your left!

Point #25
Directions

Bow Bridge, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Turn left and make your way across Bow Bridge

Point #26
Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Bridge
https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/bow-bridge/

If you have seen the film Keeping the Faith, A Late Quartet, or Café Society, then this bridge may look familiar. This romantic, cast-iron bridge was built in 1862 by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, and has since been the star in multiple films. Well, it may not have been the star, but it was an important back drop, for sure! Bow bridge was built to stand out against its background and draw attention to it with its romantic allure and Classical Greek design. It is also the second oldest cast-iron bridge in all of America, making it even more unique. Keep walking straight ahead on the path after you cross the bridge.

Point #27
Bethesda Fountain

Bow Bridge, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Fountain
https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/bethesda-fountain/

What you see up ahead is the Bethesda Fountain, better known as Angel of the Waters. This fountain is not only beautifully grand, but it is also powerfully symbolic. The angel at the top holds a lily in one hand as the other stretches out with its palm facing up. The one hand faces up to symbolize the angel blessing the water, while the lily represents the purity of the water that gathers and falls from around her feet. The small details of the statue work together to commemorate one of the most important milestones for New York City in the 1800s; the establishment of the Croton water system. People had just suffered greatly from a cholera epidemic before this system was created, so its establishment was a blessing. The Croton water system brought the first pure, fresh water to New York City in 1842. Because this was such a momentous creation, the Angel of the Waters was made to give praise and remembrance to this milestone.

Point #28
Bethesda Fountain 2

Mid-Park at 72nd Street, The Mall, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Fountain
https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/bethesda-fountain/

Before you wander around the fountain I want you to look straight across it to the path we’re going to take next, so you know where it is when you’re done here. This path will keep us walking along the water’s edge and to The Loeb Boathouse. As for the fountain, I absolutely love this part of Central Park. The view of the water, the arches and terrace above, this area is so beautiful. I’m not the only one who thinks so, seeing as there has been more than one movie director who has chosen this exact spot to shoot scenes from for their movies. It was next to this fountain that John Wick learned he was excommunicado. From Enchanted, this is where Giselle finishes singing , “That’s How You Know.” And let’s not forget this is where Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder ride their bikes on a date in Mr. Deeds. And those are just to name a few. Later in our tour we’ll cross over the terrace above us where I’ll tell you about famous movies filmed up there!

Point #29
Directions

Mid-Park at 72nd Street, The Mall, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Nice job remembering which path to take!!

Point #30
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East 72nd &, Center Drive, New York, NY 10024, USA

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It’s tempting to hop on one of those boats and hit the water, but then you’d miss seeing The Loeb Boathouse!

Point #31
Loeb Boathouse

Trefoil Arch, East Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Boathouse
https://www.thecentralparkboathouse.com/

Coming up on your left is the Central Park Boathouse, or also known as Loeb Boathouse, which is arguably the best place to go in central park if you’re looking for a remarkable view of the lake. If you’re wondering why it looks familiar, it might be because this is where one of the scenes from the movie ‘When Harry Met Sally’ was filmed. This is the restaurant where Sally is eating lunch with her friends while Harry is running through central park, both oblivious to the fact the other person is just a few steps away. Ah, so romantic. Let’s continue our romantic stroll and when this path forks, we can turn right and head across the street.

Point #32
Directions

Trefoil Arch, East Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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When you get across the street, go straight and when you see a triangular patch with a street lamp in it, go left.

Point #33
Central Park History

Trefoil Arch, East Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park

While we’re walking I’ll tell you some fascinating history behind Central Park, along with some echoes of the past which were almost forgotten. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design contest for the now named Central Park. They called it their “Greensward Plan”. Their vision was to find a constant balance between the beauty of nature and man-made wonders such as statues, art, and bridges allowing pedestrians to take in its beauty without being disturbed by carriages. However, long before the park was built, there used to be a village of around 1600 people here! These were residents of Seneca Village, a community founded by free African Americans, later becoming home to Irish and German folk alike. Sadly, the village was destroyed in 1855. These “squatters” were either paid for land lost or forcibly evicted from their property. Thankfully, the memory of Seneca Village was rekindled in 2011 when the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History found over 250 bags and artifacts after excavating Central Park. Keep heading straight!

Point #34
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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Staying straight on this path is going to take us across the Glade Arch Bridge. I love how many bridges there are in Central Park!

Point #35
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Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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Just ahead the path forks, make sure to go to the right!

Point #36
Glade Arch

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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  • Attraction : Arch
https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/glade-arch

You're now walking over Glade Arch, which is one of the oldest structures in the park. It was built in 1862, by Vaux of course, to allow horse-drawn carriages to travel to Fifth Avenue. Now it’s a beautifully crafted bridge immersed in the nature all around it. If this arch could talk, it would definitely have thousands of crazy stories to tell about all the different people and animals that have passed through it.

Point #37
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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Take a sharp right here so you’re almost heading back in the direction we just came and stay to the left.

Point #38
James Michael Levin Playground

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/james-michael-levin-playground

Ahead on your left, named after the son of business woman and philanthropist Janice H. Levin, is the James Michael Levin Park. It is the perfect secluded spot to kick back and let the kids enjoy the whimsical magic of the park. Why whimsical and magical you ask? Well, the central water fountain has carved into it characters from the famous literary story, Alice in Wonderland. Folks can enjoy the slides, ladders, and bucket swings in the colorful James Michael Levin Park. When you’re done checking it out, keep heading straight and take a right on the next path.

Point #39
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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Please turn right

Point #40
Alice in Wonderland Sculpture

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/alice-in-wonderland/

Take a sharp left and let’s go down the rabbit hole...figuratively speaking of course. Out of all the monuments in the park, you won’t find another as whimsical as this one. This shining bronze sculpture made by José de Creeft features iconic characters from Alice in Wonderland gathered around for a tea party. You can find the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Dormouse, and Alice’s cat Dinah. While it appears that it is Alice sitting on the giant mushroom, it is in fact not! If you look close enough you may be able to see that the face does not appear to reflect Alice’s. This is because Creeft sculpted the face to depict his daughter’s face, Donna. Possibly the greatest part of this monument though is being able to touch and climb all over it. Over time, so many children crawled over this sculpture that their hands and feet have polished and smoothed the whole thing over! When you’re done here, head down the steps towards the water.

Point #41
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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Turn right and we’ll make our way to the other end of what’s known as model boat pond.

Point #42
Hans Christian Andersen Monument

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/hans-christian-andersen/

If you like fairy tales, stories, and maybe even celebrities, then you will like the Hans Christian Andersen monument here on your right. This sculpture was a gift to the park, given to them by the president of the Danish-American Women’s Association of New York. For years the association had told stories of Andersen’s over the radio, but once this statue was created and placed in the park, they were able to take it to the next level. In honor of the storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, stories of his are told right here at the monument for several days out of the year. On occasion, celebrities will even show up and share their own favorite stories! When you’re done here, I want you to take your first right after the monument.

Point #43
Directions

Unnamed Road, New York, NY 10021, USA

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Turn right!

Point #44
Trefoil Arch

Trefoil Arch, East Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/trefoil-arch/

Right about now you should be able to see the Trefoil Arch down on your right. As you make your way there I’ll tell you a little more about it before we go through it. While there are many arches in central park, there is no other like this one. Unlike most arches in the park, this one was made out of brownstone, not sandstone. Another cool fact is that it is the only archway that has a totally different design for both of its entrances. The “western” side has smooth curves and a rounded center, while the “eastern” side appears more gothic with three lobes; AKA, the shamrock shaped opening. Now listen, this part is super important. When you go through the tunnel and up the stairs, you might wonder if this is the same boat dock we saw earlier, and you would be right. However, don’t go back to the dock! Instead, as soon as you go up the stairs, take a sharp left! Remember, boat dock - no, turn left - yes.

Point #45
Directions

Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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I knew you’d be a genius at remembering directions. I never doubted you for a minute! Now let’s make our way to our next stop, the top side of a famous movie location. Don’t worry, that will make sense when we get there.

Point #46
Directions

Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Follow the path as it curves to the right and we’ll almost be to one of my favorite spots in Central Park.

Point #47
Directions

Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Just up this little hill and we’ll be there. I can practically feel your excitement!

Point #48
Bethesda Terrace

Mid-Park at 72nd Street, The Mall, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/attractions/bethesda-terrace/

I give you...Bethesda Terrace, which you’ll see is the top side of the fountain we saw earlier. This terrace is often referred to as the heart of the park and for good reason. The construction of the terrace began in 1859 and was one of the very first structures to be built in Central Park. Unsurprisingly, this structure was built by Vaux, as well as Olmsted. Remember them? This is where they envisioned the terrace as a place social gatherings could be held, people could people-watch, and nature could be appreciated. While all of these visions still hold true today, the terrace became a place for one more activity Vaux and Olmsted may not have foreseen: quite a popular spot for filming movies! This is where Thor takes Loki and the Tesseract back to Asgard in The Avengers, where Kevin, in Home Alone 2, runs to get away from the bandits, along with some great shots from Friends with Benefits, and Gossip Girl. It’s easy to see why this spot is such a favorite for those who come to central park! When you’re done here, continue straight on this path. The path will slightly fork after you leave the terrace, stay to the left path and keep going straight.

Point #49
Directions

Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Hope you enjoyed the terrace view? Now stay on this path and we’ll go see another beautiful fountain. You might be tempted to follow the path curve up ahead, but don’t. Stay heading straight and I’ll let you know when to turn.

Point #50
Directions

Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10023, USA

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Now you can turn right! This road will take us up to the Cherry Hill Water Fountain, so you can go ahead and check that off your bucket list!

Point #51
Cherry Hill Water Fountain

Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10023, USA

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https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/cherry-hill-fountain

Here are some quick directions before you go wander around. Take a look to your left and you’ll see a path taking you out the same direction we came. Make sure to take that path out when you’re done here. In addition to the other million breathtaking structures you’ve seen, this one is just as, if not more, beautiful too. It was first made to be a fountain where horses could quench their thirst, but it has slowly shifted to become a hot-spot for birds to grab a drink. Some of you may not know, but this fountain is actually famous. Don’t worry, there’s no need to feel nervous, Cherry Hill Water fountain is happy to take pictures with everyone. If it looks familiar but you can’t quite put your finger on where you’ve seen it, you may be thinking of When in Rome or 27 Dresses; two out of a handful of movies it has been cast in. Ok, go get a closer look and then come back out on the road on the left that will take you back to Terrace Drive.

Point #52
Directions

Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10023, USA

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I knew you’d remember which path to take! Now up ahead take a right and you’ll see two paths in front of you. Take the one on the left.

Point #53
Directions

West Dr. &, Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Remember to take the path to your left! If you go on the path to the right it will take you back around the lake and I want to show you something else that’s an iconic part of this park.

Point #54
Daniel Webster Monument

West Dr. &, Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/central-park/monuments/1692

The dashing fellow on your right is no other than Daniel Webster. This guy was quite politically active, having served in the U.S. Congress, the Senate,and as U.S. Secretary of State under both President John Tyler and President Millard Fillmore. He is pretty well-known for having a way with words, especially when it came to giving speeches. He is particularly well known for a speech he made on March 7, 1850, where he argued that new states joining the union should be able to choose if they would embrace slavery or not. Keeping heading straight and you’ll see two crosswalks. Take the crosswalk on the right.

Point #55
Directions

West Dr. &, Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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Great! Stay on the path.

Point #56
Strawberry Fields

West Dr. &, Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/strawberry-fields

STOP! I don’t want you to miss this and it’s fairly small and you’d be surprised how many tourists never find it. On your left you’ll see some rocks and in the middle of the rocks is a plaque titled, “Strawberry Fields.” This plaque lists 121 countries who endorsed this Garden of Peace. One hundred and twenty-one countries who believe and see the value in working towards a world where we live in peace. Some days I would take living in a house of peace. Seriously though, I think it’s pretty impressive to see so many nations support a small section of a great big park, in the name of peace. Let’s keep moving and I’ll show you a beautiful mosaic and tell you more about Strawberry Fields.

Point #57
John Lennon "Imagine" Mosaic

West Dr. &, Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

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https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/strawberry-fields

Right now we are walking in the section of Central Park called Strawberry Fields, dedicated to the legendary John Lennon. Lennon is most famously known for being the guitarist for “The Beatles.” After The Beatles split and he went solo is when he gave the world his famous song, “Imagine.” The beautiful mosaic you see at your feet, in front of the benches along the path, has “IMAGINE” in bold letters, his song about peace….’Imagine all the people Livin’ life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” Lennon lived with his wife, Yoko Ono, in the Dakota apartments that are right across the street from here. They would frequently stroll through the park together, as they enjoyed the beauty around them. Sadly, Lennon’s life ended much too early when he was shot and killed by a fan, outside his apartment building. It’s always the crazy fans that push it too far. Five years after he died, on what would have been his 45th birthday, Ono dedicated these 5.3 acres of Central Park, calling them Strawberry Fields, to honor her late husband and the life he led. When Ono asked for donations to help fund this memorial several countries around the world answered the call. From Great Britain, an oak tree, dogwoods from Monaco, tulip bulbs from the Netherlands, and Maples from Canada, to name a few. And yes, there are strawberries planted here by the Central Park Conservancy. One last interesting fact, whether by coincidence or design, is if you could have a birds-eye view of Central Park you’d see that the 5.2 acres of Strawberry Fields is in the shape of a teardrop. When you’re ready to move on, head straight down the path and instead of crossing the street, we’ll take a right. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you where!

Point #58
The Lake

Central PK w/w 72 St, New York, NY 10023, USA

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https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/the-lake

Take a right and enjoy a walk through the woods as we head back towards the lake. With the exception of the Reservoir, this 20 acres of water makes it the largest lake in Central Park. It’s also the home of an exciting tradition that makes you feel like you could be in the heart of Venice for all you know. From April through November, visitors can rent out a rowboat and hire authentic Venetian gondolas at the Loeb Boathouse to explore the lake and take in the natural scenery.

Point #59
Directions

Central Pk W/W 74 St, New York, NY 10023, USA

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Here we’re going to turn left and then take your next right, towards the lake.

Point #60
Directions

West Dr, New York, NY 10023, USA

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As we head down the path on the water’s edge you’ll see a great place to stop and take a picture. The view from this side of the lake is so beautiful. If you do stop for pictures, don’t forget to keep heading straight, where the path will begin to curve to the right.

Point #61
Directions

West Dr, New York, NY 10023, USA

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Take a left on this next path.

Point #62
Directions

West Dr, New York, NY 10023, USA

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Take another left and then keep heading straight! We’re going to cross over some walking and biking paths. Just make sure you don’t turn on any of them until I tell you where! If you haven’t already noticed, there’s A LOT of paths and with just one wrong turn you could fall down the rabbit hole, just like Alice in Wonderland did. Anything is possible.

Point #63
Directions

West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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There is an intersection of paths here. Please just keep going straight. You’re going to love what I’m going to show you next. I should just let you be surprised, but I’m too excited! We’re going to go through Central Park’s famous Stone Arch!

Point #64
Stone Arch

West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Arch
https://www.centralparknyc.org/attractions/ramble-stone-arch

Our last stop is the West 77th Street Stone Arch. This is the only Arch in Central Park that is a twin-span. The side we’re walking through is made for pedestrians to pass under West 77th street and not have to worry about stepping in something unpleasant left by horses. The other side is Bridle Path, made of hard packed dirt for those who enjoy seeing Central Park by horseback, rather than walking. It’s surprising how many people didn’t know horseback riding is permitted in Central Park year-round during regular park hours. We’ve seen more than one arch on our tour today and while this one is my favorite, which one was yours? I know, it’s a really tough choice. Tag us and let us know!

Point #65
The End

West 77th Street Stone Arch, 2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

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  • Attraction : Ending

I hope you enjoyed this section of Central Park! It’s such a beautiful and fascinating place to visit. So many different paths to enjoy getting lost in. At this point if you head to your right and follow the path up to the top, like you’re making a wide U-turn, that will take you back to the city streets, specifically the intersection of Central Park West and 77th street. I had a great time and have loved making a fantastic Central Park memory with you! When you’re ready to make more memories with me, check out some of our other UCPlaces tours and I’ll meet you there! You won’t be disappointed! Until then, so long and happy touring!