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- is the third largest New York City Park with 1,146 acres.
- has the largest freshwater lake in the borough.
- contains The Bronx’s oldest building, the Van Cortlandt House built in 1748-49.
- has the oldest municipal golf course in the United States, the Van Cortlandt Golf Course, founded in 1895.
- has a National Historic Landmark trail, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, which travels the route of the city’s original water tunnel.
- has a cross-country running course with a national reputation. Every year, the rugged course hosts the national cross-country championships as well as the Manhattan College Invitational for high school students throughout the U.S.
Van Cortlandt Park Reviews
back in the 1960's we used to go hiking and having fun fishing in the lake all the time. There were even some deer in the park back then and lots of carp in the lake as we used to sell them to the peo... more »
This is a gem to go to in the heart of Bronx, NY. It is very easy to get to on the metro, last stop on the red line. Beautiful green park with lots to do. Hiking, games, people were playing Lacrosse w... more »
I was looking for a place to go hiking in the city and decided to check out Van Cortlandt because I heard there was a bunch of hiking path mostly on the west side of the park. Why there's 2 golf courses here is beyond me, they should use one for more park space, but whatever. We walked around roughly 8 miles. It was pretty easy to navigate once we found a map (they have them for free near the visitors center) There's only one high point where you can see the city off in the distance, but other then that it's just a nice refreshing walk in the woods. I really want to go back in the fall, it will be so beautiful walking though all the foliage.
Amazing park with so much grass and trees, its beautiful. You can pick a spot and just relax or you can hike up through the trails and enjoy the sights of nature through the equestrian trail. Bring water though! The park doesn't seem to have clear water but other than that it's a great place to enjoy and bring your family and/or friends.
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