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Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

4.4
#1 of 6 in Outdoors in Bronx
Van Cortlandt Park…

- 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.
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  • Van Cortlandt is a beautiful, very large park with opportunities for many activities. There are walking, running, biking trails throughout. There's a lake, and in the house at the lake you can order l...  more »
  • I love the long walks in contact with nature, the Frizzantina air in the early morning, the scent of freshly cut grass, the vacantion is incomparable at Van Cortland Park.
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  • Great place to go for a bike ride. The ex Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad provides some unique scenery of views of the park. Just wish the path wasn't so bumpy!
  • I love parks and recreational facilities/areas. I love nature. There is a beautiful walking trail thereabouts. Once the trees and flowers have bloomed, it will be an even more beautiful sight
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