On warm summer days in New York, a sunny walk on the beach is fine and good, but it's also nice to stay in the city and find some shade. A walk along the meandering paths of Central Park South feels refreshing, like a dip in the pond. But not THE Pond, the start of this easy half-mile walk. Begin near the southeast corner of Central Park and veer west, down and up through the changing park landscape.
Take time to stop and look around, alternating between the picturesque views of park scenes and the built environment of Central Park South. The walk ends at the Maine Monument and Columbus Circle. Visitors to New York with limited time may want to make the time for this stroll.
Related Posts: Central Park in other seasons. If you really want to cool off, in a virtual way, be sure to check out the winter posts -
• Walks in Central Park: Find Azalea Pond, and Meet This Duck (spring)
• A Walk in the Ramble (May)
• For the Flâneurs: After the Museums, A Walk in Central Park (late summer; August)
• Brief Excursions Into Central Park (autumn)
• Wish You Were Here: Pictures from an Autumn Walk in Central Park (autumn)
• Coping With the New Arctic Normal Lessons from the Central Park Zoo (winter)
• Befriending Mr. Chickadee: Winter Birding in Central Park, circa 1900 (winter)
• A Winter Walk in Central Park: A Slideshow and Map (winter)
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Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from July 3, 2012. See more in this set on Flickr WOTBA.