Best forests in New York

Check out the top forests in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. The Cloisters

1. The Cloisters

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117 local reviews
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York
Open now
(212) 923-3700
Museum
C
Beautiful views, gardens, surrounded by old growth forest and the Cloisters Museum.
Rachel
This park around the Medieval/Renaissance fort is probably the most beautiful park is the city (or one of them…
Chelsea
AMAZING views overlooking the Hudson river, with gardens to meander through and forest trails. Also, there's a…
1. The Cloisters

1. The Cloisters

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117 local reviews
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York
Open now
(212) 923-3700
C
C
Beautiful views, gardens, surrounded by old growth forest and the Cloisters Museum.
Rachel
Rachel
This park around the Medieval/Renaissance fort is probably the most beautiful park is the city (or one of them), and I've visited several. …
Chelsea
Chelsea
AMAZING views overlooking the Hudson river, with gardens to meander through and forest trails. Also, there's a fantastic museum owned by the…
2. Inwood Hill Park

2. Inwood Hill Park

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30 local reviews
Dyckman St, New York
(212) 304-2278
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Agnes/Aris
Natural Forest where you can enjoy outdoor tennis court, baseball field, playgrounds, a nice stroll. Also feat…
Anya & Marco
The only natural forest in Manhattan. If you want to see where Manhattan ends - it's right here. Very serene a…
Erin
It's a haul, I know, but it's one of my favorite parks. It's just north of Fort Tryon Park (where the Met Cloi…
2. Inwood Hill Park

2. Inwood Hill Park

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30 local reviews
Dyckman St, New York
(212) 304-2278
Agnes/Aris
Agnes/Aris
Natural Forest where you can enjoy outdoor tennis court, baseball field, playgrounds, a nice stroll. Also features paths through towering tr…
Anya & Marco
Anya & Marco
The only natural forest in Manhattan. If you want to see where Manhattan ends - it's right here. Very serene and with beautiful Hudson river…
Erin
Erin
It's a haul, I know, but it's one of my favorite parks. It's just north of Fort Tryon Park (where the Met Cloisters is located), so if you p…
3. Indian Road Cafe

3. Indian Road Cafe

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23 local reviews
600 West 218th Street, New York
Open now
+1 212-942-7451
CafeRestaurantFood
Ayesha
We love this place for brunch. It's wonderful to start your day here, and then go up the the Cloisters museum…
Elaina
You're in the upper-most and west-most intersection in Manhattan! Farm-to-table, locally sourced, fantastic dr…
Mary And Geoff
Great coffee shop / restaurant. Neighborhood hangout. Wifi and laptop stations. Nice to be right next to pa…
3. Indian Road Cafe

3. Indian Road Cafe

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23 local reviews
600 West 218th Street, New York
Open now
+1 212-942-7451
Ayesha
Ayesha
We love this place for brunch. It's wonderful to start your day here, and then go up the the Cloisters museum. Don't forget to walk around I…
Elaina
Elaina
You're in the upper-most and west-most intersection in Manhattan! Farm-to-table, locally sourced, fantastic draughts list, lovely coffees an…
Mary And Geoff
Mary And Geoff
Great coffee shop / restaurant. Neighborhood hangout. Wifi and laptop stations. Nice to be right next to park.
4. Prospect Park

4. Prospect Park

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571 local reviews
Brooklyn, New York
Open now
(718) 965-8951
Park
Russell
Park is a work of art in itself. It is the perfect place to get lost in the wilderness. Designed by Central …
Shelby
Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the …
francesco
Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the …
4. Prospect Park

4. Prospect Park

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571 local reviews
Brooklyn, New York
Open now
(718) 965-8951
Russell
Russell
Park is a work of art in itself. It is the perfect place to get lost in the wilderness. Designed by Central Park creators Frederick Law Ol…
Shelby
Shelby
Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the masterminds behind Central Par…
francesco
francesco
Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the masterminds behind Central Par…
5. New York Botanical Garden

5. New York Botanical Garden

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48 local reviews
2600 Dr Kazimiroff Blvd, New York
Open now
(718) 817-8700
Garden
Valdine
Sprawling spot of 50 gardens, 30,000 trees & landmark glasshouse with rain forest & cactus displays.
Agnes/Aris
Historical site and large park with breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts. During the winter t…
Eric
250 acres of gardens and forests including 50 acres of native New York forest. A victorian greenhouse and a wi…
5. New York Botanical Garden

5. New York Botanical Garden

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48 local reviews
2600 Dr Kazimiroff Blvd, New York
Open now
(718) 817-8700
Valdine
Valdine
Sprawling spot of 50 gardens, 30,000 trees & landmark glasshouse with rain forest & cactus displays.
Agnes/Aris
Agnes/Aris
Historical site and large park with breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts. During the winter time catch the spectacular Trai…
Eric
Eric
250 acres of gardens and forests including 50 acres of native New York forest. A victorian greenhouse and a wide variety of specimens and ro…
6. Central Park Zoo

6. Central Park Zoo

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43 local reviews
East 64th Street, New York
Open now
+1 212-439-6500
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Fela
A nice half-day or full-day trip that is easier to get to than the Bronx Zoo. Don't miss the penguins, polar b…
Lilian
A nice half-day or full-day trip that is easier to get to than the Bronx Zoo. Don't miss the penguins, polar …
Robert & Gaby
Central Park Dermatology 800A 5th Avenue # 403, New York, NY 10065, United States
6. Central Park Zoo

6. Central Park Zoo

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43 local reviews
East 64th Street, New York
Open now
+1 212-439-6500
Fela
Fela
A nice half-day or full-day trip that is easier to get to than the Bronx Zoo. Don't miss the penguins, polar bears and the rain forest. Take…
Lilian
Lilian
A nice half-day or full-day trip that is easier to get to than the Bronx Zoo. Don't miss the penguins, polar bears and the rain forest. Ta…
Robert & Gaby
Robert & Gaby
Central Park Dermatology 800A 5th Avenue # 403, New York, NY 10065, United States
7. Austin St

7. Austin St

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7 local reviews
Austin St, New York
Route
Kazumi
Austin Street in Forest Hills, is the nearest shopping area. (Target, clothing stores, etc.)
David
Austin St. in nearby Forest Hills (two stops away on the subway) has retailers like (mini)Target, Gap, Banana …
Natasha
Local shopping and dining.
7. Austin St

7. Austin St

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7 local reviews
Austin St, New York
Kazumi
Kazumi
Austin Street in Forest Hills, is the nearest shopping area. (Target, clothing stores, etc.)
David
David
Austin St. in nearby Forest Hills (two stops away on the subway) has retailers like (mini)Target, Gap, Banana Republic, Aldo and more. Plus …
Natasha
Natasha
Local shopping and dining.