Fort Tryon Park
Accessible from Broadway between 192nd and Dyckman Streets, several city buses, and the "A" line of the subway.
Driving: There is also an exit for the park off the Henry Hudson Parkway. GPS Coordinates to parking area: 40.862535, -73.932880
"A" train to 190th Street or Dyckman Avenue.
Scenic park in northern Manhattan with beautiful views and a dense network of paths around some unique attractions.
The park fits a surprising number of trail miles into a small acreage. Most of the trails are paved, but many are steep since the park slopes from close to the river to one of the highest points on the island.
A gift to the city by John D. Rockefeller in 1917, Fort Tryon Park has beautiful views across the Hudson to the Palisades in New Jersey, which were bought by John D Rockefeller to preserve the quality of the view from Fort Tryon. The park is home to The Cloisters, a reconstructed medieval monastery housing medieval art from The Metropolitan Museum. There are miles of paths, a large dog run, playgrounds, a beautiful garden and a lovely restaurant.
The park itself is an outdoor work of art by the Olmstead Brothers firm.