Van Cortlandt Park
1146 hilly acres in the northwest Bronx, more than half of which is deciduous forest, scrubland, meadows, ridges, wetlands, brooks, and a man-made lake, providing avian habitat. A total of 177 species has been recorded since 1970, and at least 50 breed here.
The 1.5 mile John Muir Trail starts near Nursery Gate near Van Cortlandt Park East and Katonah Avenue. Main areas are the Northeast Woods, Croton Woods, Northwest Forest, and the Southwest Zone. You may obtain a trail map at the Urban Forest Ecology Center east of Broadway at West 246th Street on the south end of the Parade Ground.
Directions: Refer to sidebar ("How to Get There")