Carnegie Hill. In this dynamic neighborhood, with its diverse collection of museums, notable architecture, activities, and residents from all walks of life, there seems to be so much to do and see. With all that there is around Carnegie Hill, one does not have to look far to find events and activities. Whether you’re a tourist, visiting the city for friends and family, or a local looking for something around you, read on for some of our favorite places to sleep under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors here around Carnegie Hill.
Nyack Beach State Park
A trip north of Carnegie Hill and visitors will arrive at Nyack Beach State Park, some sixty-one acres of riverfront available for picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, and nature photography. This is a great destination for those visitors who want to pursue a number of outdoors activities, weather permitting, all in a beautiful and diverse setting. Aside from the sports and stargazing sites, there is also a number of endemic hawks, raptors and ancient fossils that are regularly viewed by visitors.
Tallman Mountain State Park
Tallman Mountain Park is another section of the extensive Palisades Interstate Park commission, noted for its preserved portion of the iconic New Jersey Palisades. Aside from the views of the thick woods and Palisades uplands, this park also boasts views over the Hudson and Piermont Marsh, as well as a number of outdoor recreation areas including a running track, tennis courts, cross country skiing, walking trails, hiking trails, and picnicking areas.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park occupies the tranquil, yet centered setting of Roosevelt Island, providing unobstructed views of the skies over New York and of the Manhattan and Queens skyline. This is a great place to look out during the winter sunsets, where the cityscape itself, the winter constellations and setting sun can all be viewed from over the island. In addition to the parks and viewing areas, the rest of Roosevelt Island also boasts a number of compact and accessible dining and entertainment options, including outdoor recreation areas, pet-friendly trails, malls, and a lighthouse.
Indeed, neighboring Central Park also has plenty to boast in the way of picturesque backdrops, including the Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy reservoir and the Great Lawn among some of the spots visitors can tour while here in Carnegie Hill. These are but a fifteen minute walk from most of the neighborhood, and are a great setting for long-exposure photography, impromptu nights under the stars and nighttime meet-ups. Make the most of New York City’s green heart and bring the party to Central Park!
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