Margaret Corbin Circle, Fort Tryon Park
, New York
Performance Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Fitness Walking does not meet if it is raining or if the actual temperature or wind chill is below 20 degrees F.
Inwood Hill Park
On the northern tip of Manhattan, a twenty-minute walk from the subway, are the
historic Indian Caves of Inwood Hill Park. In a single year, 150 bird species have been spotted in Inwood Hill Park.
Hairy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee and White-breasted Nuthatch
nest in the wooded uplands. Eastern Kingbird and Brown Thrasher, which
also nest in the park, are seen in the clearings.
Hill Park is a living piece of old New York. Evidence of its prehistoric
roots exists as dramatic caves, valleys, and ridges left as the result
of shifting glaciers. Evidence of its uninhabited state afterward
remains as its forest and salt marsh (the last natural one in
Manhattan), and evidence of its use by Native Americans in the 17th
century continues to be discovered. A hiking
trail and the Hudson River Bike Trail offer visitors chances to
appreciate large stretches of the park's natural beauty in an
environmentally friendly manner. Also, the park is one of the best
places to spot a bald eagle in the City.
Don't forget your camera to capture the scenery during the golden hour before sunset.