Best forests in New York

Check out the top forests in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Prospect Park
1. Prospect Park
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1701 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens in 30 minutes
+1 718-965-8951
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
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…
1. Prospect Park
1. Prospect Park
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1701 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens in 30 minutes
+1 718-965-8951
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…
Shelby
Shelby
Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the masterminds behind Central…
Francesco
Francesco
Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the masterminds behind Central…
2. Inwood Hill Park
2. Inwood Hill Park
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71 local reviews
Seaman Ave, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Anya & Marco
The only natural forest in Manhattan. If you want to see where Manhattan ends - it's right here. Very serene…
Ellen & Petra
There's old New York, and then there's old New York. Inwood Hill Park is a living piece of old New York…
Tracey
Huge!! Trails for waking and biking. Ducks for feeding. An aviary. Tennis courts. Baseball diamonds. …
2. Inwood Hill Park
2. Inwood Hill Park
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71 local reviews
Seaman Ave, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
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…
Ellen & Petra
Ellen & Petra
There's old New York, and then there's old New York. Inwood Hill Park is a living piece of old New York. Evidence of its prehistoric roots…
Tracey
Tracey
Huge!! Trails for waking and biking. Ducks for feeding. An aviary. Tennis courts. Baseball diamonds. Soccer fields. Water, bridge and…
3. Forest Park
3. Forest Park
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35 local reviews
Forest Park, Queens
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Chris
This is the reason I live here. Forest Park is one of the largest parks in NYC and it is right across the…
Ivana
Forest Park, 538 acres of trees and fields, is a jewel of a park in Queens. Enjoy strolling in tick woods plus…
Yolanda
Hiking and free summer concerts at The George Seuffert, Sr. Bandshell. Frederick Law Olmsted designed Forest…
3. Forest Park
3. Forest Park
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35 local reviews
Forest Park, Queens
Chris
Chris
This is the reason I live here. Forest Park is one of the largest parks in NYC and it is right across the street from the house. It has…
Ivana
Ivana
Forest Park, 538 acres of trees and fields, is a jewel of a park in Queens. Enjoy strolling in tick woods plus trails for running, biking,…
Yolanda
Yolanda
Hiking and free summer concerts at The George Seuffert, Sr. Bandshell. Frederick Law Olmsted designed Forest Park in addition to Central…
4. Inwood Hill Park Peninsula
4. Inwood Hill Park Peninsula
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18 local reviews
Inwood Hill Park Peninsula, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
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…
Agnes
Natural Forest where you can enjoy outdoor tennis court, baseball field, playgrounds, a nice stroll. Also…
Dorisol
Inwood Hill Park's densely folded, glacially scoured topography contains the largest remaining forest land on…
4. Inwood Hill Park Peninsula
4. Inwood Hill Park Peninsula
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18 local reviews
Inwood Hill Park Peninsula, New York
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
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…
Agnes
Agnes
Natural Forest where you can enjoy outdoor tennis court, baseball field, playgrounds, a nice stroll. Also features paths through towering…
Dorisol
Dorisol
Inwood Hill Park's densely folded, glacially scoured topography contains the largest remaining forest land on Manhattan Island. Unlike other…
5. Times Square
5. Times Square
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745 local reviews
Times Square, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
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Viktoria
ENTER Grove Street Station to 33rd St. EXIT 33rd St. Walk 1 min. CONNECT to R train at 34th - Herald Sq…
5. Times Square
5. Times Square
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745 local reviews
Times Square, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
Viktoria
Viktoria
ENTER Grove Street Station to 33rd St. EXIT 33rd St. Walk 1 min. CONNECT to R train at 34th - Herald Sq toward Forest Hills (3mins) EXIT…
6. Austin Street
6. Austin Street
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19 local reviews
Austin St, Queens
Route
Margaret
Enjoy the lifelong American family tradition at the one & only Forest Hills Midway movie theater, Starbucks,…
David
Austin St. in nearby Forest Hills (two stops away on the subway) has retailers like (mini)Target, Gap, Banana…
Kazumi
Austin Street in Forest Hills, is the nearest shopping area. (Target, clothing stores, etc.)
6. Austin Street
6. Austin Street
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19 local reviews
Austin St, Queens
Margaret
Margaret
Enjoy the lifelong American family tradition at the one & only Forest Hills Midway movie theater, Starbucks, local coffee shops, diners,…
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…
Kazumi
Kazumi
Austin Street in Forest Hills, is the nearest shopping area. (Target, clothing stores, etc.)
7. T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods
7. T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods
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6 local reviews
1509 Forest Ave, Staten Island
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 718-876-1995
Department storeJewelry storeClothing store
Thelma
Small neighborhood local mini mall if you need something and want to stay local. There's also an "L.A…
7. T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods
7. T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods
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6 local reviews
1509 Forest Ave, Staten Island
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 718-876-1995
Thelma
Thelma
Small neighborhood local mini mall if you need something and want to stay local. There's also an "L.A. Fitness" in this mini mall and some…
8. Stop & Shop
8. Stop & Shop
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6 local reviews
1351 Forest Ave
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
(718) 981-1900
Grocery or supermarketFoodStore
Thelma
Food items. Adjacent to this supermarket is a pizza shop, Dunkin Donuts, Subways, a wine shop and a beauty…
8. Stop & Shop
8. Stop & Shop
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6 local reviews
1351 Forest Ave
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
(718) 981-1900
Thelma
Thelma
Food items. Adjacent to this supermarket is a pizza shop, Dunkin Donuts, Subways, a wine shop and a beauty supply store. Inside the…
9. Black Forest Brooklyn
9. Black Forest Brooklyn
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54 local reviews
733 Fulton St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-935-0300
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Sammie Jo & Carl
This German Beer Hall is run, romantically, by a German couple with Black Forest roots. There are lots of…
9. Black Forest Brooklyn
9. Black Forest Brooklyn
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54 local reviews
733 Fulton St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-935-0300
Sammie Jo & Carl
Sammie Jo & Carl
This German Beer Hall is run, romantically, by a German couple with Black Forest roots. There are lots of sausages, pretzels, fresh,…
10. Central Park Zoo
10. Central Park Zoo
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181 local reviews
E 64th St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-439-6500
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
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…
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…
Siu Len
It's small but very modern and well kept. Looks just like in "Madagascar". They have snow monkeys, and polar…
10. Central Park Zoo
10. Central Park Zoo
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181 local reviews
E 64th St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 212-439-6500
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. …
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…
Siu Len
Siu Len
It's small but very modern and well kept. Looks just like in "Madagascar". They have snow monkeys, and polar bears, seals, a rain forest,…
11. New York Botanical Garden
11. New York Botanical Garden
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166 local reviews
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 718-817-8700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Danielle
Every city park offers its own brand of verdant escapism, but this lush expanse goes beyond landscaped flora…
Elmar
The largest Botanical Garden in the city, this is home to the Enid Haupt Conservatory - one of the most…
Agnes
Historical site and large park with breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts. During the winter…
11. New York Botanical Garden
11. New York Botanical Garden
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166 local reviews
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 718-817-8700
Danielle
Danielle
Every city park offers its own brand of verdant escapism, but this lush expanse goes beyond landscaped flora. In addition to housing swaths…
Elmar
Elmar
The largest Botanical Garden in the city, this is home to the Enid Haupt Conservatory - one of the most amazing greenhouses you will ever…
Agnes
Agnes
Historical site and large park with breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts. During the winter time catch the spectacular…
12. Forest Hills Station
12. Forest Hills Station
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13 local reviews
Train stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Taylor
Forest Hills is easily accessible by subway, rail, bus and car. Forest Hills Gardens was named "Best…
Yali Rachel
Lots of shopping and restaurants at Austin Street, Forest Hill Queens. This is another hot spot for dinners,…
Rita
Forest Hills is known for the amazing and stunning neighborhood to walk around special by the apt !
12. Forest Hills Station
12. Forest Hills Station
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13 local reviews
Taylor
Taylor
Forest Hills is easily accessible by subway, rail, bus and car. Forest Hills Gardens was named "Best Community" in 2007 by Cottage Living…
Yali Rachel
Yali Rachel
Lots of shopping and restaurants at Austin Street, Forest Hill Queens. This is another hot spot for dinners, night life and a shopping…
Rita
Rita
Forest Hills is known for the amazing and stunning neighborhood to walk around special by the apt !