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Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

4.4
#2 of 7 in Outdoors in Bronx
Van Cortlandt Park…

- is the third largest New York City Park with 1,146 acres.

- has the largest freshwater lake in the borough.

- contains The Bronx’s oldest building, the Van Cortlandt House built in 1748-49.

- has the oldest municipal golf course in the United States, the Van Cortlandt Golf Course, founded in 1895.

- has a National Historic Landmark trail, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, which travels the route of the city’s original water tunnel.

- has a cross-country running course with a national reputation. Every year, the rugged course hosts the national cross-country championships as well as the Manhattan College Invitational for high school students throughout the U.S.
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  • So close to the city. Take the #1 train straight there and then you are a walk away from the park. Walk or bike the trails. this is a wonderful day trip  more »
  • This park really has it all. It has soccer fields, baseball fields, a pool, barbecuing areas, picnic tables, a large track for running/walking/biking, a golf course, hand ball courts, tennis courts, h...  more »
  • I absolutely love this park. I've been to this park many times over 10 years. The park has many parts to it. It has a public pool, a lake, picnic BBQ area and many walking trails. I recently went to t...  more »
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  • "Where NYC goes to hike!" Beautiful park with trails into the woods, as well as a wide open field. The neighborhood is quiet (the 1 train ends nearby), and I feel safe here. Don't miss the Van Cortlandt House Museum, the oldest museum of its kind in NYC!
  • Love exploring new things about the park. Dog friendly and others respect your space. It's great in the winter morning gets the blood flowing. Or you can freeze :-@(not,so move your a**)looking forward to the spring see you out there.
  • Beautiful green lawn and some trails. Also part of the park stays on a area totally good for flying drones, although better check it online for an updated information.
  • Best park in the Bronx for relax. Sports and play soccer. Golf and baseball and good for jogging
  • Amazing park to go for a run or just sit and relax.. beautiful views.
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