Bethesda Tree Walk

Look up to admire the many trees in the heart of the Park.

When Central Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux set out to create a great public space, they wanted to bring nature into the cement City to give New Yorkers a place for reflection, relaxation, and appreciation.

Visitors on the Bethesda Tree Walk will see many species of trees in the heart of the Park, each with a unique identity. Signs on tree trunks or nearby on the ground help visitors identify the various trees along the path, giving walkers the opportunity to learn something new while they enjoy a tranquil stroll around the Lake and Conservatory Water.

This tour is roughly a mile and should take about 60 minutes to complete.

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Summer Guide trees

Central Park Tree Guide

Want to learn more about the trees along this walk? Check out our Tree Guide for information on your favorite Central Park trees.