Upper West Side Tree Walk

Spot dozens of species of trees and learn something new while enjoying a peaceful walk.

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 Upper West Side Tree Walk will see dozens of species of trees, 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.

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

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Explore our Tree Guide

Learn more about the Park’s leafy residents with our Tree Guide, which includes identification techniques so you can get to know your favorites by name.