Discovery Walks for Families: The North Woods Tour

The rocky landscape surrounding the Harlem Meer has a storied history and more than a few secret nooks for young explorers to enjoy.

Discover the North Woods with Central Park Conservancy guides as we uncover the area’s unique secrets and complete hands-on activities that illustrate how this complex ecosystem within the Park supports New York City’s native plants and animals. Ticket includes a complimentary Discovery Journal for each child.

Recommended for families with children ages 5 years and up, although younger siblings are welcome to join.


Ensuring the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the public is our top priority. Central Park Conservancy programs follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, and New York City.

At this time, the Conservancy does not require visitors to wear masks during the tour. However, all participants should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if they feel unwell.

Contact [email protected] if you need to request a raincheck for a future program due to illness or exposure to COVID-19.

Read about tour policies related to COVID-19, inclement weather, and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Places You'll Visit on This Tour