Bow Bridge Boat Landing

Bow Bridge Boat Landing is one of five small, intricately beautiful structures sitting at the very shoreline of the Lake. Nestled within the Ramble, it offers a spectacular view of Bow Bridge.

In the 1860s, six boat landings were constructed along the shoreline of the Lake. Designed to complement the surrounding scenery, the small structures served as scenic lookouts and docks for recreational boaters. Passenger boats made a circuit around the Lake transporting visitors between all six landings and Bethesda Terrace.

The landings were periodically reconstructed in the 19th century—much of the original detailing was lost over time—and removed throughout the 20th century due to deterioration. In 2016, the Conservancy rebuilt the five boat landings standing today. The new landings are more faithful re-creations of the original 19th-century designs and represent rustic and Victorian styles.


Bow Bridge

Mid-Park at 74th Street


Mid-Park at 71st-78th Streets


Mid-Park at 73rd Street

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