Chambers Boat Landing

Chambers Boat Landing

Chambers Boat Landing sits at the northern shoreline of the Lake. Although it was part of the Park’s original design, the boat landing was removed in the 1950s, then rebuilt in 2016.

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.

Location

Mid-Park at 76th Street

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