Hernshead is a rocky promontory jutting out into the Lake. It’s a popular spot to take in the scenic view of the Ramble across the water, and scout for greenery. Under the shade of the Ladies Pavilion, visitors can see gorgeous plant life on all sides, backed by the Midtown skyline. Come in the spring to see the brilliant bloom of azaleas, Virginia bluebells, Dutchman's breeches, and daffodils.

Hernshead is near the site of the former Ladies Pond. It is presumably named for its former shape, similar to the head of a heron (or “hern”), a bird often spotted in the Park.


West Side at 75th Street

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