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 as scenic lookouts and docks for recreational boaters. A passenger boat made a circuit around the Lake, transporting visitors between the landings and Bethesda Terrace.

The landings were reconstructed in the 19th century—though 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. Thanks to the careful work of the Conservancy’s team of team of historians, planners, landscape architects, and architects, the new landings are faithful re-creations of the original 19th-century designs and represent rustic and Victorian styles.