Hernshead, a rocky promontory jutting out into the Lake, is a popular spot to take in the scenic view of the Ramble across the water.

Under the shade of the Ladies Pavilion, visitors can see gorgeous plant life on all sides, backed by the midtown skyline. In spring, visitors to Hernshead will witness the brilliant bloom of azaleas, Virginia bluebells, Dutchman's breeches, and daffodils.

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