Ramble Stone Arch

In the thick woods of the Ramble, visitors may stumble upon the picturesque Ramble Stone Arch, sitting high above the footpath and emerging from stone outcroppings.

Made primarily of boulders that originated in Central Park, the arch is only five feet wide.

Its shape echoes the Natural Bridge of Virginia, one of America’s most popular natural attractions at the time Central Park was built. In the 19th century, a secret opening on the eastern side of the arch led visitors down a narrow staircase to an underground cave, hidden from view unless you knew where to look. The cave was sealed in the 1920s.