Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer

Now at the northeast corner of Central Park, the rocky landscape surrounding the Harlem Meer has a storied history. Join our guides to learn more about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem.

Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways.

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Best for Kids

Harlem Meer in winter


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Where to Meet

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center


Free. Space is limited, registration required.


Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please.


May not be suitable for strollers.


A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails

Length of Tour

Approximately 90 minutes

Distance of Tour

0.5 miles

Tour Highlights

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Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer

East Side at 106th-110th Streets

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

East Side at 110th Street

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