Guided tour

NYC: Central Park Hidden Gems Walking Tour

NYC: Central Park Hidden Gems Walking Tour

From $40 per person

Get off the usual tourist path and discover the secret sites of Central Park on a fully guided tour. Discover hidden bird sanctuaries, historic gun emplacements and more in the northern section of New York City's legendary green oasis.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Look for rare birds of prey in the bird sanctuary of North Woods
  • See the beautiful trees and formal gardens of Conservatory Garden
  • Watch waterfalls cascade down into a ravine in the middle of New York City
  • Visit the abandoned military installation overlooking Harlem
  • Check out the well-stocked lake of Harlem Meer to fish at later, if you desire
Full description
Avoid the tourist crowds and discover the hidden gems of Central Park with the help of a guide. Explore the rolling landscape to find serene areas and ravines in the less-trodden northern section of the park. Encounter one of the most surprising bird sanctuaries in the US, where you can look for robins, tufted woodpeckers or even a rare great horned owl or red-tailed hawk. Walk under Huddlestone Arch to emerge back into the sunlight and climb up to the historic military Bunker to get spectacular views of Harlem. Descend through North Woods to Harlem Meer, surrounded by willow, oak, beech and gingko trees. Skirt the lake and walk up a short flight of stairs to Nutters Battery overlooking north Manhattan. Discover the historic north/south route through the city at McGowan's Pass, and then breathe in the fragrance of roses and magnolia trees at Conservatory Garden.  Sit on a bench under a crabapple tree to discuss your adventure and plan the rest of your day in peace!
  • Fully guided tour
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 103rd Street and Central Park West.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is entirely outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Fred Is a knowledgeable, articulate and friendly guide. He will entertain you with his his myriad of information. Enjoy but don't be in a rush. This is a treat!

July 11, 2021

We would highly this walking tour. Fred’s knowledge and obvious love of Central Park made it most enjoyable.

August 23, 2019

The guide was well informed and pleasant. It was an easy walk except for a short flight of stairs. It was really a fully guided tour.

August 4, 2019

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