5 Hidden Gem Places In New York City For Nature Lovers

Where you can be one with nature.

Far Rockaway

Instagram/queensofqueensny

Did you know? About 56% of New Yorkers admit they often experience anxiety and stress, and this is not surprising. The city is constantly in a hurry, it is noisy and it never sleeps. However, there are places in New York City where you can relax and forget about the city bustle. Here are five places where you can be one with nature, and even develop a skill of how to read a fish finder fishing in the ocean.

SEE ALSO: Got A Few Short Days In NYC? Here’s What You Should Do!

1. Far Rockaway

This place has several advantages at once. It is a very beautiful and long beach, with a beautiful and immense ocean to boot. The ocean on Far Rockaway is particularly special. It features a lovely blue tint, which is beautiful and incredible to behold in person. This place tempts everyone to sit on the beach alone with one’s thoughts and enjoy the beauty that opens to your gaze.

2. High Line Park

The peculiarity of High Line Park is why it was created on the site of the former railway tracks at a height of nearly 33 feet (10 meters) above the ground. So this is not only a great opportunity to “ascend” over the noise of New York City streets, but also enjoy an oasis of nature in the thick of the stone jungle.

3. Inwood Park

Inwood Park is a very beautiful, picturesque and secluded place. Here you will never meet curious tourists. In addition to the huge number of places in the park where you can spend time with yourself or just get away from the noise of the city, you can also admire the view of the bridges that connect the island of Manhattan with its sights and the mainland.

4. Greenacre Park

Greenacre Park features a very small square with two great advantages. The first is that the park is located almost in the center of Manhattan, quietly hidden between high-rise buildings. Secondly, there is a waterfall in the square, which is quite an unexpected sight to see when you’re in one of the busiest cities in the world.

5. Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island is a small triangular park, which is wonderful because it’s not crowded with tourists and offers a very cozy “carpet” of grass to relax, sit with a book, chat with a friend or spend quality time alone with your thoughts.

New York City has so much to offer and many interesting places to visit, so if you ever want to escape the crazy bustle of NYC life, just know that are some relaxing hidden gem spots in the city made for nature lovers.

Team JST

Team JST work with our sources, sponsors, shop vendors, and many more to create informative and engaging content related to travel and cultures.

Jetset Times in your inbox

Sign-up for our newsletter

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy.