The Ramble

Can you imagine that there’s a real living forest at the heart of Manhattan? Yes, and it is called The Ramble.

The Ramble is large woodland (approx. 38 acres) and was decided as Olmsted’s "wild garden". It is a maze of trails amidst a sea of trees, composed mostly of North American species, but also more exotic ones like the Sophora and the Phellodendron.
The fauna is rich, too. You can spot numerous smaller species like squirrels and raccoons. The birds however are the real treasure – more than 250 species have been spotted here, making The Ramble heaven for birdwatching.

The Ramble borders with some of Central Park’s most prominent attractions, like Bethesda Terrace, The Lake (actually, you can often find the two “combined” together), Bow Bridge, and Belvedere Castle. The Gill, the Stone Arch, and the Ramble shelter are actual parts of it.