Pelham Bay/Orchard Beach is the largest park in New York City. Nearly 3,000 acres encompass forest, marshland and rocky coastline, as well as a one-mile swimming beach. The varied habitat supports a diversity of wildlife throughout the park. A swamp in the Central Woodlands is a prime environment for migratory songbirds and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Harbor seals can be seen in the winter months during low tide along the coastline. Several red-tailed hawks make their home high in the forest trees.
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Address: Orchard Beach Rd., Bronx NY 10464
Website: Pelham Bay Park (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: Daniel Avila, NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation
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