More than half of the park's 1,100 acres are protected as "forever wild," making Van Cortlandt's preserve the third largest of New York City's Forever Wild Nature Preserves. You can see an exceptional diversity of migrant songbirds, and nearly every species of land bird in the region has been recorded in the Croton Woods portion of the park.
This New York City Department of Parks and Recreation site has accessible features that include a hiking trail. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Van Cortlandt Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)
Address: Van Cortlandt Park S. between Broadway and Jerome Ave., Bronx, NY
Website: Van Cortlandt Park (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo credits: NYS DEC
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