Harlem Meer, New York City

4.7
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Harlem Meer is a lake at the northeast corner of New York City's Central Park. It lies west of Fifth Avenue, south of 110th Street, and north of the Conservatory Garden, close to the Harlem and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan. The Meer has a meandering shoreline that wraps around the bluff that contains the remains of gun emplacements erected during the War of 1812, but never used. After the completion in 1966 of the Lasker skating rink and swimming pool, the Harlem Meer was reduced to 11 acres (45,000 m2) in area and 0.75 miles (1.21 km) in circumference.
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  • Underrated & beautiful! Also found an African center with authentic west African cuisine, cafe, and books right across the street!  more »
  • The Harlem Meer is a man-made lake on the northeast part of Central park with an easy level walking path around it. The views as you walk around it are gorgeous in all seasons, especially fall, with.....  more »
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  • Beautiful place to spend a morning reading, sitting, walking and or running.
  • You could fish in the ponds☺

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