Turtle Pond, New York City

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#10 of 10 in Nature in New York City
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  • This is a nice pond in the central park. A good place to hang around for a while. Unable to see turtles  more »
  • We went on the way to the Belvedere castle and by chance we met this "turtle pond". We stopped to take a picture because we thought a beautiful place with that green color and the castle in the background. We got a small staircase, there was almost no people and found us one of those sites that do not attract attention but is a charming and hidden corner, a hidden gem. Then from the Castle pond looks good, but my recommendation is to see it at the level of the water, where you can find also the fauna that inhabits it.
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  • Many cute turtles and they are very friendly 😍
  • Turtle Pond is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated spaces in Central Park! It is adjacent to the Great Lawn, and it is full of Turtles! We also saw a cormorant drying his wings in the sunshine. But, just look at all of those turtles! 🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒

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