Sunday, September 21, 2014

Van Cortlandt Park

This weekend we got a chance to stay in the City because of a meeting cancelation.  We took Saturday afternoon to do some more Bronx exploring.  This time we tackled Van Cortlandt Park.

Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park is the third largest park in New York City.  It is bigger than Central Park by 303 acres!  There are a lot of sports fields and a couple of playgrounds, but most of the park is wooded areas with foot paths. 

Van Cortlandt Park

Ben read online that there was a lot of poison ivy.  We discovered that to be an understatement! We couldn’t get off the path much at all because the poison ivy was so rampant.  The kids enjoyed collecting acorns, and Ben did some stroller 4-wheeling. 

Van Cortlandt Park

We hiked out on one rocky point behind the Van Cortlandt family burial plot to get a lovely view of the cricket fields and the City beyond.

Van Cortlandt Park
It was a perfect day to spend outdoors!

Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park
When we got to the grassy field we let the twins out to walk.  Instead of following their siblings into the grass, the chose to walk in two different directions on the concrete path.  I let Ben chase them down!

I am looking forward to calling this part of New York City home!

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