Loch

The Loch is part of the ninety acre northern section of the park known as the North Woods. It connects The Pool to the south and Lasker Rink to the north and lies at the bottom of The Ravine, the only stream valley in Central Park. At the south end is Glen Span Arch, a rather impressive rustic stone arch, and at the north end is Huddlestone Arch, one of the park’s most picturesque bridges. Sitting along the Loch on a deep summer’s day, listening to the frothy chatter of one of the cascades, smelling the forsythia, it would be easy to imagine yourself deep in a northern forest, miles from the honking clangor of the city streets just a thousand yards away.

While the Loch seems to be a pristine and natural woodland setting it is in fact a very carefully executed component of the park topology. Besides the beautifully crafted fountains and meticulously planned walkways, besides the Sheepfold that houses Tavern on the Green and the Carousel that thrills thousands of children every year, the Loch represents one of the more subtle examples of Olmsted and Vaux’s artistry. What is perhaps most representative of their genius is the fact that virtually none of the park’s 843 acres are natural or pristine. Almost every square foot was carefully designed and meticulously laid out. In fact Central Park is probably the most successful, and least noticeable, example of cosmetic surgery in all of Upper Manhattan.

Location: Mid-Park from 102nd to 106th Streets

Walking Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The walking tour covers all most beautiful sights of the southern half of Central Park. You will walk through some of the 58 miles of trails the park has to offer passing a lake, rocky outcrops, bridges, arches, sculptures and more.
This tour takes you off the beaten path to sights both the bikes and pedicabs cannot reach - book here.

Bicycle Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The bicycle tour provides a complete journey through 843 acres of Central Park, guaranteeing that you will see the most out of any tour available. Your tour guide will provide background information, historical insight, and point out some of the most photogenic sites for you to capture photos!
This tour covers about six miles in a casual, smooth pace with lots of stops for walking and photos. It's the ultimate way to discover Central Park - book here.

Pedicab Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The most comfortable way to explore Central Park. No need to walk or peddle - just sit, lay back and enjoy beautiful views and insightful commentary.
This is a private tour for you and your party. A complete, relaxed, and personalized experience of Central Park. You can choose from 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours tour options.  Custom pick up/drop off spots are available too - book here.

Combination Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The Combined Pedicab & Bicycle Tour is ideal for parties when one part part prefers to ride their own bikes, and another part prefers the comfort of the pedicab – on this tour all the group will stay together and have stops for walking and group pictures - book here.


About Central Park

Find all the information you need to enjoy your visit to New York City's iconic Central Park.


Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!


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New York, NY, 10028

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