This is an update to an earlier Blog.
This time of year walking through Central Park is very relaxing. The crowds are less, the flowers are slowly starting their retreat and the sunny days are comfortable. Just about any place in the park is ideal. My walk today is a popular location around 72nd Street .
If you enter the park from 5th Avenue, a short detour to the Conservatory Pond is worth the time. Sometimes they have miniture sailboats [for rent] that zip around the pond. Also, there is a coffee shop and restroom facilty here.
From here you can walk to Bethesda Terrace and then take the the path to the Bow Bridge. The views are excellent and there may be boaters enjoying the nice weather. (And alternate short detour may be to visit the “Boat House”‘ A popular place to eat, rent a boat, or use the restrooms.)
If so inclined, you may wish to leave the park on the west side. A popular area to walk through is “strawberry Fields” a beatles landmark.
Also, at this location you can look the building on the corner of CPW and 72nd st. It is the Dakota building which is closely tied to John Lennon’s history.
This walk has a few inclines and steps. However, there are alternate paths, plenty of benches that will help during your walk.
The Park Conservatory has a free tour covering this area. Details here.