Wow!! This takes the prize … “The Ramble, as a virtual bird sanctuary requires that within the proscribed 35 acres all dogs must be leashed. You can walk your dog anywhere in the Ramble provided it is leashed at all times. Within the park itself there are hundreds of acres where you can let your dog run free, but not in the Ramble.”
“One of the few spots in the New York city where visitors can get happily lost, the Ramble, at thirty-six acres, offers a variety of intimate scenic enclaves that include the Gill, a tiny stream the wanders through the area, and the Ramble Arch. Located on the west side of the Ramble, hidden in the dense foliage of trees and shrubbery, the Ramble Arch carries a narrow walkway above with an intersecting footpath below it is one Central Park’s most picturesque bridges.
Created by Olmsted and Vaux as an untamed counterpart to the more formal designs of the Mall and Bethesda Terrace the Ramble was still the product of painstaking planning. Virtually every feature was carefully placed to give the illusion of untouched, completely natural woodland. At almost every turn along its meandering trails the visitor is presented with another visual treat.
The Ramble is also a bird watchers…
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