When I used to live in NYC my day to day life confined me to a pretty small area of Manhattan – home, work, and play all occurred between 86th and Canal Street normally. One of the great things about not having a home and having to rely on friends (and sometimes strangers) to stay with is that it get’s me out of the 86th to Canal street bubble. When I am in NYC (like this week) I get to stay and see different parts of the Manhattan and sometimes the boroughs. I love exploring and finding new places in a familiar city.
This week I’m in Inwood at the very tip of Manhattan near the Bronx. This is actually very near my storage unit – so it’s a convenient location for me. Most New Yorkers don’t ever get to Inwood or have even ridden the subway up to 190th before! However it’s a fascinating area where Spanish seems to be the main language, there are hills and rock formations, the Cloisters, and it has a few lovely parks that most people overlook.
Since I’ve been trying to do a last minute (hopeless) preparation for my upcoming 3 week Turkey hike, I’ve been putting on my hiking boots, and backpack and exploring the parks with my camera to capture these brisk, fall days.Most of these photos are from Fort Tyron Park and Inwood Hill Park and the trees here are perfect – it’s a super ‘hidden’ place to see fall colors in Manhattan. So if you are in NYC, consider hopping on the A train and riding it until 190th and explore a bit of hidden Manhattan.
Fort Tyron has fabulous views of the river and New Jersey foliage
Colorful leaves on the trail
Pathways connect Fort Tyron and Inwood Park
The sun shines through with a golden glow
An old fire hydrant hiding away in leaves in Inwood park
And they all fall down…
This is Manhattan – boulders and hills abound in upper Manhattan
Pathway in Inwood Park
The low autumn sun provides long shadows. I feel so tall!