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NYC Central Park Attractions: The Pond
After a busy day of sightseeing around New York City, there's no better place to unwind than at the Central Park Pond. Highly regarded as a sanctuary away from NYC urban life, its safe distance from the busy city streets makes it one of the best locations to rest, relax, and take in natural wonders. The Pond is famous for its serenity and wildlife, and visitors love to explore all that it has to offer. When you book a bike rental with Bike Rental Central Park, be sure to ride toward this lovely spot: It'll have you singing its praises long after you step onto the asphalt of NYC again.
A Peaceful Excursion at The Pond in New York City's Central Park
Tourists and natives alike enjoy visiting the peaceful body of water known as the Pond at Central Park. Its location provides a buffer from the noise and distractions of chaotic city life. While navigating the winding pathways, visitors to the Pond can get lost in the moment and be mindful of their natural surroundings, including the incredible sunsets overhead. The Pond in Central Park is a great place to find oneself or look inward, as the peace and solitude it provides can give visitors the opportunity to be comfortable enough to sit with themselves or meditate.
Central Park's Prime Wildlife-Watching Spot
If you're looking for a solitary adventure at the Central Park Pond, consider making your way to the western part of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, which has a reputation for being more remote than the others. The Hallett Nature Sanctuary is a mecca for bird-watchers and those who want to engage in a little quiet wildlife sightseeing. If you take a bird-watching guide with you, you may be able to spot some of the 240 species in the area. In fact, the 3.5 acres that the Hallett Nature Sanctuary encompasses are home to a number of species of birds as well as other animals. Turtles also populate this natural sanctuary: These creatures have free rein of the island located in the sanctuary as well as water sources such as cascades, pools, and spillways. They tend to congregate around these bodies of water and the foliage surrounding them, like the forsythia and crab apple trees.
Don't Forget About the Ducks
Since ducks tend to be the easiest birds to spot, tourists who leave the Pond often refer to it later as the "Central Park duck pond." Calling it the Central Park duck pond makes sense, as many ducks call this body of water home, serving as a main attraction for some visitors. To animal-lovers, these feathered creatures are part of the package deal that is the Pond; Central Park sightseeing just isn't complete without a stop by the Pond to watch the ducks waddle about, including the rare and colorful Mandarin duck. If you're planning on visiting during the winter, don't fret: The ducks tend to stay on the Pond as long as they can, feeding on underwater vegetation to sustain them. They'll only fly south on the rare occasion when the Pond freezes over!