4. The history. Watch the restoration in progress as the park undergoes a series of refurbishments to bring some of its historic features back to the original vision of designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Projects include restoring the charming stone arches, the Oriental Pavillion, and the woodlands at Lookout Hill. Also don’t miss Lefferts Historic House located at the Children’s Corner. Originally constructed in 1783, it’s a historic gem that offers regular hands-on workshops for the whole family.
5. The off-the-beaten-track walks. After you’ve taken in the major sites, head off-road to discover some of the many smaller trails that wind around the park. You’re bound to discover something new, whether it’s an unusual bird, a picturesque bridge over a stream, or a stone bench with a stunning view of the lake. If you’d rather join a group and learn more as you walk, the park rangers offer regular tours including bird watching and building outdoor survival skills.
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