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Central Park's Literary Walk

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Great Walkway in the Park

Go have a stroll and enjoy your surroundings. Large trees statues and lots of New Yorkers walking their dogs. have a rest on a bench and soak in the local color.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Go have a stroll and enjoy your surroundings. Large trees statues and lots of New Yorkers walking their dogs. have a rest on a bench and soak in the local color.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This part of Central Park is easily found. The literary walk is a tree lined avenue where on the day we went there were various street performers, artists drawing characatures and stalls selling touristy items. You can still see the statues along the way and we got the best of both worlds. The trees give well needed shade on a... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This was the only area of Central Park that I would recommend to see. It's very peaceful and a nice area to walk through.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We loved our short stroll down Literary Walk, on the Southern end of Central Park's mall. This stretch earned its name from the statues of four literary figures here -- William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and the only American, poet Fitz-Greene Halleck. I still can't figure out why a statue of Christopher Columbus stands near the start of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Central Park Literary walk is very beautifully design walkway. I visited in winter and still it gave beautiful nature view

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This pedestrian pathway in Central Park is about a quarter of a mile in length. It is lined with American elm trees. Along the way you can see statues of famous writers such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. The walkway can be found mid-park starting at 66th Street and extending to 72nd Street. If it looks familiar to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

It's a visual delight. I was fortunate enough to be here when the trees were all shades of red, yellow and brown. One can just sit on the benches and admire the wonders of nature. The walk is dotted with statues of literary figures. You also have artists selling their sketches, photographs, paintings and other artifacts. If you want, you... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a beautiful walk, no matter what season, but it is gorgeous when the trees turn color. There are ample benches to sit on and enjoy the scenery and people-watching. I once took a horse drawn carriage ride here when there was 2 feet of fresh snow. Amazing sights in the snowy scene! This walk is about 1/4 of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

The Literary Walk is an iconic 1/4 mile paved walking path in Central Park, flanked by majestic American Elms, wood benches, artists and statues. It is easily recognizable from an endless amount of Hollywood scenes filmed there. It starts at around the south-mid section of Central Park, at 66th street to about 72nd. There is no subway stop exactly there,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Benches everywhere! Shaded with trees that provide a respite from the sun, we strolled through here and just took in the environment. Two different street performers were putting on shows and were fabulous. Free photos of them, and then we posed with them. Larger than life statues of authors, poets, explorers, and famous people line the walkway. Follow it to... More 

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