Central Park's Literary Walk

Central Park's Literary Walk

Central Park's Literary Walk
4.5
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
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  • 66th St – Lincoln Center • 3 min walk
  • 72nd St • 6 min walk
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johnnnita
Napa, CA2,409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is what I see as a "can't miss" area to visit in Central Park. On our day in March, the weather was perfect just for such a leisurely walk. From Wollman Ice Rink you can find it along the walk path after crossing East 66th/65th street.

Upon approaching you can find several statues on each side as well as down the wide walking path. Be sure to notice at the beginning the pavement features that show various celebrities and notable people who have contributed to the garden area nearby. They are little 6 sided emblems from people like Carly Simon of all people, as well as the dedication by the Central Park Conservancy.

As you continue your walk, please stop and admire the most recent statue addition: The Women's Rights Pioneers that shows Sojourner Truth, Susan B Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Further up along the Walk, you will see to your right offset what looks like a small bandstand (half shell) in concrete. There is a very small plaque on it on lower right and dated 1923. The official name of it is the "Naumburg Bandshell" where they have performances during certain times of the year.

You do want to walk down this main avenue. It's wide and if it's late spring, summer, or better yet fall, no doubt the trees lining both sides will add to your enjoyment. They were leafless during our visit in March
Written 9 July 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,850 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This may be the highlight of the Park, just a beautiful exquisite stroll, big trees shading, classic statues along the way, park benches, musicians entertaining. A great park experience. The best.
Written 9 December 2021
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Mike G
Winnipeg, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My first visit to NYC and walked through here to the Met. Beautiful fall day with a light rain. Great spot to get out of hustle and bustle of city and relax for a while.
Written 26 November 2019
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JCPCol
Victoria, Canada48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We go to NY for a week once a year and the literary walk is always in our plans.
It is always relaxing and offers wonderful variety for people watching.
Written 12 August 2019
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Marcus P
Stockholm, Sweden711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Great walk with some statues that are truly realistic. Great artwork. You'll notice though that it's only men that are presented, or at least I couldn't find any woman.

Leading down to Bethesda fountain and a lake. Highly recommend this walk
Written 19 June 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
Definitely one of my favorite places to walk in NYC. The trees surrounding the walkway reminded me a little bit of some of the Plantations in the New Orleans area.
Written 3 May 2019
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,603 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
If you're visiting NYC you need to plan on spending some time visiting Central Park. The Literary Walk is an interesting part of the park...in the spring the tree's are just beginning to bud. Doing some reading about the sculptures may make your walk more fun (you will be more informed).
Written 18 April 2019
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Escape-overseas
Stevenage, UK1,713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
As we entered the park we obtained a map and advice as to what to see and where to walk from the information booth and set off to explore. Along the way we found various statues and at the start of Literary Walk immediately recognised a tribute to Shakespeare in his traditional attire to the side of the path. In practice just one of several statues to well know people of the literary world. To compliment a walk along the path numerous artists were selling their works adding colour, interest and atmosphere to our stroll, with the occasional squirrel scurrying around. What a lovely place for a walk, to relax and take in nature, in the middle of a busy city.
Written 25 March 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,665 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The Mall (Literary Walk) is a shaded pedestrian avenue between 66th and 72nd street that is a nice area to spend time in visiting Central Park in NYC.

Here you find a straight avenue lined with monuments of mostly of prominent poets and writers such as Fitz-Greene Halleck, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and William Shakespeare. You'll also fin a statue of Christopher Columbus status as well as a handful of other monuments in the area and near the end of the Mall. These are nice for those who enjoy monument viewing during their travels.

There is a nice flowerbed (beautiful in Spring) at the south end of the The Mall, which is lined with rows of American Elm trees, creating a canopy of shade. Benches line the pedestrian avenue as well, providing opportunity to take a seat, rest your feet and enjoy the scenery. Art dealers and souvenir stands are usually open and a busker or two can usually be seen and heard in the area as well.
Written 15 November 2018
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DJM1945
Montrose, UK1,857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is a lovely walk especially in autumn as the leaves are falling and the colours of the leaves on the trees are amazing. The Literary walks statues of some amazing writers and poets from all over.
Written 9 November 2018
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