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Inwood Hill Park

Manhattan, New York Co.

Images of Inwood Hill Park in fall and of salt marsh in summer

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Inwood Hill Park contains the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan, attracting over 150 species of birds. Glaciers left behind dramatic caves, valleys, and ridges that still remain today, as do traces of Native American encampments and pre-Revolutionary European colonies.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Hairy woodpeckers, chickadees
  • Great blue herons, great and snowy egrets, belted kingfishers
  • Fiddler crab, ribbed mussel

Where to Watch

  • Tidal "brackish" (a mix of salt and fresh waters) marshes, salt meadows, mudflats
  • Forests
  • Creek

Recreational Opportunities

  • Nature center
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Playgrounds, playing fields
  • Kayak/canoe launch, marina


196 acres


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Contact Information

Address: Dyckman Street, New York City, NY
Telephone: 212-NEW-YORK; within NYC, dial 311
Website: Inwood Hill Park (link leaves DEC website)