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Hidden Gem

Yesterday I ended up stumbling on a stunning hidden gem in New York. Earlier in the day I was huffing and puffing because I desperately wanted to get out of the apartment. Unfortunately, when I did go outside it was too hot!! I tried finding parking in the UWS to hang out at one of the parks but I couldn’t find parking and it was just so hot!! Did I say that already?

Anyways we decided to skip the park and went for a drive north wanting to escape the hot city. I don’t know why I thought it would be cooler going north or just being outdoors sounded nice.

I originally aimed to go Harvest on the Hudson which is a beautiful restaurant with a park in front of it as well as a huge playground. A little more than halfway there, I decided to go to the nearest park. Luckily for us, google maps showed us near a garden called Untermyer Gardens.

The Walled Garden

When we got there it was pretty empty, there was literally no one outside. I thought maybe it was closed. I walked towards it anyway. The garden’s outer walls look like a castle. When you enter, it does not look like you are in New York, it’s so open and peaceful. I almost forgot about how hot it was (until I had to walk upstairs). This place is just beautiful!! It has long fountains in the center surrounded by so much greenery.

Hidden Gem
Untermyer Gardens
Untermyer Gardens
Untermyer Gardens

The Vista

There is a walkway that someone told me has “a thousand steps.” It’s not literally that many steps but its a LONG walk up. When you go to the end of it, there is a 306-degree standing area that overlooks the Hudson.

Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem

I’m a sucker for gardens and this has to be one of the prettiest gardens I have been to. Not because it’s filled with flowers but because it is so open and unique. It really transports you to a different time.

If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, I would highly recommend checking out this hidden gem. Untermyer Gardens are located about 50 minutes from Midtown.

There is a party coming up on Sunday, July 28 called “The Forgotten Garden Party”. More details on http://www.untermyergardens.org/.

I was so happy to stumble across this Garden. Do you know of any other hidden gems around New York?

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