You probably haven’t heard of Muscota Marsh, the newest NYC park. It’s a wetland at the northern tip of Inwood Hill Park, which itself is at the northern tip of Manhattan. This waterfront area opened to the public for the first time this year. And it’s FREE.
This public green space, with a design inspired by tidal flats and mudways, lets you enjoy and explore the marsh from the wildlife observation deck and from a wooden deck stretching out to the waterway through the native water gardens.
With its close proximity to the salt marsh and the freshwater wetlands, you’ll be spot beautiful wading birds like the great blue heron and the snowy egret, leopard frogs and other wildlife.
Enjoy knockout views of the Henry Hudson Bridge, the towering cliffs of the Spuyten Duyvil and the Palisades.
Muscota Marsh is accessible from a short walk from the final 207th St. stop of the A train, or the 215th St. stop of the #1 train.
Full disclosure: NYCOTC editor Evelyn Kanter grew up in Inwood, and spent more hours than she will admit publicly explong Inwood Hill Park.
Take a look at the NYC Parks Muscota Marsh Photo Gallery to see more views and features of the new park.