The North Woods of Central Park is one of three woodlands available for exploration. The center of this nature oasis is the ravine which gives this area of Central Park a unique feel and gives New Yorkers a much needed breath of fresh air.
Originally designed to resemble the region around the Adirondack Mountains the North Woods is a man made architectural wonder. The designers Federick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux envisioned this area of the park to give the people an urban escape where everyone who could not afford to take a vacation could get away from the city. Although all of the ravine is man made, the stream that goes throughout the North Woods flows through several waterfalls and provides wildlife with nutrients and a natural environment. Located in the north east corner of Central Park, the North Woods is a much needed break from the yellow cabs and subway cars.