Upicnic | Best NYC Picnic Spots: Cedar Hill

Best NYC Picnic Spots: Cedar Hill

BY KATE
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6/6/2016

If you had a NYC childhood, you'll remeber Cedar hill as the best spot ever to go sledding after a powdery snowstorm. Tucked away alongside the Upper East Side of Central Park lies Cedar Hill, the east-facing slope meadow, stretching from 76th street to 79th street, the Cedar Hill region of the park is best known for its amazing picnic capabilities in the summer, as well as its hilly structure, welcoming to snowy days for New Yorkers searching for the best sledding spot.

Fun fact: Cedar Hill is also home to the Glade Arch, the beautiful stone walkway between 77th and 78th streets, originally used for controlling horse carriage traffic.

Plan your picnic here if you’re interested in: group picnics. Cedar Hill is not a designated quiet zone (see below), offering the most family and pet-friendly options to guarantee a great time.

This Upper East Side spot is also great for: family picnics, playing sports (both group and individual), taking a nap break from the Museum Mile, reading, jamming to your favorite playlist or going on a romantic picnic date.

What’s nearby: The closest attraction is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which borders the park on 81st Street. Other options: The Guggenheim Museum, Jewish Museum, Andrew Carnegie Mansion and Neue Galerie New York are within a five to ten minute walk from Cedar Hill. If you’re interested in walking further, both the Museum Mile and elite shopping-center Madison Avenue are within a ten-minute walk.

How to get there Take the 6 to 77th street (Lexington Ave) and walk westward to the park’s Cedar Hill opening, located on 79th Street and 5th Avenue.

Closest bathrooms? You’re in luck if you’re in Cedar Hill for the day- there are three nearby options. Walk north three blocks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 82nd Street & 5th Avenue. Walk southwest to the Loeb Boathouse (by 75th Street), walk south to the Kerbs Boathouse (near 74th street).

Rules you should know about: Cedar Hill is not registered as a designated quiet zone (hip, hip, hooray!). What exactly does this mean? Lawn games and portable speakers are A-OK, and pets are welcome too! Keep in mind to respect your fellow picnickers (this means keeping the music at a reasonable volume) to ensure everyone has fun.

Cedar Hill is open from dusk ‘til dawn every day, all-year round. Enjoy!

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