Fort Tryon Park

I recently walked from Inwood, at the tippy-top of Manhattan, to my house, which is about 50 blocks south. Along the way, I decided to take pictures in Washington Heights and in Fort Tryon Park.

The entrance from Dyckman Street leads one up a steep, shady path. Along the way, I spotted a groundhog, or woodchuck, in the forest.

NYC Forest Walk

NYC Forest Walk

Groundhog in Greenery

Groundhog in Greenery

Woodchuck on Wood

Woodchuck on Wood

The highlight of Fort Tryon is the Heather Garden, a constantly blooming flower garden on the bluffs above the Hudson River. It's a beautiful setting, particularly on a sunny spring day like today.

Finished Flower

Finished Flower

Red Poppy

Red Poppy

Bright Red Flower

Bright Red Flower

Allium giganteum

Allium giganteum

Droopy Flower

Droopy Flower

Flower Over Hudson

Flower Over Hudson

The George Washington Bridge is a main player in this neighborhood. It is the local landmark, in case you lose your way.

Bridge Pier

Bridge Pier

Looming Over 181 Street

Looming Over 181 Street

Bridge Access

Bridge Access