Apr-Nov: daily, 10am-6pm, weather permitting; Dec-Mar: closed
B, C at 72nd St.
Row boat rental, $12/hour; Bicycle rental, $9-$15/hour
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Central Park's second largest body of water (the Reservoir takes first place), the Lake was fashioned out of an ugly swamp. It’s a tranquil spot, with a bamboo patch, overarching bridges, and the Manhattan skyline reflecting off the water. Wander along the shore, survey the scene from Bethesda Terrace or rent a rowboat at the Loeb Boathouse.