7.0 out of 10

Central Park Gr Hill, Central Park

40.7967524157425 -73.958371968008
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5

"Home to Witches festival"

It's not exactly a "great" hill, but Central Park Great Hill is definitely a hill. It's a little far north for my blood, so I don't come here a lot. It's right next to the 103rd street stop on the west side so access to the Hill is pretty easy. The only thing I can think of as far as things to do on Great Hill (outside of normal park things) is the yearly Wiccan festival. Yep, that's right, witches. They have a big celebration in the summer. I went one year because I enjoy watching weird things and it was pretty awesome. They do a maypole, and chant and jump over cauldrons and stuff. I was surprised at how many witches live in New York . . but, I don't know why I was surprised, it is New York, afterall. It was actually pretty cool and made for an interesting afternoon involving things I don't do in a part of town I rarely visit. All of Central Park is beautiful, but if you have a reason to trek over here, or live in Morningside, the Great Hill is a cool thing to see.
  • The witch festival
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Pretty far north for downtowners
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Best Streets in Central Park


West 59 St

"Park Living"
40.7662411785499 -73.9775761874709

East Dr

"The best of Manhattan, this street runs the length of Central Park."
40.7838795750048 -73.9591768447992

Columbus Cir

"A Hub of the Westside"
40.7684265265769 -73.9816315647617
"Transverse this Road with caution!"
40.769865218902 -73.9747038359898
"The route to all the goodies"
40.7738043695359 -73.9725121707311

West Dr

"Great for joggers, during off-traffic hours"
40.7870201971717 -73.9671436207382

5 Ave

"Crowded part of the park"
40.764260000221 -73.973862501056
"Top end of the Resevoir"
40.7884015005813 -73.9561449973001
"The American Museum of Natural History Tops The List"
40.7851415700214 -73.9694464924141
"The way to Belvedere and the Wall"
40.7786856035021 -73.9681952675445

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