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Is It Healthier to Walk or Bike Central Park?

If you are planning a trip to New York City and are looking to partake in activities that are on the healthier side, then exploring Central Park is going to be just for you. But should you walk or bike Central Park? Which one is the healthier option? To find out which one you should do, take the following factors into consideration.

Distance

Central Park is incredibly big. If you were going to explore the entirety of the park, you’d probably want to bike Central Park instead of walking. This will save you an incredible amount of time that you would lose if you were walking everywhere. Take into consideration that the park is 843 acres. That makes it one of the largest urban parks on the planet. The park stretches between Fifth Avenue on the East Side and 8th Avenue on the West Side.

Activities

In addition to the distance, it is also important to consider all the activities that are available in Central Park. If you want to take advantage of the various corners of the park in order to fully enjoy all of the activities, you will probably have to bike Central Park. In addition to the Museum Mile, which is comprised of a variety of several museums, there are plenty of other activities in Central Park. These include the Lasker Rink, the Harlem Meer, and the Central Park Zoo. You should also try to make time for the Victorian Gardens, the Wollman Rink, and McGowan’s Pass. If you want to see more, check out the Burnett Memorial Fountain, the Belvedere Castle, and the Arsenal. Finally, you need to make your way to see the Conservatory Garden, Conservatory Water, Turtle Pond, and everything else this beautiful and expansive park has to offer visitors.

 

Although both walking and biking are healthy options to choose from, if you are visiting New York City, you will want to bike Central Park in order to take advantage of the limited time you have in the city. For an even healthier activity, push extra hard on the bike!