Untermyer Park is probably one of the cooler hikes I’ve been on. I wouldn’t classify it as a hardcore hike by any means, almost more urban exploration in a natural setting. The park is located in Yonkers, NY (Westchester) and it is the site of a ruined estate and gardens. The estate was developed in the early 1900s, although it looks as though it’s from another time, perhaps an ancient Greek or Roman era.
In recent years the place has really been fixed up and you can access more areas without having to hop over gates and wade through brush.
It is more likely than not if you delve into the woods that you will run into deer here, who do not seem distressed by human presence.
There are treasure trove of nooks and cranies to discover in this park, take your time and enjoy.
Peculiar fact: this was Son of Sam’s stomping ground. It is free to visit.