This small forest in the Bronx could be the most important woodland in the city of New York. The Thain Family Forest, a 50-acre plot of trees within the New York Botanical Garden, is the largest surviving remnant of the city’s original woodland.
The old-growth forest provides a rare opportunity to walk among trees that pre-date the American Revolution by centuries. The patch of trees has never been logged and has remained largely untouched. Visitors can traverse paths that follow the original hunting trails of the Lenape Native Americans and pass by marks carved by glaciers thousands of years ago.
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