There was one area of Central Park I have NEVER been to, so on a nice warm autumn afternoon I decided to fix that. This area can be found in the northwest corner of the park and is part of an old fort at the top of the tallest spot in the park. Fort Clinton is part of a network of installations that were used as lookouts during the Revolutionary War as well as the War of 1812. While most of the remaining sections of the buildings are found just south of Harlem Meer, hidden in the trees of the west side of the park is a building called Blockhouse No. 1. While Ft Clinton and Nutter’s Battery are undergoing restoration, Blockhouse is hidden in the North Woods and left to relative obscurity. It took some wandering for me to even find it.
Next week: Some other autumn images of the area after leaving the fort.