High Line Park

Stunning views on an elevated railway
High Line Park
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on west side of Manhattan.

The High Line brings the greenery and serenity of a park into the unlikeliest of places – an elevated railway line. This railway line, built in 1934, was constructed to increase the flow of industry into and out of the city. It successfully connected factories and warehouses and sped up the transportation of goods for decades. In the 1980’s however, after the growth of interstate trucking, the West Side Line fell into disuse. Decades later, after years of preservation efforts, the railroad was reopened to the public as High Line Park.

This 1.45-mile-long trail is an oasis amidst Manhattan’s bustling West Side. Between the crowded streets and overshadowing skyscrapers, it is often difficult to stop and appreciate the city’s beauty. On the High Line, however, visitors are elevated 30 feet above the hastiness below and onto a beautiful promenade. It is here where you can stop—breathe in, observe, and appreciate the magnificence that is New York City. Unlike other parks in the city, like Central Park, High Line Park doesn’t totally enclose you in nature. You’re still right in the middle of the metropolis, except now high above the street. Expect stunning Hudson River and urban views all along the way.

The trail itself is spiced up with artwork and a long line of vegetation inspired by the natural growth that had overtaken the railroad during its period of disuse. At Tenth Avenue and 17th street, visitors can sit at the “Urban Theater”, a set of bleachers facing a window that opens up a unique view. Lounging benches are also present at sections of the park as well. While traditional observation spaces thrust you high above the city, they also enclose you behind glass and separate you from the action. On the High Line, however, you can observe the city, and still feel like you’re IN the city. It’s a unique view that you won’t want to miss.

High Line Park


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