Hi friends, welcome back! January is usually a slower month for me, so I thought it would be fun to make a seasonal collage of all my favorite Central Park spots. I always try, but it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite season because each looks so beautiful in its own way. However, I can say that summer is my least favorite because it’s so green and brown. I love all the colors of the spring and fall, but a fresh coat of snow in the winter makes Central Park look absolutely magical. I hope you enjoy this collection of my favorite captures of Central Park. (The pictures are in order of Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall)
The Conservatory Garden
Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir
The Pond (I’ll have to update this after I do my 2023 spring & fall tour)
Which spot or season is your favorite?
44 thoughts on “Central Park Through the Seasons”
Definitely a beautiful park in all seasons. Like you, I find it hard to choose my favourite, but as a Canadian, I must say your winter shots are magical. Thanks for sharing Lyssy. Allan
The magic of the freshly fallen snow in winter is hard to beat! I also love when the snow absorbs sound and all you can hear is the crunch of your boots.
I agree with Allan – the winter scenes are really something. The one shot looking down the walk adjacent to the lake, lampposts and wrought iron fence, pencil skyscrapers in the distance, is probably my favorite. Yet I also love the scene just after your caption of “The Lake”. It has the look of a jigsaw puzzle. You should create a photo book: “The Many Faces of Central Park” or something similar.
That would be one hard jigsaw puzzle! But I agree it does look like it could be a puzzle. The park in winter is just so magical and pretty right after the newly fallen snow. That would be a good idea for a book!
Beautiful in all seasons, but magical in Winter I think!
The park does look so magical in the winter!
Great shots!! I love seeing the changing seasons!!
Thank you!! It’s fun to see the changing of the seasons and the different beauty in each.
You are very welcome!! 🙂
I’d be hard pressed to pick a favourite season between spring (who can resist tulips and cherry blossoms), winter and autumn. Summer is the least enchanting, I agree with you. You are so lucky to have this place on your doorstep throughout the seasons.
It is nice seeing all the colors of spring after a drab winter. It is so hard to pick! I am so lucky to have the park just a subway ride away, I always have a great time wandering through.
Central Park is magical in any season! Maggie
All of your shots are gorgeous, Lyssy! My favorite season is fall, so I’m going with the fall shots, or maybe spring… or winter …possibly summer. Okay, my favorites are the ones with reflections, and snow, and fall leaves, and green leaves. Let’s just say I love them all.
Thank you!! Your comment made me laugh, it’s so hard to pick!! CP is just so photogenic 🙂
They are all so lovely! I think it looks beautiful in ALL the seasons.
I totally agree!!
How stunning! I think my favourites are autumn and winter, that snow look absolutely magical!
It’s so magical right after a snowfall, it makes me not even mind the cold! Can’t beat the colors of autumn.
The park is fabulous all year round. Thanks for reminding us with your wonderful gallery of photographs Lyssy.
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed this tour!
I always enjoy your tours
I must say that Central Park looks so gorgeous in every single photo. Someday when we come up to New York we will have to check this area out.
It will be at the top of your list when you visit NYC one day 🙂
Central Park looks beautiful year round. I can’t make my mind up which my favourite season is.
It’s so hard to pick!
All of your pictures are really gorgeous! As a fellow New Yorker, this is definitely something that helps point out the bright spots NYC has. I would also like to recommend my own blog where I write about my experiences with trains in New York City. Feel free to read and share!
Thank you!! There are lots of great parks throughout the city perfect for relaxing.
I understand that you always come back to Central Park. I remember the last time I was in the city, that’s where I went first when I got off the bus from Toronto in the early morning.
The park is nice in the morning, very peaceful!
Outstanding Photography Lyssy! I kept thinking I found my favorite, then I’d see your next photo and would be even more impressed. The lake in winter is spectacular. Many of the shots look like paintings and remind me of Home Alone 2.
Thank you! It’s so hard to pick a favorite. Seeing the Plaza always reminds me of Home Alone 2, such a great movie!
It’s crazy how much the landscape changes through the different seasons. Your pictures are stunning.
Thank you! It is amazing how much it changes each year.
Wow, they are all so beautiful and it’s amazing how different the same spot can look during the course of the year. The winter lake photos clinched it for me though – stunning.
The winter is so magical! I love how different the park looks each season.
Wow, it looks beautiful during spring! Thanks for sharing.
So glad you enjoyed!
Wow! Such an amazing site Central Park . Very magical. Great images. Anita
Mesmerizing pictures. Beautiful indeed
Lyssy, you really captured the beauty of the park with outstanding photographs. I recommend you expand your horizon to include travel magazines and/or possibly a book. You have a unique eye for composition and content.
What a wonderful post with so many beautiful photos, Lyssy! I can easily see why Manhattan’s most famous park has the remarkable capability to attract and charm visitors every season of the year – whether it’s winter, spring, summer or autumn, there’s always something to do and see in the park. I think I like it the most when the cold rushes in and a snowy blanket covers New York City, Central Park as it looks at its most magical. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx