Central Park Through the Seasons

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

The Pool

Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir

The Lake


Bow Bridge

Bethesda Fountain

The Mall

Gapstow Bridge

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

  1. 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

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. Thank you!! It’s fun to see the changing of the seasons and the different beauty in each.

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

    1. Thank you!! Your comment made me laugh, it’s so hard to pick!! CP is just so photogenic 🙂

    1. It’s so magical right after a snowfall, it makes me not even mind the cold! Can’t beat the colors of autumn.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. Thank you! It’s so hard to pick a favorite. Seeing the Plaza always reminds me of Home Alone 2, such a great movie!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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