Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park: A Hidden Gem in Upper Manhattan
Our month-long spotlight on Washington Heights and Inwood wouldn't be complete without a look at Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park, a true oasis that few outside the neighborhood know about. But you should. Formerly an illegal dumping site, this five-acre patch of green along the Harlem River underwent a multimillion-dollar transformation and now features lovely tree-lined wood-chip paths, a children's garden, a boathouse, a beach, wetlands, native plantings and a freshwater pond. Clean and meticulously maintained, Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park is a secret hideaway begging to be explored. It's a great place to commune with nature in the city and hosts a handful of special events for families. My son and I recently spent a day exploring all the green space has to offer.