Over 4.8 Million people walked along the first two sections of The High Line last year. This public park, built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, allows for views that are simply impossible from any other vantage point. Come back and enjoy Section III.
The High Line runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. So, the question is where to start, at 34th Street or on Gansevoort?
The answer really has to do with the time of day you explore the park. The majority of dining options are in the Meatpacking District at Gansevoort. Therefore, enjoy lunch and then walk north, or take in the sunset and walk south and end for cocktails or dinner. There are limited options to nibble on The High Line if you are really hungry in the morning or mid-afternoon.
The 1.5 mile walk will take about 45 – 60 minutes depending upon crowds. The walk meanders from wide areas to very narrow, so allow time for photographs, exploring the various art pieces and the astonishing number of new buildings sprouting up along walkway. The Hudson Yards will be a city within a city, adjacent to The High Line.
The High Line is property of the City of New York and under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks & Recreation. It is managed in partnership with Friends of the High Line.
Park Hours are:
- Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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