Spring time is my favorite time in Central Park. The Central Park Conservancy does such an excellent job taking care of the park’s 250 acres of lawns, 24,000 trees, 150 acres of lakes and streams and 80 acres of woodlands. April is the best time to enjoy the magnolia and cherry blossom. Last week I decided to walk around the whole park, starting from the south-east corner northward to Harlem and then walking back southward on the west side. I’ve never actually been north of the water reservoir so I really enjoyed visiting some new places, such the Conservatory Garden around 104th Street on the East side and the North Woods up in Harlem. Spring is also a fantastic time to spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that make their annual migration via New York. Central Park is the one place where you can distance yourself from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan life without actually leaving the city.