After an insanely mild NYC winter that saw record high temps and barely any snow, spring practically arrived right after autumn, especially considering cherry blossoms started to bloom in the very beginning of March (even earlier than last year’s first sighting)!
To ensure we don’t miss out on the best spots to view the cherry blossoms around NYC, Central Park is throwing us a bone…or a bloom.
The cherry trees are a must-see in spring, and peak bloom has officially arrived in Central Park. That’s why Central Park created their own interactive map to help us blossom-seekers track in real-time where these springtime florals are peaking around the park.
Central Park’s cherry blossom trees range from vibrant, double-petaled pink Kwanzan cherry trees to whitish-pink Yoshino trees, and the map indicates whether the trees are pre-peak, peak, or post-peak.
The park’s cherry blossoms are currently peaking at almost all spots in Central Park. The park’s peak-status is as follows:
- West side of the reservoir – Pre-peak
- East side of the reservoir – Peak
- Great Lawn – Peak
- Cherry Hill – Peak
- Pilgrim Hill – Peak
- Sheep Meadow – Peak
The full interactive map, which can be found here, shows which trees can be found where, and is color coded to clearly show the peak status.
Be sure to check it frequently, as you absolutely won’t want to miss out on arguably NYC’s most gorgeous spectacle of the year!