Boating on an island Photos by Rebecca Smith - May 3, 2017May 3, 20170 Central Park lies below the massive New York City skyline where local residents and tourists participate in aquatic adventures. In a city with plenty of activities, the rowing boats in Central Park can’t be missed. A stroll through Central Park is the perfect escape from the chaotic City into the cooling atmosphere of nature. The boating experience on the island of Manhattan becomes magical from every point of view. Many tourists enjoy the view of the city from monstrous skyscrapers, but the view from the waterfront in Central Park is incomparable.