I hadn't been up to Inwood Park for a while, so I stopped by this weekend.
You'll never forget you're in the city; even when you can't see buildings, you can hear the roar of traffic.
Despite that, it is more spectacular than most of the city's parks, because it offers some great vantage points. Here you see the Henry Hudson bridge over Spuyten Duyvil. From other places, you can see the Bronx, Washington Heights, or New Jersey.
Spring flowers are great, and fall foliage is lovely, but the smaller details really show up this time of year.