Named after the former mayor of
New York from 1954 to 1965,
Robert F. Wagner (1910-1991) it is reached from the western end of the
roundabout of Central Park's Cherry Hill by
a winding stone stairway that leads down to this
secluded corner of the Lake.
The Cove itself is a favorite with rowers
who like to journey there for its romantic seclusion.
On the water's edge on its east rim a
visitor will find the Cherry Hill Boat Landing,
one of six boat landings that doted the
shoreline of the Lake at the turn of the
century when passenger boats circled it
picking up and dropping off patrons at
these various landings.
Many wonderful spaces in the Park are
small compared with the forests of the
Adirondacks, but like Wagner Cove are no
less scenic with its overhanging trees
and steep bedrock inclines.