Governors Island

If you are in Manhattan and need some green fields, trees and a place for a picnic, a short boat trip is helpful. Close to the southern tip of Manhattan Island there is Governors Island, a place that was used by the U.S. forces until 1997. From 2003 on the island is open to the public and you can visit Fort Jay and Castle Williams.

Close to the eastern part of The Battery there are  two ports: The first is for the free shuttle to Staten Island (which you can take if you simply want to cruise through the harbour) and the next, much smaller one is the ferry to Governors Island.

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