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Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

I love getting my kids on the school bus, then taking my bloggers butt over to Meadow Lake to do my turtle run in the morning. According to the NYC Parks Department: "This 84-acre manmade body of sparkling, fresh water is New York City's largest lake. A popular spot for boating, fishing, crew, and sailing, the water keeps splashing while scores of other recreational activities fill the surrounding athletic fields, bike paths, a model plane facility, and picnic areas."

Well, I can tell you they certainly summed it up rather nicely. I love jogging in this place! My kids, family and friends spend a lot of their play time here. It's minutes from Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Briarwood, Whitestone and Forest Hills. The Grand Central Parkway runs parallel on one side while the Whitestone Expressway flanks the opposite shores.

Here are a few views from my warm up and slow jog starting at the Boat House. For some really great things to do at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, check out this link from NYC.gov:


I Love New York. Enjoy your day!


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Comment balloon 21 commentsC Tann-Starr • July 09 2008 07:03AM



I hope that you enjoyed your "Turtle Run" this morning and also hope that you Have a GREAT day.  Thank you for the pics

Don R.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 12 years ago

I grew up not far from where you have taken those pictures in Long Island City and Astoria. Our first home was on 92nd street near LaGuardia. Many is the time I have been to this park and the parks around it. I remember(does this sound like I am old) taking the first air conditioned Subway the number & to Flushing Meadows to see the worlds fair. Thanks for the pictures and for giving me a moment this morning to pause and smile

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) over 12 years ago

Hi Carolyn. Is this Flushing Meadows area the site of the World's Fair and the US Open for tennis? It is familiar to me as I went to the fair in childhood. It's nice you have a lake there and a jogging trail.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 12 years ago

Ah old memories for me...lived there for 35 yrs of my life. Too bad Shea will tumble after this year.

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (Brokered by eXp Realty LLC) over 12 years ago

Nice pictures and good morning.  I have to come visit you sister.  One of my earliest memories is of the World's Fair oh so long ago. 

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 12 years ago

Hey Don, I enjoyed it very much. You are very welcome.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Hey Charlie, I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures, and no, it does not make you sound "old!" :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Hey Gary, the one and the same! I'll try to get some stadium pics in next time. Lots of interesting construction going on by Shea.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Hey Neal, I know what you mean. I'm hoping to get my boys over there for some baseball fun as well as several family pictures before the site comes down.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Good morning Paddy-Paddy, I would love to coordinate a visit with my lovely sister from another mister. We'll play phone tag about it real soon. Promise!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Carolyn,  Since your in the visitation mode, plan a trip to Montana!  I will take you sapphire mining!  :-)

Posted by Clint Miller (Real Estate Pipeline, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Oooooooo! I love gem stones! Noah and I have a rock tumbler with some emerald nuggets flipping around in there right now. My family will definitely be making a date with your family! Thank you for the invitation! Absolutely accepted!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Sister C, looks like a wonderful place to do a little blogging jogging. Keep on jogging no, blogging.

Hugs, Brother D

Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) over 12 years ago

Great pics, C!  Look like a great place to run and the guy, I mean ducks/geese looked were great to look at too!  Seriously, a great post to give readers an idea of what it's like there.

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 12 years ago

I was wondering who that guy is that made the cut!  No wonder you go jogging there C! 

Great pics.  It looks beautiful!

Posted by Pam Pugmire, Meridian Idaho Real Estate (Silvercreek Realty Group) over 12 years ago

Looks like a nice peaceful place to go for your turtle run.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 12 years ago

Ladies, I have never spoken with him, but he is a fixture on the path most days. Seems very nice and always smiles and nods as he makes his way around the lake. Most of the joggers are pretty friendly. I guess we're used to seeing each other working on our running routines or chasing each others kids. :-)

I love the wildlife, especially when the swans stop in. They are always a treat, but not as accommodating as the ducks and geese are, they're a bit more territorial and quick to trumpet a warning.

Posted by Anonymous over 12 years ago

It looks like a beautiful way to start the day!!!

Posted by Becky Cook, Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate (EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY) over 12 years ago

Hey Becky, it really is... Enjoy your day. Regards, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 12 years ago

I love Meadow Lake -- I go there every

opportunity I can get.  I would just love to

start the day with a run over there -- unfornutely

I do not live in Queens anymore, and I do not drive.

Beautiful photos -- thank you for posting them.



Posted by decembra over 11 years ago

Decembra, you are very welcome. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 11 years ago

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