Opened two years ago, this unlikely stretch of waterfront provides some pretty interesting views as you meander down its path. Existing between a historically polluted body of water and a heavily industrialized part of Brooklyn, it's a very strange thing to wander into the Newton Creek Nature Walk.
Walking up to the main entrance, you're greeted with a tangle of stainless steel tubes that lead into a concrete bridge. At this point you wont be experiencing much nature, rather you'll just be slowly enclosed by the structures that make up this area. The long path that follows takes you by several pieces of heavy machinery, as well as some very large buildings. However, in the distance you can see the creek, which opens up into an unprotected walkway to the water.
Much like the High Line, which I visited earlier this year for the blog, there's a certain variety in how the Nature Creek is designed. With plants and structures changing it up and paths turning around several corners, there's little chance of getting bored as you explore what's next.
All-in-all, it's a pretty surprising thing to find in this part of town. What I particularly liked was that it didn't attempt to hide what's around you. The Nature Walk integrated the surrounding structures; allowing the plant life to play off them in a very interesting juxtaposition of industry and nature.