Location: 6 E. 72nd St, New York The boathouse is located in the southeast section of Central Park. Here, visitors can explore the lake by taking a row boat or a real Venetian gondola. They can also rent a bike and enjoy a ride through this sprawling mix of winding paths, meadows, lakes, and ponds. They can take in the sight of dog walkers, kids playing softball, and joggers. This is a seasonal adventure, usually weekends and summer.