- The Greenbelt includes New York City’s largest remaining forest preserve and encompasses 2,800 acres and six major trails, ranging from easy to difficult and from one to 12.6 miles.
- Biking is permitted only on the multipurpose trail.
- Two of the trails, the blue and the yellow, ascend the 401-ft tall Todt Hill, the highest natural point in the five boroughs of New York City and the highest elevation on the entire Eastern Seaboard from Florida to Cape Cod.
- Pouch Boy Scout Camp, Richmond County Country Club Golf Course, and Moravian Cemetery are privately owned and within Greenbelt boundaries.
- The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department hosts programs for school and scout groups, senior citizens, families and the general public. Summer camp and mini-camp sessions are also available.