Croton Reservoir and Dam Hike

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06/09/2013 11:00

As part of the Governor’s Path through History, easy 1-mile hike along the beautiful Croton Dam. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to New York City. If you would like to take a longer tour of the Croton Dam, there will be an optional leader-led car caravan to the Croton Dam gatehouses following the hike. Or you may chose to hike on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail on your own after the hike. The trailhead for the trail begins at the dam and proceeds south. Meet at 11 am near the restrooms at the Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortland Manor 10567 (there is a parking fee) or you may wish to carpool from the Croton-on-Hudson Library (171 Cleveland Drive) parking lot. Directions to library parking lot: Take Rte. 129 in Croton-on-Hudson (a/k/a Maple St.) to Albany Post Road in Upper Village. Turn east onto Albany Post Rd. Go 1/4 mile past High School and cemetery. Make left onto Cleveland Dr. at flag monument. Library is on left 200 yards. Library is approx. 1 mile south of dam. You may wish to bring a lunch to eat at the picnic area in Croton Gorge Park. Information: ttarnowsky@aqueduct.org.


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