The Croton Dam

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Current or upcoming events at this location

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567.  The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567.  The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and Urban Trail Conference

Snow or heavy rain date, Sunday, December 15, at the same time

Joint walk with Urban Trail Conference

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Greet the New Year with an easy 2-mile total loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt 10567. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City.

Related Newsletter Articles

The FOCA Newsletter was published several times a year and contained scholarly articles on the history, engineering, and sociological importance of the Aqueduct, as well as lively stories about the people who built it.