The Croton Dam

Map and Access

Current or upcoming events at this location

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 10:00am
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. (Note: parking fee of $10, May – Sept.)  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.

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.