Education

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct educate the public about the history or the tunnel and trail.

SCHOOL TOURS LECTURES, WALKS AND TOURS

Please find below some of our educational content.

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TTarnowsky

Friends board member Tom Tarnowsky photographed these lovely edible fungi at the Northern end of the trail.

Chicken of the Woods grows on fallen, rotting tree trunks.

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FOCAAdmin

SIX NEW MOBILE AUDIO TOURS LEAD TO ADVENTURES IN HISTORIC HUDSON RIVER TOWNS

Free Driving, Walking and Biking Tours Cross Over the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and the Bear Mountain Bridge

TARRYTOWN, NY (SPRING, 2021) After a year of the COVID-19 crisis keeping people homebound, many are looking for ways to safely explore and enjoy the world around them. Six new mobile audio tours are now ready to guide visitors through the Historic Hudson River Towns, a group of charming riverfront communities just north of New York City.

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LWalter

The fur and feathers crowd loves our award-winning maps! These pictures were taken at Yonkers 2021 National Nights Out festival, on August 3. Many community groups, children and pets descended on a local park to party. The event promotes police-community partnerships and safe neighborhoods. The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct was honored to join so many fun-loving Yonkers families and pets who walk and help care for the aqueduct trail.

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Mario Medici

I am always elated when I see something I have never seen before and today was such a day. Today, along with a group of about 10 participants, I was given the opportunity to tour one of the OCA weirs at Ossining, NY. The tour was given by the very knowledgeable and pleasant tour leader, Aram. Kudos to him for giving up his Saturday mornings to do these Friends of the Croton Aqueduct sponsored tours.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

 

Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct are pleased to announce that our award-winning maps of the Aqueduct are now available for sale in the shop of Morris-Jumel Mansion in north Manhattan. The maps are in a slim, compact format, convenient to take on your walks or simply to peruse and enjoy.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Learn about the OCA's New Community Design Guidelines with the New York State Department of Parks & Recreation.

You can download the final report HERE.

 

 

 

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FOCAAdmin

Mario Medici is a new 26-Miler from Bergen County, NJ, a NJ hike leader, and frequent participant in our Walks & Tours. He kindly allowed us to reproduce his thoughts and lovely photographs for this blog entry.

The following are some random thoughts having just completed walking the 26-mile portion of the OCA.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

 

photo by Steven Oakes

 

The Friends' own Sara Kelsey is profiled in the NY State Park February 2021 newsletter! The following is reprinted with permission of State Parks.

For more information and to see the State Parks calendar of events, please go HERE.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Discover your next outdoor adventure with the NY State Parts Explorer App for info, updates and inspiration. Learn more about top destinations and stay connected to your favorite parks and historic sites.

 

Available for APPLE and ANDROID.

Author: 
Charlotte Fahn

photo: Tom Tarnowsky

A Salute to the High Bridge on Fifth Anniversary of Its Re-opening

Time flies! June 9, 2015, was an unforgettable day for High Bridge and Croton Aqueduct fans. On that day five years ago a throng waited eagerly at the Manhattan end of the bridge for the signal to burst upon the gleaming, completely refurbished pedestrian bridge - the centerpiece of the original (“Old”) Croton Aqueduct. New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver presided over the joyous opening ceremonies.

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