Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy, small group, open-air 2 mile/1.5 hour (total) loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the rear (south end) of the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY. 10567, GPS Coordinates: 41°13'34"N 73°51'21"W (free parking). The leaders 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 Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City.

(From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.)

Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks; and social distancing.

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Presenter: 
NY NJ Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force and Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.

Come Help!

Hosted by NY NJ Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force in collaboration with the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, NYS Dept. of Parks and Historic Preservation, Westchester Parks Foundation and Riverkeeper Sweep On the OCA close to the Croton Dam.

In the woods above the OCA, close to the Croton Dam. Directions will be provided upon registration

 

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, small group, open-air walk.

Meet at Aqueduct Ventilator #12, on the Aqueduct Trail just steps south of the intersection of Gory Brook Road and Ridge Street in Sleepy Hollow (on-street parking on Gory Brook Road). We will walk north and discuss the Aqueduct and view some of its structures, including a weir, a 90-foot high embankment carrying the Aqueduct over the Pocantico River, the ghostly remnants of an old Keeper’s House, and touch upon Rockefeller history and the monument in nearby Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to those in the NY Guard’s First Provisional Regiment who perished during the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic while guarding the Aqueduct during The Great War.

Required for this walk of approximately 5 miles: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

You will receive contact information for the walk leader upon registration.

Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Presenter: 
NY NJ Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force and Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.

Come Help!

Hosted by NY NJ Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force in collaboration with the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, NYS Dept. of Parks and Historic Preservation, Westchester Parks Foundation and Riverkeeper Sweep On the OCA close to the Croton Dam.

In the woods above the OCA, close to the Croton Dam. Directions will be provided upon registration

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, small group, open-air, 2-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending at the front gates of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC.

Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions/instructions for Mansion tours, can be found at: www.morrisjumel.org. We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W. 158th x Edgecombe Avenue. Take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. At the end of the tour, you may wish to take an optional discounted tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house.

Bring water & snacks & wear sturdy shoes.

Required: pre-registration (limited numbers); masks, and social distancing.

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Contact info for walk leader, Pete Dispensa, will be provided upon registration.