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Yes, there were some!

From March 2020 on, the Keeper’s House was closed. No happy faces enjoying our exhibits.

But the trail is different.

There are more walkers than ever before. We were stunned to do a count of map orders in 2020 compared to 2019. Orders were up an astonishing 93%!! The trail tells the tale. It is looking very well used. And well cared for, too.

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FOCAAdmin

Tom Tarnowsky's Zoom presentation on the History of the Aqueduct in Westchester County, presented to the Irvington Historical Society. is now viewable 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.

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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.

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FOCAAdmin

Adam Bartlett and an intrepid group of 9 runners decided to start off their New Year's Eve with a run of the entire 41 miles of the Old Croton Aqueduct route.

He writes:

"It was truly an epic day, made very difficult by the slippery mud conditions of a vast majority of the trail. Much of it was walked and not run by necessity !

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