FOCAAdmin  Mar.05.2010 Comments

All walks will be led by a member of Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

April 3 – Ossining Weir tour. See video to learn about the Old Croton Aqueduct, then descend into the original brick pre-Civil War water tunnel. Meet at 10:00 AM at the Ossining Community Center at 95 Broadway adjacent to the aqueduct, just west of Highland Ave./Rt. 9. Information: 914-762-4082

April 17 – Celebrate Earth Day in Irvington with a walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct to Lyndhurst estate. Learn about local architectural landmarks and aqueduct history. Meet in Irvington on Main St. 2 blocks west of Broadway / Rt 9 at 11:00 AM. Information: 914-591-7399

April 24 – Aqueduct walk from Irvington to Lyndhurst estate. (See above). Meet at 11:00 AM on Dows Lane at aqueduct, one block west of S. Broadway/Rt.9. Optional paid tour of Lyndhurst. Approx 2 hours round trip. Information: 914-591-7399

May 8 – Ossining Weir tour. * Meet at 11:00AM * (see further details from April 3 schedule above). Info: 914-862-4207 or

May 16 – Croton Dam to Crotonville on the Old Aqueduct. Tour the 105-year-old stone dam, then step back in time to walk on the aqueduct along rustic Croton Gorge. Meet 10:00 AM in parking lot of Croton Gorge Park on Rt. 129, 1/2 mile north of village of Croton-on-Hudson. Approx 4 miles round trip. Information: 914-862-4207 or

May 23 – Guided walk around 94 acre Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx where the Old and New Croton aqueducts meet. Learn about the Croton water supply, local Revolutionary War history and surrounding National Register district. Because of filtration plant work the basin is currently waterless, permitting full view of gatehouses. Bring lunch and water. Meet at 11:00 AM at Bedford Park Blvd and Goulden Ave. About 2 miles. Information: 718-430-4613 or

May 30 – The Old Croton Aqueduct in the Bronx. Guided walk follows the path of the Old Croton Aqueduct to (but not on) the High Bridge. Learn about aqueduct history, engineering and nearby historic sites.Optional extension across Washington Bridge to view Manhattan end of High Bridge. Meet at 9:30 AM at Bedford Park Blvd. and Goulden Ave. Bring lunch and water. About 4-5 miles. Information: 914-478-3961 or

June 12 – Ossining Fair Day. Weir and aqueduct tunnel tours from 10 AM to 3 PM. From Main St. one block west of Rt. 9/Highland Ave. walk north across aqueduct bridge to weir.

ALSO June 12: A tour of the weir and the Aqueduct tunnel, followed by a round-trip hike to the Croton Dam, about 9 miles total at a vigorous pace. Bring lunch for picnic at Croton Gorge Park. Wear appropriate footwear, bring fluids, and use sun protection. Meet at 10 am at Ossining Community Center, 95 Broadway (see April 3 listing), walkable from Metro-North Hudson Line's Ossining Station. Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, joint with Appalachian Mtn. Club and Sierra Club. Information: 917-902-7979 or