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Walks to and from the New Croton Dam and Croton Gorge County Park just became a lot more convenient, thanks to a handsome flight of steps built by a Briarcliff Manor Eagle Scout. Drive to the entrance (green sign) of the Town of Ossining’s Gerlach Park on Old Albany Post Road. Bear left to the north end and park in the large asphalt area at the base of the new steps. These take you to the Aqueduct, which adjoins the park. This area is north of the GE campus. It’s about 2.5 miles to the dam. Thank you Ossining and Scout!

Eileen Charles


The Friends will host their 6th Annual AQUEFEST!—a trail-long celebration of the Old Croton Aqueduct—on October 9 & 10, 2010.

SATURDAY Yonkers, Tarrytown, Ossining, Croton


The High Bridge design process is underway!

This is a major turning point in the long campaign, in which the Friends have played an active role, to restore and reopen this most renowned feature of the Old Croton Aqueduct. The NYC Parks Department is asking for input from the public.

Click HERE to download a PDF of comments submitted by the Friends.

Questions or comments? Contact C. Fahn at czfahn@yahoo.com or 914-478-3961.

Eileen Charles

We're currently planning our 6th annual, trail-long celebration of the Old Croton Aqueduct for Saturday, Oct. 9th and Sunday Oct. 10th. Committees are forming in Yonkers, Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Ossining and Croton.

We need you! Looking for fun, folksy, Aqueduct related or inspired artists, musicians, dancers, children's performers, historians, engineers, naturalists, trail users of all kinds. Also volunteers to host membership tables, donate baked goods, set-up and clean-up.

Mavis Cain

This has been a big season for field trips. PS 116 of Manhattan sent 4th and 5th graders with their enthusiastic leader, Michelle Yonkell. These kids know a lot about the water system of New York - enough to keep us on our toes with accurate facts. After seeing the movie and listening to Mavis' stories about John Jervis, the kids had to test the echo in the tunnel and hunt for bats. They went back to the city wearing their Aqueduct bracelets and armed with a fact sheet.