Openings and Closings Along the Trail

As always, the 41 miles of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail is open to the public!
In order to help visitors understand current openings and restrictions the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct have put together a list of information for parks and sites along the Aqueduct Trail.  For more information and updates, please click on the links below the listings where appropriate.


Lyndhurst Estate:

The Lyndhurst grounds include a portion of the Aqueduct Trail that crosses the grounds. You may check for events, and visitor information at their website,


Mario Cuomo/Tappan Zee Bridge: 

The newly opened 3.6-mile shared bicycle-pedestrian path on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is open to the public. The 12-foot wide shared use path extends from its Westchester Landing (333 South Broadway) in the village of Tarrytown, across one of the widest points of the Hudson River, to the Rockland Landing in the village of South Nyack (1200 Route 9W).  Visitor parking, restrooms, bicycle repair stations and other amenities, along with connectivity to local bicycle and pedestrian networks, will be available at both landings.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, path visitors should wear a face mask and practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between themselves and others.
For more information:


Croton Gorge Park:

Croton Gorge Park by the Croton Dam is currently open 7 days a week. For more information please see:


Croton Gorge Unique Area:

The DEC-owned Croton Gorge Unique Area that abuts the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail along Quaker Bridge Road in the Town of Cortlandt opened on Memorial Day Weekend and continues to be open year-round. The stewards have completed their assignment and are no longer posted along the Area.


The NY-NJ Trail Conference’s Stewardship Program for the Unique Area provides stewards at the entrance to the Unique Area situated on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail on Weekends until Columbus Day. For more information please see:


Armour–Stiner Octagon House:

The Armour-Stiner Octagon House offers tours.  Please call them for information at 914-817-5763 or email


Old Croton Aqueduct Keeper's House:

The Keeper's House is open to the public on weekends from 1pm-4pm. Please stop and visit our Visitor and Education Center, including docent tours of our exhibits, Aqueduct Trail directions and more!


Untermyer Gardens Conservancy:

Open and Free to the public with no reservations required. Open from 9:00am to one hour before sunset 7 days a week. For the latest news and updates, including COVID restrictions please see:


Lenoir Preserve:

Lenoir Preserve is open to the public. For more information please see For the most recent information about the Preserve please see


Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site:

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is open. Please see their website for updates:


Van Cortlandt Park - Old Croton Aqueduct Trail:

Please see:

Putnam Greenway Trail

The Putnam Greenway Trail, located within VCP, is open. NYC Parks COVID restrictions apply. For further information please visit: