Walks and Tours

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct.  The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.  There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour.  Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk).

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) The leader 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 Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Rain Date June 9

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint walk with the Lenoir Nature Preserve’s Curator, Sara Cavanaugh, along the Old Croton Aqueduct.  Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers, and enjoy an easy 6-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with time spent exploring the Preserve and the Trail, exploring history and nature. Inquiries:  Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

As part of Path through History, we start and end on a wooded trail – but in-between expect Sing Sing Village tales, close Croton Bay views, a stroll through the Sing Sing Kill gorge, and a neat microbrewery (almost) at walk’s end. Six miles, 3 1/2 hours (excluding the brewery), some hills. Wear hiking boots and bring water. This ramble is for people who walk fairly regularly. No bathrooms except at the brewery.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

As part of the Path through History, hear Robert Kornfeld, Jr., curator, beginning at 2 pm, speak and answer questions about his exhibit, The Tunnel:  A Passage Through History.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct.  The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.  There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour.  Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk).

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) The leader 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 Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Take an after-lunch stroll on the Aqueduct Trail.  Meet at Irvington’s Town Hall at 85 Main Street, less than ½ mile east up Main Street from the Irvington Metro-North train station (free parking).  Visit the Tiffany Reading Room, one of a handful of Tiffany interiors.  Meander north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (which intersects with Main Street) to Lyndhurst and back, admiring architectural landmarks, including the skeletal remains of a Lord & Burnham conservatory, and Hudson River views.  Learn the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the millionaires who li