Walks and Tours

The dam in winter with ice
Sunday, September 15, 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.

High Bridge photo by Lesley Walter
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet in front of the Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Ave at 173rd St, NYC. 

Visitors entering the weir
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event

Croton Dam with cascade
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event

Brick section of OCA tunnel, photo by Donna Dolin
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Path through History Event -- 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.

Croton Dam photo by Aram Aslanian-Persico
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Path through History Event – Mark the celebration 177 years ago on this date of the opening of the Old Croton Aqueduct with an 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.  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.

Wednesday, October 16, 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 2-mile walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with time spent exploring the Preserve and the Gardens, enjoying Fall foliage and learning about the history of three different parks.  Inquiries:  Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or phone/text: 646-303-1448.

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:00am
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.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:00am
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.  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.