Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Join Mayor Mike Spano and local volunteers in beautifying our section of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail on Yonkers Clean-Up Day, Saturday, April 27, 2019.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019

9:00 am: Registration
10:00 am: Press Conference
10:15 am – 2:00 pm: Clean-Up the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Where: Meet outside the Yonkers Parks Department, located at 285 Nepperhan Avenue. Parking is available in the lot behind the Parks Department.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am
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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.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:00am
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint Walk with Friends of Van Cortlandt Park & the Urban Trail Conference

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Volunteers are invited to join the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct in celebration of New York State’s I Love My Park Day.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1 (181 St.) and A (175 St.) subway stops.  Be prepared for many stairs, lovely views and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4.5 miles)!  Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. We will start by crossing the Harlem River via the High Bridge.

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

Rain Date June 9

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:00am
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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
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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.

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