Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile 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.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

We start and end on a wooded trail – but in between, expect Sing Sing village tales, close Hudson River views from Crawbuckie Park, a stroll through the rocky gorge of Sing Sing Kill and a neat microbrewery (almost) at walk’s end. Six miles, 3 hours (excluding the brewery), some hills. Wear hiking boots and bring water. This hike is for people who walk fairly regularly. No bathrooms except at the brewery. Rain and snow cancel.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Croton Point, now the site of Croton Point Park, was once one of the largest tidal marshes on the Hudson River. Its human history dates back 7,000 years to the time of the first Native American settlements. Today you can find oyster middens on the northern tip, abundant evidence of a major brickmaking operation, and vaulted wine cellars from an early commercial vineyard.  There are tales of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure and links to the capture of Major John Andre during the Revolution.