Hiking the Estates of Irvington
Hiking the Estates of Irvington with Rare Access to Octagon House Property
Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 10:45 AM – 4 PM
Hike on top of New York City’s first aqueduct with a chance to access the private grounds of one of the world’s most incredible (and unusual) houses.
Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive five-mile guided hike, tour, & exploration through the historic mansions, estates, and landmarks along portions of the Old Croton Aqueduct, New York City’s first water supply system built between 1837 and 1842.
Led by a member of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, our hike through the estates of Irvington will include:
A brief discussion around the Croton Aqueduct and its importance to the growth of NYC. Stops along the trail to point out historic sites & structures including the Nevis Estate (former estate of Alexander Hamilton’s son) and aqueduct ventilators. Rare access on to the private grounds of properties like the Armour–Stiner “Octagon” House to see the modern-day dollhouse from up close.
A chance to go inside the gold-leafed Tiffany Reading Room in downtown Irvington, which is usually closed on weekends. This relatively flat hike should take around five hours, so please bring comfortable shoes, water, and snacks.
Food/snacks to bring on the hike can be found in the town of Dobbs Ferry, our first destination on the hike. Restrooms can be found at the beginning, middle, and end of our hike.
*This ticket does not include transportation — please see below for more details
**This experience does not go inside the Octagon House