Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Hike
Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Hike with Rare Access Inside Abandoned Weir
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:50 AM – 3:30 PM
Did you know that some of New York State’s most impressive modern marvels are only a 45 minute train ride north of NYC?
Join New York Adventure Club for a five-mile guided hike, tour, & exploration through the historic remnants of the Old Croton Aqueduct, New York City’s first water supply system built between 1837 and 1842.
Led by Old Croton Aqueduct expert Kyle Sallee, our hike from Croton-on-Hudson to Ossining will include:
– A historical discussion around the Croton Dam, highlighting the complex engineering and difficult labor that was required to build it.
– An exploration of the New Croton Dam; completed in 1907, the New Croton Dam replaced the Old Croton Dam at the beginning of the Croton Aqueduct. This dam is also believed to be the second-largest manmade limestone structure in the world, behind the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt!
– Stops along the trail to point out the aqueduct ventilators, constructed to ventilate the aqueduct.
– Rare access inside a weir, or maintenance chamber, that will give us a good look at the original aqueduct from the inside.
This relatively flat hike should take between 4-5 hours, so please bring comfortable shoes, water, and snacks.
Food, drinks, and restrooms can be found in the town of Ossining, our final destination on the hike.