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Old Croton Aqueduct and New Croton Dam Man-Made Waterfall & Old Bridge Easy Hike

This will be a very easy hike that will bring us to an easy "trail" that follows part of the route of the historic Old Croton Aqueduct that originally went from Ossining to the New Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, (Westchester County) on Sunday, January 19, 2013.  The hike is a 5.1 mile round-trip loop hike. Dogs are allowed on a leash.  The New Croton Dam is a hidden gem that you simply must see and experience!

For those coming, I suggest wearing clothes you will be comfortable in (if it is cold, you may want to wear layers that can be taken off and put back on). Also, it's recommended to bring a backpack, 2 liters of water, chapstick, hat, gloves, sunscreen (especially if you burn easily), bug/tick spray, and a small trail sandwich/snack that will be eaten at the park.

We'll meet at 11:00 AM at the parking lot for Gerlach Park. Driving directions are below. I estimate the hike will take three hours.

My cell phone number is[masked]-4403.

If anyone wants to carpool, I'll be coming from Rutherford, NJ (I live right across the street from the Rutherford Train Station) and would be willing to drive a little out of the way to carpool.

Driving Directions:

The entrance to Gerlach Park, marked by a green sign, is on Old Albany Post Road/Quaker Bridge Road, about a mile west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave.

Drivers heading northward can take Rte. 9A to the Shady Farm Rd. exit, make a left from the exit ramp and then an immediate right onto Old Albany Post Rd.

Alternate Driving Directions:

From Rte. 9 in northern Ossining turn east across from Mystic Point sign onto Old Albany Post Rd., following road sign for Quaker Bridge Rd. as well. Continue on road one mile to green Gerlach Park sign on right. From entrance, turn left and continue to parking area.

Driving Directions From the South:

North on the Taconic State Parkway to Route 134 exit. At end of ramp, make a left and travel to Route 9A traffic light. Make a right hand onto Route 9A north. Take 3rd exit on right, Shady Farm Road. End of ramp take a quick left. At stop sign make a right turn onto Old Albany Post Rd/Quaker Bridge Road. Thru multiple "S" turns, and Gerlach Park is on the right. OR, Take Rte 9A North to the third exit after Rte. 134 (Shady Farm Road), and proceed as above.

Driving Directions From the North:

South on the Taconic State Parkway to the Route 134 exit. At end of the ramp make a right, and follow above directions. OR, South on Rte 9. Bear right at the 9A split to stay on route 9. Left at the light onto Old Albany Post Road. Follow Old Albany Post Road / Quaker Bridge road as above for about 1/2 mile to Gerlach Park on the right.

Public Transportation Directions:

From Grand Central Station, take the Metro North Train and get off at the Croton Harmon Station.  From there, it is a 1.5 mile (30 minute) walk to the parking lot.  Or, if you arrange with me in advance, I can pick you up from the Croton Harmon train station.

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  • Luz

    Wonderful as usual

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Kim

    We are all such fun! Wargo Warriors!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • David

    Really nice day and walk with a very friendly group

    January 19, 2014

  • judy

    what if I am late--a big if--where can I find u?

    January 19, 2014

  • Janet

    under the weather...sorry to miss it!

    January 18, 2014

  • Suzie

    Sorry to miss this, but will have to. Enjoy

    January 18, 2014

  • Pat

    My plans have changed, so I will try to join you for the next EASY hike. This one sounds so good: I'll be sorry to miss it. Have fun!

    January 18, 2014

  • judy

    heya I am new to the group and wondered how strenuous the hike was--it seems that it is for experienced hikers which I am not???

    January 17, 2014

    • Michael W.

      Hi Judy. It is not for experienced hikers. 99% of the hike is all on flat ground, which is perfect for beginners!

      January 17, 2014

  • Lucy

    Coming down with a cold/flu and feeling pretty yucky :(. Thanks Michael, Have fun!!

    January 17, 2014

    • Michael W.

      Sorry to hear Lucy. We were looking forward to seeing you!

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello this will be my first time with this group. Does anyone live in White Plains and can give me a ride? I live right by the train station and do not have a car. Thanks in advance!

    January 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Judy. I emailed Lucy.

      January 9, 2014

    • Lucy

      Sorry Tracy, but I'm down with a bad cold/flu symptoms, won't be able to join you this time.

      January 17, 2014

  • Elaine

    I can't make the hike... was unable to change rsvp online. thanks michael.

    January 17, 2014

  • Pat

    Already full? DRATS! If a spot opens up, I will be coming from Bedford Hills and have room for 3 additional people in my car.

    January 8, 2014

  • judy

    Hey mike, is there a web link to the hike description? Maybe we should take a look at it so that we can help navigate...

    January 7, 2014

    • judy

      Cool! I screwed up reading your post on this- I had it confused with another meet up where the leader had said that they had never done the hike before. My bad, sorry!

      January 7, 2014

    • Michael W.

      No worries, Judy. Just glad you are able to make it.

      January 7, 2014

10 went

  • Michael W.
    Water feature lover; Brings "shaver" to the hike; Photo doubter, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Marlene B.
    The Dog Whisperer Who "Whispers," "Boris!" Afraid of fire towers
  • David
    Tissue Dropper (But Only Once); Wine Lover
  • Catherine L. +1
    Springsteen Verse Singer, Superb Hike Leader & Camera Mounter, Organizer
  • Kim
    Thinks purple is the new fad for hiking boots
  • Luz
    Una mujer muy bonita y simpatica
  • judy
    Crawler/Scrambler; Likes To Go Into Small Crevices ;-), Assistant Organizer
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