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Sun 20 May
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, May 20, 2018 09:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

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 supplywater to New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station by 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Peter Dispensa, solarconstant@msn.com or 914-522-5000.

Sun 27 May
Van Cortlandt Park Loop – Old Croton Aqueduct & Putnam Rail Trails -- Joint Walk with
Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet in either of two locations at 11 am: Take the local No. 1, IRT, to the last stop in the Bronx, 242nd St. and meet downstairs on the park side of Broadway OR meet at the first parking lot (free) of the VanCortlandt Park (VCP) golf course. Easy walk, 5.5 miles, can be muddy: we will walk up the Putnam Rail Trail (past the historic 1748 Van Cortlandt House) to the Yonkers border and return via the Aqueduct trail. Please bring food & water. History, birds, botany, and beauty may be anticipated. We will conclude at the historic 1902 golf clubhouse, where (at your option) you may purchase snacks and cocktails. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, sarakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448. Urban Trail Conference leader: David Bernstein.