Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
Why we love it
Beneath your fleet feet lies one of America’s great 19th-century engineering achievements — the 41-mile masonry channel, completed in 1842, capable of delivering 100 million gallons of water daily from a reservoir in Croton to a New York City desperate for a healthy supply. Today, 26 miles of the aqueduct’s route are available for running, walking and cycling. (The longest continuous section runs about 12 miles from Sleepy Hollow to Yonkers.) Along its hard-packed dirt surface, you’ll pass through charming riverfront communities, the grounds of historic estates and nature preserves.
More to explore
- Flat, hard-packed dirt surface
- Trail passes through 19th-century estates, superb scenery, charming riverfront com
- Above-ground features of historic aqueduct (weir chambers and ventilators)
Directions, hours, etc.: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/96/