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New Croton Dam

Address: Croton on Hudson, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Montgomery, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I used to come here all the time with my parents when I was little! Perfect place to go with the family or a spouse on a nice day

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Get outside and explore this amazing dam. You can walk the gravel trail that leads up to the dam and get an up close view looking down into the splash. The road on top is closed allowing you to take in all the scenery of the dam and huge Croton Reservoir. This is a great walk in all seasons but... More 

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Avalon, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The dam is enormous and very impressive as it was built long ago. My GPS guided us to the south end of the dam, but one can figure out how to drive around to the north where the view is also great. The park and stream are beautiful and easy to access.

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Ashford, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I grew up in New York and never knew this sight was in my backyard. Beautiful dam near a lovely park. Nice walking paths. Bring the dogs!

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Plenty of parking. Neat & clean park Enjoy walking the Aqueduct trail. BBQ pits available. When the water is flowing it is very cool.

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Dagsboro, Delaware
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58 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Who would have thought that a dam providing a reservoir for New York City could be a super tourist attraction. Located at a park, this is billed as the third largest, hand made, structure in the WORLD behind the Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China! You have to see this to believe it! As we drove the... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you're in the area, this engineering marvel is worth a visit! Read the history before you go, cell reception is slow and weak there, so you know the history of the structure. It's impressive! There are two places to view the dam; from the walkway along the top of the dam and from the Croton Gorge Park at the... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great Pyramid of Giza, Great Wall of China, Croton Dam. These are the great hand hewn structures of the world. But the last is a bullet train from NYC, just outside of the Village of Croton. There is a public park at the base and a bridge over the top that offers hikers a glorious view of the reservoir on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband & I visited recently. It was truly beautiful. Our only problem was that we couldn't find the trail at first - no markers, but we saw someone come out behind some trees and problem solved. Park by the playground and head to the picnic tables on your left. Look for trail in the woods in front of you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this place very much. It's a amazing sight. If you go further up the road from the gorge entrance, park your car and walk to the bridge, the sight is breath taking. We went during sunset, it was very beautiful. Be careful however leaving, people tend to not drive safely down then hill and like... More 

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