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Address: Croton on Hudson, NY
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A great walk to the dam

We were visiting from the UK to our relatives in Yorktown Heights and did the Boxing Day thing of going out for a walk. We parked at the bottom were there are a few picnic tables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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splashman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting from the UK to our relatives in Yorktown Heights and did the Boxing Day thing of going out for a walk. We parked at the bottom were there are a few picnic tables and then took the shingle path to the top of the dam. It's free and good exercise so no complaints here!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

You have great views as soon as you pull in to the parking lot. You can admire the dam without going any further. If you're up for a pretty easy going walk you can take the path up to the top and get a totally different perspective.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I went here with my husband and two kids (ages 7 and 11) on the day after Thanksgiving, and it was the perfect family outing. The dam is quite impressive and picturesque. Parking was free and there were ample spaces. There is a small playground that is geared towards the little ones (mine were too big for it). There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We were here not just to see this historic Victorian structure & waterfalls, but to do some hiking on the southern side too. The Old Croton Aqueduct trail is accessible from the dam park & offers some very pretty riverside views (admittedly a short trail diversion) as well pleasant woodland scenery, on good flat ground. Go as far as you... More 

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Thank Alexandra B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We came to Crotin-On-Hudson this past Fri. for the day and one night. The structure is just amazing when you give some thought to what went into the building of it. The area around the bottom of the dam is quite nice and easy to get around. No climbing required unless you wish to go walk along the top, which... More 

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Cresskill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Nice quick hike from the base. There is access from the road leading to the bridge. Bridge has been closed since 9/11 so you are able to walk on it. It is a little intimidating looking off the bridge. Great views though. Picnic tables are available.

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new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This is well worth a visit. The structure is awesome from the park below and the waterfall is really cool. When we visited, the waterfall was not flowing at peak. The view from the top is great as well. We didn't hike to the top but drove to the top as close as you can get and then it's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

bumped into this beautiful place when we got lost. Perfect place to bring your love ones and just take in the beautiful site...trails you can explore and have a picnic

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Floral Park, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful view during fall season. Highly recommend in you are in the area. I'll go back in warmer months when the water is flowing.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is great place to visit on a sunny day. Waze brought us from the upper side of the Dam and not from the park but is great area to visit. We go with kids (age 11 and 12) and they love this place. We are from the north of NJ, so it was not far just an hour drive.... More 

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