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New Croton Dam

Croton on Hudson, NY
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Croton on Hudson, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Post 9/11 security of the watershed system has severely restricted access by car. Once you get there, though, it is an awesome view and there is beautiful picnicking facility.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The largest hand-built stone structure in the Western Hemisphere. Inspiring and beautiful. Been there ,many times, alone, with friends and family.

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New York, New York, United States
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156 reviews 156 reviews
77 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Definitely worth a visit in the warmer weather and a photographers dream. Cannot wait to return in the late spring for another visit.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The New Croton Dam is a great place for photography. Best light for photographing the water cascading over the spillway is in late afternoon from the park below the dam. You can also walk over the dam and take photos of the reservoir.

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Croton NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great spot for sledding in the winter or a summer picnic. Plenty of parking, tremendous scenery and an awesome piece of engineering

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Croton on Hudson, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I live in Croton and see the dam everyday when I walk my dog. It is the second largest hand hewed structure in the WORLD, second only to the pyramids!! When we take visitors the are amazed. People should see it from the bottom, at Croton Gorge Park, and the top, Croton Dam Road off of rt. 129. There is... More

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The water cascading over the dam is a fantastic sight. It's also a lovely park with picnic areas and plenty of walking trails.

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Briarcliff Manor,N.Y.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Most water falls and dams are often sites that one drives to and that are hours away but the Croton Dam is 6 miles from Ossining and Briarcliff. In the rainy season, the water gushes down the face of this very tall fall and creates a mist that you can feel and smell. There is a beautiful park with picnic... More

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Continuously takes my breath away. Our little Niagra Falls right in our back yard! We bring all of our out of town guests and they are all truly in awe.

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New Yorker
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I'm lucky to have it in my little Village of Croton on Hudson. Ample walking trails and free to get in after Labor Day. Don't miss the fall foliage (next year). Enjoy the marvels of nature and human engineering. You might even see a black river snake, but please don't scare it.

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