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New Croton Dam

Croton on Hudson, NY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dams
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Hubbard, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice park and hiking trail. Great photo opportunities! One of the tallest hand stacked structures in the world. Worth the very short drive from quaint Croton on the Hudson.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great place to take photography awesome views of the dam bridge and waterfalls lovely place will be back for the views

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Queens, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I really liked this park because its really less crowded. The park is clean and has proper benches and Bar-b-q stands. You can also hike to the top of the dam. if you are interested in fishing this is a very good place place, albeit i would suggest not to eat any fish from the lake. The exact location of... More

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was told this was the second largest stone structure in the world, the first being the Pyramids of Egypt. I didn't believe that claim until I saw this place. It's enormous! You have to check it out!

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Laurel, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The New Croton Dam is a hidden gem and has been described as "one of the coolest places you've never been". It was way more interesting than I expected it to be, and if you are in the area it is well worth a visit. The dam was built between 1892 - 1907 to increase the water supply for New... More

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Valhalla, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the Croton Dam the beginning of Sept 2014. One of the best kept secret's in Westchester County. A must see but must say not easy to find the park at the dam is kept up and has places to picnic. We walked from the picnic area up to the top of the Dam. Their is a trail to... More

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Canton, OH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Bring your camera and tripod. See it from above and below. Impressive and worth the trip. World's largest stone structure after the pyramids

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Canberra, Australia
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131 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We travelled from Stamford CT to see the dam and found it hard to find, disorganised, untidy and without proper facilities. True, it was large and dramatic and a fee wasn't charged because it was a weekday but the weekend charge of $10 to park is for nothing. The facilities are poor. The barbecues were dirty and there were empty... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took a quick trip here for a picnic and had such a great time. Very clean park, a lot of open space to relax and not be bothered. Beautiful landscape and dam designs. Would recommend this place to anyone in the area or visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Who knew this place even existed?? A lovely site in a scenic park in Westchester County, with a number of easy to follow trails. The dam is beautiful, with it's cascading water and before you go, read up on the history of this place (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Croton_Dam) - quite an amazing feat of engineering. We were there on a sunny day at... More

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