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New Croton Dam

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Address: Croton on Hudson, NY
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Historic civil engineering structure w/waterfall views & nearby hiking

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Linda A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank LisaFCresskill
new jersey
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank schmutaki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

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.

Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank pazitg
East Windsor, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a gem to visit. The dam is very impressive when you drive in.You can either take a hike up the hill and walk on top of the dam or you can drive to the top from rt. 129 and take a short walk to the dam from either side.

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Chesterfield, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I had seen pictures of the dam, and I finally got the opportunity to visit it. I was surprised the park at the base was open and had great views of the dam and waterfalls. While the road across the dam is closed, you can wander all around the base. Afternoon is the best time to visit for pictures and... More 

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Albany, New York
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The best view you'll get is when you first enter the park, where the dam (water impressively cascading even during this dry season) is on your left. Drive to the farthest parking lot and look toward the dam for another impressive view, where you can see the great arch backed by trees. There were no signs to let us know... More 

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