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Address: Croton on Hudson, NY

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Beautiful and Peaceful

It's a nice place to spend either couple hours or a whole day. There is a picnic area, kinds playground and places for other activities. You also can drive up to the top of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a nice place to spend either couple hours or a whole day. There is a picnic area, kinds playground and places for other activities. You also can drive up to the top of the bridge. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank DianaQueens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Place to unwind, to inhale fresh air, meditate, read a book, catch up on News, & or just enjoy a stroll above the Dam. I often go alone, & in all seasons. My fav. is the fall season. I intentionally invite friends in the fall or dead of winter & get them hooked!! There's nothing like a beautiful rainbow... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A beautiful damn. A good spot for a weekend trip if you are around from the area. we arrived at the park in the evening . The park is located at the base of the dam and there were people camping and barbecuing around . Lot of benches and kids area to play in all a fun family place .... More 

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Port Chester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Such a peaceful place to walk, run, bike, or sit and enjoy the scenery. I recommend for those that want a break from the hustle and bustle of southern westchester and the city.

1 Thank julie_laughter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Very seldom you arrive to a place that you had little expectations to be surprised to find a spot that is so nice gorgeous relaxing and enjoyable. Looking in to a directory where we can spend a few hours close by to NYC, our eyes came across this place which was not well advertised anywhere. At this point I would... More 

1 Thank vacationNusa
Hudson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The New Croton Dam is impressive to see. It's 297 feet tall and 2168 feet long. It's an amazing hand hewn structure to look at. The area itself is under some construction, currently. The bridge as well. One side of the bridge is the reservoir and the other side is the park area and the dam. There is plenty of... More 

1 Thank cindy l
Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We took a Saturday trip into the Hudson Valley this past weekend and after getting a 'Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Parks' map and guide (a must for anyone who wants to visit this area), we mapped out our several spots and New Croton Dam was considered a possible stop. I am so glad we went. To start.. as you... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

While in Croton-on-Hudson I stopped to see the Croton dam which was a favorite place of mine to visit during my high school years. The damn is an amazing site built by Italians in the 1900s and currently under some work renovation. Going across the top of the dam of the vehicle is not allowed anymore due to 9/11. It's... More 

1 Thank Topdiamond
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

excellent when the renovation will be over and the security guard on top of damn is annoying as it detracts from the enjoyment of nature! the views are spectacular and the place is really worth visiting!

1 Thank Mark W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Croton Dam is the 2nd largest manmade limestone structure in the world. Can you guess the largest?..... the pyramids of giza .. that's right in Egypt!! try to go after some rain and it is truly spectacular with the runoff over the end of the dam. Beautiful spot in park like setting.

1 Thank Peter G

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