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Croton on Hudson, NY
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Beautiful falls coming over dam

This place is beautiful. There is a large park area, so a perfect spot to bring a picnic lunch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelley P
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Holmen, Wisconsin
Stunning

What a beautiful spot! Having seen pictures, I had to go, and am glad I did. It has a grassy area... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Carole B
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Stillwater, New Jersey
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"westchester county"
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"stone structure"
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"access road"
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"amazing sight"
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"water flow"
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"new york city"
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"turn of the century"
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"beautiful spot"
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"park entrance"
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"bring a picnic lunch"
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"play ground"
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"off season"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful. There is a large park area, so a perfect spot to bring a picnic lunch and eat looking at the falls. From the parking lot, there is not much of a walk to look at the falls. No hiking required.

1  Thank Kelley P
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

What a beautiful spot! Having seen pictures, I had to go, and am glad I did. It has a grassy area for picnics, facilities, play area for kids, and the most amazing dam I have seen! Just spectacular!! Honestly, words can not describe it!!

Thank Carole B
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Croton Dam is the second largest hand hewn stone structure in the world. Second only to the pyramids. Most people don’t know that! From the top or from the bottom, this is a beautiful sight to behold. Croton Dam has its own Facebook Page where...More

2  Thank Riverrat_11
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Pictures do this place no justice! The sheer size of this place is insane. An absolute must see destination if visiting the hudson highlands area. You must also visit the top of the dam to see the reservoir and the water flowing over the top.

Thank pchack
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Between the grassy park area, paved walk (up top), play ground, miles of hiking, and even outdoor cooking facilities (grills), this is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Bathrooms were beyond gross, however. Note: Sometimes there is a county park worker asking for a...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

There's not a lot to see here, except some of the most amazing stonework that you'll ever see. It's a perfect example of the artistry and craftsmanship of the Italian immigrants who built this at the turn of the century...the other one, not the latest...More

1  Thank BobLeblaw
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We went there towards the end of the day and the scene was beautiful. There were families playing and picnicking all over. We drove to the top and all of the views were spectacular.

Thank HKLUSA
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

I've been here a couple times to take photos of the dam. It's also a great place to walk dogs and kids to play. The only major downside is the bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. There are two porta potties but look like garbage dumps inside.

Thank Kristin G
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Croton Dam has a rich history of its construction and impact on the surrounding communities. When built it was the second largest masonry structure in the world and together with its associated aqueduct made clean fresh water available to New York City which contributed...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

As we came down the sloped entrance onto a bridge, we were amazed at the sight of the whole dam, right in front of us! The sound of the water rushing over rocks -- part natural falls, part man made -- was loud and delightful....More

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_mesamario
December 28, 2017|
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Response from jneel43 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean off-leash as being dog friendly, the answer is no. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please take any dog leavings with you when you leave.
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sweetwater2129
November 3, 2017|
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Response from Firefly2416 | Reviewed this property |
It's beautiful! Especially if you drive up the Taconic parkway
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Istvan G
July 23, 2017|
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Response from jneel43 | Reviewed this property |
.Access is provided by the New York City DEP. A free NYC DEP watershed access permit is required. Google New York City Reservoir Regulations for information.
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