New Croton Dam

New Croton Dam, Croton on Hudson: Address, New Croton Dam Reviews: 4.5/5

New Croton Dam
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mgwis
Connecticut703 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
An amazing day trip. It’s absolutely beautiful. This time of year with leaves changing colors it was just spectacular. Make sure to bring your best camera and wear comfortable shoes. Lots of walking trails, picnic areas, plenty of space for kids to run around. We went early so it wasn’t as crowded but when we left around lunch time it was a bit too busy.
Written September 27, 2020
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Cheri D
Yardville, NJ322 contributions
Oct 2021
This is absolutely magnificent and a must see! Very impressive, since construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1906 to supply New York City with water. We hiked the trail up to the top of the aqueduct on a beautiful, but warm day, and I encourage anyone who can, to do so. The views are spectacular overlooking the dam, waterfalls, and the reservoir. The area is part of the Croton Gorge Park so picnic and bring the kids. The day was so beautiful that it was very crowded so going early might be a better option. Parking fee in season, but free after Labor Day.
Written October 4, 2021
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capngrey
White Plains, NY37 contributions
Mar 2020
We have used the Aqueduct as a walkway for years. It starts at the New Croton Dam, which is a spectacle in itself and winds its way 41 miles to the NYC border. We walk the section from the Dam to the GE Training Facility in Ossining, which is about 5 miles each way.
The pathway is wide and very open, with trees, stone walls and people's backyards for viewing. We love it.
Written March 23, 2020
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AALowndes
Emerson, NJ362 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Visited last night and sunset, was very quiet and pleasant. You get a great view across the reservoir and the river below. The dams impressive ! Nice little picnic spot below the dam and was free parking due to time of year. Good place for short dog walk, not strenuous at all
Written January 27, 2020
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Regina M
Croton on Hudson, NY6 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
After the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Wall of China, the new Croton Dam is the 3rd largest hand-hewn structure in the world. Your mouth will drop when you first drive over the small bridge as you enter Croton Gorge Park. No visitor to Westchester County should miss this amazing structure and water show. You will never stop clicking photos and videos to send home, I guarantee it. The original dam was built in 1842. In the 1890s construction on the New Dam was begun to provide more water to New York City. Stonemasons came from Italy to begin work on this massive structure. From the base of the Dam you can hear the roar of the gushing water and experience the overpowering force of the water as it tumbles below. If you're lucky, you may see a rainbow. You can take a path to the top of the Dam and view the Spillway as it's called. On the one side you can see the reservoir and on the other side the steep drop into the Park. Some locals call it the Niagara Falls of lower New York State.
Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy this spectacle.
Written May 19, 2015
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Alfbullock
Palisades Park, NJ91 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
New Croton Dam is a located in a scenic park that will enchant you with it's views of the water cascading over the sides of the dam. The dam can also be walked upon and seen from another unique perspective.
Written June 10, 2014
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
There is a beautiful, 97-acre park at the base of this dam. It is a good place to chill-out, relax, picnic in the quiet surroundings, take photos, and get some fresh air. At the time of our visit, there were few people here. There were a few people walking their dogs.

The “New Croton Dam” name seems a little odd, as it is over 100 years old. It was constructed over the 1892 to 1906 period. However, it replaced the “Old Croton Dam” built over the 1837 to 1842 period.
Written July 2, 2018
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Evan I
Brooklyn, NY536 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Definitely worth a visit in the warmer weather and a photographers dream. Cannot wait to return in the late spring for another visit.
Written January 7, 2014
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Jaroslaw G
Maspeth, NY41 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
nice one day trip from new york, grab your bbq stuff and enjoy the day.. great view of a dam, from base or with a little walk from the top(very easy walk up).. perfect picture taking spot..
Written June 9, 2015
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Esther F
Israel97 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
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 the end of June and had a great time -- but it must be spectacular to see in the fall with the changing leaves. The park has picnic tables and toilet facilities, making it an easy place to bring the family.
Written July 16, 2014
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