Trail & Tunnel Notes: Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct – High Bridge

Fall offers us some of New York’s best weather.  It is also a fine season to visit the High Bridge, the centerpiece of the original (“Old”) Croton Aqueduct, completed in 1848 and today... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes … From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Remembering the First Provisional Regiment

In the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, New Yorkers are grateful to the New York National Guard for their service across the state, including feeding Westchester County residents, delivering medical equipment, and assisting the... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes … From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduc

Visitors to the Keeper’s House in Dobbs Ferry often provide stories as intriguing as the house itself, offering a reward to those of us who work as docents there. Here are a... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes . . . From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: John James Robertson Croes

As history would have it, some designers are broadly associated with their works, like Frederick Law Olmsted with Central Park or John B. Jervis with the Old Croton Aqueduct. John James Robertson Croes was not one of those,... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes … From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct 

I grew up in Colorado but spent summers visiting my grandparents at their sprawling Westchester home. There were woods to explore, a lake to swim in, and many cousins for companions. Years later, when... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes… From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

If you want to delve further into the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which lies just below the trail that winds through these river towns, head to a new exhibit that opened... Read more »

Ossining Resident Appointed Executive Director of New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

The New York – New Jersey Trail Conference has named Joshua Howard as their new Executive Director. Howard is an Ossining resident. Howard joined the Trail Conference in 2002 in the position... Read more »

Trail and Tunnel Notes …. From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Tibbetts Brook

Because the Old Croton Aqueduct was powered by gravity alone, the Aqueduct and the trail above it do not follow a straight line. Instead, to maintain the average 13.25-inches–per–mile downward slope of the... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes: From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct 

When I noticed several years ago that the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct was awarding badges to those who walked the 26-mile Westchester trail (or all 41 miles, which includes the route... Read more »

Trail & Tunnel Notes … From the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Walks & Tours

As co-head of Walks & Tours for the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and a docent at the Keeper’s House Visitor Center in Dobbs Ferry, I am frequently asked the same... Read more »