Friends Group Rescues Vital Aqueduct Machinery from Oblivion

Transport yourself back in time at the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park as a remarkable 125-year-old piece of machinery makes its grand debut. Nestled at the Keeper’s House at […] Read more »

Stay Warm this Winter with an iHood Heated Jacket

iHood heated jackets are a popular choice for people who want to stay warm in cold weather. They are available in a variety of styles, including vests and jackets, and […] Read more »

Hiking The Highlands

Story and Photos by Larry Epstein  If you’re looking for something to do that’s fun, scenic, and healthy this summer or fall, take a hike — literally!    One of the […] Read more »

Plan it Wild: Thankful for All Creatures Great & Small 

As the leaves fall and the colors change, I breathe in the crisp air of autumn along with a feeling of deep gratitude for getting to live here in this beautiful county […] Read more »

Common Mistakes That You Need to Avoid When Renting an RV

Getting an RV from reliable sites like is a popular choice for families, friends, and young couples who want to explore the great outdoors. But with potential pitfalls in […] Read more »

Guardians of the Grounds

The Rockefeller State Park Preserve has never been more popular, its wide-open spaces offering fresh air and freedom during Covid’s constrictions.  But the preserve, with over 60 miles of carriage roads to […] Read more »

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] Read more »