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 »

Trail & Tunnel Notes – Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Sing Sing Kill Greenway

“Now shall I walk or shall I ride? ‘Ride,’ Pleasure said; ‘Walk,’ Joy replied.”  ― William Henry Davies, Welsh writer and walker  Everyone has favorite spots on the Aqueduct trail, like Irvington’s Octagon House,... Read more »
Old Croton Aqueduct Love My Park Day

Trail & Tunnel Notes – Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct “I Love My Park” Day

On May 5, 2012, I began a long effort to make a difference on the 26-mile Westchester section of the Old Croton Aqueduct trail, working on managing invasive plants. Since we are... Read more »

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

Let’s look this time at the tunnel half of the equation. After all, if there were no tunnel, there’d be no trail. But first it should be noted that the Old Croton... Read more »

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

  One way people express their love for the Old Croton Aqueduct, which runs through our Rivertowns and beyond, is by earning a Miler certificate and patch for walking or running the 26-mile... Read more »

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

You might not realize it, but the trail that slices through many of these river towns sits atop a rich vein of history. Just below the surface lies the Old Croton Aqueduct,... Read more »