Old Croton Aqueduct trail

Waste-water weir on the Old Croton Aqueduct, Sleepy Hollow.

Waste-water weir on the Old Croton Aqueduct, Sleepy Hollow.

Walk or bicycle the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. The original water supply to New York City is now a walking trail that runs from Croton-on-Hudson in the north to Yonkers in the south. Notably, the trail passes through the Lyndhurst estate in the south end of Tarrytown, and very near Washington Irving’s Sunnyside. The trail is suitable for jogging, hiking, biking and walking with strollers, although some sections of the trail are rough. The trail can also be muddy after a heavy rain. First time visitors will want to pick up a copy of Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct trail map and guide for assistance in navigating some of the trail’s detours. In the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow the trail often passes through backyards, offering an unusual perspective on life in the two villages.

Tours and other events

Check the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events.

Old Croton Aqueduct at Ossining — Weir Tour

Go underground on this rare chance to enter a section of the aqueduct tunnel. Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center in Ossining to watch a short film about the Aqueduct. Following the film, it is a short walk to the Weir on the Double Arch Bridge, where you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Ossining Metro-North train station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). Inquiries: Peter Dispensa, solarconstant@msn.com, 914-522-5000

Where: Joseph Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
When: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 am. Saturday, October 21, 2017, 12:30pm.
Info: www.aqueduct.org

Retracing the Capture of Revolutionary War Spy Major Andre

Retrace the steps of the capture of Revolutionary War spy Major John Andre. Sara Mascia, Major Andre scholar and Executive Director of The Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, will relay information about this moment in history, which played a crucial role in the American victory. View the monument to the captors of Andre at Patriots Park. Walk south along the Old Croton Aqueduct and hear the history of the Aqueduct that brought water to a thirsty NYC in 1842. You will also stop at the Historical Society for a short visit the museum to see artifacts relating to the Capture of Andre and then return to the starting point of the walk. Meet at the northeast-most parking lot at Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 (from Metro-North Tarrytown Train Station by taxi or .6 mile uphill walk).

Where: Joseph Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10 am
Info: www.aqueduct.org or contact Sara Kelsey, skelsey@aqueduct.org, 646-303-1448