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.

Bicycle rentals available in Tarrytown through Sleek eBikes.

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: Jean Horkans, jhorkans@verizon.net, 914-762-4082

Where: Joseph Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
When: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10 am.
Info: www.aqueduct.org