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New Croton Dam

Croton on Hudson, NY
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Very beautiful park

The park is absolutely beautiful. Well kept and maintained. The staff is friendly. Perfect for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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Great scenery, good hiking.

Free parking until Memorial Day. Nice picnic area, and sort hike up a hill to the Croton Aqueduct... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Croton on Hudson, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is absolutely beautiful. Well kept and maintained. The staff is friendly. Perfect for a weekend picnic or to have your children run around. The water fall and dam is so cool looking and picturesque.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free parking until Memorial Day. Nice picnic area, and sort hike up a hill to the Croton Aqueduct trail, which goes on for quite a distance. Bring your bike and a camera.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here this past weekend, no fees collected. I believe the fees are from May to Sept. The dam is huge. There picnic areas at the bottom where the parking lot is so nice place to have lunch. Make sure you walk up to the...More

Thank brklyntraveler_29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice picnic area but can be crowded at times. Interesting dam view. Nice hike along the river south of the dam Beware of entry fees between Memorial and Labor days when you might be better off going elsewhere. We just don't think that there is...More

Thank Fudbutter
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We were with our grown children and only had about an hour to do something. We had gone to the New Croton Dam before and couldn't wait to show them. On a beautiful sunny day, it is quite a place to see. The beautiful hand...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Drove here in icy weather wit about 4 inches of snow still on the ground. The setting is spectacular. The access road and car park had been cleared of snow. temperature was still below freezing but it didn't stop us loading the granddaughter in the...More

Thank WanderingOAP
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a cool place that is easy to get to and I've taken international travelers (who have requested to return!) Its a cool little park with hiking trails and sledding, and a neat history (The MTA - Metro North often writes it up). On...More

1  Thank Kirsten_McKeon
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful day we had at the croton dam. There are two parking lots one above which takes you on a walkway on the dam and one at bottom with a sign croton gorge park where the bridge crosses the stream; you can view...More

1  Thank mountainrevin
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Fall is such a magnificent time of year! Fall foliage in New York is mesmerizing... stopped by this place on our way back and it was worth it! Must see if in the area! Great place to picnic - weather permitting of course and definitely...More

Thank Agulec
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Seen pictures but had to see it in person. It is in believable. The stone work is incredible. Seen it from the bottom (we were able to go in the park entrance. We did not have to pay but during the summer months I think...More

Thank MPJ525
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William, how long the walk to the top of the Dam from the base or any vehicle can access halfway
20 October 2016|
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Response from cindy l | Reviewed this property |
Not a long walk. If no issues with walking it should take 10mins or so to get to the top. There is a park below, which you can park at or there in another access Rd. that you can park at the top of the dam and walk across.
Which park is the dam located in? Croton point park or croton George park?
23 April 2016|
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Response from amy t | Reviewed this property |
Croton gorge park
Is it a walking distance from a station Croton Harmon or we should take taxi?
6 November 2015|
Response from whatsmynextstop2010 | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a walk from the nearest town which I believe its where the station is at...I suggest a cab or renting a car and make it a day trip with friends...the roads are very narrow walking along the road to the... More