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New Croton Dam

Croton on Hudson, NY
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nice family spot

This is a nice spot to visit for a picnic or just to relax outside for a while. Good place to let... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Montclair, New Jersey
Simple is Sometimes Best

There's not a lot to see here, except some of the most amazing stonework that you'll ever see. It's... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Greenwich, Connecticut
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Croton on Hudson, NY
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a nice spot to visit for a picnic or just to relax outside for a while. Good place to let your kids run around, play frisbee, etc. The dam is more impressive than I expected, and it's relaxing hearing the water falling in...More

2  Thank NJfamilyof5_11
Reviewed 15 September 2017

There's not a lot to see here, except some of the most amazing stonework that you'll ever see. It's a perfect example of the artistry and craftsmanship of the Italian immigrants who built this at the turn of the century...the other one, not the latest...More

1  Thank BobLeblaw
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We went there towards the end of the day and the scene was beautiful. There were families playing and picnicking all over. We drove to the top and all of the views were spectacular.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

I've been here a couple times to take photos of the dam. It's also a great place to walk dogs and kids to play. The only major downside is the bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. There are two porta potties but look like garbage dumps inside.

Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Croton Dam has a rich history of its construction and impact on the surrounding communities. When built it was the second largest masonry structure in the world and together with its associated aqueduct made clean fresh water available to New York City which contributed...More

1  Thank jneel43
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

As we came down the sloped entrance onto a bridge, we were amazed at the sight of the whole dam, right in front of us! The sound of the water rushing over rocks -- part natural falls, part man made -- was loud and delightful....More

Thank D-squared-W
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The Croton Dam is a great place to get out and exercise. My husband and I were staying in the area with family and decided to take a long walk. The dam was the perfect spot for it. Parking is ample and there are options...More

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Living nearby, we sometimes forget how close we live to these key waterways and dams. We refer to this park as the Croton Gorge, and it is gorge-ous, especially the first time you come down the road and around the corner. There are walking and...More

Thank michlusa
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful falls. Picnic area. Great little romantic spot to have a picnic. Very peaceful setting to relax.

Thank kmr47
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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.

Thank Firefly2416
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4 November 2017|
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Response from Firefly2416 | Reviewed this property |
It's beautiful! Especially if you drive up the Taconic parkway
Istvan G
23 July 2017|
Response from jneel43 | Reviewed this property |
.Access is provided by the New York City DEP. A free NYC DEP watershed access permit is required. Google New York City Reservoir Regulations for information.
10 June 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a bit less than 5 miles ,but there are cabs at the station, if you're not into hiking .