Saturday, March 28, 2009

Old Croton Aqueduct trail

I took a walk today on the trail which runs on top of the Old Croton Aqueduct . This is a good time of year for this walk. It isn't too hot, the views are better with the leaves off the trees and it is less crowded than in the summer. The trail doesn't drain well and can be muddy with recent rain or snow melt but that wasn't a problem today.

The section I walked today runs in the Croton Gorge just west of Quaker Bridge road between two places where the trail crosses the road. It is about .75 miles long. There is a small parking area along the road about .25 miles south of the north crossing and it is also possible for a couple of cars to park on the shoulder at the north crossing.

Walking south from the parking area along the aqueduct you get views of the Croton River entering the Hudson. There are houses above to the east along Quaker Bridge road and below to the west along Old Albany Post road. Walking north from the parking area you can see and hear the Croton River at the bottom of the gorge. Walking both directions out and back takes me about 30 minutes.

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