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New Croton Dam

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Address: Croton on Hudson, NY
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Lovely natural place

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 pushchair and pushing her up the snowy path to the top of the dam for... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a wam day, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the playground area!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the falls and dam. The park is clean, has seating and bbq grills available -... More 

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North Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 great area for photo opportunities

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 there is a fee to enter)and tried to find our way to get to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

All you have to do is look at the pictures and that say it all. Tip: I've read other reviews that stated how crowded it can get on weekends. Do yourself a favor and go on a weekday, you'll practically have the place to yourself.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a great place to visit in the fall! Pack a picnic and bring your family and some cider and enjoy the crisp fall air. Or if you're into light hiking or biking, you can also choose to do that. I have yet to decide if I like the lower or upper park better as they are both equally stunning!

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Dam on a beautiful fall day. Took the long walk up to the top of the Dam, a fairly gentle climb, probably a hundred feet in elevation change? Once on top of Dam enjoy the reservoir(NYC water supply)on one side and the river/outfall on the other. Dam was tallest Dam in the world at the time of completion,... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Was nice but wish we could drive across the dam like it used to be. Park as base of dam is good for kids and the dam was easy to see for the kids, but not as accessible as it used to be.

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great for a short hike, or a family picnic. Photographers will love the monumental aspect of the dam-- especially once the construction project is complete. I was there to take photos as well as to try out the bike/hike trail along the old Croton aqueduct trail and found it very pleasant as the course is very flat and shaded. I... More 

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