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. The Friends also offer less-detailed maps for free download, but we’d opt for the paid version any day. In the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow the trail often passes through backyards, offering an unusual perspective on life in the two villages.
Tours and other events
Check the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events.
Old Croton Aqueduct-Sleepy Hollow-Rockefeller State Park Walk
Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10:00 am. Meet at 10 am in the north parking lot of Sleepy Hollow High School for a 5 mile ramble through an area rich in history.
Address: 200 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 at Rte. 448, uphill (east) from Rte. 9. Walk north on Aqueduct, detour into Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Bring lunch.