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Engineering Marvel

The Croton Dam plaza and trail are a peaceful place to visit. Bring a picnic and enjoy the majesty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Nice place to walk

Beautiful place to go. People come here from, taking walks to taking pictures for their wedding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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All reviews westchester county new york stone structure picnic area water cascading water supply bring a picnic lunch amazing sight turn of the century beautiful spot take photos short hike park entrance play ground over the top off season parking lot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Croton Dam plaza and trail are a peaceful place to visit. Bring a picnic and enjoy the majesty of the engineering marvel that is the dam. Enjoy a walk on the trail and take in the serenity of the woods. It's especially beautiful in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to go. People come here from, taking walks to taking pictures for their wedding. You can picnic here to snow sledding in here too. GREAT PLACE

Thank ben v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pictures can't do it justice. The size of the dam and roar of the water in person are amazing. Definitely visit if you are in the area!

Thank chamberlincrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when visiting NY. Its an hour away from Manhattan but I believe its worth the hike. There is a playground, a park where you can have a picnic, a hiking trail so you can go up on the top of the dam,...More

Thank Alexandria L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The New Croton Dam is not so new, completed in 1906 as one of a string of reservoirs serving New York City's water supply. The dam is a beautiful wall of stone rising high above a large park area, perfect for picnicing or relaxing. While...More

2  Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 2 July 2018

There is a beautiful, 97-acre park at the base of this dam. It is a good place to chill-out, relax, picnic in the quiet surroundings, take photos, and get some fresh air. At the time of our visit, there were few people here. There were...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This place is beautiful. There is a large park area, so a perfect spot to bring a picnic lunch and eat looking at the falls. From the parking lot, there is not much of a walk to look at the falls. No hiking required.

1  Thank Kelley P
Reviewed 4 May 2018

What a beautiful spot! Having seen pictures, I had to go, and am glad I did. It has a grassy area for picnics, facilities, play area for kids, and the most amazing dam I have seen! Just spectacular!! Honestly, words can not describe it!!

Thank CaroleB1190
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Croton Dam is the second largest hand hewn stone structure in the world. Second only to the pyramids. Most people don’t know that! From the top or from the bottom, this is a beautiful sight to behold. Croton Dam has its own Facebook Page where...More

2  Thank Riverrat_11
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Pictures do this place no justice! The sheer size of this place is insane. An absolute must see destination if visiting the hudson highlands area. You must also visit the top of the dam to see the reservoir and the water flowing over the top.

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29 December 2017|
Response from jneel43 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean off-leash as being dog friendly, the answer is no. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please take any dog leavings with you when you leave.
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
24 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.