Tappan Zee Bridge to New Croton Reservoir

This trek will take us from just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge to the New Croton Reservoir. We will start at the Tarrytown Metro North Station , work our way up to Route 9 and initially proceed through the streets of historic Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. At that point we will venture onto the beautiful Old Croton Aqueduct Trail for about 4-5  miles before returning to surface streets for a couple of miles as we approach and enter Ossining where we will have lunch.We will then rejoin the OCA Trail until we reach its Northern terminus - the New Croton Reservoir and its spectacular views. We will then retrace the last three miles on the OCA before heading over to the Croton- On-Hudson Metro North Station and the return home.

The total distance will be about 20 miles and the estimated time to complete is about 7 hours. There will be 2-3 minute water breaks every hour or so, bathroom breaks as necessary and lunch at about the halfway point (Ossining). There are bailouts at Scarborough and Ossining and you can veer off before we make the up and back to the New Croton Reservoir and head to the Croton-On- Hudson Metro North Station directly. The train is predominately flat though there is a somewhat hilly section north of Ossining which lasts about 1/2-3/4 of a mile; however, if you are reading this you should be able to handle it with no problem.

How to get there? Metro North from Grand Central Station arrives in Tarrytown at 9:22 and 9:40. Metro North from North of Tarrytown arrives at 9:57. There is also parking available for those who travel by car at both the Tarrytown and Croton-On_Hudson Metro North Stations which are the start and endpoints, as well as the Scarborough and Ossining Stations.

 

If you are unsure you can do this,get your a** out there. You can, you will, and be better off for it. Look forward to seeing you.

Event date: 6- 3-2017 10:00 AM
Members Free
Hikeleader Stephen Miller
Phone 646-853-3629 X
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