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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Meandering Among the Historic Millionaires' Mansions

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Irvington Village Hall; less than 1/2 from Irvington Metro North station
85 Main Street
Irvington, NY , NY , 10533
County: Westchester
9/28/2013 2:00 PM

Category: Walk/Hike

Themes: Accessible by Public Transportation,Family Friendly,Great Estates Cultural Corridor,Greenway Trails,Wheelchair Accessible

Event Description:
We will meet on the front steps of historic 1902 Irvington Village Hall (short walking distance east of the Irvington station on MTA's Hudson Line). We will walk north on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail (a state park) for approximately 1 miles (each way) to Lyndhurst and back and admire architectural landmarks, including the remains of a Lord & Burnham conservatory. Along the trail, Sara Kelsey of the Friends will talk and answer questions about the Aqueduct and the historic mansions lining that portion of the trail. On the return trip, you may wish to stop at Irvington's Main Street, which intersects the trail, and admire the view of the Hudson and have a bite to eat ,or continue south with the Sara and view more historic mansion, ending at the border of Dobbs Ferry. Here you may return to Irvington's Main Street or walk less than 1/4 mile to the Ardsley-on-Hudson MTA station). You have the option to stop to tour Jay Gould's Lyndhurst or Washington Irving's Sunnyside mansion. You may wish to join, earlier in the day, a related tour, "Designing for the Millionaires of the Gilded Age" which begins at the Irvington Public Libray, 12 South Astor Street, directly east of the Irvington Train Station.

Contact Information:
Sara Kelsey

Additional Information:
Event Duration (Hours): 3.5
Trip Duration (Hours): 3 hours - longer if you stop to eat or tour mansion
Trip Length (Miles): 5.4 miles
Difficulty Level: Easy
Not suitable for children under: OK for any age if younger children supervised
Trip Characteristics: Hike is on completely level hard-packed dirt surface
Additional Equipment required: Water and snack recommended
Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible by public transportation
Additional Activities: If you leave the hike to go on a guided house tour (available at Sunnyside and Lyndhurst) there will be a charge for the guided tour - check their websites for tour times and charges. For additional activities in Irvington, visit

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