The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will lead a walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park from Hastings-on-Hudson to Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, leaving from Antoinette's Patisserie, 417 Warburton in Hastings at 2 pm. Learn about the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the Old Hastings Marble Quarry and celebrated Hastings residents who lived on the Aqueduct. Take a brief tour of exquisite Untermyer Gardens, once among the most famous gardens in the world. The walk will be two miles each way, but you may opt to finish earlier or return to Hastings by train. You can reach Antoinette's easily from the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro-North Train Station.
Event Duration (Hours): 3
Trip Duration (Hours): 3 hours
Trip Length (Miles): 4 miles
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Trip Characteristics: Terrain is for the most part level and smooth, except for a few hundred feet up steep hills on a sidewalk and a dirt road.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible by public transportation
Additional Activities: The walk will include interesting facts about the Aqueduct; the Old Hastings Marble Quarry; historic sites including those of Jacques Lipschitz (sculptor) and Dr. Draper (pioneering photographer of the moon); and a brief tour/history of the gardens in Untermyer Park.