Croton Gorge Park
Traveling to a local park is a great way to get to know a town and avoid big crowds. Over the 97 acres that Croton Gorge Park encompasses, exploring is guaranteed. The park is rich and history and there is plenty to learn.
This park includes the Croton River, the Croton Dam and a trail to the New York Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. So, there is plenty of trails to walk around, hike on and explore. With this park sitting on the Croton Dam, it creates a very picturesque view of the water.
Be sure to pack a blanket and food for a picnic while listening to the sound of the water. Or bring a couple of fishing poles. Fishing is just one of the many fun activities available at the park.
The park itself is open year-round from 8 a.m until dusk and there is a parking fee. If you have a county park pass (which is available for a $90 fee and is valid for 3 years), you are able to park for $5. Without a pass, it is $10 to park.
Families with dogs are no worries, as long as dogs are on leashes they are allowed at the Croton Gorge Park. Also, service dogs are welcomed, making this the perfect place to spend a nice afternoon.
“Lovely place and park. It’s hard to find such places. Beautiful garden and waterfalls. The dam wall is really refreshing. Lots of cycling trails around. Walking trails too.”
—Purvesh D., Google
Take Amtrak to Croton Gorge Park
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