As summer starts to creep its way into our daily plans, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the sun this weekend. On Saturday, there will be a guided tour along the Old Croton Aqueduct from Hastings-on-Hudson to neighboring town Dobbs Ferry. The tour is a 2.2 to four-mile walk that starts at 11 a.m. and runs until approximately 1 p.m.
Joining the walk will be WFUV DJ's Darren DeVivo and Rita Houston, who will be accompanied by her dog, Miss Sugar. The tour will be guided by Fred Charles, Holly Daly and Mavis Cain. Join them as the walk will be guided by local experts who will talk about the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the towns that are connected by it.
Those who attend will also get to see what the old Overseer's house is like as the doors will be opened. The walk starts at the Hastings Farmers Market on Saturday morning so you can start the tour with some homegrown fruits and vegetables before departing for the walk. After the tour is over you can either walk back or take the Metro-North train to Hastings. You can sign up for the tour here .
The Old Croton Aqueduct was built in the 1830s as part of a plan to supply water to New York City, running all the way from the Croton River. The Aqueduct was built to last for hundreds of years, but due to a huge increase in population in New York City the New Croton Aqueduct was built to supply the extra water needed. The Old Croton Aqueduct continued to supply water to New York City until 1965 and eventually was purchased by the New York State Office of Parks to make it a landmark and attraction for the area. Over the years more sections of the Aqueduct was opened and in 1992 it was granted National Landmark status.
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