Croton Aqueduct Off-Road Adventure
Back in 1835, fifty acres of Manhattan were burned to a crisp in what is now called the Great Fire. Shocked by the loss of valuable real estate, New York politicians were finally inspired to build the Croton Aqueduct, NYC's first robust water supply system. The Aqueduct's route is now an off-road trail through the scenic parks, woods, and backyards of Westchester County that ends at a spectacular waterfall at the Croton Dam. The dirt trail is easy riding - no previous off-road experience needed. Fat-tire or hybrid bike required. Return via Metro-North - bring $15 for fare and MTA bike permit. Please check this page after 7 AM on ride day for any last-minute changes.