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Old 08-28-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Upstate Manhattan
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On the recommendations of some other posters I'd like to explore the trail with some friends.
I'm looking for specific advice or experiences hiking it. I'm thinking of getting the trail from the Glenwood station in Yonkers and going as far north as Tarrytown.
Has anyone ever done it at that length. Any idea how long it would take from those two points at a leisurely pace with stops of course.
Also does anyone know if I can download a good map online? If not I'm not opposed to ordering one.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Bartonsville, PA
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Google is your friend. Just Google...

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old croton aqueduct trail map
and you will find tons of information. I found it quite interesting.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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On the recommendations of some other posters I'd like to explore the trail with some friends.
I'm looking for specific advice or experiences hiking it. I'm thinking of getting the trail from the Glenwood station in Yonkers and going as far north as Tarrytown.
Has anyone ever done it at that length. Any idea how long it would take from those two points at a leisurely pace with stops of course.
Also does anyone know if I can download a good map online? If not I'm not opposed to ordering one.
Thanks in advance.
Plenty of maps on line. Free map | Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Glenwood to Tarrytown is going to take you a few hours, figure two to three at a leisurely place. Glenwood to Irvington is a great, scenic trail, but after that, it's kind of easy to lose the trail as you get to Tarrytown as it sort of puts you on the street for a bit.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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Last summer I biked that stretch. I can't remember exactly how long it took, but I seem to recall at least an hour each way. I would imagine walking would take several hours, at least. On the other hand, it's a beautiful trail so it's no loss if you just start out by Glenwood and go as far as you're comfortable.

The online map is good enough for basic navigation, but I recommend ordering the printed map. It's very nice, and is much more detailed and chock full of information. Also, it's cheap. If someone's around, they also sell them at the OCA office along the trail in Dobbs Ferry.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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I run and hike the OCA trail quite a bit, especially the stretch between Dobbs Ferry up to Tarrytown and the stretch north of Tarrytown. The "trail" in Tarrytown is the street, unfortunately. The part north of tarrytown connects with Rockefeller state park, so it provides a nice network of trails.
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