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Sanctuary, Hudson River Valley, hiking trails, habitats, Highland Trail,  trail system, hiking, birding, wildflowers, scenic, Saw Mill River Audubon, Things to Do, Guided Tours, Nature Walks, Croton-on-Hudson | Westchester Brinton Brook Sanctuary

914-666-6503 
  Brinton Brook Sanctuary is located in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY in the Hudson River Valley. Brinton Brook Sanctuary offers three miles of hiking trails through a wide variety of habitats. The trails of Brinton Brook Sanctuary connect to the Highland Trail, part of the Croton-on-Hudson village trail system. Brinton Brook is a good place to enjoy hiking, birding, wildflowers and scenic vistas. Brinton Brook Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .


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find local farmers market, fresh produce, Farmers Markets, Westchester County, Briarcliff Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, Ossining, Pelham, Pleasantville, Rye, Tarrytown | Westchester Community Markets - Croton-on-Hudson

914-923-4837 
  Community Markets, is an organization that believes strongly in supporting local agriculture, strengthening local communities, and making fresh produce available to neighborhoods with limited access. Community Markets - Croton-on-Hudson | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10520 Film Festival Book Club Children's Events Programming | Westchester Croton Free Library

914-271-6612 
  The Croton Free Library is located at 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.We offer many services and information about: Croton Free Library | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Nature Center, Discovery Trail, Things to Do, Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking / Walking, Historic District, Nature Study, park, local history, nature walks, Bald Eagles, IBA, historic district, Wine Cellars, Conifer Forest | Westchester Croton Point Nature Center

914-862-5297 
  The Croton Point Nature Center is located at the 504-acre Croton Point Park, the largest peninsula of the Hudson River in Croton-on-Hudson. The scenic discovery trail winds its way through the park, enabling visitors to explore the Croton Point's many plant and wildlife species, including painted turtles and a variety of frogs, as well as its unique historical features. Croton Point Nature Center | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10520 Carrie E. Tompkins Pierre Van Cortlandt | Westchester Croton-Harmon Schools

914-271-4713 
  The Croton-Harmon School District is located at 10 Gerstein Street, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520in Westchester County. The Croton-Harmon School Districtís over 1600 students attend the following schools: Croton-Harmon Schools | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Kitchawanc Wappinger Algonquin Senasqua Indian Kenoten Point Van Cortlandt Manor Village Dams Aqueduct Clifford Harmon Station Mount Airy Quaker Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay Gloria Swanson Isadora Duncan American Communist Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks | Westchester Croton-on-Hudson History

914-734-1000 
  Croton-on-Hudson is located in the northern part of Westchester County, NY and runs along eight miles of Hudson River shoreline. Situated at the confluence of the Croton and Hudson Rivers, the topography of the Village affords dramatic views of Haverstraw Bay and the Croton River Gorge. Beautiful vistas, riverfront parks and extensive wooded areas characterize this picturesque and historic Village. Croton-on-Hudson History | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Sanctuary, Hudson River, hiking, birding, scenic views, trail maps, Things to Do, Nature walks, Walking / Hiking | Westchester Graff Sanctuary

914-666-6503 
  Graff Sanctuary is located at Furnace Dock Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY in Westchester County. Graff Sanctuary is a protected woodland ridge overlooking the Hudson River. Highlights of Graff Sanctuary are the mature forest with large tulip trees and sugar maples.Great horned owls nest at Graff Sanctuary. Graff Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10548, Free Library, Croton, computing, Community Room, art exhibits, Adult Activities and Attractions, Parents and Kids, Children's Things to Do, Storytime, Winter Tales, Puppet Plays, attractions for kids | Westchester Hendrick Hudson Free Library - Croton

914-739-5654 
  The Hendrick Hudson Free Library is located at 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548 in northern Westchester County. The library covers the towns of Buchanan, Verplanck, Crugers, Montrose, and parts of Cortlandt Manor, Croton, and the City of Peekskill. Hendrick Hudson Free Library - Croton | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10548, School District, Town of Cortlandt, Buchanan, Crugers, Montrose, Verplanck, Cortlandt Manor, Croton, Peekskill, Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary, Lindsey Elementary, Furnace Woods Elementary, Blue Mountain Middle School, High School, special education | Westchester Hendrick Hudson School District - Croton-on-Hudson

914-736-5210 
  The Hendrick Hudson School District is located at 61 Trolley Road, Montrose, NY 10548 in the Town of Cortlandt. The Hendrick Hudson School District is located in a scenic area along the Hudson River about 45 miles north of Manhattan. The District includes Buchanan, Crugers, Montrose, Verplanck, and parts of Cortlandt Manor, Croton, and the City of Peekskill . The Hendrick Hudson School District is comprised of the following schools: Hendrick Hudson School District - Croton-on-Hudson | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Boat Ramps, Hudson River Boat Ramps, Fishing, Fishermen, Fish, Boats, Boating | Westchester Launch Ramp at Senasqua Park

914-271-3006 
  Call for location of boat launch ramp, fees, and more information about the Senasqua Park Launch Ramp in Croton on the Hudson, NY. Launch Ramp at Senasqua Park | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10520, Fitness Center Address, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Northern Westchester County | Westchester New York Sports Clubs - Croton-on-Hudson

914-271-8909 
  Fitness Center Address
420 South Riverside Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
northern Westchester County New York Sports Clubs - Croton-on-Hudson | Westchester  more . . .


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Croton River, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, working estate, history, Historic Landmark, Georgian, Federal period furnishings, Hudson River Valley, post-revolutionary, Attractions, Gardens, Guided tours, for the kids, children, costumed guides | Westchester Van Cortlandt Manor "Historic Site"

914-631-8200 
  Van Cortlandt Manor is located on South Riverside Ave, off Route 9, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, in one of the River Towns of Westchester County. Van Cortlandt Manor, situated on the banks of the Croton River, is a working estate and elegant country house that brings the new nation period vividly to life. The history of the estate is richly documented and the manor house contains primarily original furnishings, which provides an element of authenticity rarely seen in house museums.

A National Historic Landmark, the 18th-century stone manor house is the centerpiece of the property. It features a fine collection of Georgian and Federal period furnishings, many original to Van Cortlandt Manor. Of particular note is an extraordinary kitchen on the ground floor, with original hearth, beehive oven, and extensive collection of cooking equipment and utensils. Also on the grounds is an 18th-century tavern situated on the historic Albany Post Road at the site of a ferry crossing over the Croton River. The tavern showcases a collection of vernacular Hudson River Valley furnishings and evokes fascinating tales of travel and transport in the post-revolutionary period. Van Cortlandt Manor  "Historic Site" | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10520, Trail rides, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, horseback trail riding services, Westchester Trail Rides, Equestrian Center at Westchester Trail Rides, Horse sales, Trail rides | Westchester Westchester Trail Rides

914-827-9765 
  Westchester Horseback Trail Rides is located in Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 in northwestern Westchester County.

From Westchester Trail: "Offering horseback trail riding services to Westchester, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. With over 7000 acres of beautiful untouched land, yet only 30 miles north of New York City and easily accessible by Metro North Train, the opportunity is easily within reach." Westchester Trail Rides | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Westchester County
Hudson Valley

Croton-on-Hudson is one of two incorporated villages in the Town of Cortlandt. The Town of Cortlandt is located in the northwestern corner of Westchester County, New York. Cortlandt includes the villages of Croton-on-Hudson and Buchanan, the CDPs of Crugers and Verplanck and the hamlets (communities) of Montrose and Cortlandt Manor. It also includes Lake Peekskill and a section of Mohegan Lake. The rural character of the town is defined by the Hudson River, New York City Watershed Lands, numerous wooded hills and steep slopes, wetland areas and beautiful streams.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson located in the northern part of Westchester County runs along eight miles of Hudson River shoreline. Situated at the confluence of the Croton and Hudson Rivers, the topography of the Village affords dramatic views of Haverstraw Bay and the Croton River Gorge. Beautiful vistas, riverfront parks and extensive wooded areas characterize this picturesque and historic Village.

History of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Croton-on-Hudson was formally incorporated as a village in the Town of Cortlandt in 1898. Croton-on-Hudsonís colonial-era history dates back to the 17th century and archaeological evidence indicates that it was populated by Native American Indians as early as 4950 BC. The Kitchawanc tribe, part of the Wappinger Confederacy of the Algonquin Nation, was native to the area. The Kitchawanc called the marsh separating Croton Point from Croton Neck "Senasqua," a name later used for the park further north. Croton itself is believed to be named for the Indian chief of the Kitchawanc tribe, Kenoten, which means "wild wind." A plaque on a rock at Croton Point Park marks the spot where a peace treaty was signed in 1645 between the Dutch and the Kitchawanc.

More Dutch arrived in the following decades, at first to trade and then, by the 1660s, to settle the area. In 1677, Stephanus Van Cortlandt, who later became the first native-born mayor of New York City, began acquiring land to create a manor and in 1697, a Royal Patent was issued designating the estate as the Manor of Cortlandt. The Village of Croton-on-Hudson thus evolved as an enclave of the Van Cortlandt Manor. Originally known as Croton Landing, its early Dutch residents were involved with agriculture and trade.

By the 19th century, farming, shipping, ship-building and flour and brick manufacturing had become the predominant industries, along with work on the railroad and construction of the Croton and New Croton Dams and the New Croton Aqueduct. These major public works projects in the 19th century, the railroad, the dams and the aqueduct, played a pivotal role in shaping Croton-on-Hudsonís demographic development and cemented its importance in the region. The construction of these projects brought an influx of German, Irish and Italian immigrants, who came to work and then settled with their families in the area. The influx of immigrants significantly increased the population of the Village and the surrounding areas so that by the time of its incorporation in 1898, the Villageís population had grown to 1,000 and to over 1,700 in the early 1900s.

The advent of the railroad had a large impact on the growth of Croton-on-Hudson and served as an economic engine for Northern Westchester. Construction of a rail line to Poughkeepsie via Croton-on-Hudson began in 1846, when Poughkeepsie merchants advocated for an improved link to their city from New York City. In 1903, electric trains began operating out of the old Grand Central Terminal and construction began on a steam terminal at Croton Point where trains would switch over from electric to steam power to continue north past Croton-on-Hudson.

Most of the land acquired for the engine terminal was purchased from Clifford Harmon, a real estate developer, who took title to the Van Cortlandt family farm when electrification plans were announced in 1903. He stipulated in the deed to the property to NY Central Railroad that the station on Croton Point must always bear his name, hence the Croton-Harmon Station. The terminal for steam locomotives was completed in 1913, heralding a new era for Croton-on-Hudson as a railroad town. Since the New York Central rail line stopped in Harmon to change engines, it became a destination point for metropolitan area travelers. A shopping district developed around the railroad, creating a railroad village that became a focal point and source of employment in Northern Westchester.

Construction began on the Croton Dam in 1837 after several water crises in New York City made clear the need for a steady supply of potable water. The project provided many jobs for Irish immigrants who had emigrated to escape the potato famines and it is estimated that at one point 10,000 laborers were working on the project. The New Croton Aqueduct was completed in 1890 and the New Croton Dam, designed to meet the ever-increasing demands for fresh water from New York City, was completed in 1907 after 15 years of Construction.

In 1932, two separate communities, Mount Airy and Harmon, were incorporated into the Village. Each area had a distinct identity that contributed to the cultural richness of the Croton-on-Hudson community. Mount Airy had remained a Quaker enclave into the 1800s but evolved in the early 1900s into a summer colony that attracted many Greenwich Village artists and writers. Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and actress Gloria Swanson both resided in Croton-on-Hudson, and Elizabeth Duncan, sister of Isadora Duncan, founded a dance school there. Many noted members of the American Communist party lived and organized there as well. The area continued to attract writers and artists through the mid-1900s.

Harmon was founded in 1903 by Clifford Harmon with the goal of developing a rural enclave for artists, writers and musicians. The developer constructed a playhouse on Truesdale Drive, where ballets and concerts were performed, and also the Nikko Inn, which became a fashionable place for stage and government notables. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks both lived in Harmon as did writers, journalists, teachers and college professors. By the 1920s, as the railroad expanded its services, Harmon had become a residential neighborhood for railroad workers and commuters to New York City.

About Croton-on-Hudson
Find outdoor activities, attractions, things to do and places to go, in or near Croton-on-Hudson. Visit parks in Croton-on-Hudson. Many golfers find golfing in Westchester's premier golf courses to be amongst the best in the country. Play golf at a golf course in Westchester. Hudson National Golf Club opened in June of 1996 and quickly forged a national reputation around its traditional design, supreme conditioning, and spectacular Hudson River views.

Visit the antique shops in Croton-on-Hudson. Also shop for antiques in Buchanan, or other towns in the north western part of Westchester County. Select from a wide range of outdoor activities in Croton, one of the River Towns of Westchester County. Go fishing in Croton-on-Hudson, or enjoy a day of biking in Croton. Children love picnics, take the kids on a picnic at a Croton-on-Hudson park. Bring the whole family to this park and explore the wine cellars or take the children on a nature walk at Croton Point Park, a 508 acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. This park offers year-round events and activities, including camping, hiking, and swimming. Croton Point Park is also the home of wine cellars, thought to be the oldest in New York State.

If you live in Manhattan or are planning a visit to New York City, plan a day-trip to the Hudson River Valley. Take the train from Grand Central to Croton-on-Hudson. Go to Grand Central Station and take the MTA Metro-North Railroad to the Croton-on-Hudson Station located at 4 Veterans Plaza (cross street is Croton Point Ave.) Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520-3054. The Croton-on-Hudson Station is only 33.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal.

Source: Town of Cortlandt



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