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High Bridge & Aqueduct South Walking Tour

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.

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Segment one:  walk to the High Bridge and take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx, and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. Walking south from the Bridge on the Aqueduct Trail, learn about many points of interest including the Morris-Jumel Mansion and the Polo Grounds. The first segment of the walk ends at 155th Street and is approximately 1.6 miles (1 hour). 

Segment two: meet at the southwest corner of 155th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. at 11:30 a.m. We will follow the Aqueduct south along Amsterdam Avenue to the Great Lawn in Central Park. Along the way, you'll see architectural oddities related to the route of the Aqueduct, three gatehouses, remnants of the receiving reservoir in Central Park, and many non-aqueduct points of interest. This segment of the walk is about 5 miles (2.5 hours) The full walk is about 6.5 miles (3.5 hours). 

Bring water and snacks; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. The walk will be led by Teresa Elwert, who has led several Aqueduct walks along Amsterdam Avenue, most recently in May for Jane's Walks. 

For nquiries, please reach out to Sara Kelsey by email at or by phone/text: 646-303-1448.

Presenter: Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct


Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park
2301 Amsterdam Avenue
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Meet in front of the Highbridge Recreation Center.



Event Organizer

Northern Manhattan Parks, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Contact Number

(646) 303-1448

Contact Email


History, Tours, Hiking

Directions to Highbridge Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

On Monday, October 14, 2019, this recreation center will close at 5:00 p.m. in observance of Columbus Day.

ParkHighbridge Park

The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

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