by Henry John Steiner
Historian of Sleepy Hollow
Today, July 21st, 2017, it was hot. But, since the air was fairly dry and the sky was sunny, I thought I would take a brief walk… And it occurred to me that I hadn’t been on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail for many months.
So I drove over to McKeel Avenue in Tarrytown and parked at Croton Avenue, just behind the Chase Bank. This section of the aqueduct was the one I used most often when I was growing up in the village. My parents’ family had just moved from one neighborhood in Tarrytown to another. We started out in the Tarry Crest area and moved, maybe half a mile north, into a district known as Wilson Park. Our street was new, a cul-de-sac named Walden Road. You took McKeel Avenue up the hill from Broadway to Beech Lane, and then made a left on Walden Road.