This image showcases the entrance to Croton Gorge Park. The Croton Gorge Park is located in Cortlandt, New York which has the New Croton Dam on site. This park is about 25 minutes from my house and has become one of my favorite places to visit.
This is part of the Croton Gorge Park which has plenty of open space to sit down for a picnic, read a book, do homework, and/or hang out with friends and family. If you look behind the tree at the path, that is where some of the hiking trails start. I have gone up them and they are beautiful to walk through as you can see the water right beside you. I have come here with friends and family and have just hung out on a sunny day. I see how clean the park is kept and how well other people who visit it take care of it.
These two pictures show the picnic area next to the New Croton Dam, and the New Croton Dam itself. I have been here multiple times to relax and do homework. The sound of the water from the Dam is very relaxing to me. There is so much to explore at this park and it would be a great opportunity for students to learn about Dams and public park areas. This park is a very meaningful place to me, I discovered it about five years ago when I started becoming interested in photography. My dad took me here in the fall and it was one of the very first places that I took pictures of nature. The different color leaves at the time were absolutely beautiful and even though it was a little chilly, I was in awe. I have seen this Dam during every season and I must say, the fall is my favorite. This is also the place where I got engaged! The beauty of the memories that surface from here as well as the amount of natural beauty it holds makes this a special place to me. Whenever I need to “escape” from reality I find myself driving here.