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Hudson River Valley Ramble Kicks-off This Weekend

8/30/2017 11:58:55 AM

Hudson River Valley Ramble Kicks-off This Weekend


September Celebration Features Over 235 Events


(Albany, NY) –The 18th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble kicks-off this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with some 240 exciting outdoor adventures across New York’s Hudson Valley. The Ramble offers visitors and residents of all ages an opportunity to experience the distinct cultural heritage and landscape of the region by hiking a trail, visiting an historic site, or paddling on the river during the Northeast’s most beautiful time of the year. For a complete listing of events,visit

Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists,historians, geologists, and trained volunteers from more than 150 organizations. Events include hikes, walking tours, paddling excursions, festivals, historic site tours, and other family friendly activities.

Sampling of Hudson River Valley Ramble events happening this weekend:

Lower Hudson River Valley:

·9/2 and 9/3,11:00 A.M. Trace the footsteps of Washington Irving’s most famous character –Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" – with a walk to the author's final resting place.Enter the cemetery's 116-year old receiving vault and stop at a Revolutionary War monument.

·9/2, 1:00 P.M.Tour Horace Greeley’s Country Home in Chappaqua. Horace Greeley was the founder and editor of the New York Tribune, one of the most influential newspapers of the 19th Century. Tour his second home in Chappaqua (now a museum), view exhibits and artifacts related to Greeley, and take a walking tour of his historic farm.

·9/2, 10:00 A.M.Tour sculptures by fifteen regional artists on nature trails in the woods at the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack. The perfectly placed sculptures on these trails will help you reconnect with nature and relieve the ‘nature deficit disorder’ so prevalent today.


Find events by county: Westchester, Rockland

Mid-Hudson River Valley:

·9/2, 9/3, 10:00 A.M. Tour Historic Huguenot Street and visit three historic house museums and are constructed 1717 French church on a guided tour of this 10-acre National Historic Landmark District. Discover over 300 years of history encompassing the Native American and Colonial experience, through the Gilded Age, and into the 20th century.

·9/2, 10:00 A.M.till 2:00 P.M. Experience outdoor fun for families with kids of all ages at Fall Family Day at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Enjoy story time under the trees, hands-on science programs, and art activities as you explore the Catskill Interpretive Center's beautiful, fully accessible nature trail. 

·9/2, 1:00 P.M.Walk the heart of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777 on a walking tours of the Stockade National Historic District in Kingston. Highlights include the many eighteenth-century limestone houses, visiting the site of the drafting of the New York State Constitution in 1777, and the gravesite of New York’s first elected governor,George Clinton.


Find events by county: Ulster,Dutchess, Orange,Putnam


Upper Hudson River Valley:

·9/2, 10:00 A.M.Take a guided tour of the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon and learn about the history of Shaker society dating back to 1787. You will learn about the Shaker movement and the way the Shakers lived through exhibits of finely crafted objects and learn how Shaker women lived through a walking tour of the site.

·9/2, 11:00 A.M.Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with a Food Truck Picnic at Olana. Gracie’s food truck is a local institution and serves up made-from-scratch American classics. On Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Gracie's will be parked at Olana so you can purchase your picnic brunch, lunch, or dinner with an awesome view!

·9/2, 9:00 A.M.Enjoy a 1-hour walk through the Papscanee Island Nature Preserve and discover the various species of plants and animals that make the diverse habitats of the 56-acre Preserve and Hudson River shoreline their home. 


Find events by county: Albany,Saratoga, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene


About the Hudson River Valley Ramble

The Hudson River Valley Ramble celebrates the history,culture, and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscapes,communities, and trails throughout the region. A 2012 study found that the Ramble provides an annual boost to the economy of the Hudson Valley of $21 million. The Ramble is presented by the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and is sponsored by The New York State Division of Tourism “I Love NY”; The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program; The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and The National Park Service.The Ramble is made possible by more than 150 partner organizations.

Aboutthe Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area program was established by Congress in 1996 and is funded through the National Park Service and Department of the Interior. The mission of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is to recognize, preserve, protect and interpret the nationally significant historic, cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley for the benefit of the Nation. The Hudson River Valley Greenway is the management entity for the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Aboutthe Hudson River Valley Greenway

The Hudson River Valley Greenway is a unique state-sponsored program established by the Greenway Act of 1991 to encourage communities to develop projects and initiatives related to the criteria of natural and cultural resource protection, regional and local planning, economic development, public access to the Hudson River (as well as other regional and local resources), and heritage and environmental education.  It provides technical assistance and small grants for planning, water trail and land-based trails and other projects that reinforce the Greenway Criteria.  In keeping with the New York tradition of home rule, the Greenway program has no regulatory authority and participation by municipalities in Greenway programs and projects is entirely voluntary. The Greenway also manages the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

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