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A month of guided landscape walks, hikes, paddles and biking adventures, Hudson River estuary explorations, heritage site tours, and cultural events from the Capital Region to New York City and beyond. 1 4 t h

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A Celebration of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, and New York State Parks and Historic Sites


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14th Annual Hudson River Valley

Ferncliff Forest

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HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY

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Rhinebeck’s number one free attraction offers an amazing view of Hudson Valley from our Observation Tower. Enjoy hiking, picnics, camping or just walk your dog in our wonderful 200 acre Forest Preserve. Open all year

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, The Hudson River Estuary Program, The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Division of Tourism, The National Park Service Barnabas McHenry, Co-Chair, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Sara Griffen, Acting Co-Chair, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Mark Castiglione, Acting Director, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Joe Martens, Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation with Fran Dunwell, Hudson River Estuary Coordinator, NYSDEC, Rose Harvey, Commissioner, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Kenneth Adams, President, CEO & Commissioner, Empire State Development

68 Mount Rutsen Rd. Rhinebeck, NY 845-876-3196 for additional information

Photos by participating organizations unless otherwise credited.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

ALPINE ENDEAVORS

NYSOEA is a professional organization that promotes interdisciplinary life-long learning in, for, and about the outdoors, and seeks to inspire appreciation of the environment by all people.

Experience the Hudson Valley

FOR M ORE I N FORM AT I ON:

• Rock Climbing

Hudson River Valley Ramble (518) 473-3835 www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

• Ice Climbing

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area; Hudson River Valley Greenway (518) 473-3835 www.hudsonrivervalley.com; www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov

• Hiking • Snowshoeing

NYSDEC Estuary Program (845) 256-3016 www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html

• Backpacking

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation www.nysparks.com New York State Division of Tourism (800) CALL NYS www.iloveny.com Hudson Valley Tourism (800) 232-4782 or (845) 291-2136 www.travelhudsonvalley.org Saratoga County Tourism www.saratoga.org Washington County Tourism www.washingtoncounty.org

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On the cover: Iona Island Paddle, Sail on the Woody Guthrie, Mohonk Preserve, Hike to Val-Kill, photos by Robert Goldwitz www.robertgoldwitz.com FEDERAL DISCLAIMER: The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the US Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the US Government.

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Discover an American Legacy 2013 HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA EVENTS

Robert Goldwitz www.robertgoldwitz.com

July 20 - 21

Hudson River Days www.hudsonriverdaysny.org July 30-August 4

Ninth Annual Great Hudson Valley Pedal www.ptny.org/hudsontour Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

Fourteenth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com October 5

Twin Forts Day www.nysparks.com

Gomez Mill House and Historic Site, Marlboro, NY

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raveling down the Hudson River, named by Native Americans the river that flows both ways, you discover people, places, and events that shaped American history. The cultural, historic, and scenic resources of the Hudson Valley are so numerous, so varied, and so compelling that it’s no wonder Congress recognized the Hudson River Valley as a National Heritage Area in 1996. The National Park Service called the region the “Landscape that defined America.” Its political importance was demonstrated early in our history when the river played a critical role in the Revolutionary War. The many streams and waterfalls of the tributaries of the Hudson River GOVERNOR powered early sawmills and gristmills. The river and its landscapes inspired the Andrew M. Cuomo Hudson River School painters. Sublime and picturesque paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Asher Durand depicted this unique American Welcome to the 2013 landscape for the world to witness. Industrialists and commercial leaders Hudson River Valley like William and John D. Rockefeller, Frederick Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, and Ogden Ramble. This amazing Mills built their great estates along the Hudson River. event connects people of all ages, from both near Extending from Waterford, just north of Albany, to the northern border of New and far, to the Hudson York City, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area encompasses over River Valley’s world class landscapes, scenic 4- million acres. The region is home to seven National Historic Sites, 66 National beauty, and rich history. These resources not Historic Landmarks, 128 historic districts, and over 1,000 sites listed on the only define our quality of life as New Yorkers, but they also help drive the economy through National Register of Historic Places. tourism. This year, New York is making a $60 For a convenient and easy way to plan your visit to the Hudson River Valley million dollar investment in tourism, the largest National Heritage Area, visit:www.hudsonrivervalley.com. The website offers a investment in recent memory, and we have wealth of information on 100 designated heritage sites, and upcoming events launched programs like the Path Through History and celebrations throughout the region. For a complete guide to the Heritage to help tell our story and promote heritage tourism. The Ramble is a great example of how Sites of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, buy our Heritage Site working together in partnership to showcase Guidebook. For more information, check under “Explore the Heritage Area” on our State’s unparalleled historic, cultural, and our website. natural resources we can grow New York’s The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is managed by the Hudson tourism economy. Thanks to the many partner organizations who make this event possible, River Valley Greenway with technical and financial support from the National creating unique experiences and memories that Park Service.

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he Hudson River Valley Ramble is an event series held each September to celebrate the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. The 14th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble features guided outdoor adventures from Saratoga to New York City. Whether you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride, or paddle; an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s On the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail at Kingston Point Beach. www.RobertGoldwitz.com most notable artists, authors, and Great Americans; a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played in the Revolutionary War; or a family-fun festival, or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone! Visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com for details, maps and directions.

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The Hudson River Estuary

Hudson River Estuary Program educational exhibit featuring a 6' foot long model of an Atlantic sturgeon. Photo by Stephen Stanne.

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or nearly half its 315-mile length, the Hudson River is an estuary, an arm of the sea where fresh water from the river’s Adirondack headwaters and numerous tributaries meets and mixes with salty ocean water. From the dam at Troy, the Hudson River estuary ebbs and flows for 153 miles to New York harbor, creating a rich ecosystem pulsing with life. Its waters and tidal marshes provide habitat for more than 200 species of fish, and nursery areas for key commercial and recreational species including striped bass, American shad, bluefish, and blue crab. Bald eagles, herons, and waterfowl feed on the Hudson’s bounty while nesting and migrating. Protected by surrounding forest lands, the streams of the estuary’s watershed supply drinking water to millions. The Ramble features estuary-themed events sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program which are denoted by the Atlantic sturgeon logo.

NYSDEC COMMISSIONER

Joe Martens

The DEC is proud to partner in the annual Hudson River Valley Ramble events. As a popular recreational destination, the Hudson Valley region offers remarkable natural resources for both residents and visitors to enjoy. The Ramble events showcase the rich history of the Hudson Valley, the beauty and value of the Hudson River, and the area’s diverse wildlife. The Ramble is a great opportunity for everyone to go out and explore what this special region has to offer, both on land and in the water.”

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The Estuary Program leads a regional effort to ensure clean water, protect and restore fish, wildlife and their habitats, provide water recreation and river access, adapt to climate change, and conserve world-famous scenic views. The program is guided by the Estuary Action Agenda, a forwardlooking plan developed with input from communities up and down the river. The Action Agenda’s success comes from partnerships with several agencies, local governments, and regional organizations. For information on the Hudson River estuary, the Estuary Program and how to partner in this conservation effort, visit: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html

HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY THEMED SERIES In celebration of National Estuaries Day on September 28, the Hudson River Valley Ramble highlights the wetlands, wildlife, and water resources that make the Hudson a world-famous estuary. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program presents a series of land and water explorations that will open your eyes to the wonders of “the river that flows both ways.” Estuary events are Look marked with the sturgeon icon: for the many ways you can explore the Hudson River Estuary during the Ramble. Experience the Hudson River estuary close up though boating and paddling events, learning about life along the shore and in the marshes, and exploring the far reaches of the Hudson River estuary watershed. NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 Each year in late September, people across the country celebrate these magical places where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean. Estuaries connect rivers and oceans and are used as spawning grounds and nurseries by at least two-thirds of the nation’s commercial fish and shellfish. Tidal wetlands associated with estuaries protect uplands from coastal flooding and provide habitats for migratory birds. Estuaries also offer recreational opportunities such as swimming, boating, and bird watching. To learn more, go to www.estuaries.gov SCIENCE ON THE RIVER Saturday, October 5, 2013 Dive into Hudson River research! Meet Hudson River scientists and learn how they work. Demos and activities for the whole family. Seine or angle for fish. Go on a science scavenger hunt and get a Hudson Estuary poster. Compare modern and ancient life in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy spectacular river views. Weather permitting, join Research Reserve staff on a short, guided tidal marsh paddle (numbers limited; all equipment provided). More info: Jim 845-889-4745 x109, jgherrin@ gw.dec.state.ny.us A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 A Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary brings schools to the river to celebrate the Hudson and educate participants about our unique estuary. Part of National Estuaries Day, the event is coordinated by the Hudson River Estuary Program with assistance from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Each fall environmental educators team with school classes to collect data that will create an ecological snapshot of the estuary from the Troy dam to New York Harbor. This year’s event will take place at approximately 60 sites throughout the estuary. For more information, visit www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/47285.html.


T H E NE W Y ORK S TAT E O F F I CE O F P A RK S

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he State Park System is one of New York’s greatest treasures, encompassing 214 diverse state parks and historic sites with 330,000 acres of protected land and water. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has recognized the importance of our park system by providing a second round of $90 million in New York Works funding to rehabilitate dozens of parks and historic sites across the state. This fall we are proud to once again participate in the 2013 Hudson River Valley Ramble showcasing some of our flagship properties and hidden gems. Our Ramble line-up features a wide variety of engaging events and programs, from historic house tours, to battle reenactments, guided hikes, walks, nature education, and adventures. New York's state parks and sites are always chock full of opportunities to explore and make one’s visit memorable. For information on New York State Parks and Historic Sites visit us at www.nysparks.com and follow us on www.facebook.com/nysparks

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner

Rose Harvey

“We are excited to invite visitors to our historic sites, parks, trails, and waterways for the 2013 Hudson River Valley Ramble. We encourage guests to enjoy the wonderful beauty and unique history of the Hudson River Valley. Join us as we celebrate the historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area through fun and educational activities that will be memorable for all.” Copake Falls Area, Taconic State Park H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A MB L E 2 0 1 3

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From left to right: Niagara Falls, The Ausable River and Whiteface Mountain, New York City

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he wonderful attractions, breathtaking landscapes, and rich heritage of New York State provide an ever-changing backdrop for a delightful selection of things to do and places to stay. With 11 beautiful vacation regions, New York’s attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls to the wine trails of the Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Whether it’s wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders, and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers. To find out more about New York State travel, including events, attractions, and accommodations, visit www.iloveny.com or dial (800) CALL-NYS. Discover New York State’s historic role in shaping the nation and the world — and visit the sites where that history lives on — along the Path Through History. Create your own Path Through History at www.paththroughhistory.ny.gov.

President, CEO & Commissioner Empire State Development

Kenneth Adams

“The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an exciting month long celebration of the area’s natural beauty and rich history that attracts thousands of visitors from near and far wanting to experience firsthand all that the Hudson River Valley offers. Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, promoting our state’s wealth of cultural and recreational assets has become a clear focus in our efforts to drive the tourism economy. The Hudson River Valley Ramble, with its hiking, biking, paddling, and historic and cultural attractions, is a perfect example of a popular special event that is generating millions for the regional economy and showcasing our great state.”

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For public transportation information call:

Metro-North 212-532-4900 or 511 in the NY Metro-North Service Area www.mta.info/mnr/ Many Ramble events are accessible by MetroNorth Railroad! There are 40 Metro-North stations throughout Westchester County in nearly every city, town, and village. They also are located up to Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, and in Rockland and Orange Counties as well. Metro-North also has Deals and Getaways available for special events and featured destinations. Visit http://mta.info/mnr/html/getaways.htm for more information and to plan your Getaway today! Amtrak (800) USA-RAIL www.amtrak.com Coach USA http://www.coachusa.com/ Trailways (800) 776-7548 http://www.trailwaysny.com/

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1. Look for “Ramble” signs directing you to each trailhead. 2. Wear sturdy shoes: for hikes, an over-the-ankle boot. No flimsy flats, flip-flops, sandals, or bare feet. 3. Long pants are recommended for walks/hikes in rural terrain. 4. Carry a water bottle. 5. Bring snacks/lunch for hikes lasting several hours. 6. Bring a rain jacket. 7. Stay on the trail. 8. Never get out of sight of the guide. 9. If you have to leave a walk before it’s completed, notify the leader. 10. Don’t remove any foliage, flowers, rocks or other items. 11. Carry it in. Carry it out. Leave nothing behind but your footprints.

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Lower Hudson Valley Events

We make every effort to ensure accuracy of event listings. However, due to weather and other factors, information may change between the time of publication and the time of each event. We strongly encourage all participants to verify dates and times with the listed trip leader for each event.

KEY TO RAMBLE EVENTS Hudson River Estuary

Greenway Trail

Great Estates

Hudson River Artists Trail

Revolutionary War Trail

Family Friendly

Hiking Boots/Shoes required or recommended Wheelchair Accessible (for details, contact the trip leader)

Public Transportation Bicycle Note: We make every effort to ensure accuracy of event listings. However, due to weather and other factors, information may change between the time of publication and the time of each event. We encourage all participants to verify dates and times with the listed Ramble leader for each event.

1. The Original Knickerbocker Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 9|7 10:00 AM, 9|8 2:00 PM, 9|14 10:00 AM, 9|15 2:00 PM, 9|21 10:00 AM, 9|22 2:00 PM, 9|28 10:00 AM, 9|29 2:00 PM Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - South Gate 430 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow 10591 (914) 631-0081 christina@sleepyhollowcemetery.org Trace the footsteps of Washington Irving's most famous character — Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"— as we walk to the author's final resting place. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today. We will also enter the cemetery's 113-year old receiving vault, stop at a Revolutionary War monument, visit wealthy industrialists, as well as admire the cemetery's lovely art and architecture during this one-hour walking tour. Fee: $9.99 if purchased in advance from our website www.sleepyhollowcemetery.org or $10 cash if bought on-site. Additional equipment: This one-hour walking tour covers some steep areas, stairs, and unpaved roads. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Metro-North Station: Tarrytown

2. Croton Dam Hike - Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct  9|7 11:00 AM

Croton Gorge Park near restrooms Rt. 129, Cortlandt Manor 10567 (914) 862-4207 Tom.Tarnowsky@gmail.com Hike along the beautiful Croton Dam. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam. The Aqueduct was constructed in 1842 to supply water to New York City. If you would like to take a longer round-trip hike on your own after the hike at the Dam, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail begins at the Dam and proceeds south. Notes: Uneven hard-packed dirt surface, not level, but not difficult

Fee: There may be a fee for parking at Croton Gorge Park Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Water and snack recommended. Participants may wish to bring a lunch to eat at the picnic area following the hike.

3. Iona Island Educational Canoe Trip  9|7 11:00 AM

Iona Island, Bear Mountain 10911 (845) 889-4745 x 109 jgherrin@gw.dec.state.ny.us Paddle through this marshy maze with Reserve naturalists. Nestled in the Hudson Highlands adjacent to Bear Mountain State park, this wetland features flowering marsh plants, sunning snapping turtles, and soaring vultures. Notes: If weather conditions permit we will paddle out to Iona Island. Register: Online by Sept. 7: hudsoncanoeprogram2013.eventbrite.com/# Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles of canoeing Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Please wear footwear that can get wet. Boats provided. Bring your own lunch.

4.  Hudson River Cruise All Ramble Weekends, 11:00 AM

The 'Evening Star' tour boat at Riverfront Green Park 30 Hudson Ave., Peekskill 10566 (914) 589-7773 info@trinitycruises.com Enjoy the natural beauty and the history of the Hudson Highlands from the canopy-covered, open deck of the 'Evening Star'. Our 3-hour Hudson River Valley Ramble cruises will take you from Peekskill Bay to the West Point area and return. Highlights include Iona Island, Bear Mountain Bridge, Fort Montgomery, West Point & Constitution Island. Visit the parks, galleries and great restaurants in Peekskill when the boat returns! Boat is adjacent to the Peekskill Metro North train station. Register: Please call or email for reservations. Fee: Adult tickets $25. Seniors $20. Children $15. Ramble participants will receive a $5 discount to our regular prices listed above. Additional equipment: Bring a camera and binoculars. You may bring a picnic lunch or snacks. We have soft drinks, beer & wine available onboard. Metro-North Station: Peekskill

5. 100 Years of Group Summer Camps in Harriman State Park  9|7 12:00 PM, 9|8 12:00 PM, 9|14 12:00 PM, 9|15 12:00 PM Historical Society of Rockland County 20 Zukor Road, New City 10956 (845) 634-9629 info@rocklandhistory.org The group camping program started 100 years ago with the belief that parks should be for all people, particularly the underprivileged that did not have fresh air or leisure time. To address the needs of the urban poor, particularly in NYC, the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission instituted social relief programs at more than 100 camp facilities in Harriman State Park. Sponsored by social and philanthropic organizations, thousands of New York and New Jersey children came to the park every summer to experience nature. This

exhibition will tell their stories using archival photos, historical text, video clips, camp paraphernalia, interactive maps, and visual presentations. It will also include an interactive component allowing visitors to record their own camp stories. www.RocklandHistory.org Not suitable for children under: 3

6. Annsville Short Tour  9|7 12:00 PM, 9|8 12:00 PM, 9|14 12:00 PM, 9|15 12:00 PM Atlantic Kayak Tours 1 Annsville Circle, Cortland Manor, 10566 (914) 739-2588 Annsville@atlantickayaktours.com A two hour guided tour on the Hudson, we depart from the Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center after a brief paddle lesson and introductions. This program is a great first step into paddling. The pace is comfortable and a very good way to become introduced to kayaking. Notes: Calm water Register: Must register 3 days in advance by phone or email. Fee: $60 Difficulty: Easy Length: 3 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Sunscreen, Water Boats provided. Metro-North Station: Peekskill

7. Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall  9|8 1:00 PM

Harmony Hall ~ Jacob Sloat House 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg 10974 (845) 712-5220 geoffwelch@gmail.com The Rowan/Cunningham Band headlines this year's Highlands Festival. Chris and Loren Rowan of the legendary Rowan Brothers Band join with 5-string fiddle sensation Sue Cunningham as top notch bluegrass music returns to the Highlands in a marvelous free event on the Great Lawn of Jacob Sloat's 1848 mansion, a National Register of Historic Places Site in Sloatsburg, New York. Sue Cunningham will also perform with the talented Danny Shipe Band. The festival also features local crafts, food, children's amusements, historic displays, Highlands Region information and environmental displays in a beautiful Ramapo River Valley setting. Additional equipment: Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Metro-North Station: Sloatsburg

8. Open Days Program Garden Tour  9|8 10:00 AM

The White Garden 199 Elmwood Road, South Salem 10590 (888) 842-2442 opendays@gardenconservancy.org Explore two private gardens in Lewisboro and North Salem, open to the public for selfguided tours. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at The White Garden or see opendaysprogram.org for additional locations. Highlights include sculpture, an Asian-inspired moss garden, a labyrinth, bocce court, and several greenhouses. Hours vary at each location. Fee: $5 per garden; children 12 & under free. H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A MB L E 2 0 1 3

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9. The Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble  9|8 10:30 AM, 9|15 10:30 AM, 9|22 10:30 AM, 9|29 10:30 AM Lyndhurst 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown 10591 (914) 631 4481 info@lyndhurst.org Join a tour of the historic grounds at Lyndhurst, a Gothic Revival masterpiece overlooking the Hudson River. The site reflects nearly 175 years of life on the Hudson River in 67 acres including 16 structures, such as a Lord & Burnham steel-framed greenhouse complex and the oldest regulation bowling alley in the United States. Lyndhurst's magnificent grounds contain a variety of gardens and the linden trees for which the property was named…and spectacular views of the Hudson River. The guided tour will start from the Visitor Center, the brick complex located at the end of the driveway, where visitors can check in, pick up bottled water, and a map of the grounds. Public restrooms are also located in the visitor center. Hourly guided tours of Lyndhurst mansion are available from 10:00-5:00 pm, Friday through Sunday. (Last tours leave at 4:00 pm.) Ticket price: $14 adults, children $10. Fee: Adults: $14, Seniors/Students: $13 Children: $10 Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Dress for uneven, hilly terrain, and bring rain gear. The tour will be cancelled if storm conditions are forecast. Metro-North Station: Tarrytown

10. Paddle for a Cure  9|8 8:30 AM

Annsville Creek PaddleSport Center 1 Annsville Circle, Cortlandt Manor 10566 (646) 372-0500 president@hrwa.org Our 3rd annual Paddle for a Cure event will be Sunday, September 8th. Building on a fun and successful event last year, we'll do a poker paddle down the 11 miles from Peekskill to Cold Spring (with the current), individuals and teams will pick up cards at various points on this gorgeous stretch of the Hudson to assemble the winning "hand". Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Support Connection (supportconnection.org) Notes: The paddle is done with the current. Wind and weather are unpredictable. Register: Online until September 2. Fee: $50.00 pre-registration includes t-shirts, picnic lunch, and donation to the Support Connection of Yorktown (supportconnection.org) Difficulty: Moderate Length: 11 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 14, unless they are in a double with an adult Additional equipment: Participants should bring their own boats and safety equipment or they can rent from the local outfitter with reservations. Metro-North Station: Peekskill

11. Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse Hudson River Ramble  9|14 1:00 PM, 9|15 1:00 PM

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point 10980 (845) 786-2521 julia.warger@parks.ny.gov Take a walk to the Lighthouse at 1:00 p.m. with a costumed guide and learn how the lighthouse served the economic development of New York and the nation. At 2:00 p.m. take a walk with a soldier and learn the detailed history of how the battle unfolded. Join the site staff for the 3:00 p.m. firing of the 6 pounder cannon. FREE. 10

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Museum and Revolutionary encampment open. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Partially paved. Accessible parking available.

12. Fall Bird Walk at Stony Point Battlefield  9|14 8:00 AM Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point 10980 (845) 786-2521 julia.warger@parks.ny.gov Presented by Della and Alan Wells of the Rockland Audubon Society. These experts will lead a walk through the diverse bird habitats found at Stony Point Battlefield in search of neo-tropical birds on their fall migration. First time birders welcome, and experienced birders will enjoy exploring the location of a wonderfully accessible birders paradise. This program is free to the public. Site entrance gate will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. only, so please arrive on time to join the walk. Notes: Small hill, partially paved path Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Partially paved. Handicap parking available. Additional equipment: Binoculars suggested.

13. Brinton Brook Audubon Hike  9|14 9:00 AM Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary Route 9, Croton-on-Hudson 10520 (914) 666-6503 office@sawmillriveraudubon.org Explore the 156-acres of Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary overlooking the Hudson River in Croton-on-Hudson with Saw Mill River Audubon. Two-hour leisurely nature walk with optional 1.5 hour extension to the highest point in Croton on the Village's Highland Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Binoculars are helpful. Please note: no restrooms on property. Notes: Moderate slopes, some uneven rocky surfaces Register: Deadline Friday, September 6 via phone or email Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6

14. Wilderness Survival Skills Program  9|14 9:30 AM Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining (914) 762-2912 x 110 teatown@teatown.org Wilderness Survival Skills — could you survive in the wild — even the suburban wild of Westchester? The first and third order of survival: how to build a shelter and create fire, will be covered in this full day class along with other tips on surviving in the wild. Here's your chance to increase your self-confidence and greatly enhance your appreciation of the natural world by knowing you can take care of yourself in the woods. We recommend bringing a fixed blade knife, lunch and water bottle. Wear suitable clothing for outdoor experience. Register: By phone by Sept 13 Fee: $50 Teatown members, $60 non-members Not suitable for children under: 18

15. Climate Change Hike  9|15 10:30 AM

High Tor State Park High Tor State Park, New City 10956 (518) 462-5526 Info@eany.org Join Environmental Advocates' Policy Director for a hike up High Tor to see stunning Hudson River views and see some local impacts of climate change firsthand. Notes: Some rocky terrain on both the ascent and descent. Register: By Thursday, September 12. Email info@eany.org with Climate Change Hike in the subject line. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

16. Talk & Walk of Haverstraw & Brick Industry  9|15 2:00 PM

12 Main Street Haverstraw, 10927 (845) 947-3505 & (845) 290-5287 www.haverstrawbrickmuseum.org We will meet at the Haverstraw Brick Museum and after coffee and cake we will use pictures and charts to learn about the brick industry that once flourished in Haverstraw as well as the important men whose ingenuity made it all happen. Using pictures from the archives look at life in Haverstraw as well as the 1906 landslide. Additional activities include coffee, cake, talk, and walk around Haverstraw. Notes: We will walk several interesting streets in Haverstraw pertaining to the history of the brick industry that once flourished there. For any information or questions call 845-947-3505 Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4 PM Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 - 1.5 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 7 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: there are steps going into the museum and sidewalks to walk

17. New York State Senator David Carlucci Hosts: Hike with Your Senator  9|15 8:30 AM

Old Ayers Road, Tomkins Cove 10986 (845) 623-3627 bayoung@nysenate.gov Senator David Carlucci will host the 2nd Annual Hike with Your Senator event. This is a chance for residents to enjoy the outdoors, explore hiking grounds, and capture the beautiful scenery right in our own backyards. Senator Carlucci's office and The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference are hosting the hike in association with the Hudson River Valley Ramble. This will be a moderate 3-mile, circular hike over uneven terrain which will require some light to moderate climbing. The hike is expected to last approximately 2 hours, and hikers are encouraged to bring a minimum of one liter of water and a snack. Please contact the Senator's office for details on the location of the hike. The hike will also feature a visit to the unfinished 1890 Dunderberg Spiral Railroad grades and tunnels. Notes: Meet at Jones Point parking lot in Harriman State Park, located on the West side of Rt. 9W at the intersection of 9W/202 and Old Ayers Road, Tomkins Cove, NY. Register: By phone or email by Friday Sept 13. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 6


18. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst 9|20 10:00 AM, 9|21 10:00 AM, 9|22 10:00 AM Lyndhurst Estate 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown 10591 (845) 331-7900 crafts@artrider.com The Hudson Valley's most popular craft show returns to Tarrytown for its 29th year. Discover the unique designs and creative artistry of over 275 leading artists and craftspeople from across the country, as they exhibit, sell and talk about their contemporary handcrafted works of art. Enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media. Visitors can also eat in our new expanded food court, purchase specialty foods, and participate in children's activities throughout the weekend. Event lasts 10am to 5pm on the 20th & 22nd, 10am-6pm on the 21st. Fee: $10 general, $9 seniors, kids 6-16 $4, under 6 free Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The event is outdoors on grass. Weather permitting, wheelchairs are able to be pushed easily on the grounds. Metro-North Station: Tarrytown

19. Harts Brook Preserve Talk and Walk 9|21 10:00 AM

20. Hike into 1777 History 9|21 10:00 AM, Rain date: 9|22 10:00 AM

Bear Mountain State Park Parking Lot #2, Bear Mountain 10911 (845) 496-3804 lmenchini@frontiernet.net Follow the "warpath" the British took in 1777 to attack Forts Clinton and Montgomery. This history hike at Bear Mt. passes through the pre-Revolutionary hamlet of Doodletown, by a picturesque lake and up to a stunning Hudson River vista overlooking the Twin Forts. While you lunch at the overlook, your guide, local historian Larry Menchini of the Save Washington's Lookout Committee and Bear Mt. State Park, will tell you about the British Naval strategy. Hike includes the panorama offered from Perkins Peak. Follow signs to parking lot 2 where you will meet your guide. Notes: Some steep ascents. Hike is moderate to difficult Register: By phone. Fee: parking fee $8.00 Difficulty: Difficult Length: 7 miles Duration: 6 hours Not suitable for children under: 11 Additional equipment: Wear hiking boots, bring lunch/water.

Bear Mountain Bear Mountain State Park (914) 261-0987 hvdaytrips@comcast.net With photos and maps in hand, tour the "Ghost Town" Doodletown, with "Friends of Doodletown" member Mark Jelley. See the cemeteries, sidewalks, walls, and foundations, with photos to show how the homes once appeared in the vanished hamlet that was lived in for at least 203 years. In addition, explore its secret places such as an ancient Indian rock shelter, two iron mines, and secluded waterfalls. The history hike rambles along old roads and paths, past pretty streams, and beautiful woods. Notes: 3 long steep hills. Please no pets Register: By phone or email by Sept 20. Fee: $5 Donation Difficulty: Difficult Length: 6.5 miles Duration: 5.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 16 Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

22. Architectural Tour of Downtown Hastings-on-Hudson 9|21 11:00 AM

Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson 10706 (914) 261-7076 trusteewalker@hastingsgov.org AIA award-winning architect, Christina Griffin, will lead an architectural tour of downtown Hastings-on-Hudson. The tour will start in front of the Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library, 7 Maple Avenue at 11 am and will finish at 12:30 pm. Please see Rivertownsny.org for more details and updates. Metro-North Station: Hastings-on-Hudson

23. Hudson Rising 9|21 11:00 AM

Ossining Waterfront, near Metro North Station Ossining, NY (212) 426-8866 roger@hudsonrising.com Hudson Rising—a traveling Farm Feast, Adventure Village, and Heritage Ships expo—celebrates Ossining's bicentennial on September 21. Come experience the agricultural bounty, natural beauty and exciting recreational opportunities of the Hudson Valley with a day of NYS meats grilled to perfection, craft beers and wines, family fun, land and water races, & more. Register: No registration is needed for the event, but some races will require pre-registration. See www.hudsonrising.com or contact Gunter Spilhaus at 631-258-1645. Fee: The event is free, but some races have a registration fee. Food and alcohol are available for purchase — see www.hudsonrising.com for discount tasting tickets. Additional equipment: Paddlesport race participants must provide their own boats and PFDs. Metro-North Station: Ossining

24. Saw Mill River Heritage Trail 9|21 11:00 AM

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers 10701 (914) 965-4027 ext. 102 nina.wasserman@parks.ny.gov Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill River. This walking tour will follow the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island while discussing and exploring the history, growth, development, and changing

Congresswoman

Nita Lowey

The Hudson River Valley is a national treasure, and no other event showcases its history, culture, adventure, and natural beauty like the Ramble. I congratulate the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area on the 14th annual Ramble and thank all of the supporting organizations for their hard work and commitment. As a proud co-founder of the Hudson River Caucus in Congress, I look forward to continuing to work with our local organizations and communities to preserve the Hudson River Valley for generations to come. Enjoy the Ramble!”

landscapes of downtown Yonkers. Notes: The walk will take place on city sidewalks in a fairly crowded area. The walk will go up a slight hill. Register: By phone or email by September 20. Tour is limited to 20 people. Participants can register on the day of the tour if space is available. Fee: $5 per person Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Metro-North Station: Yonkers

25. 315 Adventure Series 9|21 12:00 PM Hudson Rising Adventure Village Dock Street, Yonkers 10701 (631) 258-1645 gunter@wildcatepicevents.com The 315 Series includes: 1) Go Zero Paddle sport series: 12 noon start time- Take part in this low impact, zero emissions Kayak and SUP Paddle Sport Series. Featuring your choice of 10 Mile, 5 Mile, and 2 Mile races. There’s also a rally paddle, non-racing kayak ride down the Hudson River! 2) The Scavenger Urban Adventure: 1 pm start at the Adventure Village, choose a 90 min or 3 hr time limit. Race for the most points. Teams are issued a series of clues and head out to explore the city, it’s local history, nature and discover the hidden gems. 3) Treadwall 315 Climbing wall race (throughout the day). Seasoned and beginner climbers alike can challenge the ROTATING climbing wall: The Treadwall® 4) Creature Fun Run/Walk 1K at 2:30. Bring the kids and join us for this costumed 1 K Fun Run/walk along the city's Waterfront. The 315 Series Champions are the team who rack up the most points throughout the four events. *For more info & tickets visit: http://hudsonrising.com/Home/Tickets #REGISTERTORACE Fee: Fee varies, please see Website or Facebook for detailed information Metro-North Station: Yonkers H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A MB L E 2 0 1 3

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Hart's Brook Park & Preserve 156 Ridge Road, Hartsdale 10530 (914) 693-8985 jlucasey@greenburghny.com In 1781, this property was part of Rochambeau's French Army Encampment. Hear about the interesting history of the former Gaisman Estate, tour its unusual barn, gardens, and its stable that has yet to house a single cow or horse. Then take a guided walk to the pond in the Preserve woodlands. Notes: Dirt road trails could be muddy in spots. Register: By September 18 by phone. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 4 Additional equipment: Bring water to drink and proper footwear for walking. Metro-North Station: Hartsdale

21. Ghost Town History Hiking Tour 9|21 10:30 AM, Rain date: 9|28 10:30 AM


“This is a great experience for the entire family!”  —Kevin K.

26. Lighthouse Day at Stony Point Lighthouse 9|21 12:00 PM

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point 10980 (845) 786-2521 julia.Warger@parks.ny.us Celebrate the history of lighthouses on the Hudson River. Tours of the lighthouse will be given throughout the day. 19th century maritime music, and storytelling will be performed by Balladeer, Linda Russell and Storyteller Jonathan Kruk in the shadow of the lighthouse. A costumed interpreter, portraying Lighthouse Keeper, Mrs. Nancy Rose, will host a tea party for visitors. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Partially paved paths. Handicap parking is available.

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27. JHC Jay Day 9|22 11:00 AM

Jay Heritage Center 210 Boston Post Road, Rye 10580 (914) 698-9275 jayhc@earthlink.net The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) will host its annual Fall Family Festival Sunday, September 22nd, celebrating American culture and traditions. Please swing by and take part in family friendly games and activities; decorate pumpkins, take a pony ride, go on a scavenger hunt, or enjoy a little face painting. Tours of the historic mansion and the preservation workshop are also available throughout the day. Fee: $30 per family or $10 per individual

28. 1st Annual Washington-Rochambeau Regatta 9|22 12:00 PM

United States 20 Spook Rock Road, Suffern 10901 (845) 323-7962 janetburnet@aol.com In 1781 French troops came to the aid of the American Colonists, crossing the Hudson to help defeat the British in the final decisive battle of the Revolutionary War. To commemorate the Crossing of the Hudson in 1781, the Sloop Clearwater will lead a parade of participating boaters from Ossining to Haverstraw, including sail, power yachts, antique wooden boats and kayaks. Participate on water, or bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful sight from shoreline parks. On the Ossining shoreline, learn about sustainability, enjoy local foods and drinks, music, Revolutionary War re-enactors, crafts and more. In Haverstraw, enjoy the sounds and sights of the annual Main Street Fair. See websites: www.W3R-US.org; www.hudsonrising.org. Leaves Ossining at 12; viewing, arrival and reception at Haverstraw Marina 12:30- 5:30. Register: By phone or email by September 15. Fee: September 15 deadline - Registration is required (but NO fee) for participating boaters. No fee for spectator boaters. RSVP by September 15 and fee required for private reception area at Hudson Water Club restaurant at Haverstraw Marina. Full-service restaurant, marina and deck open to the public; free shoreline viewing at Ossining, Croton Point, Haverstraw shoreline and parks. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Shorelines, parks, and other self-chosen locations and facilities that provide visible sights of the Regatta are not under the purview of the Regatta organizers; and may (or may not) be accessible. The Hudson Water Club at Haverstraw Marina is accessible. No boats or boat rides will be provided to the general public. 12

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Additional equipment: Boating participants should provide their own boats, flotation and other personal safety devices. All spectators and boaters should bring drinking water, hats, sunscreen, and other gear to ensure their personal safety and enjoyment of the day. Metro-North Station: Ossining

29. Old Croton Aqueduct Walk from Hastings to Untermyer Gardens 9|22 2:00 PM

Antoinette's Patisserie 417 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson 10706 (917) 621-5592 mcain@aqueduct.org The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will lead a walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park from Hastings-on-Hudson to Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, leaving from Antoinette's Patisserie, 417 Warburton in Hastings at 2pm. Learn about the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the Old Hastings Marble Quarry, and celebrated Hastings residents who lived on the Aqueduct. Take a brief tour of exquisite Untermyer Gardens, once among the most famous gardens in the world. The walk will be two miles each way, but you may opt to finish earlier or return to Hastings by train. You can reach Antoinette's easily from the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro-North Train Station. Notes: Terrain is for the most part level and smooth, except for a few hundred feet up steep hills on a sidewalk and a dirt road. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 3 hours Metro-North Station: Hastings-on-Hudson

30. A Celebration of the Autumnal Equinox 9|22 2:00 PM, 9|22 2:00 PM

Harmony Hall ~ Jacob Sloat House 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg 10974 (845) 712-5220 geoffwelch@gmail.com Composer and keyboard player Geoff Welch and friends perform on the great lawn of Harmony Hall in "musical landscapes" capturing the special beauty of the Hudson Highlands. This celebration of the arrival of fall includes environmental photos, historic displays, Highlands information and a short nature walk. Refreshments and Harmony Hall Crafts will be available. Highlands Beauty Photography show in the nearby Sloatsburg Library. Additional equipment: While some chairs will be available, you might want to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Metro-North Station: Sloatsburg

31. Camp Smith Trail to Anthony's Nose 9|22 9:30 AM

Bear Mountain Bridge Camp Smith Trail and Appalachian Trail Garrison NY (914) 471-5545 wjdhikes@gmail.com Running parallel to the Hudson River, the Camp Smith Trail to Anthony's Nose offers spectacular views that make this strenuous hike, with its many elevation gains and losses, worth the work. The view from Anthony's Nose is as famous as its name. At each view point, you will learn about the history of the Hudson Valley from Jane and Walt Daniels, authors of Walkable Westchester and members of the NY-NJ Trail Conference. Bring lunch/water/windbreaker in day pack. From east side of Bear Mountain Bridge, go north on Rte 9D and park on the river side just north of the bridge. There is no cell service at the meeting place. Notes: Rocky footpath with steep ascents and

descents Difficulty: Difficult Length: 3.7 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Wear hiking shoes or hiking boots; bring lunch and at least 1 quart of water. Bring your own lunch.

32. Walking Tour: John Jay’s Manhattan 9|28 10:00 AM

Lower Manhattan (914) 232-5651 bethany.white@parks.ny.gov Join us for a walking tour of some of the New York City locations where Founding Father John Jay lived, worked, played and prayed. Along the way, we will explore many aspects of New York's social, cultural and political history. Register: By phone or email by September 23. Registrants will be sent details on the meeting place in Manhattan. Fee: $15 for members of Friends of John Jay Homestead; $20 for non-members Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.75 miles Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes Not suitable for children under: 12

33. Designers for the Millionaires of the Gilded Age 9|28 10:30 AM

Irvington Public Library 12 South Astor Street, Irvington 10533 (646) 303-1448 saraakelsey@gmail.com You will tour the Hudson River waterfront of the Village of Irvington, the former site of the Lord & Burnham Company, manufacturer of greenhouses and conservatories for wealthy clients. Stops include the related factory buildings across the train tracks, now home to many businesses, as well as Scenic Hudson Park, with views of the NYC skyline and the Palisades. We will walk up Main Street and visit Town Hall, a 1902 historic landmark building and its restored Tiffany Reading Room, designed by the Tiffany studio, and Town Hall Theater, modeled after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC. Our final stop is the McVickar house, headquarters of the Irvington Historical Society. We will meet at 10:30 am at the Irvington Public Library, 12 South Astor Street, directly east of the Irvington train station (free parking) on MetroNorth’s Hudson Line, in the former 1881 Lord & Burnham offices. Notes: Total on pavement but Main Street, Irvington is on a steep hill. Benches are available at several locations for resting, if necessary. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Additional equipment: Water recommended. Metro-North Station: Irvington

34. Historic Tallman Mountain State Park Hike 9|28 11:00 AM

Tallman Mountain State Park 450 Piermont Ave., Piermont 10968 (845) 519-4247 jurasek@optonline.net We will hike through the historical Tallman Mountain State Park and learn its interesting history as a former oil tank farm. Then it’s out the Piermont Pier to follow in the footsteps of the 40,000 US Troops per month who marched to the waiting ships to transport them to the Atlantic Theatre during WWII. Finally, we will learn of the historic transformation of Piermont, NY from a blue collar factory town to its present day status.


Meet on the corner of Tate and Piermont Aves. in Piermont NY in front of 450 Piermont Ave. Drivers should park across the street down Gair Ave. in municipal Lot D. Notes: There are limited facilities on the hike. There is one steep descent on the way but it can be avoided if necessary. There are also some rough paths and short elevation gains. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 7 miles Duration: 5 hours Not suitable for children under: 7 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Pier is wheelchair accessible but the hiking trails in the park are not. Please contact the leader for more information. Additional equipment: Water, snack and good walking boots or sneakers. Bring your own lunch.

35. Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Meandering Among the Historic Millionaires' Mansions 9|28 2:00 PM

36. Tappantown Historical Society's Annual Colonial Day 9|28 5:00 PM The DeWint House/Washington's Headquarters 20 Livingston Street(corner of Oak Tree Rd. & Livingston St.), Tappan 10983 (845) 359-1923 clavalle46@yahoo.com Step back in time and visit Colonial America. Tour the Carriage House Museum and the DeWint House with costumed guides. See Colonial Army re-enactors, encampment soldiers, live farm animals and preparations for winter in the DeWint House kitchen. Watch spinners, lacemakers, quilters, embroiderers, woodcarvers, a sheepshearer, blacksmith and colonial singers and dancers. For the children there is apple pressing, stenciling, candle dipping, writing with quill pens, making tussie mussies, juggling and making a mob cap. Refreshments available.

Rockland Lake State Park 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage 10989 (845) 639-6200 J.Pedersen@clarkstown.org Take a short walk on a Long Path or a long walk on a not-so-short cliff with Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack. The "Clarkstown Supervisor's Walk" is three hikes in one, ranging from easy to difficult, for the whole family to the avid hiker. The Rockland Lake Stroll is a leisurely walk around beautiful Rockland Lake the whole family can enjoy. On the Short Long Path, a relatively short hike is rewarded with breathtaking views of the Palisades escarpment, the Hudson River and Westchester County. For the avid hiker, the Long Path/Greenway Trek takes you on a 6-mile trek along the top of the basaltic cliffs of the Palisades formation on the Long Path and alongside the Hudson River on the Greenway Trail. All participants in the Supervisor's Walk will be provided T-shirts and light refreshments. Light refreshments and a tour narrative will be provided. Notes: Rockland Lake Walk: Paved fitness trail; Short Long Path: Steep hills; Long Path/Greenway Trek: Steep hills, some rocky surfaces Difficulty: Difficult Length: Ranges (3 Hikes): 1.7, 3.2, 6 Duration: Ranges (3 Hikes): 1, 2, 4 hours Not suitable for children under: Rockland Lake Walk is suitable for all ages. Short Long Path and Long Path/Greenway Trek are not suitable for children under 10. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Rockland Lake Walk is paved and barrier free for wheelchairs. The Short Long Path and Long Path/ Greenway Trek are not. Additional equipment: Ankle boots should be worn for the Short Long Path and Long Path/ Greenway Trek. Lunch should be brought for the Long Path/Greenway Trek. Bring your own lunch.

38. Westchester Wilderness Walk 9|29 1:00 AM

Pound Ridge, New York Upper Shad Road, Pound Ridge 10536 (914) 234-6992 ext 12 kara@westchesterlandtrust.org Enjoy a wilderness walk on nature trails that wind their way through wetlands and woodlands with rare plants, dramatic rock formations, soaring tulip trees, and dozens of different species of birds. Your guide from the Westchester Land Trust, which established the preserve, will describe the flora and fauna, and the grass roots efforts that saved this beautiful area from development. Upper Shad Rd. trailhead parking entrance. Presented by Pound Ridge Land Conservancy and Westchester Land Trust. The founder of the preserve will guide one of the hikes and talk about the conservation history of the land. The short hike is easy; the longer hike requires some moderate ascents. Sturdy shoes are recommended for both. Register: Suggested by September 19. Please rsvp to Evelyn@westchesterlandtrust.org or call 914-234-6992 Difficulty: Moderate Length: There are two choices: 1.5 miles and 3.5 miles Duration: 1 hour and 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 5

39. Dobbs Ferry Keepers House Walk 9|29 12:00 PM A&P at Five Corners 87 Main Street (at Broadway), Hastings-on-Hudson, 10706 (917) 621-5592 mcain@aqueduct.org

Congressman

Eliot Engel

The 14th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble this September is an excellent opportunity to visit an historic birthplace of the United States. The Hudson River is one of the most majestic rivers in North America and the Palisades and Catskill Mountains are unequalled in beauty. George Washington left from here with his army to win the battle of Yorktown and assure our independence. Not only is this area a key to our country’s birth, it is also the home of Rip Van Winkle as well as West Point and where Fulton’s steamboat first sailed. Start your tour of America where America got started, at the Hudson River Valley Ramble.”

The walk will begin at the 5 Corners in Hastingson-Hudson and continue north on the tree-lined Old Croton Aqueduct trail, until we reach the Keepers House in Dobbs Ferry, the only remaining structure of its kind on the Aqueduct trail. The history of the Aqueduct and its remaining structures will be discussed along the way. After the walk, you may return to the start or proceed with the leader to the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society's Mead House (2 blocks south on the trail) which will host a free reception beginning at 2 pm. The beginning of the walk is only .5 miles from the Hastings MetroNorth train station. Notes: The walk is on village streets and on the Aqueduct trail, which is hard-packed dirt with some loose gravel, level most of the way. Difficulty: Easy Length: 4 miles round trip Duration: 3 hours round trip: more, if you continue on to Mead House Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The walk will be on Village Streets and the Aqueduct trail, which is level, hard-packed dirt with some loose gravel, is narrow, but possible for a wheelchair. Additional equipment: Walkers should bring water and snacks. Metro-North Station: Hastings-on-Hudson

40. Visit the Historic Mead House 9|29 2:00 PM Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, 12 Elm Street, Dobbs Ferry 10522 (914) 231-6831 jdoolin@me.com Take a break and join the trustees of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society for Drinks and Nibbles at any time between 2pm and 4 pm, on Sunday, September 29, while viewing an exhibit of Dobbs Ferry history on the wrap-around porch of our 1830s home and headquarters, the Mead House. Open house from 2pm to 4pm Not suitable for children under: 10 Metro-North Station: Dobbs Ferry

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Irvington Village Hall 85 Main Street, Irvington, 10533 (646) 303-1448 saraakelsey@gmail.com We will meet on the front steps of historic 1902 Irvington Village Hall (short walking distance east of the Irvington station on MTA's Hudson Line). We will walk north on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail (a state park) for approximately 1 mile (each way) to Lyndhurst and back and admire architectural landmarks, including the remains of a Lord & Burnham conservatory. Along the trail, Sara Kelsey of the Friends will talk and answer questions about the Aqueduct and the historic mansions lining that portion of the trail. On the return trip, you may wish to stop at Irvington's Main Street. You have the option to stop to tour Jay Gould's Lyndhurst or Washington Irving's Sunnyside mansion. Notes: Hike is on completely level hard-packed dirt surface. Difficulty: Easy Length: 5.4 miles Duration: 3 hours - longer if you stop to eat or tour mansion Additional equipment: Water and snack recommended Metro-North Station: Irvington

37. Town of Clarkstown Supervisor's Walk 9|28 9:00 AM


Middle Hudson Valley Events

We make every effort to ensure accuracy of event listings. However, due to weather and other factors, information may change between the time of publication and the time of each event. We strongly encourage all participants to verify dates and times with the listed trip leader for each event.

KEY TO RAMBLE EVENTS Hudson River Estuary

Greenway Trail

Great Estates

Hudson River Artists Trail

Revolutionary War Trail

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Hiking Boots/Shoes required or recommended Wheelchair Accessible (for details, contact the trip leader) Public Transportation

Bicycle Note: We make every effort to ensure accuracy of event listings. However, due to weather and other factors, information may change between the time of publication and the time of each event. We encourage all participants to verify dates and times with the listed Ramble leader for each event.

41. Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise  9|7 1:00 PM, 9|8 1:00 PM, 9|10 2:30 PM, 9|12 2:30 PM, 9|14 1:00 PM, 9|15 1:00 PM, 9|18 1:00 PM, 9|19 2:30 PM, 9|21 1:00 PM, 9|22 1:00 PM, 9|25 1:00 PM, 9|26 2:30 PM, 9|28 1:00 PM, 9|29 1:00 PM Newburgh Landing, Newburgh (845) 220-2120 info@prideofthehudson.com Join us aboard the Pride of the Hudson for a Cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands! Bask in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoy the comfort of our climate controlled main salon featuring huge wrap-around windows. Our friendly and professional crew will respond to all of your needs. Your adventure will begin at the Newburgh Landing in Newburgh, NY. Your captain will narrate the sights along the way, including: Washington's Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, Breakneck Mountain, Cold Spring, World's End, Constitution Island & the United States Military Academy at West Point. Register: Ticket pre-purchase is suggested as cruise may sell out. Tickets may be purchased online at www.prideofthehudson.com or through Zerve @ (845) 363-4550. Remaining tickets will be sold at the dock on a first come basis. Fee: Adults $22, Seniors (65+) $18, Children (4-11) $18, 3 & under free

42. Moodna Marsh Kayak Tour  9|7 1:30 PM, 9|14 10:00 AM, 9|15 10:00 AM, 9|21 1:30 PM, 9|28 10:00 AM, 9|29 10:00 AM Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com Experience real Hudson River back country! Moodna Creek Marsh provides beautiful calm waters, great scenery, wildlife and a sense of remoteness. This is the perfect trip for beginners or seasoned paddlers. Register: By phone. Fee: $60 per person Difficulty: Easy Length: 3-4 miles Duration: 3 hours 14

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Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Paddlers should wear comfortable, quick-drying (non-cotton) clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats provided.

43. Denning's Point Paddle  9|7 10:00 AM , Rain date: 9|8 10:00 AM

Long Dock Park Long Dock Road, Beacon 12508 (845) 831-1997 katy@mountaintopsonline.com Denning's Point is a beautiful and prominent feature along the Hudson River. We will tuck in behind the point and travel into the Fishkill Creek. Good chances you see some great wildlife! Register: Deadline September 5, 6pm. Fee: $50 per person includes kayak rental and guided tour. $15 from each ticket will be donated to Forget-U- Cancer. 2-2.5 hour tour Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 16 Additional equipment: Boats provided. Bring your own lunch. Metro-North Station: Beacon

44. Guided Geology Hike  9|7 10:00 AM

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum - Outdoor Discovery Center 100 Muser Drive (across from 174 Angola Rd), Cornwall 12518 (845) 534-5506 lmechaley@hhnaturemuseum.org The Hudson Valley has some of the most remarkable geology in all of North America! This guided hike will focus on the unique geology of our region and includes a visit to the site of a 19th century magnetite mine. Notes: Moderate ascent on well marked trails, some rocky terrain. Fee: $7 adults, $5 children 5 and up. Members: $5 adults, $3 children Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 7

45. Historic Walking Tour of Wassaic  9|7 10:00 AM

Gridley Chapel 36 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic 12592 (845) 789-1051 vdoyle@ameniany.gov Enjoy a walking tour of this tiny 1704 hamlet. Wassaic grew up around the Gridley Iron Works whose mining and pig iron productions were the mainstay of the 19th century local economy. Local historians will describe the legendary Noah Gridley who owned the iron works and built two recently restored bee-hive charcoal kilns in 1825. Gridley also built Borden's original condensed milk factory that supplied the Union Army during the Civil War, and the 1873 Victorian Gothic Gridley Chapel. Visit the nearby 10-story grain elevator and former livestock auction barns that have now been renovated as art galleries and studios. Notes: There is one short, steep paved ascent; otherwise relatively flat terrain. Fee: $5 for adults, children under 13 free. Difficulty: Easy Length: 0.5 mile Portion Wheelchair Accessible: 3-4 steps are needed to enter 2 historic buildings.

Metro-North Station: Wassaic

46. Bannerman Castle Kayak Tour  9|7 10:00 AM, 9|8 10:00 AM, 9|15 1:30 PM, 9|21 10:00 AM, 9|22 10:00 AM, 9|28 1:30 PM, 9|29 1:30 PM Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com Here is your opportunity to get a close-up look at the famous Bannerman's Island Castle. Kayak beneath the mighty Storm King Mountain, crossing the river to Breakneck Ridge where we will head north towards the island. Then enjoy a leisurely paddle around one of our region's most prominent landmarks while hearing the history behind the castle. Register: By phone. Fee: $60 per person Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3-4 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Paddlers should wear comfortable, quick-drying (non-cotton) clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats provided.

47.  Hudson River Valley Ramble at Gomez Mill House  9|7 10:00 AM, 9|8 10:00 AM, 9|15 10:00 AM, 9|21 10:00 AM, 9|22 10:00 AM Gomez Mill House 11 Mill House Road, Marlboro 12542 (845) 236-3126 gomezmillhouse@juno.com Gomez Mill House is a landmark richly intertwined with our complex history: earliest extant Jewish residence in North America, center of patriotic activity in the Revolution, home of writers and artists and social activists. It is a most dramatic and absolutely irreplaceable incarnation of American History. Door opens at 10:00 AM, tour times: 10:30 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:45 PM Fee: $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors and $3 for Children and Students. Half price for those that mention the Hudson River Valley Ramble.

48. John Burroughs Slabsides Ramble  9|7 10:00 AM, 9|21 10:00 AM

John Burroughs Sanctuary at Slabsides John Burroughs Drive, West Park 12493 (845) 384-6320 joanburroughs@yahoo.com An intermediate ramble through the woods starting at Naturalist John Burroughs's rustic cabin in the woods, Slabsides. Join us for an interpretive walk with readings from John Burroughs's works. Come be among some of the first to trek our newly completed trail system through the pristine woodlands of the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary. The trails are part of the Hudson River Greenway Trail. Notes: Tallus piles and some rough terrain, but very few steep ascents, and some brand new well developed trails, many on stone pathways and steps. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours Additional equipment: Wear hiking boots and bring water and bug spray.


49. Guarding FDR: the 240th Military Police Battalion at Springwood  9|7 10:30 AM, 9|7 1:30 PM

Home of FDR National Historic Site 57 FDR Drive, Hyde Park 12538 (845) 229-7770 Allan_Dailey@nps.gov This program focuses on the Springwood Estate during World War Two, from the perspective of those who protected President Roosevelt: the 240th Military Police Battalion. Tour the grounds with a Park Ranger in period era military uniform, as life for the President at home during war is examined.

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51. Norrie Point Kayak Tour  9|7 12:00 PM, 9|8 12:00 PM, 9|14 12:00 PM, 9|15 12:00 PM, 9|21 12:00 PM, 9|22 12:00 PM Norrie Point Paddlesport Center 1 Norrie Way, Staatsburg 12580 (845) 246-2187 Info@AtlanticKayakTours.com A tour of the Hudson River from Norrie Point and visiting nearby spots like Esopus Island, Bard Rock, and Black Creek Preserve. Perfect for beginners, this trip includes use of a sea kayak and all gear. Experienced guides will help participants improve their paddling skills. Wildlife, scenic vistas, and historic sites along the paddle route will be featured. Event will be held rain or shine. Notes: Waters are usually calm, but wind, waves, and boat wakes are possible. Register: At least 2 days in advance by phone or email. Fee: $50 per person for the 2.5 hour tour, including all equipment. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 to 5 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. It's best to wear non-cotton clothing like poly or nylon. Boats provided.

52. Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour  9|7 2:00 PM

Corner of Wall and Main Streets, Kingston 12401 (845) 339-0720 fohk@verizon.net Following the street plan designed by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658, the tour walks the heart of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777. Walking tour highlights include viewing the many eighteenth century limestone houses still standing in the Stockade District, and visiting the site of the drafting of

53. Sunset Seining and Song  9|7 5:00 PM

Esopus Meadows Preserve 257 River Road, Ulster Park 12487 (845) 797-2847 eli@clearwater.org Clearwater Educators will take you into the water to catch fish in the "magic hour" of sunset. Enjoy the light, the coolness of the water, and find out what's in the river at this time of year. Esopus Meadows beach is a great place to catch youngof-the-year fish, blue crabs, and maybe even an eel. We will discuss how the river gets ready for winter and why fishing at dusk is one of the best times of day. Bring a picnic for dinner afterwards and enjoy some music. Seining program 1 hour, music to follow. Bring your own picnic dinner and musical instrument to join the sing-along after. Not suitable for children under: 3

54. Sunset Kayak Tour  9|7 5:00 PM, 9|8 5:00 PM, 9|14 5:00 PM, 9|15 5:00 PM, 9|21 4:00 PM, 9|22 4:00 PM, 9|28 4:00 PM, 9|29 4:00 PM Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com There are few better ways to end your day than out on the river enjoying a spectacular Hudson Valley sunset. This tour is a stress-free outing for all abilities. These trips are one of our most popular and usually sell out quickly, so call to reserve now. Register: By phone Fee: $60 per person Difficulty: Easy Length: 3-4 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Paddlers should wear comfortable, quick-drying (non-cotton) clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats provided.

55. Discover a Secret Garden

 elf Guided S The Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park 12538 845.229.9115 x2023 info@beatrixfarrandgarden.org Enter the garden gate and discover the environmental and design legacy of Beatrix Farrand and her private garden at Bellefield. Free Audio Tour of the garden may be downloaded at beatrixfarrandgarden.org or use your smart phone to access it while in the garden. Self guided tours available starting at 7:00 AM. Fee: Garden is open free of charge daily from sunrise to sunset Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Accessible over lawn and gravel paths. Accessible by paved path to terrace at Bellefield for viewing the garden 56. Experience Rock Climbing in the Gunks  9|7 9:00 AM, 9|7 2:00 PM, 9|15 9:00 AM, 9|15 2:00 PM, 9|22 9:00 AM, 9|22 2:00 PM

US Senator

Charles E. Schumer

As summer comes to a close and we begin to revel in the autumn colors, foliage and overall majesty that further amplify the beauty of this region, we are also reminded of the history and heritage that have brought us here today. We are so lucky to have an immense amount of natural beauty and cultural significance surrounding us here in the Hudson River Valley, and it must be celebrated. Over the years, I have worked to develop new opportunities along the Hudson River for residents and tourists alike. Whether it be the Walkway Over the Hudson, a bike path from Cold Spring to Beacon, or sustainable waterfront development, the time is now to harness the power of the Hudson River. The Hudson River Valley Ramble is yet another opportunity to bring tourists to the region, offer exciting events for our neighbors, and showcase everything the River and region have to offer. I will continue to work on preserving and promoting this event and the Hudson River. Thank you to everyone who works so hard to put the Ramble together and all of those who attend the events."

Minnewaska State Park Peter's Kill Climbing Area 5080 RT 44-55, Gardiner 12525 (877) 486-5769 info@alpineendeavors.com Experience the great rock climbing of the MidHudson Valley in the renowned Gunks! This event is open to participants of all ability levels. We will provide professional instruction with your own New York State Licensed and AMGA Certified guide based on a 4:1 climber: guide ratio. We'll move at a pace that suits your needs and make the day as challenging as you desire. We provide all the technical equipment needed — helmet, harness, rock shoes, rope, etc.. You'll need to bring personal gear and lunch, and purchase your own climbing pass for the day ($10pp). A typical half-day runs approximately four hours long. Register: Pre-register online at: https:// alpine-endeavors.frontdeskhq.com/group_ classes/5280?utm_source=Alpine%20 Endeavors&utm_medium=web&utm_ campaign=fd-share-button. Fee: Special Event Rate $75 per person Not suitable for children under: 7

57. Hurds Family Farm Cornmaze 2013 Cornmaze Challenge: Pumpkins and Presidents All Ramble Weekends

Hurds Family Farm 2187 State Route 32, Modena 12548 (845) 883-7825 susan@hurdsfamilyfarm.com Bring your group out to the farm for a one of a kind adventure! Pumpkins and Presidents is the theme for our 2013 cornmaze...weaving a little Botany and a bit of History. Hike through the nature trails, with creative, informative signs, that

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West Point Museum 2110 New South Post Road, USMA, West Point 10996 (845) 938-3590 museum@usma.edu Tour the Museum to view the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum supports cadet academic, military, and cultural instruction. Based upon captured British materials brought to West Point after the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, the Museum collections actually predate the founding of the United States Military Academy. In 1854 the first public museum was opened and today it represents the culmination of more than two centuries of preserving our military heritage. Photo ID required for tour onpost at West Point. On-Post tour has fee involved. Museum admission is FREE.

the New York State Constitution in 1777, and the gravesite of New York’s first elected governor, George Clinton, in the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground. Included is a tour of the interior of the c. 1812 Johnston House, the former home and showroom of nationally noted antiques dealer Fred J. Johnston where his collection of 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts, mostly American, are showcased in eight elegant room settings he designed. Fee: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16


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The Hudson River has been a destination for exploration and recreation, not just for New Yorkers, but for people from across the country. I call the Hudson River Valley my home, enjoying with my family all the miles of adventure and endless recreation the region has to offer. It fuels the economy with new jobs, development and tourism. The Hudson River Valley Ramble is a tradition that honors a resource that has been so important in defining who we are, and offers the opportunity to take advantage of all it has to offer. As the first Senator from upstate New York in nearly 40 years, I will always work to preserve the beauty and tradition of the Hudson River Valley.”

ramble through wetlands and Eastern Woodland forest to corn maze site. Enjoy the scenic orchard countryside with mountain views at this N.Y. State award-winning Century Farm. When you arrive at the Hurds, you'll be given a self-guided maze map for the 2 acre maze challenge. We've developed an interactive family friendly game. Notes: Clear pathways wide enough for wheelchairs and people walking side by side through 10 foot high cornfield. Fee: $7 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour

58. Boscobel House & Gardens Woodland Trails  9|7 9:30 AM, 9|14 9:30 AM, 9|21 9:30 AM, 9|28 9:30 AM Garrison, NY 1601 Route 9D, Garrison 10524 (845) 265-3638 dblaney@boscobel.org Hike Boscobel's scenic Woodland Trail and stroll the beautiful gardens and grounds overlooking the Hudson River. Pack a picnic and spend the day! The Gift Shop at Boscobel is open on Saturdays in September 9am-5pm, and the Cold Spring Farmers' Market (located in Boscobel's parking lot) is open from 8:30am-1:30pm. Free admission. Mansion tours (which include a selfguided grounds audio tour) are available for an additional fee. Notes: Path has wood chips and is not suitable for strollers. An optional portion of the path is steep. Fee: Free Woodland Trail, Gardens & Grounds admission is on Saturdays only. (Mansion Tour and Audio Tour not included.) Difficulty: Moderate Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

59. What You See and What You Don't See  9|8 1:00 PM, 9|15 1:00 PM Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion) Old Post Road, Staatsburg 12580 (845) 889-8851 x 338 donald.fraser@parks.ny.gov In 1895, Staatsburgh's landscape architect designed a glorious landscape that showcases the good life in the Gilded Age, while deliberately

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hiding the technology and labor that make a turnof-the-century estate run. Enjoy a leisurely guided stroll through the grounds as we explore what you see...and what you don't see. Heavy rain cancels. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 8

60. Village of Wappingers Falls Volkswalk  9|8 10:00 AM

Mesier Homestead 9 Mesier Park, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 462-7539 volkssportclubatwestpoint@hotmail.com The trail takes you through the historic village of Wappingers Falls, starting with the Mesier Homestead, built in 1741. Walkers will receive a self-guided trail guide. Register 10am to noon, finish by 2pm. You will see the falls that give the village its name and walk along Wappingers Lake. The 6 mile trail will take you to the old textile manufacturing site, and through a wooded nature area. For those enrolled in the AVA National Walking Program the usual $3 trail fee applies; else free to all others. The Mesier Homestead will be open to the public 1 – 4pm. Please stop by for a tour. Notes: The walk follows part of the Wappingers Greenway. The 3 mile trail is mostly flat and on sidewalks. The 6 mile trail goes through an area of natural trails with some moderate hills in the woods. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 or 6 miles Duration: 1 to 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 6

61. Hiking Tri-State's Best Places  9|8 10:00 AM, 9|29 10:00 AM

Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring (914) 979-1299 NewYork-OS@rei.com Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Tri-State's best hiking areas — Breakneck Ridge. We'll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips for making hiking more comfortable and help you hike at your own pace. Your REI Outdoor School Instructor is highly trained in Wilderness First Aid, and will guide you through this magnificent Hudson Valley Experience! Skills you'll learn: introduce you to some local natural places with great hiking, introduce Leave No Trace Principles, gain basic hiking skills, meet other local hikers. Notes: First mile of the hike features a steep rock scramble. This ascent will be a higher level of difficulty requiring hand holds on trees and rocks in addition to careful foot placement. Many opportunities to rest are available, and the group will remain together throughout. Register: online at www.rei.com/outdoorschool/280, by September 24. Fee: $45 REI Member Price $65 Non-Member Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3.5 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 16 Additional equipment: Hiking Boots, Hiking Socks, Water Bottle, Hat/ Sun protection, Daypack, Insect Repellent, Camera. Bring your own lunch. Metro-North Station: Cold Spring

62. Sail on the Woody Guthrie  9|8 12:00 PM

Beacon Sloop Club Red Flynn Drive, Beacon 12508 (845) 297-7697 info@beaconsloopclub.org Ride the waves on the Hudson River on the

46-foot Woody Guthrie under full sail. This river adventure is offered by the Beacon Sloop Club, a non-profit volunteer membership environmental organization formed in 1969 to preserve and celebrate the Hudson River and its environs. Guest must sign up at the Sloop Club. First come, first served. Approx. 1 hour sail time (weather permitting) www.beaconsloop.org. Not suitable for children under: 1 Metro-North Station: Beacon

63. D&H Canal 5 Locks Walk Trail Guided Hike  9|8 2:00 PM, 9|15 2:00 PM

5 Locks Walk Trail middle of High Falls Route 213, High Falls 12440 (845) 687-9311 info@canalmuseum.org Take a free tour of the National Historic Landmark D&H Canal 5 Locks Walk guided by one of the trustees of the D&H Canal Historical Society. The D&H Canal ran coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to the Rondout waterfront in Kingston from 1828 until 1899. It informed the history of all the towns that sprung up on its route. It was the first million dollar private venture in American history. The 5 Locks Walk is along 5 restored locks that date from the last enlargement of the Canal around 1850. The Canal Museum will also be open with guided tours at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm(for the $5 admission fee, members free).

64. Tivoli North Bay Educational Canoe Trip  9|8 2:00 PM, 9|22 2:00 PM

Tivoli North Bay Kidd Lane, Tivoli 12583 (845) 889-4745 x109 jgherrin@gw.dec.state.ny.us Paddle through this fascinating tidal marsh in Dutchess County with Reserve naturalists. Enjoy unique sights, sounds, and smells as you wander through one of the most amazing conserved sites on the Hudson. Notes: Trip will be in protected marsh. If weather and river conditions allow we may paddle to Magdalen Island. Register: By September 22 at hudsoncanoeprogram2013.eventbrite.com/# Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles of canoeing Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Please wear footwear that can get wet. Bring your own lunch.

65. Cary Institute Fall Foliage Photography Walk  9|8 9:00 AM

2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook 12545 (845) 677-7600 x121 freemanp@caryinstitute.org Take a walk on the Cary Institute grounds with photographer Lisa Dellwo, who will be offering tips on improving outdoor photography and scouting locations for capturing fall foliage. Bring a camera and wear hiking shoes. We will be walking on some forest trails, so dress for protection against ticks. In case of rain we will stay in the auditorium for an informal presentation of outdoor photography tips. Space is limited. Register: Online at fallfoliagewalk.eventbrite.com. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The event takes place outside, mostly on hiking trails. If it rains an informal presentation of outdoor photography will take place in the auditorium.


66. Millbrook Ridge Hike  9|8 9:30 AM

Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner 12525 (845) 255-0919 gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org Millbrook Ridge hike is part of the Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables hikes and will be led by Art Raphael (845-255-5367). Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Just come to the location listed at the time indicated. Fees for the hikes will vary according to location. New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. Notes: Uneven rocky surface, steep ascents/descents Fee: Free for Mohonk Preserve members; $12 hiking day pass required for non-members. Difficulty: Very difficult Length: 7 miles Duration: 5.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 18 Additional equipment: Water, rain gear. Bring your own lunch.

67. Hudson River Seining  9|14 1:00 PM

68. Colonial Dutch Homestead  9|14 1:00 PM, 9|15 1:00 PM

Van Wyck Homestead Museum 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-8755 FHSinfo@Yahoo.com The Van Wyck Homestead was built in 1732 and expanded to its present size in 1757. The house is an old Dutch home — one of the oldest in Dutchess County — ­ which served as an Officers Headquarters during the Revolutionary War (1776-1783). Guided Tours (about one hour long) will be given from 1-4 pm Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the Dutch style architecture, Revolutionary War era documents and artifacts are on display. www.FishkillHistoricalSociety.org

69. A Peek Into Cold Spring’s Past  9|14 10:00 AM

Parking Lot Across Little Stony Point Bridge Cold Spring 10516 (845) 424 3358x4 kathy.hamel@hhlt.org Explore the Cornish Estate with Thom Johnson, whose inquiries into its history have brought new details to light. Thom’s extensive knowledge of the site makes him the ideal guide to unlock the mysteries and reveal the purpose behind each of the surviving structures. Register: By September 6. Not suitable for: Strollers

Riverhill 251 Patterson Lane, Saugerties 12490 (888) 842-2442 opendays@gardenconservancy.org Explore two private gardens in Saugerties open to the public for self-guided tours. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at Riverhill or see website for additional locations. Highlights include an organic vegetable garden, garden sculpture, a tiered rose garden, several hundred potted plants, alpine troughs, and views of the Hudson River. Hours vary at each location. Fee: $5 per garden; children 12 & under free.

71. Popolopen History and Ecology Hike  9|14 10:00 AM

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery 10922 (845) 446-2134 peter.cutul@parks.ny.gov Popolopen History/Ecology Hike. Come discover 1.3 billion years of history as we hike from Fort Montgomery State Historic Site to Trailside Museums and Zoo, talking history, geology, and botany along the ever popular twin forts hiking trail! On this history/ecology hike we will see one of only three visible shipwrecks in the Hudson, walk on the original 18th century road that connected Revolutionary War Forts Montgomery and Clinton, pass an ancient Native American Campsite, and identify plants, animals, and rocks along the way. Hike approximately 2 hours and 1 mile long with steep ascents and descents. Please bring appropriate footwear, water, and lunch! Registration required. Notes: Steep ascents/descents. Register: By phone by September 13. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Appropriate footwear, water, packable lunch.

72. Esopus Lighthouse to Lighthouse Challenge  9|14 10:00 AM, Rain date: 9|15 10:00 AM

Esopus Waterfront George Freer Park; corner of Canal and Hoyt Streets, Port Ewen 12466 (845) 331-9321 ddinfruff@yahoo.com http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ KingstonPaddlePals/ The Esopus Lighthouse to Lighthouse Challenge Course for Human Powered Water Craft starts 10 am on the water from a point just south of the Rondout Lighthouse and proceeds south on the Hudson River around the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse and back to timekeeper(s) near the starting line. IMPORTANT: Participants stay along the Town of Esopus waterfront on the West side of the Hudson River out of the shipping channel, and must wear a PFD at all times. Notes: Distance round trip is approximately 7 miles; the return leg is against the tide. Parents discretion for children in canoes. Register: By email by September 11. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 7 miles Duration: 3 hours Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Assistance needed for entering boat Additional equipment: PFDs must be worn at all times. Participants must supply or rent their own water craft.

73. Bannerman Castle Hard Hat Tour  9|14 2:00 PM, 9|22 2:00 PM

Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com Receive an exclusive, behind-the-ruins kayak and walking tour of Bannerman's Castle. Includes a guided, hard-hat visit with a full narrated history of the island and castle. Proceeds go toward the preservation of this unique landmark. Register: By phone. Fee: $100 per person Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3-4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Paddlers should wear comfortable, quick-drying (non-cotton) clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats provided. Bring your own lunch.

74. Walk the Kingston Greenline  9|14 3:00 PM

Kingston Point Rail Trail 300 Broadway, Kingston 12401 (845) 877-LAND [5263] stevenobleklt@gmail.com A guided tour a new rail trail under construction in Kingston that connects midtown Kingston to the lovely waterfront. The trail is part of the new Kingston trail network called the Kingston Greenline. Meet behind Rondout Savings Bank. Sometimes uneven surface, parts involve walking on railroad ties. Bring sturdy walking shoes, water bottles. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6

75. Bird Watching at Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill  9|14 6:30 AM

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site Rt 9G, Hyde Park 12538 (845) 229-7770 Allan_Dailey@nps.gov During a 90 minute hike on the trails at Val-Kill a National Park Ranger will help in identifying birds and the places in the park where the largest number of different bird varieties can be found. The many wetlands and marsh areas surrounding Eleanor Roosevelt’s home make it an excellent place for an early morning bird watching hike. Additional equipment: Bring: binoculars, water, snack(s), bug spray, sun screen and/or a hat for protection from the sun.

76. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Mushroom Walk  9|14 9:00 AM

Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Shady Lane, Saugerties 12477 (845) 246-5900 schorvas@verizon.net Autumn can be a very productive time of year for mushrooms, and the moist woodlands of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve can host a great variety of Mycelium. Henry Halama and George Johanson will guide us as we explore the woodlands of the preserve in search of ground and wood-dwelling mycelia. Bring cameras and field guides if you have them. COLLECTING IS NOT PERMITTED in the nature preserve. This event is co-sponsored by the Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society and is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Notes: Short steep descent/ascent, potentially wet and muddy trails, cool weather conditions, H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A MB L E 2 0 1 3

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Kowawese Park Route 9W, New Windsor 12553 lake@sunydutchess.edu With a view of the Northern Gateway to the Hudson Highlands, we will explore the low-tide, late summer shallows of the river to see "who" is home. Using an 85-foot-long seine, we will catch resident fish as well as young-of-the-year heading to the sea, and other aquatic life. All of them have a story to tell and collectively they reflect the viability of the Hudson River estuary. All ages are welcome and attendees are encouraged to participate. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Sandy beach may limit accessibility.

70. Open Days Program Garden Tour  9|14 10:00 AM


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Welcome to 14th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble! Over the past 13 years, the Hudson River Valley Ramble has celebrated the Hudson Valley’s incredible scenery, rich history, and abundant natural resources. I hope both visitors and my neighbors will explore our communities, parks, and trails throughout the entire the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.” and light to moderate rain. Heavy rain cancels the walk. Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets. Register: Pre-registration is required, and limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Contact Steve Chorvas by email to register. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Bring field guides and cameras if you have them.

77. Hike Ridgeview along the Southern Shawangunk Ridge  9|14 9:00 AM

Ridgeview Conserved Lands Mountain Road, Port Jervis 12771 (845) 469-0951x12 info@oclt.org This hike takes place on a 435-acre property conserved with a partnership between Open Space Institute, NY-NJ Trail Conference and Orange County Land Trust. It is part of a conservation effort to form a 50-mile corridor of conserved lands along the Shawangunk Ridge from Kingston, NY to High Point, NJ. Trails going through this property include the Long Path and the Louis V Mills memorial trail. Notes: Hilly terrain, some steep ascents, but generally a moderate hike Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Bring plenty of water.

78. Rock and Roll Combo  9|14 9:00 AM

Minnewaska State Park Peter's Kill Climbing Area 5080 RT 44-55, Gardiner 12525 (877) 486-5769 info@alpineendeavors.com Rock and Roll: combo day of rock climbing and mountain biking in the Gunks. Experience more of the Shawangunks and join us on a day of rock climbing and mountain biking. This adventurous day is open to participants of all ability levels. We provide all the necessary technical equipment for both the rock climbing and the mountain biking. Rock Climbing: helmet, harness, rock shoes, ropes, etc. Mountain Biking: helmet and mountain bike for the ride A typical day will start out on the cliffs for a half day of rock climbing where we'll review the basics and get you climbing routes that you're comfortable on as well as more difficult routes to challenge you. After the climbing, we'll

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get on the mountain bikes and explore some of the great vistas and waterfalls on some of the miles and miles of carriage roads. Register: All participants will need to pre-register online at: https://alpine-endeavors.frontdeskhq. com/courses/4975?utm_source=Alpine%20 Endeavors&utm_medium=web&utm_ campaign=fd-share-button For more information, please contact us: info@alpineendeavors.com 845-658-3094 Fee: Rates are $215 per participant and include all technical equipment and bike rentals. Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Participants will need to bring clothing suitable for the temperatures and lunch & water. We will provide all technical equipment.

79. Minnewaska 4th Annual Volunteer Trails Work Day  9|15 10:00 AM

Minnewaska State Park Preserve 5281 Rt. 44/55, Kerhonkson 12446 (845) 255-0752 Laura.Conner@parks.ny.gov Come to Minnewaska State Park Preserve to meet new friends, help improve trail conditions and learn about basic trail maintenance from experienced trail keepers. Join members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Park staff to help improve one of the many scenic hiking trails that meanders through Minnewaska. Volunteers will use hand tools to clip back overgrown shrubs and tree roots, clear woodland debris, build water bars, and improve the trail route. This event is also a great way for students to accrue community service hours. This program is recommended for adults and teenagers, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and tools including loppers, bow saws, and clipping shears. The parking fee will be waived for participants volunteering for this program. Pre-registration is required. Register: By phone by September 14. Not suitable for children under: 12

80. 200 Years of Landscape History at Hyde Park  9|15 2:00 PM

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site 119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park 12538 Allan_Dailey@nps.gov During this ninety minute one mile hike a ranger will chronicle 200 years of landscape history at the Vanderbilt's Hyde Park country place. Learn about earlier estate owners, the Vanderbilt's care of the property, and the National Park Service's ongoing plans for the very important American landscape. For the last half hour volunteers from the Frederick W Vanderbilt Garden Association will conduct a walking tour of the formal gardens. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Formal Gardens are accessible to cars with handicap registration with a pass obtained at the Visitor Center

81. LaGrange Wappinger Creek Greenway Trail Walk  9|15 2:00 PM

LaGrange, NY 87 Sleight Plass Road, Poughkeepsie 12603 (845) 473-0940 m2htoo@yahoo.com Enjoy a walk in a serene woodland setting on a beautiful nature trail that winds along the banks of the Wappinger Creek under a canopy of

sycamore, oak, maple, and other trees. Park at trail entrance marked by a split-rail fence and a sign "Wappinger Creek Greenway Trail". Notes: Mostly flat grassy foot path, some roots, possibly some muddy spots if it has rained a few days before the event. Register: By phone or email by September 14 Difficulty: Easy Length: 2.25 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Bring water and insect repellent. Wear long sleeve shirt, pants, and study footwear.

82. Springside Landscape Stroll 9|21 1:00 PM

Springside National Historic Landmark 20 Springside Drive, Poughkeepsie 12601 (845) 454-2060 springsidelandmark.org A National Historic Landmark, Springside was designed in 1850-52 by America's first landscape architect, A. J. Downing for college founder Matthew Vassar as his summer pleasure grounds. Enjoy a one-hour guided stroll of this rare surviving A. J. Downing landscape design featuring grassy carriage roads that wind past rocky outcroppings, shady hollows, and sunny meadows in a series of carefully composed romantic effects. Fee: Suggested Donation $5 Metro-North Station: Poughkeepsie

83. Audubon's Buttercup Farm Nature Hike 9|21 10:00 AM

Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary Mountain Road, Stanfordville 12581 (518) 678-3248 lfederman@audubon.org Join an Audubon New York naturalist on an easy walk along the old railroad bed to observe the flora and fauna that call this sanctuary home. Notes: Relatively flat, along an old railroad bed. Register: Please Register with Larry Federman by phone or email by September 18. Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 7 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair should be an all-terrain model due to possible wet, soft ground conditions.

84. Minnewaska Wonders: Mine Hole Waterfall and Point Lookout Hike 9|21 10:00 AM

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Awosting Parking Area 5281 Rt 44/55, Kerhonkson 12446 (845) 255-0752 nicholas.martin@parks.ny.gov Come discover and explore the easily overlooked northwestern section of Minnewaska. This moderately challenging two mile hike leads to a small, but pristine waterfall, tucked away in the woods, that few people are aware of. As a bonus, this hike will follow a spur trail to a quartz conglomerate rock slab overlooking the surrounding Shawangunk Ridge, a section of the Rondout Valley and the distant Catskill Mountains. Participants will meet at the Awosting Parking Area and may need to ride share as trailhead parking is very limited, which will also limit the group size for this outing. Pre-registration is required. Register: By phone by September 20. Fee: Participants will have to pay the vehicle use fee of $8 per car or use their current Empire Passport


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A National Historic Landmark District in New Paltz, New York

DUBOIS FORT VISITOR CENTER June 1 – October 31 as follows: • Monday, Thursday, Friday: Open 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Guided tours at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

845.255.1889 | www.huguenotstreet.org

• Saturday & Sunday: Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided tours at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm.

• Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays Special programs offered year-round. Call or visit huguenotstreet.org for more information.

Historic Huguenot Street is an early 18th century French settlement The site, within walking distance to shopping and dining in downtown New Paltz, includes the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, seven authentic Dutch-style stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 stone church and original burial ground, the Schoonmaker Research Library, a portrait gallery and rotating exhibits, extensive archives, and ten landscaped acres. In addition to guided tours and special programs, HHS is available for rentals including weddings, receptions, family reunions, holiday parties, meetings, and other events.

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LOCATION 81 Huguenot St. New Paltz, NY 12561 845.255.1889 or 1660

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“The Ramble is a terrific program! Gets people out, good social interaction and a great way to learn in the outdoors. Thanks!” –Jennifer L.

Authors David and Carol White lead Ramblers on a hike on the Old Overlook Road Not suitable for children under: 6 years old or unable to hike the distance Additional equipment: Participants should wear hiking shoes and appropriate clothing and bring any water or food that they will need.

85. Revolutionary War Re-enactors Weekend - Tours to Burial Ground 9|21 10:00 AM, 9|22 10:00 AM

Van Wyck Homestead Museum & Revolutionary War Soldiers' Burial Site 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-8755 FHSinfo@Yahoo.com Revolutionary War Re-enactors will have an Encampment on the grounds of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum all weekend with cooking, blacksmith, and musket-firing demonstrations scheduled throughout the day. The homestead served as Officers' Headquarters during the American Revolution and was referenced in James Fenimore Cooper's classic novel: "The Spy. A Tale of the Neutral Ground". Members of the Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot (1776-1783) will escort visitors to the Continental Army and Militia Soldiers burial ground located nearby where an estimated 700-1,000 soldiers were buried during the American Revolution. It is the largest Revolutionary War soldiers' burial site in America! Re-enactors will fire their muskets in tribute to their fallen comrades in special ceremonies periodically on Saturday and Sunday. For more information about this historic gravesite (re-discovered in 2007) please visit: www.FishkillSupplyDepot.org

86. Bus Tour of Newburgh's Architectural Heritage 9|21 12:00 PM

Newburgh 135 Grand Street (boarding & drop off), Newburgh 12550 (917) 676-5515

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n4n12550@aol.com While a potential model for the small walkable city of the 21st century, Newburgh's roots go back to 1609 when Henry Hudson spotted the verdant setting above the River. A bus tour is the ideal way to orient yourself to the city. Return later to visit Washington's Headquarters, the Karpeles Museum, and the Crawford House. Tour includes buildings influenced by Downing and designed by Vaux, Withers, and Davis, as well as the Colonial Terraces Design District Register: . Register & pay online at www.n4n12550.com by September 12th Fee: $10 payable at time of registration. Not suitable for children under: 12

87. Kites Over The Hudson 9|21 2:00 PM

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh 12550 (845) 562-1195 elyse.goldberg@parks.ny.gov The first 150 children under the age of 15 will receive a free kite. There will be prizes given in some kite-related categories. Fee: Regular admission to the Headquarters and Museum. Kites are free.

88. Gran Fondo Gunks 9|22 8:00 AM

Ulster County Fair Grounds, New Paltz 12561 (845) 256-8073 gunter@wildcatepicevents.com The Gran course is a showcase of the best Ulster County has to offer cycling. Big climbs, wide views and a view of the Gunks Ridge at all times. Notes: Beautiful scenic course with fully stocked aid stations. Compete for King and Queen of the Mountain titles. Register: online by September 19, 5PM, www.bikereg.com/Net/18303. For late registration contact Wild Cat Epic Events on Facebook or website with telephone number listed.

Fee: Gran Fondo 108 miles 8:00 AM $125 Medio Fondo 68 miles 8:00 AM $115 Piccolo Fondo 38 miles 8:00 AM $75 Mini Fondo (Fun Ride Not Timed) 18 miles 8:00 AM $45 Difficulty: Moderate Length: Dependent on race selection. Duration: Dependent on race selection. Not suitable for children under: 14

89. Hike, History, and Flower/Tree ID 9|22 10:00 AM

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 831-1617 foundation@stonykill.org Join us for a user friendly walk/hike, learn about the history of Stony Kill and learn how to identify flowers and trees. Register: By phone or email by September 19 Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: Kindergarten Additional equipment: Hat, bug spray, water.

90. Table Rocks Hike 9|22 10:00 AM

Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead Upper 27 Knolls Road, High Falls (845) 255-0919 gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org Table Rocks hike is part of the Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables hikes and will be led by John Connolly (845-691-6521). Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required; just come to the location listed at the time indicated. Fees for the hikes will vary according to location. New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets.


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Dreams of Trees: Paintings & Poetry by Shelley Lowell through September at the BRC Gallery.

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“This is a wonderful month of events — I always join in on something!” ­—Lois J. Notes: Uneven rocky surface Fee: Free for Mohonk Preserve members, $12 day -use hiking fee for non-members. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 7 miles Duration: 4.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 18 Additional equipment: Water, rain gear. Bring your own lunch.

Hurley Heritage Society Museum 52 Main Street, Hurley 12443 (845) 331-8673 Lboudicca@aol.com Follow your guide down Hurley's historic Main Street and burial grounds as you listen to the tales that have become part of Hurley's 350 years of existence. Indian raids, witches, an axe murder, Dutch superstitions, spies, mysterious burials, and Winslow Homer's romance are some of the stories that make up the legends of old Hurley. The event will be held rain or shine. Fee: Adults: $5, Children under 12: Free Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Part of this event is on uneven, unpaved terrain. Please wear appropriate shoes, and dress for the weather.

Newburgh Rowing Club 2 Renwick Street, Newburgh 12550 (845) 541-2313 coachedkennedy@yahoo.com The course starts at the Ward Brothers Memorial Park boat docks, heads north just beyond the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, then finishes back at the Ward Brothers boat docks. This event is to support increased public access to the Newburgh waterfront, the Ward Brothers Park Shoreline Restoration, and Newburgh Rowing Club’s Learn to Row Programs. Paddle board, 1x and 2x rowing divisions also available. Notes: Hudson River may be rough depending on the weather and tides. Kayakers will stay close to shore. Register: Call or email by September 20. Fee: $20 registration and $25 donation to the Newburgh Rowing Club for Inner City Rowing Programs. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 5 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 unless accompanied by an adult in a double kayak Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Docks will be available for kayak entry Additional equipment: Kayak, paddle and PFD. Some kayaks will be available for rental. Water will be available, but it is recommended that participants bring extra during their race.

92. Manitoga Hike to Lost Pond 9|22 2:00 PM

95. Revolutionary War Headquarters Site 9|28 1:00 PM, 9|29 1:00 PM

91. Hurley's Legends and Lore Walking Tour 9|22 2:00 PM

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94. Great Newburgh 5 Mile Kayak Challenge 9|22 9:00 AM

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center 584 Route 9D, Garrison 10524 (845) 424-3812 lmoss@russelwrightcenter.org A two-hour, moderate hike through the paths at Manitoga, site of iconic modern designer's home, studio, and 75-acre woodland gardens. Hike begins at visitors' guide house at 584 Route 9D in Garrison, goes to Lost Pond, and returns to starting point. Notes: Uneven rocky surfaces, stream crossing, narrow paths Register: Email by September 20 at info@russelwrightcenter.org Fee: $10 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 3 Additional equipment: Sturdy, closed shoes a must. Insect repellent and sunscreen highly recommended.

93. Saugerties Pro Musica Harmonic Brass of Munich Concert 9|22 3:00 PM

Saugerties United Methodist Church Corner Washington Avenue & Post Street, Saugerties 12477 (845) 679-5733 hopefarm@hopefarm.com Ludicrous, surprising, and amusing musical pieces alternate with timeless classics and personal favorites of the musicians. Unimagined power is set free on stage. Never before have there been used such a variety of instruments as in one day of music, never before the audience has been given more treats for ears and eyes. You will marvel and laugh when HARMONIC BRASS hits the pedal to the metal in their music program. Enjoy 90 minutes classical & popular brass. Fee: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, Students Free

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Van Wyck Homestead Museum 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-8755 FHSinfo@Yahoo.com The Van Wyck Homestead was built in 1732, and enlarged to its present size in 1757. It is one of the oldest homes in Dutchess County. During the American Revolution the home was used as an Officers Headquarters at the Fishkill Supply Depot (1776-1783). Dozens of notable Revolutionary War heroes visited the Homestead, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and Marquis de Lafayette to name a few. For more information about this historic homestead please visit: www.FishkillHistoricalSociety.org Additional activities: Guided Tours (about one hour long) will be given from 1-4 PM Saturday and Sunday. Revolutionary War era documents and artifacts are on display.

96. 4th Annual Seth Lyon Trails Workday 9|28 10:00 AM

Call ahead for location 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park 12538 (845) 229-8086 recdirector@hydeparkny.us Please join us for a day of trail maintenance along one of the sections of the Hyde Park Trail System. Meet at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, The Wallace Center Parking Area. Register: By September 6 by calling the Recreation Trails Office at 845-229-8086x5. Additional equipment: Please wear work clothes, sturdy boots, hat, gloves, and bring a bag lunch, water bottle and bug spray with DEET.

97. Wappinger Greenway Trail Village Talk and Walk 9|28 10:00 AM

Grinnell Library 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 430-9520 wappingershistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Starting at the historic 1887 shingle style Grinnell Library, walk a section of the Wappinger Greenway Trail with Village of Wappingers Falls Historian Brenda Von Burg. View the library's collection of 19th century Wappingers Falls landscapes by local artist Clinton Clapp and ornithological exhibit of Hudson Valley birds. Continue with Wappingers Falls historian Mary Schmalz to the Mesier Homestead for exhibit and talk about the Bleachery by historical society VP Beth Devine. After the talk Greenway guide Wilfredo Chaluisant will lead a walk of the Greenway trail to the Bleachery, now known as Market Street Industrial Park. Jack Fedigan and Mary will give a talk. Pick up trail maps and Ramble info at the library all month. Visit www. grinnell-library.org for hours. From Rt. 9, take E. Main St. west past Mesier Park to corner of E. Main and Spring Streets. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile

98. Esopus Meadows Walk and Wade 9|28 11:00 AM

Esopus Meadows Preserve 257 River Road, Ulster Park 12487 (845) 797-2847 eli@clearwater.org Come to Esopus Meadows and follow the KlineEsopus Kill from its mouth to near its source. Follow the trail of the creek and learn how over the last 20,000 years water has shaped the terrain. We will take a moderate one-mile hike followed by a beach seine program on the Hudson River beach. We will discuss native and invasive species, collect and identify fish, and get anyone interested in chest waders to help us catch fish. Notes: Moderate trail hike, and using a seine net to catch fish. Waders will be provided Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 4

99. Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour 9|28 11:00 AM

Ulster County Heritage Area Visitors Center 20 Broadway, Kingston 12401 (845) 339-0720 fohk@verizon.net Hear how Kingston's historic waterfront district mushroomed from farmland into a prosperous maritime village and major Hudson River port during the heydays of the Delaware and Hudson Canal (1828-1898). View the legacy of residential, commercial and ecclesiastical architecture built by the "melting pot" of nationalities that emigrated to Rondout in the nineteenth century. Notes: Sidewalks with one gravel surface path. Some uphill walking. Fee: $5 adult; $2 child under 16 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Gravel uphill path is not wheelchair accessible.

100. Sterling Forest Fire Tower Ramble 9|28 11:00 AM

Sterling Forest State Park 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo 10987 (845) 351-5907 This 4.0 mile hike will start at 11:00am at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center. There will be a limit of 30 people. Preregister by calling the Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center at (845) 351-5907. This hike is designed to be an enjoyable yet challenging to the casual hiker. Hikers will be able to enjoy a scenic view of the


surrounding area from the 60 foot lookout. Led by Sterling Park Staff. Be sure to bring any camera, walking sticks, or binoculars to augment the experience. Notes: Total rise: 650 feet. Wear hiking boots and weather appropriate attire. Register: By phone. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

101. Newburgh Open Studios 9|28 11:00 AM, 9|29 11:00 AM

5 Grand Street, Newburgh 12550 (845) 561-5552 michael@newburghartsupply.com The 3rd Annual Newburgh Open Studios tour offers a unique opportunity to see the work and meet many of the artists in Newburgh's growing arts community. The studios are located in some amazing historic buildings, most of which are rarely open to the public. This is a self-guided tour, much of it walkable. Maps will be available starting on Saturday, September 28 at 10am at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street. Studio tours close at 5pm. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Some locations are at street level, others are up stairs.

Start at DeCotiis property 19 Chestnut Street, Rhinebeck 12572 (845) 876-4213 info@winnakeeland.org The Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms connects people with local places of historic importance and scenic beauty and with our living agricultural heritage. The tour provides a variety of experiences—enjoying a wonderful day in the countryside, learning about historic architecture, seeing working farms up close, and sharing a glass of wine and great food with friends and neighbors. This year’s tour offers Winnakee’s guests a rare opportunity to visit numerous very special, privately owned properties. Docents will guide people through each site, offering the history and background of how the buildings were built and used. A mapped program outlines the self-guided route. The reception at the final site will feature delicious food, wine, music and entertainment. Family-friendly event. Varied experience. Register: Advance registration by phone or email is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Fee: $50 per person, children under 12 free. Fee includes a wine and cheese reception. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Tour is by car. Each site's accessibility will vary. Please contact Winnakee for detailed information.

103. Continental Army Military Demonstration 9|28 2:00 PM

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor 12553 (845) 561-1765 x22 michael.mcgurty@parks.ny.gov See a Revolutionary War Continental Army military drill and cannon firing demonstration. Following this demonstration tour nearby Knox's Headquarters at 3:00pm. Additional activities: Historic house tour of the 1754 John Ellison home, Knox's Headquarters, after the military demonstration.

Peach Hill Park 32 Edgewood Drive, Poughkeepsie 12603 (845) 485-3628 tmeyering@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov Participants take a hike through the old apple orchard at Peach Hill Park. Along the way they stop to collect apples. At the end of the hike they help press their apples into apple cider. Notes: Depending on the route taken, the hike can traverse uneven surfaces and steep ascents/ descents. The planned hike route includes stops to take in the views at scenic overlooks as well as visiting the highest point in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Register: By phone by September 26. Fee: $5.00 per person Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Additional equipment: A bag to collect apples in. Metro-North Station: Poughkeepsie

105. Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society Historical Hike 9|29 10:00 AM

Scenic Hudson's Mt. Beacon Park Intersection of Howland Ave and Route 9D, Beacon 12508 (845) 765-3262 x21 cthompson@inclinerailway.org Join the interpretive staff of the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society for a challenging one mile long hike to the highest point in the Hudson Highlands. Learn about the history of Mt. Beacon, including the incline railway which operated on the mountain for 76 years. Mt. Beacon is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and offers the best views of the Hudson Valley. This is a challenging hike, please wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. www.inclinerailway.org Notes: Several steep ascents and descents; uneven rocky surfaces. Fee: Suggested donation is $5 per person Difficulty: Difficult Length: 2 miles Duration: 3 hours Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

106. Rock Rift Hike 9|29 10:00 AM

Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead Upper 27 Knolls Road, High Falls (845) 255-0919 gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org Rock Rift hike is part of the Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables hikes and will be led by Roberta Forest (845-750-7059). Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required; just come to the location listed at the time indicated. Fees for the hikes will vary according to location. New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Hike leaders determine whether or not to allow pets. Notes: Uneven rocky surface, rock scrambling Fee: Free for Mohonk Preserve members, $12 day use hiking fee for non-members. Difficulty: Very Difficult Length: 7 miles Duration: 5 hours Not suitable for children under: 18 Additional equipment: Bring water, rain gear. Bring your own lunch.

“My boyfriend proposed to me on top of Gertrude's Nose. I will always remember.” —Petra F. 107. One River, Many Streams Folk Festival 9|29 2:00 PM

Main Street (at Cedar Street) Main and Cedar Streets, Beacon 12508 (845) 454-3222 info@artsmidhudson.org The only festival of its kind in the Mid-Hudson Valley, showcasing traditional artisans, musicians and dancers living in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Included will be Ukrainian, South Asian, Japanese, and Chinese traditional arts. Festival is part of Spirit of Beacon community festivities. Festivities begin immediately following the parade. Metro-North Station: Beacon

108. Historic Bicycle Tour of Olde Fishkill  elf Guided S

Van Wyck Village Homestead Museum 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-8560 VanWyckHomestead@aol.com Self-guided bike tours of Olde Fishkill. Cycle the “high road!” passing by historic sites within the Village and Town of Fishkill and Beacon. View 8, 15, or 25 sites depending on the tour loop you choose. Ride along significant routes from the Revolutionary War era, view the site of the Fishkill encampment and supply depot, and visit the home of one of America's first female entrepreneurs. Three tours accommodate all skill levels: Family 0.6 mi. Easy (flat); Medium 4 mi. (one hill); Extended 24 mi. (several hills, one challenging). Maps are available at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. Download map at www.soundearth.com/BikeTour.html Difficulty: Moderate Additional equipment: This is self-guided. Please provide your own equipment.

109. Recreation on the Hudson River Past and Present; Hike the Greenway Trail at Carnwath Farm  elf Guided S

Carnwath Farm Wheeler Hill Road, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 473-0903 bpexpress11@verizon.net View an ice boat, Hudson River sloop and other boats, and lectures on recreation on the Hudson. Additional displays by local fishermen and the Wappinger Greenway Committee at the Sports Museum. Saturdays: 11:00am to 4:00pmSundays: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. www.sportsmuseumdcny. org. Hike the trail: 1.5 mile trail open all weekends, great view of the Hudson and surrounding mountains. From Rt. 9D/Rt.28, go west on Route 28 for .25 miles; where road splits, bear left onto Wheeler Hill Rd.; Carnwath Farm entrance is on right; follow signs to Sports Museum. Notes: Dress to protect against deer ticks. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles

110. Greetings from Kingston: A Story in Postcards Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00 AM 

The Friends of Historic Kingston Museum Corner Wall and Main Streets, Kingston 12401 (845) 339-0720 fohk@verizon.net An exhibition of 100 vintage postcards showcasing the rich historic and architectural heritage of our city. The exhibition encourages viewers to consider how postcards tell the story of Kingston’s growth, civic pride and community spirit. Images of the city’s streets, parks, buildings and vistas reveal the essence of Kingston’s character and identity over centuries. H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A MB L E 2 0 1 3

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102. Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms 9|28 12:00 PM

104. Apple Cider Ramble 9|29 1:00 PM


Upper Hudson Valley Events KEY TO RAMBLE EVENTS Hudson River Estuary

Greenway Trail

Great Estates

Hudson River Artists Trail

Revolutionary War Trail

Family Friendly

Hiking Boots/Shoes required or recommended Wheelchair Accessible (for details, contact the trip leader) Public Transportation

Bicycle Note: We make every effort to ensure accuracy of event listings. However, due to weather and other factors, information may change between the time of publication and the time of each event. We encourage all participants to verify dates and times with the listed Ramble leader for each event.

111. USS SLATER Open for Tours

 ll Ramble Weekends A Broadway & Quay Streets, Albany 12202 (518) 431-1943 info@ussslater.org USS SLATER is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is charged. Fee: Adults - $8 Senior Citizens - $7 Children ages 6-14 - $6 Not suitable for children under: 3 112. Explore the Keep Preserve and Leave No Trace  9|7 10:00 AM, 9|14 10:00 AM, 9|21 10:00 AM, 9|28 10:00 AM Keep Conservation Preserve County Rt. 8, Germantown 12526 (518) 537-3739 don.gavin612@gmail.com Explore the 140+ acre parcel of woods and old farm fields of the Keep Conservation Preserve in Germantown, New York. Excellent trails for birders and walking enthusiasts. Open to all ages. Children should be accompanied by adults. The preserve is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week for walking, nature observation, and photography. Notes: Easy trails through woods and meadows. Trails can be muddy at times. No restrooms on property. Difficulty: Easy Length: 3.5 miles Duration: 1-2 hours

113. HistoryWalk - Amazing Architecture  9|7 10:30 AM

Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Stroll downtown Troy and you’ll find a richly built environment. This 1 hour walking tour showcases Troy’s architectural gems and range of styles. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy which is an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks, with some slight inclines. 24

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Fee: $5 for non-members, free for RCHS members. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts.

114. Prickly Porcupines  9|7 10:30 AM, 9|15 1:00 PM

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center 195 New Karner Road, Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org Porcupines, also known as “quill pigs”, are the only mammal in North America with quills, and they live here in the Pine Bush. Join us for a talk, 0.5 mile walk over rolling sand dunes, and crafts to learn more about these interesting and elusive animals. Register: Registration required by phone or email, or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org and click on “Events Calendar”. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 0.5 miles Duration: 0.5 hours Additional equipment: Please remember to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants, and bring water.

115. Sugarloaf Mt. Quarry and Beaver Dam  9|7 11:00 AM, Rain date:  9|8 11:00 AM

Roaring Kill P.A. Roaring Kill Road, Elka Park 12427 (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com Ascend to a fascinating quarry with rock thrones and stairway with beautiful views. Climb another half-mile to a remarkable beaver dam with acres of beaver activity. Notes: Occasional moderate climbing; total elevation change, 300 ft. Rocky terrain and stream crossing on rocks. Register: By phone or email by September 5. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 8 Additional equipment: Boots highly recommended. Bring your own lunch.

116. Schuyler and the Canalways  9|7 11:00 AM, 9|7 1:30 PM, , Rain dates:  9|8 11:00 AM,  9|8 1:30 PM Waterford Harbor Visitors Center One Tugboat Alley, Waterford 12188 (518) 434-0834 Michelle.Mavigliano@parks.ny.gov Through the influence of Philip Schuyler and his position as director of the Western and Northern Inland Lock Navigation Companies, development of New York State's important canal system was begun. Learn about Schuyler's role within the larger history of the famed Erie Canal, while experiencing passage through Lock 2 on a guided tour. Register: Deadline for Tour 1 and Tour 2 is August 30th. As space is limited per tour, registration is confirmed with payment. Fee: Canal Boat & Walking Tour $15 per person. Additional box lunch available by pre-registration. Not suitable for children under: 8 Additional equipment: Be sure to wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain and maintaining balance on a small boat.

117. Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival  9|7 12:00 PM

Albany Riverfront Park Corning Preserve, Albany 12207 (518) 434-2032 specialevents@ci.albany.ny.us Since beginning in 2001, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a veritable “who’s who” of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-andcoming artists and local favorites at one of the area’s most spectacular venues. Be sure to visit downtown Albany’s fantastic live music venues on Friday, September 7 for the 2nd Annual Downtown Albany Jazz Festival Competition! Catch great local jazz groups throughout downtown and vote for your favorite to open the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival! Rainsite: Palace Theatre. Free.

118. New Music Festival featuring Mayer Hawthorne  9|7 2:00 PM

Empire State Plaza 279 Madison Avenue, Albany 12242 (518) 473-2982 jason.rumpf@ogs.ny.gov The New Music Festival is a daylong celebration showcasing a variety of musical styles. Headlining the event is Mayer Hawthorne about which RollingStone.com says “Hawthorne emerges with a jaw-dropping collection of classic soul.”

119. The Story of Rip Van Winkle  9|7 4:00 PM

Harrier Hill Park Rod and Gun Club Road, Hudson 12534 (518) 392-5252 ext 209 tom@clctrust.org The Columbia Land Conservancy invites you to hear the story of Rip Van Winkle with acclaimed storyteller Jonathan Kruk and a stunning Catskill Mountains backdrop at Scenic Hudson's Harrier Hill Park. Praised by the New York Times, Hudson Valley Magazine, and heaps of children, Jonathan Kruk transforms Washington Irving's classic tale into an interactive storytelling experience. His tales are tall, yet rooted in local history. The 2-mile Stockport-Greenport Trail, which traverses a dramatic ravine, connects with additional self-guided hiking opportunities in the Greenport Conservation Area. Harrier Hill Park is maintained cooperatively by the Columbia Land Conservancy and Scenic Hudson. Register: By phone or email by September 3rd. Not suitable for children under: 4 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: A short, universally accessible trail leads from the parking area past a farm pond to the pavilion where the event will be held. Additional hiking trails are not universally accessible.

120. Burnt Knob/Acra Point Hudson River Ramble  9|7 9:00 AM

5132 Routes 23A, Haines Falls 12436 (518) 589-6657 director@mths.org Meet on Route 56 across from the Maplecrest Post Office at 9 am. The hike will be led by Robert Titus, the Catskill Geologist. Hike will end around 2 pm. Register: Please contact Mountain Top Historical Society at 518-589-6657. Leave your name, phone number & total number in your party. You can also register on-line at mths.org Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 5 hours


121. Ssssssnakes  9|8 1:00 PM

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center 195 New Karner Road, Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org Slithering snakes seem scary, Oh my! Whether you love snakes or not, join us for a presentation on the many snake species that live here in the Pine Bush. Then we will go exploring in the preserve to see how many of them we can find. We will hike 1 mile over rolling sand dunes. Register: Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org and click on “Events Calendar”. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Additional equipment: Please wear long pants, sturdy walking shoes, and bring plenty of water.

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123. Barry Hopkins Run  9|8 9:30 AM

Olana Wagon House Education Center 5720 Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x109 sley@olana.org The 7th Annual Barry Hopkins Run at Olana. Run a 3.8 mile course through the carriage roads of the artist-designed landscape. Kids Fun Run is at 9:00, adults at 9:30am. Fee: $15/runner

124. Hawk Migration Hike  9|14 10:00 AM

Wilson M. Powell Sanctuary 75 Hunt Club Road, Old Chatham 12136 (518) 392-5252 heidi@clctrust.org Join us at the Alan Devoe Bird Club Wilson M. Powell Sanctuary as we take the short hike up to Dorson's Rock overlooking the magnificent Hudson Valley. The panoramic views across the to the distant Catskill Mountains offer opportunities to view Red-shouldered, Red-tailed and Broad-winged Hawks. Notes: Moderately steep ascents/descents on uneven surfaces. Register: By phone or email by September 11. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 0.5 miles Additional equipment: Binoculars suggested

John Boyd Thacher State Park Upper Overlook Route 157, Voorheesville 12186 (518) 872-1237 joy.scism@parks.ny.gov View migrating raptors in flight over Thacher Park's escarpment. The hundreds of migrating birds make this event exciting and magical. Veteran hawk watch leader Will Aubrey brings enthusiasm and wonder as he shares his knowledge of these spectacular birds. Additional activities: Wildlife rehabilitator with live birds of prey, monarch butterfly tent and activities, dragonfly educational tent, hawk educational activities such as wing span, silhouette id, mask making. Face painting. Food and refreshments. Music.

126. Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival  9|14 10:00 AM, 9|15 10:00 AM

Altamont Fair grounds Main Street, Altamont 12009 (518) 861-6515 jimapp1@aol.com The 21st annual Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival will again be held at the Altamont Fair Grounds, Route 146, Altamont. Activities include a farmers market & bakery, a variety of entertainment, car show, haunted house, children's rides, wine tasting and cooking demonstrations. 10 am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday Fee: Adults $8 and children under 15 free

127. Cornell Hill Fire Tower Tours  9|14 10:00 AM, 9|15 10:00 AM, 9|28 10:00 AM, 9|29 10:00 AM Camp Saratoga Scout Road, Gansevoort 12831 (518) 469-0918 info@wiltonpreserve.org Climb an authentic fire tower and view a replica fire observer’s cabin without having to climb a mountain! Get a treetop view of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. The schedule is subject to weather conditions and availability of Volunteer Fire Tower Interpreters. To confirm that it is open, contact Larry Gordon (Town of Wilton Fire Tower Coordinator) at (518) 469-0918. 10am-3pm.

128. HistoryWalk - Uncle Sam  9|14 10:30 AM

Meet at Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Who was the man behind our nation's icon of Uncle Sam? Tour around Troy, to visit sites associated with Samuel Wilson. Sponsored by Rensselaer County Historical Society. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy, an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks with some slight inclines. Fee: $5 per person, Free for RCHS members. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts

129. Crailo Harvest Faire  9|14 11:00 AM, Rain date: 9|15 11:00 AM

Crailo State Historic Site 9.5 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer 12144 (518) 463-8738 erica.nuckles@parks.ny.gov An old fashioned agricultural festival devoted to all aspects of harvest time in the colonial-era

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Chris Gibson

Throughout my 24 year career in the Army, my family and I lived in many different places across the country and across the globe. However, no matter how far my travels in the military took me away from the Hudson Valley, and my hometown of Kinderhook, I always knew this was home. Like other native residents of the Hudson Valley, I grew up with a deep love and respect for the beauty of our landscape, the rich history, and the incredible folks that surround us. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to and new residents of our region during the Hudson River Valley Ramble. I know that they will enjoy the opportunity to explore the region and attend the special events that are planned and contribute so much to the identity of our unique culture and vibrant communities.”

Hudson Valley, Harvest Faire offers seventeenthand eighteenth-century music, historical reenactors, vendors, Native American and colonial demonstrations, games and activities. Fee: Harvest Faire is a free outdoor event. A nominal fee is charged for entry to the museum exhibit inside Crailo State Historic Site. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Our grounds are largely accessible as is the first floor of the museum. Please contact Crailo at (518) 463-8738 about available accommodations.

130. Hart-Cluett House Tour  9|14 2:00 PM

Rensselaer County Historical Society 57 Second Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Tour the grand Federal-style Hart-Cluett House known for its marble facade and the rich stories of the three families who lived in the house from 1827-1952. Fee: $10 per person, $5 for RCHS members Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair access to main floor and basement of house, not to 2nd floor.

131. Greenport Conservation Area Paddle  9|14 2:30 PM

Hudson/Greenport, NY Water Street, Hudson 12534 (518) 392-5252 x211 marissa@clctrust.org As part of the Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, come journey with us to the North Bay and see the Greenport Conservation Area (an ecologically diverse preserve with approximately 625 acres including wetlands and tidal mudflats) from the Hudson River. The intertidal wetlands are home to two rare plant species, numerous types of waterfowl, and we may even spot a Bald Eagle. Meet and return at Hudson Boat Launch. We will ramble 3 miles roundtrip. Own canoe/ kayak, equipment, and PFD required. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Thursday, September 12th. H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A MB L E 2 0 1 3

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9|29 11:00 AM Watervliet Arsenal Broadway / 3rd Ave, Watervliet 12189 (518) 266-4772 robert.pfeil.civ@mail.mil The Watervliet Arsenal Museum traces the history of artillery and the role the arsenal has played in defending America. Among items on display are a cannon surrendered by the British at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, a 17,000-pound Civil War siege mortar (the largest piece of artillery manufactured during the conflict), and a World War II 16” battleship gun that hurled shells more than twenty-five miles. There are dozens of examples of projectiles — from musket balls to nuclear weapons to the “Bunker Buster — ­ and leather goods manufactured at the arsenal in the 19th century. The Watervliet Arsenal Museum is open 10 am - 3 pm on Sundays. 1.5 hour guided tour begins at 11 am.

125. Hawk Migration Watch  9|14 10:00 AM


"The rambles provide wonderful opportunities to discover new, beautiful areas of our river valley, in the company of interesting people." –Monkia N.

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Blackhead Range, Catskill Mountains Notes: The Hudson River can be subject to strong tidal currents and wind. Register: By phone or email by September 12. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 12

132. Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Festival  9|14 3:00 PM

Empire State Plaza, Albany 12242 (518) 473-2982 jason.rumpf@ogs.ny.gov Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. Featuring Tono Rosario, Toby Rivera & more. Latin arts, crafts, and food vendors. For more information call (518) 474-0460 or go to www.empirestateplaza.org

133. Violin and Guitar Concert at Olana: Bob Israel and Daniel Morris  9|14 4:30 PM

Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x109 shasbrook@olana.org Washington DC guitarist Bob Israel and violinist Daniel Morris enliven the Hudson Valley with the melodies from 19th Century landscape artist Frederic E. Church’s music collection, as well as an array of folk, classical, and modern musical selections. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Wagon House Education Center. Register: Advanced registration is strongly suggested, please register by preceding Thursday. Fee: $10/person, Families: $25

134. 4th Annual Rensselaer Plateau Traverse Hike  9|14 8:15 AM, 9|15 8:15 AM

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area 1463 Plank Road, Petersburgh 12138 (518) 794-9160 jim@rensselaerplateau.org Join us for one or both days of our 2 day Plateau Traverse Hike. Become an end to ender. We will meet at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area at 8am on Saturday and take shuttle busses to our starting point just below the plateau escarpment in the Tibbits State Forest and will spend the day hiking back to Pineridge. Participants are welcome to pitch a tent and spend the night. We will have 26

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a bbq and campfire and breakfast; participants should bring something to share. We will leave Pineridge by 8:30 on Sunday to hike to the southern escarpment in Stephentown. Shuttle busses will bring participants back to Pineridge at the end of the day. Note: we scout out new routes each year, so call ahead to find out the exact route. This event is cosponsored by the Rensselaer Land Trust, the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, the Friends of the Dyken Pond Center, and Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area. Notes: A mix of trail conditions (flat, rocky, etc.), logging roads, and bushwhacking. Bushwhacking will be easy to moderate difficulty with a few short difficult areas. Trails may be muddy or wet depending upon weather conditions prior to the event. Register: By phone or email by September 12. Fee: $5 per day suggested donation to offset the fuel costs of shuttle buses. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 31 miles total, about 15 each day Duration: 8+ hours each day Not suitable for children under: 14 Additional equipment: Bring day pack, water bottles, sturdy footwear. Bring your own lunch.

135. Troy and Rensselaer County Artists  9|14 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Oakwood Cemetery, Troy NY 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy 12182 (518) 272-7520 oakwood_cemetery@yahoo.com Warren Broderick will lead you to the gravesites in the central and northern parts of Oakwood, of 14 important Troy artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. At each site we will learn why the artist is significant and we will receive a handout with a brief biographical sketch with examples of each person's work. Warren is engaged in extensive research into county artists who worked between 1800 and 1960. Register: Call 1-800-556-6273. Fee: Cost is $12 per person Additional equipment: Wear sturdy walking shoes.

136. Hike with Authors of Catskill Day Hikes to Stoppel Point Plane Wreck  9|14 9:30 AM, Rain date: 9|15 9:30 AM

North-South Lakes State Campground Greene County Route 18, Haines Falls 12436 (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com

Hike up Mary's Glen to North Point's spectacular views to the Hudson Valley, lakes, and mountains, then continue over North Mountain to Stoppel Point's excellent viewing and a plane wreck on the trail. Carpool in to campground parking area. Notes: Hike involves occasional very steep ascents, uneven rocky surface, rock scrambling, slippery rocks; 1350 feet total ascent. Register: No later than 9/12 by e-mail, or phone. Fee: Day use fee at campground, $8 per car, to be split among participants in two or three cars. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 7 miles Duration: 7 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own lunch.

137. RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary Paddle  9|15 10:00 AM

Dutchmen's Landing Main Street, Catskill 12414 (518) 678-3248 lfederman@audubon.org Join Audubon New York naturalists on a trip by kayak or canoe through the primeval landscape in this largest tidal swamp in the Hudson River estuary. While paddling along RamsHorn Creek, you’ll discover creatures great and small, from bald eagles and great blue herons to beaver, otter, and muskrat. Notes: Normally calm waters, but weather conditions could change, making the river rough with challenging headwinds. Register: By phone or email by September 12 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Bring your own boat (must be 12 feet or longer, strictly enforced!), PFD, extra paddle, spray skirt (kayaks), lunch/snack and water. Bring your own lunch.

138. The Industrial Gateway Bicycle Tour  9|15 10:00 AM

Albany County Visitors Center 25 Quackenbush Square (corner Broadway and Clinton Ave), Albany 12207 (518) 225-4209 Hardworkinjohn@aol.com


Starting this tour in downtown Albany, we'll proceed along the route of the Old Erie Canal and visit the great industrial cities and sites of the Mohawk Hudson Gateway Area. Notes: The route is fairly flat with one hill. We will be riding on bike paths and using roadways with moderate traffic. Register: By phone or email by September 13. Fee: $10 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 26 miles Duration: 5 hours Not suitable for children under: 14 Additional equipment: Participant should be in good physical condition, able to ride a bicycle safely in moderate traffic and be prepared to handle adverse road conditions. A bicycle helmet is required and must be worn while on the ride. It is strongly recommended that participants bring extra water, a patch kit in case of a flat tire, and suitable clothing for riding in all weather.

139. Stockport Flats Canoe Trip  9|15 10:30 AM

140. Bronck Family at Home in Beverwijck  9|15 2:00 PM Bronck Museum 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie 12051 (518) 731-6490 jbarnhart.gchs@yahoo.com Historian Janny Venema explores the village of Beverwijck in the 1650s and 1660s.

141. Painting the "Living Landscapes" of Frederic Church with Evelyn Dunphy 9|17 3:00 PM, 9|18 9:30 AM, 9|19 9:30 AM Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x109 shasbrook@olana.org Maine artist Evelyn Dunphy will teach a watercolor workshop in Olana's autumnal landscape. Dunphy will have daily informative demonstrations and address personal artist techniques. Dunphy has painted and taught at Frederic Church's rustic summer camp on Millinocket Lake in Maine for several years, and is interested in acquainting artists with Church's "other views." The workshop accompanies the exhibition "Maine Sublime" which will be on display in Olana's Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery in early summer 2013. Vacationer's packages are available, accommodations made at Mount Merino Bed & Breakfast. Painting workshop tuition, House tour, wine and cheese reception, and lunch is included with the price of the workshop. Register: Contact Sarah Hasbrook, education coordinator by phone or email. Fee: Visit www.olana.org for information on vacationer's packages available in collaboration

142. Feast of the Fields 9|19 5:00 PM

Saratoga National Golf Club 458 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs 12866 (518) 587-5554 emily@saratogaplan.org Feast of the Fields, a celebration for conservation held at Saratoga National Golf Club. Enjoy culinary dishes prepared by our region's most recognized chefs using the best of our local farms vegetables, meats, cheeses, and herbs. Tickets on sale in August, all proceeds to benefit Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature). Register: Registration available in August by phone or email. Fee: $75 per person. Not suitable for children under: 18

143. Germantown-Ramshorn Paddle 9|21 1:00 PM, Rain date: 9|22 1:00 PM

Lasher Park Boat Launch Northern Blvd/Anchorage Rd, Germantown 12526 (646) 431-5954 kaare@nysite.com Join us for a fun and relaxing half day kayak paddle, starting and ending at Lasher Memorial Park, on the Hudson in North Germantown. Starting at 1 pm, we'll paddle on the Hudson about 4 miles north to Scenic Hudson’s Ramshorn-Livingston Sanctuary, the largest forested tidal swamp on the Hudson. There we'll meet Audubon Society naturalist Larry Federman who will discuss the unique ecology found at Ramshorn. We’ll return to North Germantown around 6 pm, for refreshments provided by the Germantown Parks Association. Skill level: advanced beginner and up. Gear required: touring kayak, paddle, approved life jacket, worn at all times. Bring water and snack. Severe weather will cause cancellation. Register: September 7, Kaare Christian, 646431-5954, kaare@nysite.com, Don Westmore, 518-947-8189, dwestmore@valstar.net Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 14 Additional equipment: Touring kayak, paddle, approved life jacket. Bring your own lunch.

144. Hidden Valley Ramble The West Side Story 9|21 1:00 PM, Rain date: 9|22 1:00 PM

Taconic State Park 253 Route 344, Copake Falls 12517 (518) 329-3993 info@FriendsofTSP.org Hidden deep within the 14,000 acre Taconic State Park is a privately owned farm surrounded on four sides by public lands. The farm owner has kindly invited Friends of Taconic State Park to host a "Hidden Valley Ramble". Hikers will have access to a property that is rarely open to the public. Notes: Some steep ascents/descents, uneven rocky surface, rock scrambling. Register: Participation will be strictly limited to 12 hikers and advance registration is required. Register by September 21 at www.ramble.eventbrite.com or 518-329-3993. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 3 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Water bottles, snack,

Congressman

Paul Tonko

A different story with a rich history can be told in every corner of the Empire State. Every year, the Hudson River Valley Ramble promotes the rich heritage of the Hudson Valley and those who have lived and recreated in the region for years. Each year I look forward to the opportunity to celebrate with New Yorkers our unique community, and to rediscover what makes this area one of the finest in the state.”

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145. Fall Butterfly & Flower Walk 9|21 1:00 PM, 9|28 1:00 PM

Old Gick Farm Parcel on Route 50, Gansevoort 12831 (518) 450-0321 info@wiltonpreserve.org Join us for a nature walk with the butterflies and flowers of fall. The walk covers about a mile of gently rolling terrain. We will be looking for Monarch butterflies during their peak season just before they start to head to Mexico for the winter. The walk will not take place if there is rain. Notes: Sandy soil, gentle hills, footpath Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 3 Additional equipment: Please dress appropriately for the weather & bring bugspray!

146. Troy's Tiffany Treasures 9|21 1:30 PM

Downtown Troy, New York, Troy 12180 (518) 274-5267 info@hudsonmohawkgateway.org Troy may well have more Tiffany windows per square mile than any other city in the nation. We will briefly describe the life's work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and then guide you on a walking and driving tour of the abundant Tiffany windows and interior designs in downtown Troy. Advance registration required. This always sells out, so be sure to register early. Register: By phone or email by September 19. Fee: $20 per person, cash or check at door, charge available if called in or sent in advance. Children under 12 are allowed to come along free with parent or guardian. Additional equipment: Cameras are permitted.

147. LarkFEST 9|21 10:00 AM

Lark Street between Madison & Washington Avenues, Albany 12210 (518) 336-Lark info@larkfest2013.com LarkFEST is Upstate New York's largest one-day street festival celebrating the Heart of Albany. The event hosts hundreds of vendors, 2 stages of music with both local and national headlining music acts. With an estimated 80,000 people descending upon Lark Street, this is the event to not miss! LarkFEST was voted in the top 3 "Best Arts Event" in both 2009 and 2010. 2013 promises to be as exciting as ever as we celebrate the 32nd Annual LarkFEST with fantastic music, H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A MB L E 2 0 1 3

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Station Road, Stuyvesant 12173 (845) 889-4745 x109 jgherrin@gw.dec.state.ny.us Watch for herons, belted kingfishers, and eagles as we paddle through Columbia County's Stockport Creek. Weather permitting, we paddle to Stockport Middle Ground to take a break. This sandy, dredge-spoil island features bank swallows and a sandy beach. Notes: Trip will be in a protected marsh. If weather and river conditions allow we may paddle to Stockport Middle Ground. Register: Online by September 15 at hudsoncanoeprogram2013-atom.eventbrite.com/# Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Please wear footwear that can get wet. Boats provided. Bring your own lunch.

with Mount Merino Bed & Breakfast. Local packages available. Not suitable for children under: 21 Additional equipment: Participants must bring their own art supplies. Specific supply list will be given once registered.


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148. Monumental Kinderhook 9|21 10:00 AM, Rain date: 9|28 10:00 AM

Kinderhook village historic district Route 9 & Columbia Co Route 21 intersection, Kinderhook 12106 (518) 758-7605 rpiwonka@nycap.rr.com Kinderhook village has its share of monuments, some in the village center and many others in its historic cemetery. This village walk takes a deep look at its political, social, industrial, and architectural history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Register: By phone or email September 20. Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Water

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149. Devil's Chimney Walk 9|21 10:00 AM, 9|22 10:00 AM

Knickerbocker Mansion 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke 12154 (518) 664-1700 knickinfo@aol.com The Devil's Chimney Walk is a 4.2 mile roundtrip hike through Schaghticoke's historic Vale of Peace (the site of an historic Native American village and first Schaghticoke settlement) then along the Hoosick River to a Native American shrine named Devil's Chimney. During the hike the guide will point out important historic sites and geographic features. Notes: Uneven surfaces: some uneven walking in fields and some rock scrambling along Hoosick River. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4.2 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Suggest bringing a water bottle and hiking boots.

150. HistoryWalk - Postcard Views of Troy 9|21 10:30 AM

Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Bring historic postcards to life, as you walk to locations that have been portrayed in early 20th century postcards. Compare the scenes to see what has changed from the past. This 1 hour walking tour showcases Troy’s architectural gems and range of styles. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy which is an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks, with some slight inclines. Fee: $5 for non-members, free for RCHS members. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts.

151. Raptor Rapture 9|21 11:00 AM

New York State Museum 222 Madison Avenue, Albany 12230 (518) 692-9559 cmealy@nycap.rr.com Follow our birding trail blazed throughout the first floor of the museum to learn about some of New

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York State's most endangered birds and their habitats! Keep an eye out for possible sightings of live falcons, hawks, and owls along the way! Exhibits and activities by museum staff, Friends of the IBA, Audubon Society of the Capital Region, NYS DEC and others introduce you to the habitats the birds depend on for their survival. Live Bird of Prey presentations in the Huxley Theater! Kids can dissect owl pellets, play interactive games, and "make & take" bird crafts. Food available for purchase; New this year: "Feathered Treasure Hunt!" www.ibafriends.org for event schedule and additional info. Hours 11-4.

Register: By August 31 at Kayaking4Meso.org. Fee: Please register in advance to be sure to get a t-shirt, which is $25. We still welcome everyone who wants to come check it out. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1st launch: 16 miles. 2nd launch: 3 miles. Duration: 5 hours from the 1st launch. 1 hour from the 2nd launch. Not suitable for children under: 18 without parent. Additional equipment: Kayak, paddle, life vest, water, snacks.

152. Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoth 9|21 11:00 AM, 9|22 1:00 PM

155. Knickerbocker Mansion Harvest Festival 9|21 8:00 AM, 9|22 8:00 AM

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center 195 New Karner Road, Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org Join us for a 1 mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of time in the early fall. A species of special concern in New York State, the buckmoth is uniquely dependent on the scrub oak that thrives in this sandy fire-dependent ecosystem. Remember to bring your binoculars! Notes: We will walk over rolling sand dunes. Register: Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www. AlbanyPineBush.org and click on “Events Calendar”. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Additional equipment: Wear long pants, sturdy walking shoes and bring plenty of drinking water.

153. Five Rivers Fall Festival 9|21 12:00 PM

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar 12054-9776 (518) 475-0295 FRLTD@juno.com Get into nature at the ever-popular Five Rivers Fall Festival. Lots of free fun for families, including insect safari, meet-and greet reptiles and amphibians, hands-on eco crafts, Green tech display and GPS scavenger hunt. Shop for bargains at the bake, book, plant, and birdseed sales. Enjoy jugglers, puppets, and local musicians, and take time to appreciate the wonderful landscape and wildlife of Five Rivers — where nature always steals the show. Rain or shine. Refreshments available. Free entry and parking. Hosted by DEC and Friends of Five Rivers. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Majority of Fall Festival is wheelchair accessible, but please note that not all trails at Five Rivers are suitable for wheelchairs.

154. Kayaking 4 Meso 9|21 8:00 AM

Fort Hardy Park Ferry Street, Schuylerville 12871 (518) 495-6099 markwells@Kayaking4Meso.org This event is to raise awareness about asbestoscaused Mesothelioma and to raise money for research to fight this cancer. The annual event will be to kayak down the Hudson River from Schuylerville through Stillwater and ending in Mechanicville. Participate either by paddling with us down the Hudson River or joining us at the end at the Mechanicville boat dock on Terminal Street. Notes: You can either do the 16 mile paddle from Schuylerville or a 3 mile paddle from Stillwater. You're paddling with the current and we go thru 2 locks.

Knickerbocker Mansion 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke 12154 (518) 664-1700 knickinfo@aol.com The Knickerbocker Mansion Harvest Festival is a celebration of fall in a rural upstate valley (Vale of Peace) whose landscape has remained unchanged over the centuries. Great food is served, a revolutionary war encampment interprets the life of a 14th Albany militia soldier (Colonel Knickerbocker was commander of the 14th Albany Militia during the Battle of Saratoga). Mansion tours tell about the history of the area and the Knickerbocker Family and there are plenty of goodies to buy at the Harvest Produce and Bake Sale tables, Flea Market, and Charlotte's Shop. Fee: Fee for food: $6 Pancake Breakfast, $10 Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, Snack Bar Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The grounds and first floor of the Knickerbocker Mansion are wheelchair accessible.

156. Squire Jacob Coffeehouse Concert with Joni Bishop 9|21 8:00 PM

Sand Lake Center for the Arts 2880 Route 43, Averill Park 12018 (518) 674-2007 reservations@slca-ctp.com Joni Bishop in Concert. Influenced by the music of Mississippi John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotton, this Nashville based award winning singer/songwriter/finger style guitarist, tours nationally and internationally, and is a visual artist as well. You'll love to see as well as hear her art! This is the 4th concert in our Squire Jacob Coffeehouse Concert Series. Cafe will be open with refreshing beverages and delectable desserts. Fee: Adults $16, Children $10

157. Hike the Historic Escarpment Trail to Bad Man's Cave 9|21 9:00 AM, Rain Date: 9|22 9:00 AM

North/South Lake State Campground Schutt Rd, Haines Falls 12436 (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com Hike the spectacular Escarpment Trail with Catskill Day Hikes authors to visit Inspiration Point, Boulder Rock, Catskill Mt. House site, Artists Rock, Sunset Rock, Newman's Ledge, and Bad Man Cave. Notes: Steep ascents/descents, uneven rocky surface, rock scrambling, and narrow trail with cliffs. Register: By phone or email by September 19 Difficulty: Difficult Length: 8.4 miles Duration: 7-8, with many views to enjoy Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own lunch.


158. Huckleberry Point Hike 9|21 9:00 AM

Catskills 6 miles SW of Tannersville Platte Clove Road, Elka Park 12427 (845) 586-2611 csmith@catskillcenter.org Join the Catskill Center for a wonderful hike to a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley. Afterward we can visit Platte Clove Preserve and enjoy a stunning waterfall just a short walk from the trailhead. Notes: Good trail with only a moderate elevation gain. Register: By phone or email by September 20 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 5 miles Duration: 4 hours Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

159.  Hudson River Art Trail Hike 9|21 9:00 AM

160. Tiffany Windows, Waterfalls and a 100 Mile View 9|21 9:00 AM

Oakwood Cemetery, Troy 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy 12182 (518) 272-7520 oakwood_cemetery@yahoo.com Join Ned Pratt and Michael Barrett as they introduce you to the amazing beauty and history of Oakwood. See the Earl Chapel's Tiffany windows, Uncle Sam's grave, and a 100 mile view, as well as ponds, waterfalls, striking gravesite markers and more. Meet at the Earl Chapel located just inside the Oakwood Cemetery main entrance gate on Oakwood Avenue (Route 40), Troy. CoSponsored by the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway. Notes: Please see "Troy's Tiffany Treasures". Register: Call 1-800-556-6273 Fee: $15 per person

Saratoga National Historical Park (Saratoga Battlefield) 648 Route 32, Stillwater 12170 (518) 664-9821 x1777 eric_schnitzer@nps.gov Large 18th-century American and British military camps featuring nearly 300 soldiers help set the 1777 scene with tents, campfires, cavalry troops, and musket and cannon firing demonstrations. Discuss the challenges of camp life with soldiers, officers, and camp followers; go on a "reconnaissance" party with soldiers; learn about army food, sewing, and cooking techniques. A unique tactical demonstration performed by the armies is scheduled for 2 pm Saturday (weather permitting). Wreath laying by the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution will take place 2 pm Sunday. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Portions of these encampments are wheelchair accessible.

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162. Cycle the Rensselaer Plateau 9|21 9:30 AM

Miller Hill Elementary School Intersection of Routes 66 & 43 in Sand Lake 8439 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park 12018 (518) 283-0155 or (518) 928-8877 sdgibbs@nycap.rr.com Climb the hills of the 105,000 acre Rensselaer Plateau. Shari will lead a challenging 50 mile loop passing natural and historic sites: Taborton's Bowman Ponds, the former Old Dutch Church, Dyken Pond Dam, Grafton Peace Pagoda, Dickinson Hill Fire Tower, Grafton Lakes State Park, and the Barbersville Falls. Info on the Rensselaer Plateau can be found at www.rensselaerplateau.org. Notes: Starts at Miller Hill School on Rte 66 just north of stoplight at intersection of Rte 43 and 66 in Sand Lake. Bring water and energy food/drink for mid-way break. Difficulty: Very Difficult Length: 50 miles Duration: 6 hours Not suitable for children under: 12; Seasoned riders 13-16 must have parent sign and accompany Additional equipment: Must have helmet and bike, preferably road bike. Bring your own lunch.

163. Framing the Viewshed: Groundswell 9|22 2:00 PM

Olana State Historic Site 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x108 mprezorski@olana.org Site-specific works by more than a dozen artists in sound, text, installation, and movement will reflect and react to Olana as a vast environmental work. Audiences can explore Olana’s undiscovered roads and iconic views as they encounter each project site. This event is co-organized with WGXC 90.7 FM. Fee: See website for details

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Catskill 218 Spring Street, Catskill 12414 (518) 943-7465 x5 info@thomascole.org The Thomas Cole Historic Site is pleased to present a series of guided hikes on the Hudson River School Art Trail, which brings you into the magnificent landscapes that inspired Thomas Cole and other luminaries of 19th-century landscape painting. All hikes depart promptly from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and begin with a 30-minute drive into the nearby mountains. To conserve gasoline, participants may carpool. Please arrive at 9 am. If you have not arrived by 9:15 am the hike will begin without you and there is no way for you to rejoin the program. Notes: For EASY hikes, expect to be on the trail for at least two hours. All hikes are conducted rain or shine. Temperatures on the Mountaintop are 10 to 15 degrees cooler. Parent or guardian must accompany all hikers under 18. Moderate hikes are for children 12 or older. Register: Online at www.thomascole.org/hikereservation-form or call. Fee: The package price per person is $16, or $12 for members, and includes: A copy of the Hudson River School Art Trail Guidebook and a guided tour of the Thomas Cole Historic Site at the end of your hike. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Please wear sturdy footwear. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunblock, rain gear. Wear long pants, tucked into socks. Bring your own lunch.

161. Grand Encampment of the Battles of Saratoga 9|21 9:00 AM, 9|22 10:00 AM

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164. Semiseptcentennial Sunday 9|22 3:00 PM, 9|22 2:00 PM, 9|22 1:00 PM

Bronck Museum 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie 12051 (518) 731-6490 jbarnhart.gchs@yahoo.com Join a costumed guide for a trip back in time 350 years to the Dutch "colony" of New Netherland. Fee: Adults $6, Children $3 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The house was built in 1663 so it has limited wheelchair accessibility.

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165. Tour of the Half Moon 9|28 1:00 PM

Corning Preserve, the exact location is at the New York State Water Pumping Station. Located south of pedestrian bridge in Corning Preserve, Albany 12207 (518) 272-1539 russell@ziemba4troy.com We will be taking a tour of the replica Half Moon. It will be docked at the Corning Preserve just south of the pedestrian bridge over 787. If you miss our group, other tours will occur throughout the day every 10 or 15 minutes.

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166. Nature’s Bounty 9|28 1:00 PM, 9|29 1:00 PM

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center 195 New Karner Road, Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org Where would we be without seeds? Seeds are an important part of our life as well as the life in the Pine Bush. The seeds from these globally rare plants are used at our restoration sites. If you would like to learn more about these plants and participate in collecting some of these seeds to be used for habitat restoration in the Pine Bush, join us rain or shine. Along our 1 mile hike over rolling terrain and sand dunes we will also learn how this rare ecosystem is maintained. Please remember to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants, and bring drinking water. Register: Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org and click on “Events Calendar”. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour

167. Audubon's Rheinstrom Hill Sanctuary Hike 9|28 10:00 AM

Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary and Center 225 Cambridge Road, Craryville 12521 (518) 678-3248 lfederman@audubon.org Join Sanctuary staff on this woodland hike over impeccably maintained, moss-covered trails as we discover what makes this 1,000+ acre sanctuary a special and unique gem. Rheinstrom Hill is the largest privately-owned forest in the county and supports a suite of forest birds. Come see what makes it so special! Notes: Parts of the trail include steep ascents/ descents, uneven rocky surface. Register: By September 25th by calling Larry Federman at 518-678-3248 or emailing lfederman@audubon.org Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Make sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your lunch or a snack to enjoy after the hike.

168. HistoryWalk - Education and Equality 9|28 10:30 AM

Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Troy has a rich history of strong, progressive women. Join us on this 1 hours walking tour as we travel to where history was made, from women's education to the right to vote. Tour leaves from 30

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the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks, with some slight inclines. Fee: Non-Members: $5, RCHS Members: Free Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts.

169. Hike to Rip's Rock with Authors of Catskill Day Hikes 9|28 11:00 AM, Rain date: 9|29 11:00 AM

Round Top, NY (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com Hike from below the northern escarpment to beautiful viewing from several prominent rock outcrops known as Rip's Rock. Will carpool from nearby parking area. Notes: Significant ascent on typical Catskill Mountain terrain. Register: By September 26 by phone or email. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own lunch.

170. Star Party 9|28 8:00 PM, Rain date 10|26 8:00 PM

Camp Saratoga Scout Road, Gansevoort 12831 (518) 450-0321 info@wiltonpreserve.org Join the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and our friends from Albany Area Amateur Astronomers, Inc. as we study the night sky in all of its beauty. We will have telescopes available for gazing and will also be learning some of the constellations in our night sky. Please bring a blanket to lay on the ground and dress appropriately for the weather— it gets chilly at night! Register: Required by September 25 by phone or email. Not suitable for children under: 4 Additional equipment: Warm clothing & blankets.

171. A Decisive Day in the History of Our Country 9|28 9:00 AM New York State Bennington Battlefield Park Route 67, Hoosick Falls 12090 (518) 859-4363 Christine@renstrust.org Revolutionary War Historian Charles W. Filkens, II, Director of the Louis Miller Museum and with the Hoosick Township Historical Society will lead us for a day of history in beautiful northeastern Rensselaer County at the Bennington Battlefield. Learn about the decisive actions and battles that contributed to the British surrender at Saratoga in October of 1777 and helped ensure the founding of our country. Hear about the Hessians Baum and Breymann's March to Hoosick and join in the discussion of the First and Second Battles of Bennington. After the tour of the battlefield, those that wish to continue, will continue on to Bennington, VT and visit the majestic monument that commemorates this turning point in the Revolutionary War. Register: By September 26 by phone or email. Fee: There is a group entrance fee for those that visit the Bennington Vermont Monument. It is $2 for people 15 and older and $1 for people under 15.

172. A Tour of Olana's Geological Landscape 9|29 1:00 PM, Rain date: 10|6 1:00 PM

Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x 109 shasbrook@olana.org Join Robert Titus, Hartwick College geology professor in an exploratory walking tour of the Ice Age forces that shaped the 19th Century artists' landscape. Learn about the bedrock geological history of the site. Notes: At times there are steep inclines on the walk. Walkers should wear sturdy walking shoes. Register: By Friday preceding event to Sarah Hasbrook, by phone or email. Fee: $10.00/person, $5.00 vehicle entrance fee applies, to be credited toward the price of one tour ticket. Vehicle entrance fee waived for members of The Olana Partnership. Difficulty: Moderate Length: About 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional activities: Olana is open for House tours on this day. The 2013 exhibition in the Main House "Maine Sublime" and "Art Meets Art: Perspectives on and Beyond Olana" the exhibition in Olana's Coachman's House will be available for viewing during tour hours.

173. Fall Foliage Hike to Dickinson Fire Tower 9|29 11:00 AM

Parking lot at end of Long Pond Road Grafton State Park, Grafton 12082 (518) 279-1155 elizabeth.wagner@parks.ny.gov Enjoy fall foliage on the Rensselaer Plateau and a view to the Adirondacks, Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Berkshires of Massachusetts from atop the recently restored Dickinson Fire Tower. The trail has some fine areas for spotting animal tracks and massive boulders that children will enjoy perusing. Participants are welcome to enjoy their lunch by the Fire Tower before returning along the trail in the afternoon. Notes: Mostly over moderate terrain with brief steep climb along trail. Fire Tower has 80 steps to view at the top. Register: By September 26 by phone or email. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own lunch.

174. Voyage To Albany 9|29 11:00 AM

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center 25 Quackenbush Square (corner Broadway and Clinton Avenue), Albany 12207 (518) 434-0405 accvb@albany.org The story of Henry Hudson’s journey up the Hudson River on his ship, the Half Moon, is told aboard ship when the Half Moon replica returns to Albany’s waterfront on September 19. Tours of the ship will take place each weekend through Columbus Day. On Sunday, September 29, the Albany Visitors Center will offer a family program, including an orientation film about the history of Albany, a lesson on star navigation in the Henry Hudson Planetarium, and hands-on activities related to Hudson's voyage and to life in early Albany. Visit the Half Moon before or after your visit to the Visitors Center for an afternoon of educational fun! Admission charged for Half Moon tours. Free admission at the Visitors Center. Half Moon tours ongoing between 11:00 am and 3:00pm Not suitable for children under: 5


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Hudson River Adventures Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Hudson River Watertrail Association (HRWA) Hurds Family Farm Hurley Heritage Society Hyde Park Trail Committee Jacob Sloat House Jay Heritage Center John Boyd Thacher State Park John Burroughs Natural History Society John Jay Homestead State Historic Site John Vendetti Keep Conservation Foundation Kingston Land Trust Knickerbocker Historical Society, Inc. Lakes To Locks Lansingburgh Historical Society Louis Miller Museum Lyndhurst, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Manitoga Mayor Jerry Jennings Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Minnewaska State Park Preserve Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club Mohonk Preserve Mountain Top Historical Society Mountain Tops Outfitters Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society National Park Service New York State Department of Environmental Conservation New York State Office of General Services New York State Office of Recreation and Historic Preservation Newburgh Art Supply Newburgh for Newcomers NY-NJ Trail Conference NYS Museum NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program Office of New York State Senator David Carlucci Orange County Orange County Land Trust Palisades Interstate Park Commission Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area Pound Ridge Land Conservancy REI Rensselaer County Historical Society Rensselaer Land Trust Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

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