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
Hudson River Artists Trail
Revolutionary War Trail
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.