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U.S. Representative

Sean Patrick Maloney

M I D D L E H U D S O N VA L L E Y

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

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.