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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

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.