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14th Annual Hudson River Valley

Ferncliff Forest

S p on sor e d BY

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY

I N PART NER S H I P W I T H

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

Custom Publishing services provided by publishers of and 314 Wall Street, Kingston NY 12401 (845) 334-8600 www.luminarypublishing.com

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Operating daily All ability levels All equipment provided Private & group lessons Credit cards accepted

AMGA Accredited Program AMGA Certified Guides

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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The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.

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