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“Ramble brings together the best of the Hudson River Valley.” —Peggy G.

more than a hundred unique vendors, great food, and more!

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.

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide  

The 2013 Hudson River Ramble Guide.