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Hudson River Valley

Walk, hike, paddle, bike, and tour the Hudson River Valley

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A Celebration of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, and New York State Parks and Historic Sites


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The quickest way to Hudson Valley mountain views, historic attractions and wineries is through Stewart International Airport. Besides boating, fishing, hiking, winter sports and world-class restaurants, we offer on-time performance, stress-free boarding, convenient access to baggage and affordable fares, all less than an hour from New York City. Next time you come to the Hudson Valley, land at Stewart, just like Allegiant, Delta, JetBlue and US Airways do. Then, let the fun begin. Stewart International Airport. Your gateway to New York.


15th Annual Hudson River Valley

S P ON SOR E D BY

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY

I N PART N E R S H I P W I T H

The Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Division of Tourism

Barnabas McHenry, Co-Chair, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area; Chair, Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council Sara Griffen, Acting Co-Chair, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area; Chair, Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley, Inc. Mark Castiglione, Acting Director, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Hudson River Valley Greenway Joe Martens, Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation With Fran Dunwell, Special Assistant and 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

Ride Back in Time on the Historic Trolley!

FOR M OR E I N FOR M AT I ON: 501(c)3 Non-Profit

Hudson River Valley Ramble (518) 473-3835 www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area; Hudson River Valley Greenway (518) 473-3835 www.hudsonrivervalley.com; www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov NYSDEC Estuary Program (845) 256-3016 www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html 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 www.travelhudsonvalley.org Saratoga County Tourism www.saratoga.org Washington County Tourism www.washingtoncounty.org

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OPEN 12PM - 5PM Weekends & Holidays, May - Oct NEW RIDE SCHEDULE 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

CHARTERS & BIRTHDAY PARTIES www.TMNY.org • 845-331-3399 89 East Strand, Historic Kingston Waterfront FREE PARKING!

PAWLING CYCLE & SPORT TUNE-UP SPECIALS SALES • RENTALS • REPAIRS BIKES: Road • Mountain • BMX Cyclo-Cross • Triathlon

On the cover, clockwise from top: Boscobel House and Gardens; Apple Cider Ramble at Peach Hill Park; Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble; Fishkill Revolutionary War Weekend, Van Wyck Homestead Museum. Photos by Robert Goldwitz www.robertgoldwitz.com

ACCESSORIES YAKIMA RACKS APPAREL XC SKIS (SKATE, CLASSIC)

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Discover an American Legacy

Robert Goldwitz www.robertgoldwitz.com

2014 HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA EVENTS

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Tenth Annual Great Hudson Valley Pedal www.ptny.org/hudsontour SEPT. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Fifteenth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com OCTOBER 5

Twin Forts Day www.nysparks.com

Gomez Mill House and Historic Site, Marlboro, NY

raveling down the Hudson River, named by Native Americans the river that flows both ways, you discover people, places, and events that made American history. The cultural, historic, and scenic resources of the Hudson Valley are so numerous, so varied, and so compelling that it’s no wonder Congress recognized the Hudson River Valley as a National Heritage Area in 1996. The National Park Service called the region the “Landscape that defined America.” Its political importance was demonstrated early in our history when the river GOVERNOR played a critical role in the Revolutionary War. Andrew M. Cuomo The many streams and waterfalls of the tributaries of the Hudson River powered early sawmills and gristmills. The river and its landscapes inspired the Welcome to the 2014 Hudson River Hudson River School painters. Sublime and picturesque paintings by Thomas Valley Ramble. This Cole, Frederic Church, and Asher Durand depicted this unique American amazing event connects landscape for the world to witness. Industrialists and commercial leaders people of all ages, from both like William and John D. Rockefeller, Frederick Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, and near and far, to the Hudson Ogden Mills built their great estates along the Hudson River. River Valley’s world class landscapes, scenic beauty Extending from Waterford, just north of Albany, to the northern border of and rich history. These resources not only define our quality of life as New Yorkers, but they also New York City, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area encompasses help drive our tourism economy. New York State over 4 million acres. The region is home to 7 National Historic Sites, 66 is making significant investments in tourism, and National Historic Landmarks, 128 historic districts, and over 1,000 sites listed tourism initiatives like Path Through History and on the National Register of Historic Places. Taste NY. These investments are getting results. For a convenient and easy way to plan your visit to the Hudson River Valley Nearly nine million more visitors came to New National Heritage Area, visit: www.hudsonrivervalley.com. The website offers York last year than the year before and annual direct tourism spending has grown to nearly $60 a wealth of information about the more than 90 designated heritage sites, and billion dollars. The Ramble is a great example of upcoming events and celebrations throughout the region. For a complete guide organizations working together to grow our tourism to the Heritage Sites of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, buy economy by showcasing the Hudson Valley’s our Heritage Site Guidebook. For more information, check under “Explore the unparalleled historic, cultural and natural resources. Heritage Area” on our website. Thanks to the many partner organizations The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is managed by the Hudson who make this event possible, creating unique River Valley Greenway with technical and financial support from the National experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.” Park Service. 2

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he Hudson River Valley Ramble is an event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Throughout the month of September, the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble features guided outdoor adventures from Saratoga to New York City. Whether you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s most notable artists, authors, and Great Americans; a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played in the Revolutionary War; or a family-fun festival or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone! Visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com for details,maps and directions.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site

Visit Madava Farms THE HOME OF CROWN MAPLE

Experience the majestic beauty of the Hudson Valley at Madava Farms’ 800 acre estate featuring extensive hiking trails, tours, syrup tasting & more. Located in Dover Plains, NY

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HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY THEMED SERIES

The Hudson River Estuary

HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY THEMED SERIES In celebration of National Estuaries Week, the Hudson River Valley Ramble highlights the wetlands, wildlife, and water resources that make the Hudson a world-famous estuary. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program presents a series of land and water explorations that will open your eyes to the wonders of “the river that flows both ways.” Estuary events are marked with the sturgeon Look for the many ways you can icon: explore the Hudson River estuary during the Ramble. Experience the Hudson River estuary close up through boating and paddling events, learning about life along the shore and in the marshes, and exploring the far reaches of the Hudson River estuary watershed. NATIONAL ESTUARIES WEEK September 20-27, 2014

Hudson River Estuary Program educational exhibit featuring a 6' foot long model of an Atlantic sturgeon. Photo by Stephen Stanne.

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or nearly half its 315-mile length, the Hudson River is an estuary, an arm of the sea where fresh water from the river’s Adirondack headwaters and numerous tributaries meets and mixes with salty ocean water. From the dam at Troy, the Hudson River estuary ebbs and flows for 153 miles to New York harbor, creating a rich ecosystem pulsing with life. Its waters and tidal marshes provide habitat for more than 200 species of fish, and nursery areas for key commercial and recreational species including striped bass, American shad, bluefish, and blue crab. Bald eagles, herons, and waterfowl feed on the Hudson’s bounty while nesting and migrating. Protected by surrounding forest lands, the streams of the estuary’s watershed supply drinking water to millions. The Ramble features estuary-themed events sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program which are denoted by the Atlantic sturgeon logo. NYSDEC COMMISSIONER

Joe Martens

The Hudson Valley region covers a wealth of natural resources including the majestic Hudson River, a variety of fish and wildlife species and more than 200,000 acres of DEC managed state lands. DEC is proud to partner again this year in the Hudson River Valley Ramble events to showcase all the natural beauty the region has to offer and its recreational opportunities. I encourage residents and visitors to go out and explore the area's natural lands and water as part of this exciting annual event."

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The Estuary Program leads a regional effort to ensure clean water, protect and restore fish, wildlife and their habitats, provide water recreation and river access, adapt to climate change, and conserve world-famous scenic views. The program is guided by the Estuary Action Agenda, a forwardlooking plan developed with input from communities up and down the river. The Action Agenda’s success comes from partnerships with several agencies, local governments, and regional organizations. For information on the Hudson River estuary, the Estuary Program and how to partner in this conservation effort, visit: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html

Each year in late September, people across the country celebrate these magical places where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean. Estuaries connect rivers and oceans and are used as spawning grounds and nurseries by at least two-thirds of the nation’s commercial fish and shellfish. Tidal wetlands associated with estuaries protect uplands from coastal flooding and provide habitats for migratory birds. Estuaries also offer recreational opportunities such as swimming, boating, and bird watching. To learn more, go to www.estuaries.gov SCIENCE ON THE RIVER SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Dive into Hudson River research! Meet Hudson River scientists and learn how they work. Demos and activities for the whole family. Seine or angle for fish. Go on a science scavenger hunt and get a Hudson Estuary poster. Compare modern and ancient life in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy spectacular river views. Weather permitting, join Research Reserve staff on a short, guided tidal marsh paddle (numbers limited; all equipment provided). More info: Jim 845-889-4745 x109, james.herrington@dec.ny.gov A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 A Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary brings schools to the river to celebrate the Hudson and educate participants about our unique estuary. Part of National Estuaries Day, the event is coordinated by the Hudson River Estuary Program with assistance from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Each fall environmental educators team with school classes to collect data that will create an ecological snapshot of the estuary from the Troy dam to New York Harbor. This year’s event will take place at approximately 60 sites throughout the estuary. For more information, visit www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/47285.html.


T H E N E W Y O R K S TAT E O F F I C E O F P A R K S

R E C R E AT I O N A N D H I S T O R I C P R E S E R VAT I O N

Explore State Parks and Historic Sites

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he State Park System is one of New York’s greatest treasures, encompassing 215 diverse state parks and historic sites with 330,000 acres of protected land and water. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has recognized the importance of our park system by providing a third round of $90 million in New York Works funding to rehabilitate dozens of parks and historic sites across the state. This fall we are proud to once again participate in the 2014 Hudson River Valley Ramble showcasing some of our flagship properties and hidden gems. Our Ramble line-up features a wide variety of engaging events and programs, from historic house tours, to battle reenactments, guided hikes, walks, nature education and adventures. New York's state parks and sites are always chock full of opportunities to explore and make one’s visit memorable. For information on New York State Parks and Historic Sites visit us at www.nysparks.com and follow us on http://www.facebook.com/nysparks

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site

NYS OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSIONER

Rose Harvey

Copake Falls Area, Taconic State Park

We are excited to invite visitors to our historic sites, parks, trails, and waterways for the 2014 Hudson River Valley Ramble. We encourage guests to enjoy the wonderful beauty and unique history of the Hudson River Valley. Join us as we celebrate the historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area through fun and educational activities that will be memorable for all.” H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A M B L E 2 0 1 4

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he wonderful attractions, breathtaking landscapes, and rich heritage of New York State provide an ever-changing backdrop for a delightful selection of things to do and places to stay. With 11 beautiful vacation regions, New York’s attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls to the wine trails of the Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in

Cooperstown. Whether it’s wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders, and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers. To find out more about New York State travel, including events, attractions, and accommodations, visit www.iloveny.com or dial (800) CALL-NYS. Discover New York State’s historic role in shaping the nation and the world — and visit the sites where that history lives on — along the Path Through History. Create your own Path Through History at www.paththroughhistory.ny.gov.

PRESIDENT, CEO & COMMISSIONER EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT

Kenneth Adams The Hudson River Ramble attracts visitors from across the country who come to see New York's historical attractions and enjoy our recreational activities. This month long celebration of the area’s natural beauty and rich history, compliments the State’s efforts to promote New York’s unique assets, grow the tourism industry, and provide a boost to local economies.”

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Plenty to do in Ulster County! Visit your playground today and discover: Places to Stay - Resorts, Lodges and Campgrounds Things to Do - Shopping, Golfing, Rock Climbing, Apple Picking, Wine Tasting and more To Book Your Stay in Ulster County, visit UlsterCountyAlive.com today.

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For public transportation information call:

METRO-NORTH 212-532-4900 or 511 in the NY Metro-North Service Area Many Ramble events are accessible by Metro-North! Metro-North has over 120 stations throughout the region with service to/from Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and the Hudson Valley. Save with rail and admission discount packages for the Hudson Valley’s top tours, attractions and events. Click on Deals & Getaways at mta.info/mnr. Amtrak (800) USA-RAIL www.amtrak.com

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1. Look for “Ramble” signs directing you to each trailhead. 2. Wear sturdy shoes: for hikes, an over-the-ankle boot. No flimsy flats, flip-flops, sandals, or bare feet. 3. Long pants are recommended for walks/hikes in rural terrain. 4. Carry a water bottle. 5. Bring snacks/lunch for hikes lasting several hours. 6. Bring a rain jacket. 7. Stay on the trail. 8. Never get out of sight of the guide. 9. If you have to leave a walk before it’s completed, notify the leader. 10. Don’t remove any foliage, flowers, rocks or other items. 11. Carry it in. Carry it out. Leave nothing behind but your footprints.

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KEY TO RAMBLE EVENTS Hudson River Estuary

Greenway Trail

Great Estates

Hudson River Artists Trail

Revolutionary War Trail

Family Friendly

Hiking Boots/Shoes required or recommended Wheelchair Accessible (for details, contact the trip leader)

Public Transportation Bicycle

1.  The Original Knickerbocker-

Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 9|6 10:00 AM, 9|7 2:00 PM, 9|13 10:00 AM 9|14 2:00 PM, 9|20 10:00 AM, 9|21 2:00 PM 9|27 10:00 AM, 9|28 2:00 PM Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - South Gate 430 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow 10591 (914) 631-0081 christina@sleepyhollowcemetery.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 114-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: Tickets are $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.  Architectural Tour of Downtown

Hastings-on-Hudson 9|6 11:00 AM

Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson 10706 (914) 261-7076 trusteewalker@hastingsgov.org AIA award-winning architect, Christina Griffin, will lead an architectural tour of downtown Hastings-on-Hudson. The tour will start in front of the Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library, 7 Maple Avenue at 11 am and will finish at 12:30 pm. Please see Rivertownsny.org for more details and updates. Metro North Station: Hastings-on-Hudson Additional activities: Shops and restaurants in downtown Hastings will offer specials on many

Croton Yacht Club 6 Eliott Way, Croton-on-Hudson 10520 (914) 841-3107 info@ferrysloops.org The sails aboard Whimbrel, our sloop-rigged Catboat, will depart on the hour from 11AM to 4PM. Each sail will be approximately 45 minutes long. The free sails are on a “first come, first served” basis. No reservations prior to the sail day. Guests can sign up at the Ferry Sloops table in the tent beginning at 10AM for any of the day’s scheduled sail times. Limit of 4 passengers per sail. The captain reserves the right to cancel any or all of the day’s sails, if weather conditions make it unsafe for sailing. Free parking available onstreet and in the Croton Landing parking lot. DO NOT park in the Croton Yacht Club. Not suitable for children under: 12 , under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian (strictly enforced).

4.  Immigrant Stone Workers: A Social

History of the New Croton Dam 9|6 11:00 AM

Croton Gorge Park Rt. 129, Croton-on-Hudson 10520 (646) 670-3947 Compagnisabella@optimum.net To many people, the New Croton Dam represents the ingenuity of American engineers of the late nineteenth century. At completion, it stood as the tallest masonry dam in the world. However, the Dam is also a central feature in a dramatic labor story. Hundreds of workers risked life and limb to turn the dazzling dreams and promises of politicians and engineers into a concrete reality. Tour guide Laura Compagni explores the forgotten stories of the immigrant laborers who built the dam from 1892-1905. Meet in the parking lot near the playground. Registration: Contact Laura Compagni by phone or email. Fee: The tour is free, but the County charges $8 to park. Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: This tour covers flat, grassy areas and a dirt road that runs uphill for about 100 yards. There are no small spaces, stairs, or barriers. Please contact for details on accessibility. Additional equipment: Wear comfortable walking shoes

5.  History Walk at John Jay Homestead All Ramble Weekends, 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site 400 Jay Street, Katonah 10536 (914) 232-5651 x 102 allan.weinreb@parks.ny.gov Participants will gather at the Carriage Barn Education and Visitor Center for an hour-long guided tour of the historic site that will include gardens, meadows, woods, a pond, and several historic outbuildings. One hundred fifty years of the site’s history will be discussed, from its beginnings as a working farm to its final years as an upper-class country estate. Notes: Mostly level terrain, but one fairly steep hill. Fee: $7 for adults $5 for seniors and students free for children up to age 12 and for members of the

6.  Hudson River Cruise 9|6 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM 9|7 11:00 AM, 9|13 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM, 9|14 11:00 AM 9|21 11:00 AM, 9|27 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM 9|28 11:00 AM Riverfront Green Park Peekskill 30 Hudson Ave., Peekskill 10566 (914) 589-7773 info@trinitycruises.com Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Hudson Highlands, departing from Riverfront Green Park in historic Peekskill. Sightseeing Cruise is 3 hours and includes historical commentary as we cruise as far north as West Point and return. The Sunset cruise is 1.5 hours and cruises past the Bear Mt. Bridge and returns as we enjoy the sunset over Dunderburg Mt. Bring along a picnic lunch or dinner. Soft drinks, beer & wine available on all cruises. Registration: Call, email or www.trinitycruises.com to purchase online. 11:00 AM, 3 Hour Sightseeing Cruise; Sunset Cruise 5:30 or 6:00, call for days and times. Fee: See website for ticket prices. Ramblers get a $5 discount on Sightseeing or Sunset Cruise! Use the code RAMBLE in the promotion code when booking online. Metro North Station: Peekskill

7.  Paddle for a Cure 9|6 9:30 AM

Long Dock Rd Beacon 12508 (646) 372-0500 president@hrwa.org Building on a fun and successful event last year, we’ll do a poker paddle down the 9 miles from Long Dock in Beacon to Cold Spring (with the current), individuals and teams will pick up cards at various points on this gorgeous stretch of the Hudson to assemble the winning “hand”. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Support Connection providing support and counseling for patients and families of those with breast and ovarian cancers. Notes: The paddle is done with the current. Wind and weather is unpredictable. Registration: By 9/2 at http://paddleforthecure. brownpapertickets.com/ Fee: $50 pre-registration includes event giveaway, picnic lunch,and donation to the Support Connection of Yorktown (supportconnection.org) Difficulty: Moderate Length: 9 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 14 unless they are in a double with an adult Additional equipment: Participants should bring their own boats and equipment or they can rent from the local outfitter with reservations. Metro North Station: Beacon, Cold Spring Additional activities: Picnic, music, Festival and raffles at the end of the paddle in Cold Spring. H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A M B L E 2 0 1 4

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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.

3.  Free Sails with Ferry Sloops 9|6 11:00 AM

Friends of John Jay Homestead Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Bottled water and sturdy, comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Additional activities: John Jay Homestead Farm Market takes place every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Carriage Barn Education and Visitor Center open 9:30 to 4:30. Potting Shed, Red Barn, Schoolhouse, and Play House Discovery Centers offer more children’s activities at no charge.


“One of the best, memorable experiences of my life.” —John V.

8.  Highlands Bluegrass Festival at

Harmony Hall 9|7 1:00 PM

Harmony Hall ~ Jacob Sloat House 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg 10974 (845) 712-5220 geoffwelch@gmail.com 5-string fiddle sensation Sue Cunningham and her top-notch bluegrass band returns to the Ramapo Mountains in the Highlands for 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. Two others excellent bands will also perform. The festival also features quality local crafts & foods, amusements, historic displays in a beautiful Ramapo River Valley setting, surrounded by the Ramapo Mountains near Harriman and Sterling Forest State Parks. Additional equipment: Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Metro North Station: Sloatsburg

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Hastings to Untermyer Gardens 9|7 1:30 PM

Antoinette’s Patisserie 417 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson 10706 (917) 621-5592 mcain@aqueduct.org Learn about the history and interesting facts of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the Old Hastings Marble Quarry and celebrated Hastings residents who lived on the Aqueduct including Jacques Lipschitz (sculptor) and Dr. Draper (pioneering photographer of the moon). Take a brief tour of the exquisite Untermyer Gardens, once among the most famous gardens in the world. The walk will be two miles each way, but you may opt to finish earlier or return to Hastings by train. You can reach Antoinette’s easily from the Hastingson-Hudson Metro-North Train Station. Arrive early for delicious foods! Notes: Terrain is for the most part level and smooth, except for a few hundred feet up steep hills on a sidewalk and a dirt road.

Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 3 hours Metro North Station: Hastings-on-Hudson

opendaysprogram.org for additional locations. Fee: $5 per garden; children 12 & under free. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Various locations and terrain.

10.  Hiking Tri-State’s Best Places 9|7 10:00 AM

12.  The Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble 9|7 10:30 AM, 9|21 10:30 AM, 9|28 10:30 AM

Harriman State Park - Cladius Smiith Rock Loop Tuxedo Train Station/Commuter Lot 2 Powerhouse Lane, Tuxedo 10987 (973) 581-1938 NewYork-OS@rei.com Join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Tri State’s best hiking areas. We’ll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips for making hiking more comfortable and help you hike at your own pace. We will provide every participant with a signature REI flashpack filled with valuable information and a lunch for the hike. Notes: We will be hiking the Kakiat Trail >> Blue Dot Trail >> Tuxedo/Mt. Ivy Trail. This loop features moderate ascents and descents; mix of rocky, uneven, dirt, mud, roots, and gravel terrain. Registration: www.rei.com/outdoorschool/280 Fee: REI Member: $75 Non-Member: $95 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 16 Additional equipment: Hat/ Sun protection - An item to help protect your face and neck from sunburn. Water Bottle, Energy Snacks, Hiking Socks - Moisture wicking socks to help keep your feet cool and dry. Hiking Boots (Optional) Personal Camera Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers. Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder, Insect Repellent

11.  Open Days Program Garden Tour

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The White Garden 199 Elmwood Road, South Salem 10590 (888) 842-2442 opendays@gardenconservancy.org Explore two private gardens in Lewisboro and North Salem, open to the public for self-guided tours. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at The White Garden or see

Lyndhurst 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown 10591 (914) 631-4481 info@lyndhurst.org A tour of the historic grounds at Lyndhurst, a Gothic Revival masterpiece overlooking the Hudson River. The site reflects nearly 175 years of life on the Hudson River contained in 67 park-like acres that include 16 structures, such as a Lord & Burnham steel-framed greenhouse complex and the oldest regulation bowling alley in the US. Lyndhurst’s magnificent grounds contain award-winning rose, fern, and rock gardens, specimen trees, the now-aged lindens for which the property was named, and spectacular views of the Hudson River. The guided tour will start at the Visitor Center. Public restrooms also located in the visitor center. Registration: www.showclix.com/event/landscape Fee: Adults: $14 Seniors/Students: $13 Children: $10 www.showclix.com/event/landscape Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Visitors should dress for uneven, hilly terrain, and should bring rain gear. The tour will be cancelled if storm conditions are forecast. Metro North Station: Tarrytown Additional activities: Hourly guided tours of Lyndhurst available from 10am-5pm, Friday through Sunday. (Last tours at 4pm) Ticket price: $14 adults, children $10.

13.  Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

30th Anniversary! 9|12 10:00 AM, 9|13 10:00 AM, 9|14 10:00 AM

Lyndhurst Estate 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown 10591 (845) 331-7900 crafts@artrider.com Discover the unique, creative designs of over 275 leading local & national artists & craftspeople as they exhibit, sell and discuss their contemporary handcrafted works of art. Enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionaries and purchase their latest work, one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Enjoy our new expanded food court, purchase specialty foods and participate in children’s activities throughout the weekend. No dogs allowed. Fee: $12 weekend pass, $11 seniors, kids 6-16 $4, under 6 free Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The event is outdoors on grass. Weather permitting, wheelchairs are able to be pushed easily on the grounds. Metro North Station: Tarrytown

14.  Hart’s Brook Park & Preserve Talk & Walk 9|13 10:00 AM

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Hart’s Brook Park & Preserve 156 Ridge Road, Hartsdale 10530 (914) 693-8985 x 116 pmurphy@greenburghny.com Hear about the interesting history of the former Gaisman Estate & tour its unusual barn & its stable that has yet to house a single cow or horse. Then take a guided walk to the pond in the Preserve woodlands. Notes: Dirt road trails could be muddy in spots. Registration: Call by 9/11


Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hours Not suitable for children under: 4 Additional equipment: Bring water to drink & proper footwear for walking. Metro North Station: Hartsdale Additional activities: Gardens behind barn will be visited.

15.  Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Walk to

Dobbs Ferry Historical Society 9|13 10:00 AM

16.  Walk to Two Abandoned

Johnsontown Cemeteries 9|13 10:00 AM, Raindate: 9|20 10:00 AM

Meet at the entrance to Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park Lake Sebago Cabins, Suffern 10901 (845) 429-3243 sschassler@yahoo.com Meet at the entrance to Lake Sebago.We will walk to two of the four abandoned Johnsontown Cemeteries, Pine Grove and the Johnson Cemetery. With the help of both Walter Luther, the president and Florence Anderson the senior historian from the Historical Society of the Palisades; we will learn about the vanished hamlet of Johnsontown and its cemeteries. Since Sebago Beach is closed permanently to the public we have a rare opportunity to go into Lake Sebago with the park’s permission and see these abandoned cemeteries. Registration: Contact Walter Luther at 914-5823007, Louise Parnell at 845-290-5287 or Simone Schassler at 845-429-3243 by 9/12. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 7 Additional equipment: Good walking shoes, water and a walking stick (if desired). You will be given a parking permit issued by the park to display. Please be on time.

17.  Historic Homes and Landmarks

Tour - Shared History 9|13 10:00 AM, Rain or Shine

Historical Society of Rockland County 20 Zukor Road, New City 10956

18.  Free Sails with Ferry Sloops 9|13 11:00 AM

Shattemuc Yacht Club 1 Westerly Road, Ossining 10562 (914) 841-3107 info@ferrysloops.org The sails aboard Whimbrel, our sloop-rigged Catboat, will depart at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, & 4PM. Each sail will be approximately 45 minutes long. The free sails are on a “first come, first served” basis. No reservations will be accepted prior to the sail day. Guests can to sign up at the Ferry Sloops tent beginning at 10AM for any of the day’s scheduled sail times (limit of 4 passengers per sail). The captain reserves the right to cancel any or all of the day’s sails, if weather conditions make it unsafe for sailing. Free parking is available on the street and in the Shattemuc Yacht Club parking lot. Not suitable for children under: 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian (strictly enforced).

19.  Grand Opening of the Summer

Kitchen 9|13 11:00 AM

Mead House, Dobbs Ferry Historical Society 12 Elm Street, Dobbs Ferry 10522 (914) 674-1007 dfhistory@optimum.net Peek into the life of a 19th century cook as she prepared meals on a wood-fired stove or washed in a soapstone sink in a kitchen situated away from the main house. Tour the Mead House (c.1855), then join us on the veranda for delicious edibles and wine. Fee: Suggested $10 donation for wine and edibles. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Mead House is wheelchair accessible but one must climb four steps to reach the Summer Kitchen. Metro North Station: Dobbs Ferry

CONGRESSWOMAN

Nita Lowey

The Hudson River Valley is a national treasure, and no other event showcases its history, culture, adventure, and natural beauty like the Ramble. I congratulate the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area on the 15th annual Ramble and thank all of the supporting organizations for their hard work and commitment. As a proud co-founder of the Hudson River Caucus in Congress, I look forward to continuing to work with our local organizations and communities to preserve the Hudson River Valley for generations to come. Enjoy the Ramble!”

a costumed guide and learn how the lighthouse served the economic development of New York and the nation. At 2:00 p.m. take a walk with a soldier and learn the detailed history of how the battle unfolded. Join the site staff for the 3:00 pm firing of the 6 "pounder" cannon. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Partially paved. Accessible parking available. Additional activities: Museum and Revolutionary encampment open.

21.  Fall Bird Walk at Stony Point

Battlefield 9|13 8:00 AM

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point 10980 (845) 786-2521 julia.warger@parks.ny.gov Experts Della and Alan Wells of the Rockland Audubon Society will lead a walk through the diverse bird habitats and wildlife found at Stony Point Battlefield in search of neo-tropical birds on their fall migration. First time birders welcome, and experienced birders will enjoy exploring the location of a wonderfully accessible birders paradise. Bring binoculars, or borrow an extra pair from the group. Notes: Small hill, partially paved path. Registration: Site entrance gate will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. only, so please arrive on time to join the walk. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Partially paved. Handicap parking available. Additional equipment: Binoculars suggested. Additional activities: Stony Point Battlefield museum and Revolutionary war encampment will be open to public 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Visitors may also walk to the base of the Stony Point Lighthouse.

20.  Stony Point Battlefield and

Lighthouse Hudson River Ramble 9|13 12:00 PM, 9|14 12:00 PM

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point 10980 (845) 786-2521 julia.warger@parks.ny.gov Take a walk to the Lighthouse at 1:00 pm, with

22.  Brinton Brook Audubon Hike 9|13 9:00 AM Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary Route 9, Croton-on-Hudson 10520 (914) 666-6503 office@sawmillriveraudubon.org

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Mercy College 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 10522 (646) 303-1448 skelsey@aqueduct.org Meet at 10 am at the Mercy College NE parking lot at the border of Dobbs Ferry and Irvington at Broadway (Rt. 9) (a short walking distance SE of the Ardsley-on-Hudson station on MTA’s Hudson Line). We will walk along the trail that is on top of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which was constructed from 1837-42 to bring water to NYC. We will view old structures on the Aqueduct and discuss this engineering marvel, which was based on the Roman Aqueducts. Notes: Trail is hard packed dirt, level. Difficulty: Easy Length: 3 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: All ages, if accompanied by parent. Metro North Station: Ardsley-on-Hudson Additional activities: We will walk to the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, which is holding a Grand Opening of its Summer Kitchen – Peek into the life of a 19th Century housewife as she cooked on a wood-fired stove or washed in a slate sink in a kitchen situated away from the main house. Then join us on the veranda of the Mead House for delicious edibles and wine.

(845) 634-9629 info@rocklandhistory.org 200 years ago the Rev. Stephen Goetschius came to the Old Stone Church in the Ramapo Township and served until 1835. The families who worshipped here came from both the Ramapo Township areas of Rockland County and northern Bergen County. To celebrate their shared history, the Historical Society of Rockland County and the Upper Saddle River Historical Society working with the USR Historic Preservation Commission have joined together to present a Historic Homes and Landmarks Tour, “Shared History”. This SELF-GUIDED tour will feature houses in both Rockland County, NY as well as Bergen County, NJ. Proceeds for the tour will benefit the two historical societies. Registration: Prepaid reservations at BrownPaperTickets.com, On the day of the tour tickets available at the Hopper-Goetschius House Museum, 363 East Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Visit www.RocklandHistory.org or call for info. Fee: $35 pre-paid reservation; $40 on the day of the tour. Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: As a courtesy to the homeowners, please wear soft soled shoes and refrain from gum-chewing, eating, drinking or photography while on the tour.


“This is a great experience for the entire family!”  —Kevin K.

Explore the 156-acres of Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary overlooking the Hudson River in Croton-on- Hudson with Saw Mill River Audubon. Two-hour leisurely nature walk with optional 1.5 hour extension to the highest point in Croton on the Village’s Highland Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Binoculars are helpful. Please note: no restrooms on property. Notes: Moderate slopes, some uneven rocky surfaces. Registration: Call or email by 9/5. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 or 4 miles Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6

23.  Horace Greeley History Hunt -

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Meet Horace: The Original Game 9|20 1:00 PM, And then during Museum Open

Kingsland Point County Park, Sleepy Hollow 10591 (914) 762-2912 x 110 teatown@teatown.org Join environmental artists from Strawtown Studio and Teatown educator Erin Baker in an exploration of migration. Explore the differences in color, patterns and composition of the water habitats. We will have fun imagining the life experiences of the birds, insects and marine life that migrate the Hudson’s waterway and flyway. Registration: Call by 9/18. Fee: Parking fee for park is $5 per vehicle. Not suitable for children under: 5 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Some areas are not accessible by wheelchair. Metro North Station: Tarrytown

26.  Historic Tallman Mountain State Park Hike 9|20 10:00 AM

House Horace Greeley House 100 King Street, Chappaqua 10514 (914) 238-4666 director@newcastlehs.org The New Castle Historical Society’s first-ever History Hunt game was one of several events to commemorate Horace Greeley’s 200th birthday in 2011. Players are led though the life and times of Horace Greeley, starting at the Greeley’s home and quickly jumping out “to the field.” Be prepared to walk in and around town, follow maps, solve puzzles, and search for caches. The game can be completed in an afternoon (but doesn’t have to be) and isn’t car-dependent. “Meet Horace” is perfect for all ages! Notes: Walking mostly on sidewalks in downtown Chappaqua with one hill. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Metro North Station: Chappaqua Additional activities: We will also be offering “Walking Horace Greeley’s Farm” at 2:00 on September 20. The Horace Greeley House will be open for tours.

Tallman Mountain State Park 450 Piermont Ave., Piermont 10968 (845) 519-4247 jurasek@optonline.net We will hike through the historical Tallman Mountain State Park and learn its interesting history as a former oil tank farm. Then it’s out the Piermont Pier to follow in the footsteps of the 40,000 US Troops per month who marched to the waiting ships to transport them to the Atlantic Theatre during WWII. Finally, we will learn of the historic transformation of Piermont, NY from a blue collar factory town to its present day status. Notes: There are limited facilities on the hike. There is one steep descent on the way but it can be avoided if necessary. There are also some rough paths and short elevation gains. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 7 miles Duration: 5 hours Not suitable for children under: 7 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Pier is wheelchair accessible but the hiking trails in the park are not. Please contact the leader for more information. Additional equipment: Lunch, water, snack and good walking boots or sneakers. Bring your own Lunch.

24.  Ghost Town History Hiking Tour 9|20 10:00 AM, Raindate: 9|27 10:00 AM

27.  Saw Mill River Heritage Trail 9|20 10:00 AM

Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain 10911 (914) 261-0987 hvdaytrips@comcast.net With photos and maps in hand, tour the “Ghost Town” Doodletown, with “Friends of Doodletown” member Mark Jelley. See the cemeteries, sidewalks, walls and foundations, with photos to show how the homes once appeared in the vanished hamlet that was lived in for at least 203 years. In addition, explore its secret places such as two iron mines, and secluded waterfalls. The history hike rambles along old roads and paths, past pretty streams, and beautiful woods with beautiful mountain views. Notes: 3 long steep hills. Other inclines. Please no pets. Registration: Call or email by 9/19. Fee: $5 Donation Difficulty: Difficult Length: 6.5 miles Duration: 6 hours Not suitable for children under: 16 Additional equipment: Bring your own Lunch.

25.  Colors of Migration 9|20 10:00 AM

Kathryn W. Davis Riverwalk Center

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Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers 10701 (914) 965-4027 x 105 charles.casimiro@parks.ny.gov Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill River. This walking tour will follow the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island while discussing and exploring the history, growth, development, and changing landscapes of downtown Yonkers. Notes: The walk will take place on city sidewalks in a fairly crowded area. Registration: Required by 9/19. Please call to reserve your spot. Fee: $5 for members of Friends of Philipse Manor Hall and $10 for non-members Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The tour goes along sidewalks in varying conditions. Metro North Station: Yonkers Additional activities: Philipse Manor Hall will be open for self-guided house tours from 12-5 PM. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for children 12 and under.

28.  Overnight Backpacking w/ REI Outdoor School 9|20 10:00 AM, Overnight Trip

Harriman State Park - Silver Mine Lake Picnic Area Trailhead Old Silver Mine Ski Center, Stony Point 10980 (973) 581-1938 NewYork-OS@rei.com Learn how to choose and use equipment to maximize comfort and fun; learn about campsite selection, cooking, water treatment and Leave No Trace etiquette; how to pack a backpack for fit, balance and accessibility; techniques of how to properly wear and hike with a backpack for ultimate comfort on the trail. Discover local areas where overnight backpacking is available. Course includes all required gear and food. Notes: Back country trail. Registration: www.rei.com/outdoorschool/280 Fee: REI Member: $275 Non-Member: $295 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 24 hours Not suitable for children under: 18 Additional equipment: Rain Gear, Sun Protection, Hiking Boots, Water Bottle, Lunch & Snacks

29.  Designers for the Millionaires of

the Gilded Age 9|20 10:30 AM

Irvington Senior Citizens Center 29 Bridge Street in Scenic Hudson Park, Irvington 10533 (646) 303-1448 skelsey@aqueduct.org Tour the Hudson River waterfront of the Village of Irvington, the former site of the Lord & Burnham Company, manufacturer of conservatories for wealthy clients, including robber baron Jay Gould of Lyndhurst, and the New York Botanical Garden. Walk up Irvington’s Historic Main Street to the McVickar House, the second oldest home in Irvington and headquarters of the Irvington Historical Society. Visit the Town Hall, a 1902 historic landmark building and its restored Tiffany Reading Room, designed by the Tiffany studio, and Town Hall Theater, modeled after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC. Notes: Walk is on sidewalk, on the waterfront and up Main Street, which is inclined. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Metro North Station: Irvington

30.  Stony Point Lighthouse Day 9|20 12:00 PM

Stony Point Battlefield 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point 10980 (845) 786-2521 nrwings@aol.com Celebrate the history of lighthouses on the Hudson River. Tours of the lighthouse will be given throughout the day and 19th century maritime music and storytelling will be performed by Balladeer Linda Russell and Storyteller Jonathan Kruk in the shadow of the lighthouse. Refreshments served. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Walking paths are paved. Handicapped Parking is available.

31.  Meandering among the Historic

Millionaires’ Mansions 9|20 2:00 PM

Town Hall 85 Main Street, Irvington 10533 (646) 303-1448 skelsey@aqueduct.org Walk north on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail


(which intersects Main Street) to Lyndhurst and back and admire architectural landmarks, including the skeletal remains of a Lord & Burnham conservatory, and Hudson River views, while learning the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct. Along the way, we will discuss the history of the mansions lining that portion of the trail. When you return to Main Street, if you would like to see more, you may choose to continue your walk south (and back) on the Aqueduct to view more historic mansions. Notes: Hard, level, dirt road. Difficulty: Easy Length: 3.5 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult Additional equipment: Walkers should bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Metro North Station: Irvington Additional activities: On the return trip, you might stop to tour Jay Gould’s Lyndhurst or Washington Irving’s Sunnyside mansion (paid guided tours are available at both).

32.  Walking Greeley’s Farm 9|20 2:00 PM

33.  Hike with your Senator led by Senator David Carlucci 9|20 8:00 AM

Kakiat Park 668 Haverstraw Road, Montebello 10901 (845) 623-3627 bayoung@nysenate.gov Participants will travel through a moderate, three mile circular journey over uneven terrain, requiring some light to moderate climbing throughout the trail. Hikers will experience and have the chance to view diverse topography from flat wetlands to rolling hills. The trail is home to various wildlife including, White-Tailed Deer, Red Foxes, Woodchucks, Hawks and many other animals. Registration: Contact the Senator’s office by 9/18. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: At least one liter of water, sunscreen, bug-spray and a snack for the trip.

34.  Historic Cemeteries of Ramapo -

History in Your Own Backyard 9|20 8:30 AM, Rain or Shine

Historical Society of Rockland County

35.  Town of Clarkstown Supervisor’s Walk 9|20 9:00 AM, Raindate: 9|21

9:00 AM Rockland Lake State Park 299 Rockland Lake Rd., Valley Cottage 10989 (845) 639-6200 J.Pedersen@clarkstown.org The “Clarkstown Supervisor’s Walk with Alex Gromack” is three hikes in one, ranging from easy to difficult, for the whole family to the avid hiker. The Rockland Lake Stroll is a leisurely walk the whole family can enjoy. The Short Long Path, a relatively short hike is rewarded with breathtaking views of the Palisades escarpment, the Hudson River and Westchester County. For the avid hiker, the Long Path/Greenway Trek is a 6-mile trek along the top of the basaltic cliffs of the Palisades formation and alongside the Hudson River. All participants will be provided T-shirts and light refreshments. Notes: Rockland Lake Walk: Paved fitness trail, easy; Short Long Path: Steep hills, moderate; Long Path/Greenway Trek: Steep hills, some rocky surfaces, difficult. Difficulty: Difficult Length: (3 Hikes): 1.7, 3.2, 6 miles Duration: (3 Hikes): 1, 2, 4 hours Not suitable for children under: Rockland Lake Walk is suitable for all ages. Short Long Path and Long Path/Greenway Trek are not suitable for children under 10. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Rockland Lake Walk is paved and barrier free for wheelchairs. The Short Long Path and Long Path/ Greenway Trek are not. Additional equipment: Ankle boots should be worn for the Short Long Path and Long Path/ Greenway Trek. Lunch should be brought for the Long Path/Greenway Trek. Bring your own Lunch. Additional activities: Light refreshments and a tour narrative will be provided.

36.  Talk & Walk of Historic Haverstraw & Brick Industry 9|21 1:00 PM

Haverstraw, NY 12 Main Street, Haverstraw 10927 (845) 290-5287 parnelljt@optonline.net We will meet at the Haverstraw Brick Museum. After coffee and cake we will use artifacts and charts to learn about the brick industry that started and flourished in Haverstraw. Using pictures from the archives we will look at life in Haverstraw at that time, the important men whose ingenuity started the brick industry and the 1906 landslide. Notes: We will be walking the streets of Haverstraw. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 3 hours

CONGRESSMAN

Eliot Engel

The Hudson River Valley is an area steeped in history. Henry Hudson stumbled upon the Hudson River en route to China in 1609, and over a century later these shores played a pivotal role in our young nation’s fight for independence. Washington Irving brought Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle to life, while Thomas Cole found inspiration in one of the most majestic rivers in North America. The 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble is an excellent opportunity to visit this historic region. Come visit the America where America got started.”

Not suitable for children under: 7 Additional equipment: Good walking shoes, water & a walking stick (if desired).

37.  Croton Dam Hike - Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct 9|21 11:00 AM

Croton Gorge Park and Croton Dam Rt. 129, Cortland Manor 10567 (914) 862-4207 ttarnowsky@aqueduct.org Hike along the beautiful Croton Dam. Hike leader 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. Notes: Uneven hard-packed dirt surface, not level, but not difficult. Fee: No fee for the event, but there is a fee of $10 to park in Croton Gorge Park. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5-2 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Water and snack recommended. Participants may wish to bring a lunch to eat at the Croton Gorge Park picnic area following the hike.

38.  2nd Annual Washington-

Rochambeau Regatta 9|21 12:00 PM

United States 20 Spook Rock Road, Suffern 10901 (845) 323-7962 janetburnet@aol.com In 1781, France came to the aid of the American Colonists, the combined armys marched over 600 miles from Newport to Yorktown where they defeated Lord Cornwallis in the final decisive battle of the War, the route they followed has been designated as a National Historic Trail. Join the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Trail Association, the National Park Service, the Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association, Historic Hudson River Towns,

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Horace Greeley House - Tour begins 100 King Street, Chappaqua 10514 (914) 238-4666 director@newcastlehs.org Come walk with us through parts of the original farm and learn about the legacy the Greeley family left. The tour will start at the Greeley House and head through the farm. During the time period when Greeley lived in town, he was the editor of The Tribune and also ran for President against Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. In addition Greeley was also an inventor and a farmer, writing “What I Know About Farming” in 1871 about his experience with his farm in downtown Chappaqua. Registration: By 9/19. Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Wear comfortable walking shoes (there are some moderate grades and pebbly paths) The walk will take about 75 minutes. Limited to 25 persons. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Metro North Station: Chappaqua Additional activities: ”Meet Horace: The Original Game”, redux. See event listing. “Meet Horace” is perfect for all ages!

20 Zukor Road, New City 10956 (845) 634-9629 info@rocklandhistory.org We will tour several of Ramapo’s historic cemeteries including Brick Church, West Ramapo, Iron Works, Rock. Co. & Veterans, Potters Field and Masonicus. A knowledgeable guide will board our bus at each stop, presenting the history of each cemetery. In addition we will learn about some notable people buried at each cemetery. Although we will be disembarking at 2 or 3 cemeteries, these stops will NOT involve a lot of walking. Our day will conclude with a buffet luncheon at Characters Restaurant. Registration: By 9/13 at www.RocklandHistory. org or by phone. Fee: Trip fee is $69 per person, and $64 per person for members of the HSRC and includes bus transportation, guided tours and lunch. Not suitable for children under: 12


poison ivy (long pants advised) Difficulty: Difficult Length: 3.5 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Bring your own Lunch.

43.  Tappantown Historical Society’s Annual Colonial Day 9|27 12:00 PM

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Iona Island Paddle

The Sloop Clearwater, Hudson Rising, the Towns and Villages of Ossining and Haverstraw as we commemorate this great event. Registration: By 9/15 for participating boaters and fee for private reception email Janet Burnet. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Shorelines, parks, and other self-chosen locations and facilities that provide visible sights of the Regatta are not under the purview of the Regatta organizers; and may (or may not) be accessible. The Hudson Water Club at Haverstraw Marina is accessible. No boats or boat rides will be provided to the general public. Additional equipment: Boating participants should provide their own boats, flotation and other personal safety devices. Metro North Station: Ossinning Additional activities: On the Ossining shoreline (Saturday AND Sunday), celebrate and learn about sustainability, enjoy heritage foods, drinks (a feast of the bounty of the Hudson River Valley), music, colorful Revolutionary War re-enactors, crafts and more. In Haverstraw, enjoy the sounds and sights of the annual Main Street Fair.

Bowling Green Park *Pre-Register for meeting place*, New York (914) 232-5651 x 100 robert.lee@parks.ny.gov Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played and prayed. Along the way, we will be passing through 10,000 years of local history, recalling events from the end of the last Ice Age into the 21st Century. Registration: Call or email by 9/22. Registrants will be sent details on the meeting place in Lower Manhattan. Fee: $15 for members of Friends of John Jay Homestead; $20 for non-members Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.75 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12

39.  Camp Smith Trail to Anthony’s Nose 9|21 9:30 AM

41.  Iona Island Educational Canoe Trip

Bear Mountain Bridge Camp Smith Trail and Appalachian Trail, Garrison 10524 (914) 471-5545 wjdhikes@gmail.com Running parallel to the Hudson River, the Camp Smith Trail to Anthony’s Nose offers spectacular views that make this strenuous hike, with its many elevation gains and losses, worth the work. The view from Anthony’s Nose is as famous as its name. At each view point, you will learn about the history of the Hudson Valley form Jane and Walt Daniels authors of Walkable Westchester and members of the NY-NJ Trail Conference. From east side of Bear Mountain Bridge, go north on Rte 9D and park on the river side just north of the bridge. No cell service at the meeting place. Notes: Rocky footpath with steep ascents and descents. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 3.7 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Wear hiking shoes or hiking boots; bring lunch and at least 1 quart of water. Bring lunch/water/windbreaker in day pack. Bring your own Lunch.

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The DeWint House/Washington’s Headquarters 20 Livingston Street(corner of Oak Tree Rd. & Livingston St.), Tappan 10983 (845) 359-1923 clavalle46@yahoo.com Step back in time and visit Colonial America. Tour the Carriage House Museum and the DeWint House with costumed guides. See Colonial Army reenactors, encampment soldiers, live farm animals and preparations for winter in the DeWint House kitchen. Watch spinners, lacemakers, quilters, embroiderers, woodcarvers, a sheepshearer, blacksmith and colonial singers and dancers. For the children there is apple pressing, stenciling, candle dipping, writing with quill pens, making tussie mussies, juggling and making a mob cap. Refreshments available.

44.  Westchester Wilderness Walk/

Zofnass Family Preserve with Westchester Land Trust 9|28 1:00 PM - 3: 00 PM

11:00 AM Iona Island, Bear Mountain 10911 (845) 889-4745 x 109 james.herrington@dec.ny.gov 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. Registration: By 9/26 www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/90413.html Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles 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.

Pound Ridge, New York Upper Shad Road (Westchester Wilderness Walk / Zofnass Family Preserve entrance), Pound Ridge 10536 (914) 234-6992 x 12 kara@westchesterlandtrust.org Enjoy a delightful walk on nature trails that wind their way through Westchester Land Trust’s Westchester Wilderness Walk / Zofnass Family Preserve. This land boasts extensive wetlands and majestic woodlands with rare wildlife, plants, dramatic rock formations, soaring tulip trees and dozens of different species of birds. The outing will begin with an overview of the strategic assemblage of the preserve and trails by members of the Zofnass Family who founded the preserve and regularly maintain the land for all to enjoy. Hikers will split into smaller groups according to distance and pace. All hikes will begin/end at the Upper Shad Road trail head. Notes: Longer hike requires some moderate ascents. Registration: RSVP to Evelyn@westchesterlandtrust.org or call by 9/26/14. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 or 3.5 miles Duration: 1 or 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Sturdy shoes are recommended for both. Participants may bring water, camera, etc. There are no restroom facilities.

42.  Ramble along the Palisades

45.  JHC Jay Day: Fall Family Festival

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Palisades, NY Lamont-Doherty entrance at the stateline, Rte 9W, Palisades 10964 (201) 768-3612 jf31@columbia.edu Bushwhack to Skunk Hollow, site of an historic 19th century black settlement, then hike to the Women’s Federation Monument on the Palisades, and follow the Long Path back along the crest of the Palisades. This hike offers stunning views across the Hudson River Notes: Short steep climb, some bushwhacking,

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11:00 AM Jay Heritage Center 210 Boston Post Road, Rye 10580 (914) 698-9275 preservationists@gmail.com Come enjoy the day, take part in pony rides, face painting, pumpkin activities, apple coring, a Farmers Market, and more, all set to the tune of fun, festival music played on the Jay Veranda! Watch a falconer in the meadow, and pick up a picnic lunch from one of the tasty food trucks! Fee: $10.00 per person $40.00 per family Metro North Station: Harrison


MIDDLE HUDSON VALLEY EVENTS 48. Stockade National Historic District KEY TO RAMBLE EVENTS Hudson River Estuary

Greenway Trail

Great Estates

Hudson River Artists Trail

Revolutionary War Trail

Family Friendly

Hiking Boots/Shoes required or recommended Wheelchair Accessible (for details, contact the trip leader)

Public Transportation Bicycle

46. West Point Museum

All Ramble Weekends, 10:30 AM

West Point Museum 2110 New South Post Road, USMA West Point 10996 (845) 938-3590 museum@usma.edu The oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere, the museum supports cadet academic, military and cultural instruction. It represents the culmination of more than two centuries of preserving our military heritage, the evolution of warfare, and the development of the American Armed Forces. When the Academy opened in 1802, many Revolutionary War trophies remained to be used for cadet instruction and after the Mexican War (1846-48) West Point was designated by Executive Order as the permanent depository of war trophies. Fee: Photo ID required for tour on-post at West Point. On-Post tour has fee involved. Museum admission is FREE.

47. Esopus Meadows Walk and Wade

9|6 1:00 PM

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 wildlife 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

Corner of Wall and Main Streets Kingston 12401 (845) 339-0720 fohk@verizon.net Following the street plan designed by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658, the tour walks the heart of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777. Walking tour highlights include viewing the many eighteenth century limestone houses still standing in the Stockade District, and visiting the site of the drafting of the New York State Constitution in 1777 and the gravesite of New York’s first elected governor, George Clinton, in the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground. Fee: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16 Additional equipment: Walking Shoes!

51. Revolutionary War

Headquarters Site 9|6 9|7 9|27 9|28 1:00 PM, Last Tour at 3 PM

Van Wyck Homestead Museum 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-9560 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 Fee: No Fee - Donations are greatly appreciated.

49. Guarding FDR: the 240th Military

52. Bannerman Castle Kayak Tour 9|6 1:30 PM, 9|7 1:30 PM, 9|14 10:00 AM,

Home of FDR National Historic Site 57 FDR Drive, Hyde Park 12538 (845) 229-7770 Allan_Dailey@nps.gov This program focuses on the Springwood Estate during World War Two, from the perspective of those who protected President Roosevelt: the 240th Military Police Battalion. Tour the grounds with a Park Ranger, in period era military uniform, as life for the President at home during war is examined. Additional activities: This event is part of a two day Living History Program presenting life both on the Roosevelt Estate, and in the United States, during World War II. This interactive display includes examples of military and civilian life. Meet the soldiers who protected President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and revisit life in America during 19431945. The Living History Program is offered from 10:00AM and 4:00PM each day. No charge.

9|20 1:30 PM, 9|27 10:00 AM, 9|28 10:00 AM Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com Here is your opportunity to get a close-up look at the famous Bannerman’s Island Castle. Kayak beneath the mighty Storm King Mountain, crossing the river to Breakneck Ridge where we will head north towards the island. Then enjoy a leisurely paddle around our region’s most prominent landmarks while hearing the history behind the castle. Registration: By phone. Fee: $60 per person Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3-4 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Wear comfortable, quickdrying (non-cotton) clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats Provided.

Police Battalion at Springwood 9|6 1:00 PM, 9|7 1:00 PM

50. Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise 9|6 9|10 9|11 9|13 9|17 9|18 9|20

9|21 9|24 9|25 9|27 All trips depart 1:00 PM  Torches Landing Front Street, Newburgh 12550 (845) 220-2120 info@prideofthehudson.com Join us aboard the Pride of the Hudson for a Cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands! Bask in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoy the comfort of our climate controlled main salon featuring huge wrap-around windows. Your captain will narrate the sights along the way, including: Washington’s Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, Breakneck Mountain, Cold Spring, World’s End, Constitution Island & the United States Military Academy at West Point. Registration: Ticket pre-purchase is suggested as cruise may sell out, online at www.prideofthehudson.com or through Zerve @ (845)363-4550. Remaining tickets will be sold at the dock on a first come basis. Fee: Adults $22, Seniors (65+) $20, Children (411) $18, 3 & under free Additional activities: Snack bar/bar/souvenirs available aboard.

53. Belleayre Mt.and Cathedral Glen Hike 9|6 10:00 AM, Raindate: 9|7 10:00 AM

Overlook Lodge Belleayre Mt. Ski Center, Highmount 12441 (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com Hike with the authors of Catskill Day Hikes to the summit of Belleayre with superb viewing, and descend via Roaring Brook ski trail and Cathedral Glen’s beautiful hemlock forest. Notes: Steep ascent/descent. Registration: By phone or email by 9/4 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 5.5 miles Duration: 6 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own lunch.

54. Denning’s Point Paddle 9|6 10:00 AM Long Dock Park Long Dock Rd, Beacon 12508 (845) 831-1997

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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.

Walking Tour 9|6 1:00 PM


Fee: $60 REI Member $80 Non-Member of REI Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 17 Additional equipment: Hiking Boots Daypack Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers. 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir Lunch & Snacks (Optional) Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc. Personal Camera Personal Compass Lip Balm/Protection Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder. Bring your own lunch.

59. Historic House Interpretations All Ramble Weekends

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On the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail at Kingston Point Beach.

katy@mountaintopsonline.com Denning’s Point is a beautiful and prominent feature along the Hudson River. We will tuck in behind the point and travel into the Fishkill Creek. Good chances you see some great wildlife! Registration: By phone or email by 6pm on 9/4 Fee: $50 per person includes kayak rental and guided tour. $15 from each ticket will be donated to Forget-U-Cancer. 2-2.5 hour tour Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 16 Additional equipment: Boats Provided. Bring your own lunch. Metro North Station: Beacon

55. Open Days Program Garden Tour 9|6 10:00 AM

Riverhill 251 Patterson Lane, Saugerties 12490 (888) 842-2442 opendays@gardenconservancy.org Explore four private gardens in Olivebridge, Saugerties, and Ulster Park, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at Riverhill or see opendaysprogram.org for additional locations. Fee: $5 per garden; children 12 & under free. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Various locations and terrain.

56. Wappinger Greenway Trail Village

Talk and Walk 9|6 10:00 AM

Grinnell Public Library District 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 297-3428 jsimmons@grinnell-library.org Starting at the historic 1887 shingle style Grinnell Public Library District 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 about the village at the turn of the century with histories by Trustee Eileen Stickle. After the talk, Greenway Trail guide, Wilredo Chaluisant will lead a walk to the Greenway Trail. Notes: Majority of the walk is on sidewalks. Difficulty: Easy

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Length: 1 mile Duration: 3 hours Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Library, Homestead and sidewalks are wheelchair accessible.

57. Moodna Marsh Kayak Tour 9|6 10:00 AM, 9|13 1:30 PM, 9|14 1:30 PM 9|20 10:00 AM, 9|28 1:30 PM Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com Experience real Hudson River back country! Moodna Creek Marsh provides beautiful calm waters, great scenery, wildlife and a sense of remoteness. This is the perfect trip for beginners or seasoned paddlers. Registration: By phone. Fee: $60 per person Difficulty: Easy Length: 3 to 4 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Paddlers should wear comfortable, quick-drying(non-cotton)clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats Provided.

58. Introduction to Map & Compass Navigation 9|6 10:00 AM, 9|21 10:00 AM

Harriman State Park - Tuxedo Train Station/ Commuter Lot 2 Powerhouse Ln, Tuxedo 10987 (973) 581-1938 NewYork-OS@rei.com During this field outing, we’ll help you see three dimensions of the land in the two dimensions of a topographic map by teaching you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features. We’ll also talk about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination). Learn how to take a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can triangulate your position and plan a route. Maps and compasses will be provided. Learn how to read topographic lines and other basic features on a map, how to orient a map to match the environment both with and without a compass. Notes: This class takes place in the Claudius Smith Rock area of Harriman State Park. Please wear proper hiking footwear as the trails can be a mix of rock, roots, grass, dirt, gravel. Registration: www.rei.com/outdoorschool/280

Historic Huguenot Street 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz 12561 (845) 255-1660 x 107 Kara@huguenotstreet.org Interpretations of our historic stone houses begin every day at 10:00 AM and are offered on a half hour basis throughout the day. Buildings open daily include: the Bevier-Elting House, Deyo House, Abraham Hasbrouck House, Jean Hasbrouck House, & the reconstructed 1717 French Church. Fee: $15 General Admission $10 children under 13, seniors. Military Members, veterans, SUNY New Paltz students, & children under 7 FREE Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Contact the Main Office for questions about accessibility.

60. Heart of the Hudson Valley

Farm Tour Self-guided

1801 Rt. 9W, Marlborough, NY 12542 (845) 616-7824 meetmeinmarlborough@earthlink.net Come “Meet Me in Marlborough” (MMiM) to taste, sip & discover and experience the bounty that exists along the “Marlborough Farm Trail” voted #1 in the Hudson Valley. Follow the Meet Me in Marlborough Farm Trail signs to enjoy a fun filled day at pick-your-own & specialty farms, farmers' markets, wineries, entertainment, festivals, special events, historical sites, spas, antiques, eclectic shops and agri-cuisine served at restaurants, cafes and deli’s. Extend your visit with overnight accommodations at our B&B’s and resorts. Views of the incredible working landscapes that thrive on the banks of the Hudson River, throughout our valley and along the majestic mountainsides. Visit the MMiM website to download a MMiM brochure & map that will guide you along the way, also available at members locations.

61. Historic Bicycle Tour of Olde Fishkill

S  elf Guided Van Wyck Village Homestead Museum 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-8560 VanWyckHomestead@aol.com Self-guided bike tours of Olde Fishkill Cycle the “high road!” passing by historic sites within the Village and Town of Fishkill and Beacon. View 8, 15 or 25 sites depending on the tour loop you choose. Ride along significant routes from the Revolutionary War era, view the site of the Fishkill encampment and supply depot, and visit the home of one of America’s first female entrepreneurs. No fee. All Ramble Weekends. Tours accommodate all skill levels: Family 0.6 mi. Easy (flat); Medium 4 mi. (one hill). Extended 24 mi. (several hills, one challenging). Maps available at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum or download at www.soundearth.com/BikeTour.html Difficulty: Moderate


62. Recreation on the Hudson River

Past and Present; Hike the Greenway Trail at Carnwath Farm Self Guided

Carnwath Farm Wheeler Hill Road, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 473-0903 www.sportsmuseumdcny.org View an ice boat, Hudson River sloop and other boats, and lectures on recreation on the Hudson. Additional displays by local fishermen and the Wappinger Greenway Committee at the Sports Museum. Hike the trail: 1.5 mile trail open all weekends, great view of the Hudson and surrounding mountains. From Rt. 9D/Rt.28, go west on Rt. 28 for .25 mi.; where road splits, bear left onto Wheeler Hill Rd.; Carnwath Farm entrance is on right; follow signs to Sports Museum. Sat 10-4pm, Sun 1-4pm. Notes: Dress to protect against deer ticks. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles

63. Hudson River Valley Ramble

at Gomez Mill House All Ramble Weekends

64. Tugboats: Workhorses

of the Hudson River All Ramble Weekends, 11:00 AM

Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston 12401 (845) 338-0071 x 15 lchassman@hrmm.org Towboats and tugs pulling long strings of barges could be seen day and night on the Hudson from the 1850s through the 1930s. Rondout, the port of Kingston, was a major shipping locus, and by far the busiest port on the Hudson for most of the 19th century. This exhibition reviews this history with archival photographs, video, text panels and a replica tug pilot���s wheel house with authentic maritime devices. Fee: Adults: $7, Seniors (65+) & Students 4-18: $5, Families: $20, children 4 & under free. Additional activities: Museum admission fees apply. Museum open 11-5 Sat & Sun.

65. Norrie Point Kayak Tour 9|6 12:00 PM, 9|13 12:00 PM

Norrie Point Paddlesport Center 1 Norrie Way, Staatsburg 12580 (845) 246-2187 Info@AtlanticKayakTours.com A tour of the Hudson River from Norrie Point and visiting nearby spots like Esopus Island, Bard Rock and Black Creek Preserve. Perfect for beginners, this trip includes use of a sea kayak and all gear. Experienced guides will help participants improve their paddling skills. Wildlife, scenic vistas and

66. Spooky–Not Scary–Local Legends 9|6 5:00 PM

Little Stony Point Park 3011 New York 9D, Cold Spring 10516 (845) 424-3358 x 4 kathy.hamel@hhlt.org Acclaimed professional storyteller Jonathan Kruk spins yarns of local mysteries and spooky area legends during a family-friendly hike through Little Stony Point Park. Jonathan’s stories are beloved by children and their parents, and the hour-long, tot-friendly hike is the perfect end to a late summer day in the Hudson River Valley. Meets at 5:00pm at the Little Stony Point Bridge on Route 9D, just north of Cold Spring Village. Please be prompt. There is parking available on either side of Route 9D. Notes: The terrain varies from paved bridge, gravel trail, grassy meadow, dirt trail, with some gradual incline and decline. Registration: Call or email by 9/2. Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1 hour Metro North Station: Cold Spring

67. Sunset Kayak Tour 9|6 5:00 PM, 9|13 5:00 PM,

9|14 5:00 PM 9|20 4:00 PM, 9|21 4:00 PM, 9|27 4:00 PM, 9|28 4:00 PM Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com There are few better ways to end your day than out on the river enjoying a spectacular Hudson Valley sunset. This tour is a stress-free outing for all abilities. These trips are one of our most popular and usually sell out quickly, so call to reserve now. Registration: By phone. Fee: $60 per person. Difficulty: Easy Length: 3 or 4 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Paddlers should wear comfortable,quick-drying (non-cotton)clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats Provided.

68. Tour of Five Valleys 9|6 7:00 AM

SUNY Ulster 491 Cottekill Rd., Stone Ridge 12484 (845) 657-9764 wvmillerjr@yahoo.com Ride through five valleys in Ulster County. We will provide SAG support, Rest Stops, cue sheets and marked arrows on the pavement. There will NOT be a ride leader. Each rider will be riding at his/ her own pace. Notes: Various distances and terrain will make each ride somewhat challenging for adults in normal physical condition. Rest-stops close at 3pm.

US SENATOR

Charles E. Schumer As Autumn approaches and we revel in the majestic colors, foliage and charm of the Hudson Valley, we are reminded of the great history and heritage that have brought us together. We should celebrate that shared history, so over the years I have worked to develop new opportunities along the Hudson River for residents and tourists to enjoy the Hudson Valley’s natural beauty: like supporting the Walkway Over the Hudson, the Hudson River Greenway, a bike path from Cold Spring to Beacon, and sustainable waterfront development. The Hudson River Valley Ramble is yet another opportunity to showcase everything the Hudson River and region have to offer. The Ramble is, and will remain, a staple of the Hudson River Valley, and I look forward to preserving and promoting this wonderful event in the years to come.”

Registration: www.midhudsonbicycle.org Fee: $40 per rider, after August 22 and day-ofevent $50 per rider. Custom design micro-T-shirt $20 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 100, 62, 42 and 30 miles to choose from. Not suitable for children under: 16, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Additional equipment: All riders MUST wear an approved cycling helmet. Bring a water bottle also. Additional activities: Free catered lunch at the end of your ride. Free pair of cycling socks for each registered rider.

69. Walk: Birds of Storm King Art Center 9|6 8:00 AM Storm King Art Center 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor 12553 (845) 534-3115 info@stormkingartcenter.org Observe a variety of birds with the Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club. Beginners and experts welcome. Fee: Event is free with Storm King admission. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Please bring binoculars. Additional activities: 10:15am - Morning Yoga Beginners welcome. Bring your own mat. 1pm & 2pm - Beekeeper Tours - Experience Peter Coffin’s ‘Untitled (Bees Making Honey)’ (2012). 2pm - Wanderings & Wonderings - Join Eve Biddle, co-director of the Wassaic Project, and her collaborators for an imaginative exploration of Storm King. H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A M B L E 2 0 1 4

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Tour Times: 10:30AM, 1:15PM, & 2:45PM Gomez Mill House 11 Mill House Road, Marlboro 12542 (845) 236-3126 gomezmillhouse@juno.com Gomez Mill House ia landmark richly intertwined with our complex history: earliest extant Jewish residence in North America, center of patriotic activity in the Revolution, home of writers and artists and social activists. It is a most dramatic and absolutely irreplaceable incarnation of American History. Fee: Half price for those that mention Hudson River Valley Ramble Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair accessible on first floor only Additional equipment: Perhaps canes or walkers with seats, if needed. A lot of walking and standing is required on these tours.

historic sites along the paddle route will be featured. Notes: Waters are usually calm, but wind, waves and boat wakes are possible. Registration: At least 2 days in advance by email or phone. Fee: There is a fee of $50 per person, includes all equipment. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 to 5 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. It’s best to wear non-cotton clothing like poly or nylon. Boats Provided.


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Kirsten Gillibrand

The Hudson River has been a destination for exploration and recreation, not just for New Yorkers, but for people from across the country. I call the Hudson River Valley my home, enjoying with my family all the miles of adventure and endless recreation the region has to offer. It fuels the economy with new jobs, development and tourism. The Hudson River Valley Ramble is a tradition that honors a resource that has been so important in defining who we are, and offers the opportunity to take advantage of all it has to offer. As the first Senator from upstate New York in nearly 40 years, I will always work to preserve the beauty and tradition of the Hudson River Valley.”

Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Additional activities: Fresh Air Music on Sunday afternoons FREE Farmtastic giant jumping pillow Farm animals, Gem Mining Sluice Duck Derby Cow Train, hayride plus more! Apple, pumpkin, raspberry, veggie harvesting.

72. Children and Families: Art & Nature 9|7 1:00 PM Storm King Art Center 1 Museum Road, New Windsor 12553 (845) 534-3115 info@stormkingartcenter.org Explore the meadows, woods, and sculptures with Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and Storm King Educators. Fee: Event is free with Storm King admission. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 4 Additional activities: 9am - Member Morning Enjoy the special exhibitions and explore the grounds during non-public hours. Members receive a complimentary coffee 10-11am at the Storm King Caf_é. Open to all Members.

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70. Hike the Woodland Trail

of Discovery at Boscobel House & Gardens 9|6 9|13 9|20 9|27 9:00 AM

1601 Route 9D, Garrison 10524 (845) 265-3638 dblaney@boscobel.org FREE grounds admission for Ramble participants on Saturdays only in September. Hike Boscobel’s scenic Woodland Trail of Discovery 9am-4pm and stroll the beautiful gardens and grounds overlooking the Hudson River. Ask for a nature hunt sheet for the kids! Enjoy an audio tour of Hudson River Valley stories. Pack a picnic and spend the day! The Gift Shop at Boscobel is open on Saturdays in September 9am-5pm, and the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market (located in Boscobel’s parking lot) is open from 8:30am-1:30pm. Notes: Path has wood chips and is not suitable for strollers. An optional portion of the path is steep. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 1 hour Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch. Additional activities: Mansion tours are available for an additional fee.

71. Hurds Family Farm 2014 Cornmaze Challenge A  ll Ramble Weekends

2187 State Route 32, Modena 12548 (845) 883-7825 susan@hurdsfamilyfarm.com Our 2014 maze game is Farm Scene Investigation. Farmer Joe is missing and we need your group to help find out who kidnapped him. In this exciting clue-type game, there are 7 animal suspects. You walk and collect all the clues on a punch card as you ramble through the maze looking for the 6 checkpoints to solve the mystery and earn a FSI Badge. Enjoy scenic orchard countryside with mountain views at this N.Y. State award-winning Century Farm. This interactive family friendly game takes some brain power and energy to trek the 2 acres! So wear comfortable shoes, grab a colorful flag, and you’re off on your adventure. Maze is in shape of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the national anti-bullying October icon. Notes: Clear pathways wide enough for wheelchairs and people walking side by side through 10 ft. high cornfield! Fee: $7.50

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73. What You See and What You

Don’t See 9|7 1:00 PM,

9|14 1:00 PM Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion) Old Post Road, Staatsburg 12580 (845) 889-8851 x 338 donald.fraser@parks.ny.gov In 1895, Staatsburgh’s landscape architect designed a glorious landscape that showcased the good life in the Gilded Age, while deliberately hiding the technology and labor that made a turnof-the-century estate run. Enjoy a leisurely guided stroll through the grounds as we explore what you see...and what you don’t see. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 8 Additional activities: House tours available, $8 adults, $6 seniors, children under 12 are free.

74. History of Kenridge Farm 9|7 10:00 AM

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 100 Muser Drive, Cornwall 12518 (845) 534-5506 lmechaley@hhnm.org In 1993, Kenridge Farm was saved from commercial development and preserved for educational and recreational purposes. Learn about the farm’s history through a powerpoint presentation, and then take a hike around the property. Fee: $5.00 Adult Member $3.00 child member $7.00 Adult Non-member $5.00 Not suitable for children under: 8

75. Village of Wappingers Falls Volkswalk 9|7 10:00 AM Register between 10 AM and Noon, Finish by 2 PM 9 Mesier Park, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 462-7539 volkssportclubatwestpoint@hotmail.com The trail takes you through the historic village of Wappingers Falls, starting with the Mesier Homestead, built in 1741. Walkers will receive a self-guided trail guide. You will see the falls that give the village its name and walk along Wappingers Lake. The 6 mi trail will take you to the old textile manufacturing site, and through a wooded nature

area. For those enrolled in the AVA national walking program, the usual $3 walking fee applies; else free to all others. Notes: The 3 mile trail is mostly flat and on sidewalks. The 6 mile trail goes through an area of natural trails with some moderate hills in the woods. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 or 6 miles Duration: 1 or 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Walking shoes, walking stick, other equipment suitable for walking a portion in woods is recommended.

76. Colonial Dutch Homestead 9|13 9|14 1:00 PM, Last Tour at 3 PM

Van Wyck Homestead Museum 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-9560 FHSinfo@Yahoo.com The Van Wyck Homestead was built in 1732 and expanded to its present size in 1757. The house is an old Dutch home - one of the oldest in Dutchess County. The Dutch “symmetrical architecture” and the “Old Dutch Doors” will be highlighted during the tours of the homestead which served as an Officers Headquarters during the Revolutionary War (1776-1783). Note: Our annual Revolutionary War re-enactment weekend is Sept. 20th & 21st. For more information about this historic homestead please visit: www.FishkillHistoricalSociety.org Fee: No Fee - Donations are greatly appreciated.

77. Geology Hike 9|13 10:00 AM

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 100 Muser Drive, Cornwall 12518 (845) 534-5506 x 206 lmechaley@hhnm.org Learn about more than a billion years of New York State history. After a brief overview of the fascinating geology of our region, take a 2 mile guided hike to visit the site of a 19th century magnetite mine. Notes: Rocky uneven surface, narrow trail. Fee: Admission $7 adult $5 child Non-member $5 Adult $3 child Member Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 7 Additional equipment: Water.

78. In Their Own Words - The Battle for

Fort Montgomery! 9|13 10:00 AM

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site 690 Route 9W, Ft. Montgomery 10922 (845) 446-2134 peter.cutul@parks.ny.gov Come for a rare, extended tour of one of the Hudson Valley’s most dramatic battle sites! Drawing mainly on 1st hand accounts and archaeological data, this ramble will bring to life the Revolutionary War attack on Fort Montgomery using the words of the soldiers who were there and what they left behind. Program will last about 2 hours and include rarely visited spots of the battlefield and conclude with a musket firing demonstration. Registration: Call 914-552-6799 or email by 9/12. Not suitable for children under: 14 Additional equipment: Decent footwear, lunch, and drinking water.


79. Mysteries of Life on the Mountain –

Interpretive Hike 9|13 10:00 AM

Fuller Mountain Preserve 70 Bowen Road, Warwick 10990 (845) 469-0951 info@oclt.org Join Dr. Cory Harris, Professor of Anthropology & Archaeology at SUNY Orange, as he unveils the mysteries behind Fuller Mountain Preserve. This beautiful, 255-acre preserve was the site of Dr. Harris’s field study; which yielded thousands of artifacts and shed some light on the preserve’s many archaeological features. Participants on this hike will view these very features, including: remnants of a crude, late 1800s homestead, a lime furnace, a stone hunting lodge and several stone structures. Registration: Call or email by 9/12. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.75 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 5

80. Bannerman Castle Hard Hat Tour 9|13 10:00 AM, 9|21 2:00 PM

Get to Know

Putnam County

81. Newburgh Urban Market 9|13 10:00 AM, 9|27 10:00 AM

50 Liberty St Newburgh 12550 (347) 217-6919 newburghurbanmarket@gmail.com At the Newburgh Urban Market you can find food trucks, jewelry, crafts, vintage items, antiques, and more. Next to Washington’s Headquarters in historic downtown Newburgh. Not suitable for children under: 2 Metro North Station: Beacon, by way of ferry.

82. Falling Waters Preserve

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Storm King Adventure Tours 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520 (845) 534-7800 info@stormkingadventuretours.com Receive an exclusive behind-the-ruins kayak and walking tour of Bannerman’s Castle. Includes a guided, hard-hat visit with a full narrated history of the island and castle. Proceeds go toward the preservation of this unique landmark. Registration: Please call to make your reservation. Fee: $100 per person Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3-4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Paddlers should wear comfortable,quick-drying (non-cotton) clothes and shoes that can get wet. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and camera. Boats Provided. Bring your own lunch.

Golfing Breakneck Ridge

Hiking

Theater & Arts

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10:00 AM, 2 mile round trip East of Glasco Dominican Lane, Glasco 12432 (518) 482-2410 bdelaney@nycap.rr.com Falling Waters is a 168-acre preserve that contains two medium-sized cascades, ruins of the Mulford Ice House that reputedly was the largest on the Hudson River ,as well as superlative views of the Hudson River. The preserve is part of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill retreat. Notes: Part of the hike follows an old road and is easy; the other part follows an uneven surface next to the Hudson River with steep ascents and descents and is moderately difficult. Registration: Email by 9/6. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Good hiking boots

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Sean Patrick Maloney I welcome my friends, neighbors and visitors to the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. As we celebrate the Hudson Valley’s rich history and breathtaking scenery, I hope you enjoy all the rivers, parks, trails, and communities in the Hudson Valley!”

83. John Burroughs Slabsides

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Geology Ramble 9|13 10:00 AM, Meet at Slabsides

John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary at Slabsides Burroughs Drive, West Park 12493 (845) 384-6320 info@johnburroughsassociation.org The rocks were one of literary naturalist John Burroughs’ favorite aspects of the Slabsides location, but even he did not realize that the rocks represented sediments eroded from a Himalayanscale mountain range nearly 400 million years ago. Join Vassar College geology professor Jeff Walker for hike to read the many stories in the rocks. Notes: Tallus piles and some moderately rough terrain on new, well-developed trails, many with stone pathways and steps. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Additional equipment: Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring water and bug spray.

84. Kayak Tour of the Tidal Lower

Esopus 9|13 2:00 PM

Tina Chorvas Park East Bridge Street, Saugerties 12477 (914) 478-4501 x 222 dgulley@riverkeeper.org As part of Ulster County Creek Week, learn about the ecology, history and environmental issues facing the Lower Esopus Creek, with Riverkeeper’s Watershed Program Director Kate Hudson, Mary McNamara of the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership and a local ecologist. The kayak tour will include the tidal Lower Esopus creek, with a POSSIBLE tour of the Saugerties Lighthouse or its grounds. Notes: This trip is appropriate only for people who have previous kayak experience. Potential hazards include but are not limited to Hudson River tides and currents, as well as boat traffic. Registration: By phone or email. Fee: $10 suggested donation benefits Riverkeeper. A limited number of kayak rentals are available at the discounted price of $25 from I Paddle NY. Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: Under 18 must be experienced in a boat and accompanied by adult. Additional equipment: Participants are encouraged to bring their own kayak equipment, including paddles and safety equipment, as well as water, food and sun protection.

85. Walk the Kingston Greenline 9|13 3:00 PM, Raindate: 9|20 3:00 PM Kingston Point Rail Trail 300 Broadway, Kingston 12401 (845) 877-5263 admin@kingstonlandtrust.org

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A guided tour of the proposed Kingston Point Rail Trail, one part of the Kingston Greenline, which is expected to begin construction in late 2014. This trail will connect midtown to the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River. Notes: Sometimes uneven surface, parts involve walking on railroad ties. Waterproof boots and long pants are recommended. This walk is on an undeveloped future trail corridor. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Sturdy walking shoes, water bottles.

86. Saturday Night Sunset on the Walkway 9|13 6:00 PM, Bridge will be open to view the sunset till 8:00p.m. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park 87 Haviland Rd, Highland 12528 (845) 454-9649 soneil@walkway.org Come stroll the walkway at Sunset. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park will remain open to the general public until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Visitors will have an opportunity to stroll the Walkway under the late summer moon. Ambassadors will be on site to answer questions on the bridge’s history and current Walkway projects. An evening not to miss. Notes: Flat easy walkway. Difficulty: Easy Length: 2.5 miles Duration: 2 hours Additional equipment: Dress weather appropriate. May be cooler on the bridge.

87. Bird Watching at Eleanor

Roosevelt’s Val-Kill 9|13 8:30 AM

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site 56 Valkill Rd, Hyde Park 12538 (845) 229-7770 Allan_Dailey@nps.gov During a 90 minute hike on the trails at Val-Kill a National Park Ranger will help in identifying wildlife, birds, and the places in the park where the largest number of different bird varieties can be found. The many wetlands and marsh areas surrounding Eleanor Roosevelt’s home make it an excellent place for an early morning bird watching hike. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Additional equipment: Binoculars, water, snack(s), bug spray, sun screen and/or a hat for sun protection.

88. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Mushroom Walk 9|13 9:00 AM

Esopus Bend Nature Preserve 8 Shady Lane, Saugerties 12477 (845) 246-5900 schorvas@verizon.net Autumn can be a very productive time of year for mushrooms, and the moist woodlands of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve can host a great variety of Mycelium. Henry Halama and George Johanson will guide us as we explore the woodlands of the preserve in search of ground and wood-dwelling mycelia. Bring cameras and field guides if you have them. COLLECTING IS NOT PERMITTED in the nature preserve. This event is co-sponsored by the Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society. Notes: Short steep descent/ascent, potentially wet and muddy trails, cool weather conditions,

and light to moderate rain. Heavy rain cancels the walk. Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets. Registration: Preregistration is required and limited to a max 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.

89. Audubon’s Buttercup Farm

Nature Hike 9|14 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. Registration: Call or email Larry Federman by 9/12. 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.

90. Hudson River Seining & Aquatic

Life 9|14

10:00 AM Kowawese Unique Area Route 9W, New Windsor 12553 (845) 297-8935 trlake7@aol.com We will haul a fifty-foot-long seine to see “who” is home (fish, crabs, etc.) in the warm near-shore waters of the tidewater Hudson River. Wear a bathing suit and participate! Not suitable for children under: 3

91. Minnewaska 5th Annual Volunteer Trail Work Day 9|14 10:00 AM

Minnewaska State Park Preserve 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson 12446 (845) 255-0752 Laura.Conner@parks.ny.gov Join members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Park Preserve staff to help improve one of the many scenic footpaths that meander 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 program is recommended for adults and teenagers, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18. Participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and tools including loppers, bow saws and clipping shears. Registration: Call or email by 9/13. Fee: The parking fee will be waived for participants volunteering for this program. Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Hiking or work boots.

92. LaGrange Wappinger Creek Greenway Trail Walk 9|14 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 rained a few days before the event. Registration: Call or email by 9/13. 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, pant and study footwear.

93. D&H Canal 5 Locks Walk Trail Guided Hike 9|14 2:00 PM, 9|21 2:00 PM

94. Discover Minnewaska: Search for

the Summerhouses 9|20 10:00 AM

Minnewaska State Park Preserve/ Nature Center 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson 12446 (845) 255-0752 Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov As a popular resort built in the late 19th century, Minnewaska had many rustic covered benches and gazebos situated at scenic vistas, called summerhouses. These summerhouses were built to blend effortlessly into the natural environment and were for resort guests to enjoy and connect to the outdoors. All but one of these structures has been removed, but observant hikers can still find clues about where they used to be. This interpretive hike will take participants on a search for clues of these historic structures and vistas around the Lake Minnewaska area. Registration: Call or email by 9/19. Fee: $8 per car vehicle use fee; No fee for vehicles with a current Empire Passport. Difficulty: Easy Length: 2.5 miles Duration: 2 hours Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended

95. Hudson Valley Harvest Festival 9|20 10:00 AM 9|21 10:00 AM

Ulster County Fairgrounds 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz 12561 (845) 340-3990 jad355@cornell.edu A family friendly Festival to Promote and Celebrate Agriculture in the Hudson Valley! Farmers Market - Food Vendors Demonstrations - Kids Activity Area - Farm Animal Exhibits Baking Contests - Arts & Crafts - Live Music - Touch a Truck - Famous 4-H

Mount Beacon Incline Railway Hike

Milkshakes & More! September 20 & 21, 2014 Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz To Benefit the programs at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Family of Woodstock Inc. Fee: $5 per person (5 and under free)

America! Fee: No Fee - Donations Greatly Appreciated!

96. Madam Brett Homestead House & Walking Tour 9|20 10:00 AM

Noon, Finish by 2 PM Norrie Point Environmental Center Mills Norrie State Park, Staatsburg 12580 (845) 453-6837 volkssportclubatwestpoint@hotmail.com Both trails take you through Mills Norrie State Parks, where you will see the beautiful Hudson River. The 6 mi. trail will also take you through the hamlet of Staatsburg, and past the Staatsburg State Historic Site (formerly the Mills Mansion) and you will get to see the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. For those who wish to get credit towards the AVA national walking program, the usual $3 walking fee applies; else free to all others. Free self-guided trail guide. Notes: The walk follows parts of the trails within Mills Norrie State Park. The 3 mi. trail is mostly on paved roads within the park. The 6 mi. trail goes through an area of natural trails, and into the hamlet of Staatsburg. Both trails have moderate hills. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Walking shoes, walking stick, other equipment suitable for walking a portion in woods recommended.

Madam Brett Homestead 50 VanNydeck Avenue, Beacon 12508 (845) 831-6382 anrejoth@aol.com Tour the historic 1709 Madam Brett Homestead and garden featuring collections from 7 generations of descendants. Then join Melzingah Chapter NSDAR member Anne Thomas for a guided walking tour from the Homestead to Madam Brett Mill Park (1.2 miles). Walk the trail along Fishkill Creek to Dennings Point (1 mile). Participants may return to the Homestead via a provided car transport or continue the walk back to the Home along Dennings, Wolcott and Teller Avenues (1.2 miles). Registration: Call or email by 9/17. Fee: $10 for tour, collected on the day of the event. Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Wear suitable footwear. Bring water and bug spray. Metro North Station: Beacon

97. Revolutionary War Re-enactors Weekend - Walking Tours to Rev. War Soldiers’ Burial Ground 9|20 10:00 AM, 9|21 10:00 AM

Van Wyck Homestead Museum & Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Burial Site 504 Route 9, Fishkill 12524 (845) 896-9560 FHSinfo@Yahoo.com Revolutionary War Re-enactors will have an Encampment on the grounds of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum all weekend with cooking, blacksmith and musket-firing in tribute of their fallen comrades. Tour the homestead, which served as Officers’ Headquarters during the American Revolution and was referenced in James Fennimore Cooper’s classic novel: “The Spy - A Tale of the Neutral Ground”. Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot (1776-1783) members will escort visitors to the Continental Army and Militia Soldiers burial ground, the largest Revolutionary War soldiers’ burial site in

98. Mills Norrie State Park Volkswalk 9|20 10:00 AM, Register between 10 AM and 12

99. Hudson River Lighthouse to

Lighthouse Challenge 9|20 12:00 PM, Raindate: 9|21

12:00 PM George Freer Park Corner of Canal Street & Hoyt Streets Port Ewen 12466 (845) 331-9321 ddintruff@yahoo.com Open to all sea-worthy, human-powered/paddled water craft including solo and tandem kayaks and canoes, surf skis and SUPs. George Freer Park lies in the shadow of the old Rondout 1 Lighthouse stand and the existing Rondout 2 Lighthouse marking the exit of the Rondout Creek into the Hudson, a great location for a pre paddle brunch and/or an after paddle picnic. Participants will paddle from George Freer Park round trip around the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, keeping the

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5 Locks Walk Trail Middle of High Falls (route 213), High Falls 12440 845) 687-9311, (917) 820-0000 info@canalmuseum.org Take a free tour of the National Historic Landmark D&H Canal 5 Locks Walk guided by one of the trustees of the D&H Canal Historical Society. The D&H Canal ran coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to the Rondout waterfront in Kingston from 1828 until 1899. It informed the history of all the towns that sprung up on its route. It was the first million dollar private venture in American history. The 5 Locks Walk is along 5 restored locks that date from the last enlargement of the Canal around 1850. The Canal Museum will also be open with guided tours at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Fee: $5 non-members, FREE for members.


aid stations. Compete for King and Queen of the Mountain titles Registration: www.bikereg.com/gran-fondogunks Online Registration Closes Thursday, 9/18 at 5PM, For late registration contact Wildcat Epic Events on Facebook or website. Fee: Gran Fondo 108 miles 8AM $125 Medio Fondo 68 miles 8AM $115 Piccolo Fondo 38 miles 8AM $75 Mini Fondo (Fun Ride Not Timed) 18 miles 8AM $45 Difficulty: Moderate Length: Dependant on race selection Duration: Dependent on race selection hours Not suitable for children under: 14

105. Farmland Cycling Tour

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Kites Over the Hudson, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site

Esopus Meadows Lighthouse on their left, and return (7 miles). Participants receive an “Esopus Explorers” badge. Notes: Hudson River conditions vary. A rally option exists to provide participants the option of staying in the more sheltered Esopus Bay area if conditions are difficult. Registration: 11AM-11:45AM Difficulty: Moderate Length: 7 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Participants must provide own gear. All participants must wear a PFD. Rentals available from Kenco, 1000 Hurley Mountain Road, Kingston, NY, 12401, 845-3385021.

102. Sunset Seining and Song

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4:00 PM Esopus Meadows Preserve 257 River Road, Ulster Park 12487 (845) 797-2847 eli@clearwater.org Clearwater Educators will take you into the water to catch fish in the “magic hour” of sunset. Enjoy the light, the coolness of the water, and find out what’s in the river at this time of year. Esopus Meadows beach is a great place to catch youngof-the-year fish, blue crabs, and maybe even an eel. We will discuss how the river gets ready for winter and why fishing at dusk is one of the best times of day. Bring a picnic for dinner and an instrument to contribute and/or enjoy some music and the local wildlife. Seining program 1 hour, music to follow. A family friendly event. Not suitable for children under: 3

100. Open Days Program Garden Tour

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12:00 PM Petersen Garden 378 Conklin Hill Road, Stanfordville 12581 (888) 842-2442 opendays@gardenconservancy.org Explore the Petersen garden, a private garden in Stanfordville, open to the public for self-guided tours. No reservations required; rain or shine. See opendaysprogram.org for details. Fee: $5 per person; children 12 & under free. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Grass paths.

101. Kites Over The Hudson 9|20 2:00 PM

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site 84 Liberty St., Newburgh 12550 (845) 562-1195 elyse.goldberg@parks.ny.gov Come fly a kite and add some color to the majestic Hudson River’s breathtaking view. The first 150 children under the age of 15 will receive a free kite and prizes will be awarded in various kite-related categories. Museum admission and admission to the headquarters used by General and Mrs. Washington during the last days of the Revolutionary War is free, thanks to the support of Central Hudson and the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands. Additional activities: Washington’s Headquarters will be open from 11am until 5pm. Take a tour of the historic Hasbrouck House, and explore the Museum including the multi-award winning exhibit, “Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from the Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection.” 22

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103. Annual Pilot Club Gala and Live Auction 9|20 6:00 PM

Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston 12401 (845) 338-0071 x 15 lchassman@hrmm.org The Pilot Club Gala Dinner and Live Auction is the Museum’s annual fundraiser and honoree gathering. This year’s recipients will be the incomparable Hudson Valley musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Food catered by Savona’s Trattoria; music is The Big Band Sound Jazz Orchestra; Live Auction items support various museum projects. The theme is focused around the era after the ending of World War II, and the historic excursions on the elegant Hudson River Day Liners. Black tie optional; period attire strongly recommended. Reception 6:00, Dinner & Awards 7:30, Live Auction & Dancing til 10:30 PM. Registration: Call or email Lana Chassman by 9/16. Fee: $135 per person, $1,250 for table of 10.

104. Gran Fondo Gunks

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8:00 AM Ulster County Pool Complex Libertyville Road, New Paltz 12561 (845) 256-8073 gunter@wildcatepicevents.com The Gran course is a showcase of the best Ulster County has to offer cycling. Big climbs, wide views and a view of the Gunks Ridge at all times. www.wildcatepicevents.com/gran-fondo-gunks/ Notes: Beautiful scenic course with fully stocked

9:00 AM Poets’ Walk Park River Road, Red Hook 12571 (845) 473-4440 x 273 aconeski@scenichudson.org Energize with fresh donuts, cider and apples (courtesy of local farmers), then pedal through the beautiful, rolling countryside of Dutchess and Columbia counties. Besides catching glimpses of the Hudson River, you’ll pass working farms Scenic Hudson has helped to protect. Along the cycling routes you’ll find water stations offering healthy produce and plenty of water. After returning to Poets’ Walk, enjoy a fabulous lunch & live music. If you aren’t riding, join us for a fun day in the park. Recommended start times: 9am for 45mi riders, 9:30am for 25mi riders & 10am for 10mi riders. Registration: Call or email by 9/17. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 10, 25 and 45 miles Duration: 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours Not suitable for children under: Under 18 must be accompanied by adults, under 16 need to be attached to their adult’s bicycles or they must ride a tandem bike with an adult. Additional equipment: Bike, helmet, clothing appropriate for cycling and plenty of water for your ride

106. Kingston Fall Foliage Morning

Kayak Tour 9|20 9:00 AM, 9|27

9:00 AM Kingston Point Beach 50 Delaware Avenue, Kingston 12401 (845) 481-7336 snoble@kingston-ny.gov Paddle the Hudson River during one of the most spectacular times of the year. These paddles launch from Kingston Point Beach. The trip includes instruction, equipment and guide. For more information, please call 845-481-7336 or email snoble@kingston-ny.gov. Notes: Great for beginners, shallow, calm area on the Hudson. Registration: At least a day in advance online at www.kingstonparksandrec.org or call. Fee: $40. Kingston residents, children and those who provide own kayak equipment receive a $10 discount. Difficulty: Easy Length: 2.5 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Kayak equipment is provided if needed for the program. Boats Provided.


107. Fall Into Rowing with Mid Hudson

Rowing Association 9|20 9:00 AM, 2 hour session

9|21 2:00 PM, 2 hour session Hudson River at Poughkeepsie HRRA Boathouse 270-272 N Water St, Poughkeepsie 12601 (845) 452-2970 ltr@midhudsonrowing.org Experience first-hand the joys of recreational rowing on our magnificent Hudson River. This two-session learn-to-row class is perfect for the beginning rower. The first session is an indoor tank session where you will learn the basics of rowing from our certified coaches. In the second session, weather permitting, you will row on the river with support from our club members and coaches. Come row with us and experience the river in all its Fall beauty. Event will be held rain or shine. Registration: Call or email by 9/15. Fee: $30 inclusive of both days. Difficulty: Moderate Length: variable Duration: 2-2.5 hours each day hours Not suitable for children under: 12. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Additional equipment: Bring water bottle, sunscreen, and hat. Wear comfortable non-cotton clothing that will keep you warm if wet. Avoid loose-fitting clothing that could interfere with rowing equipment. Boats Provided.

Hawthorne Valley Farm Every season is a great time to visit! ● Farm Store — Full-line natural foods store open 7 days a week ● Take a walking tour and visit our animals and gardens ● Fall Festival — October 12 — Hay rides, pumpkin carving, pie baking contest, and more! ● Yuletide Fair — December 6 — Artisan vendors, puppet shows & activities for children Located in beautiful Columbia County, just two miles east of the Taconic State Parkway at the Harlemville/Philmont exit.

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108. 200 Years of Landscape History

at Hyde Park 9|21 1:00 PM

109. Hike, History and Flower/Tree ID

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10:00 AM Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 831-1617 foundation@stonykill.org Join us for a user friendly walk/hike, learn about the history of Stony Kill and learn how to identify flowers and trees. Registration: Call or email by 9/19. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Hat, bug spray, bottle of water.

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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 hundred 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 Services ongoing plans for the very important American landscape. For the last half hour volunteers from the Frederick W Vanderbilt Garden Association will be conducting 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 Additional equipment: Water recommended. Additional activities: Tours of the Vanderbilt’s Hyde Park mansion are available hourly throughout the day for a fee.

FARM | www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 | 518-672-7500

An Education for Life Green Meadow’s unique Early Childhood through 12th Grade curriculum builds the capacities, creativity, and confidence your child needs for tomorrow. Monthly Introductory Sessions for Prospective Parents. Don’t miss our Fall Fair on Saturday, October 11!

845.356.2514

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110. Annandale-On-Hudson Cultural Volkswalk 9|21 10:00 AM, Register between 10 AM and 12 Noon, Finish by 2 PM Montgomery Place 26 Gardener Way, Red Hook 12571 (845) 462-7539 volkssportclubatwestpoint@hotmail.com The trail takes you through portions of both historic Montgomery Place and nearby Bard College. This is a lovely time to view two major institutions in the village of Annandale-on-Hudson in the northern portion of Dutchess County . For those who wish to get credit towards the AVA national walking program, the usual $3 walking fee applies; else free to all others. Notes: The walk is along trails and paths contained on both Montgomery Place Historic site as well as a portion of nearby Bard College. Both trails are through an area of natural trails, as well as paved paths and some lawn. Difficulty: Easy Length: 3 or 6 miles Duration: 2 or 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Possibly some difficulty on portions of the trails; this will be minimized to the greatest extent possible. Additional equipment: Walking shoes, walking stick, other equipment suitable for walking a portion on natural trails is recommended.

111. Manitoga Hike to Lost Pond

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2:00 PM Manitoga 584 Route 9D, Garrison 10524 (845) 424-3812 lmoss@russelwrightcenter.org Two-hour moderate loop hike through the woodland paths designed by Russel Wright at his mid-century modern home in Garrison, NY. Notes: Uneven rocky terrain, rock scrambling, stream crossing, narrow paths. Registration: Email info@russelwrightcenter.org by 9/19 Fee: $10.00 Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 3

112. Ramble Through Hurley’s Historic

Burial Grounds 9|21 2:00 PM, Rain or Shine

Hurley Heritage Society Museum 52 Main Street, Hurley 12443 (845) 331-8673 Lboudicca@aol.com Tour this unique piece of Hudson Valley history where the earliest graves date back to the 1600s when Hurley was the Dutch settlement of Nieu Dorp. Hurley’s 350 year history will be told through the stories of its prominent citizens, witches, and an axe murderer who are (and in one strange case, not) buried here. Fee: Adults: $5 Children under 12: Free Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: This event is on uneven, unpaved terrain. Please wear appropriate shoes and dress for the weather. Additional activities: Hurley Heritage Society Museum, featuring our 2014 exhibit “Under the Reservoir: The Lost Towns”, will be open 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; admission free. 24

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113. Saugerties Pro Musica Classical

Piano Concert 9|21 3:00 PM

Saugerties United Methodist Church Corner Washington Avenue & Post Street, Saugerties 12477 (845) 679-5733 hopefarm@hopefarm.com A laureate of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych has also won first prizes in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and at the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén” in Spain, as well as many other awards. Fee: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, Students Free. Additional activities: There will be free punch and cookies at a “meet the musicians” reception after the concert that is not wheelchair accessible.

114. Great Newburgh 5 Mile Kayak Challenge 9|21 9:00 AM

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. Check us out at newburghrowclub.org Notes: Hudson River may be rough depending on the weather and tides. Kayakers will stay close to shore. Registration: By 9/20 at www.regattacentral. com, email or call with any questions. 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. Additional activities: Pancake Breakfast and T-shirt will be available for participants after the event. Multiple Prizes will be given for top finishers in their divisions. Facility tours will also be available throughout the event.

115. Rock Climbing in the Gunks

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9:00 AM-1:00 PM 9|21 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Minnewaska State Park, Peter’s Kill Climbing Area 5080 RT 44-55, Gardiner 12525 (877) 486-5769 info@alpineendeavors.com Experience the great rock climbing of the MidHudson Valley in the renown Gunks! This event is open to participants of all ability levels. We will provide professional instruction with your own New York State Licensed and AMGA Certified guide based on a 4:1 climber:guide ratio. We’ll move at a pace that suits your needs and make the day as challenging as you desire. A typical half-day runs approximately four hours long. Registration: Online at http://goo.gl/8v0ZKo Fee: Special Event Rate $75 per person Not suitable for children under: 7 Additional equipment: You’ll need to bring

personal gear and lunch, and purchase your own climbing pass for the day ($10 per person). We provide all the technical equipment needed - helmet, harness, rock shoes, rope, etc..

116. Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour 9|27 1:00 PM 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.

117. Val-Kill to Top Cottage By Foot 9|27 1:00 PM Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site 56 Valkill Park Road, Hyde Park 12538 (845) 229-7770 allan_dailey@nps.gov Hike from Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill home to FDR’s Top Cottage on the same trail she used for her daily visits. Enjoy a look around the cottage and talk with the ranger about FDR’s use of his hill top retreat. Notes: Dirt trail with some rocks and possible wet areas depending on the weather. Moderate ascent and decent on a maintained trail. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Participants may wish to bring binoculars, bug spray, water and snacks.

118. Mandeville House Tour 9|27 1:00 PM, 9|28 1:00 PM 1005 Lower Station Rd County Route 12, Garrison 10524 (845) 424-3626 P2kath@aol.com Built in 1737, the oldest house in Garrison, was built by Jacob Mandeville, a young man of Dutch origin. The house was a strategic point during the American Revolution and was headquarters for Gen. Israel Putnam and other notable commanders. Many revolutionary war heroes were quartered at the house--the most notable being Gen. George Washington. Be sure to see the old road traveled by Gen. Washington and other revolutionary war heroes in front of the house. An exciting tour of Revolutionary history. Metro North Station: Garrison


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amazing historic buildings, most of which are rarely open to the public. This is a self-guided tour, much of it walkable. Maps will be available at Newburgh Art Supply Saturday 9/27/14. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Some locations are at street level, others are up stairs. Metro North Station: Beacon, by way of ferry.

125. Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms 9|27 12:00 PM

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119. Sterling Forest Fire Tower Ramble 9|27 10:00 AM

Sterling Forest State Park 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo 10987 (845) 351-5907 barbara.kohlberger@parks.ny.gov The Fire Tower Ramble is a moderate 4 mile loop highlighted by scenic views of Sterling Forest. Hikers are able to observe the surrounding Hudson Highlands from a 60 foot fire tower built in 1922. Notes: Trails can be steep and rocky, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Registration: By phone. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 10

120. 5th Annual Seth Lyon Trails Workday 9|27 10:00 AM

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, The Wallace Center Parking Area 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. We will be working on a new section of the Hyde Park Trail. Park and meet at Norrie Point Trail Kiosk near the Marina. The exact trail section is subject to change. Call ahead (845-229-8086, ext. 5) to confirm exact location. Registration: By 9/12 by calling the Recreation Trails Office at 845-229-8086, ext. 5. Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Not all the trail sections are wheelchair accessible. Additional equipment: Please wear work clothes, sturdy boots, hat, gloves and bring a bag lunch, water bottle and bug spray with DEET. Additional activities: Refreshments and drinks will be provided by the Hyde Park Trail Committee.

121. John Burroughs Slabsides Ramble 9|27 10:00 AM, Meet at Slabsides

John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary at Slabsides Burroughs Drive, West Park 12493 (845) 384-6320 info@johnburroughsassociation.org An intermediate ramble through the woods starting at Slabsides, literary naturalist John Burroughs rustic cabin in the woods. Awaken your inner naturalist and join us for an interpretive walk through the pristine woods that inspired much of his writing. The walk will be paired with a few short readings from his essays and the route will 26

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pass by his celery swamp and spring through a dense hemlock forest with abundant rock outcroppings on newly developed trails. Notes: Tallus piles and some moderately rough terrain on new, well developed trails, many with stone pathways and steps. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Additional equipment: Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring water and bug spray.

122. Innisfree Garden Curator’s Tour

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11:00 AM Innisfree Garden 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook 12545 (845) 677-8000 office@innisfreegarden.org Recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,” Innisfree is a powerful icon of 20th century landscape design. Join the Landscape Curator for a 90-minute tour exploring the garden, its rich history, and unique design. Registration: Please send your name and the number in your party by email. Fee: $15; $10 Innisfree members Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional activities: Guests on the Curator’s Tour are welcome to spend the day in this 185acre public garden, and picnic overlooking the 40-acre lake.

123. Smithsonian Magazine’s

Museum Day Live! 9|27 11:00 AM

Hudson River Maritime Museum 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston 12401 (845) 338-0071 x 15 lchassman@hrmm.org In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, MuseumDayLive! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a MuseumDayLive! ticket ... for free. MuseumDayLive! provides free admission for two people. Tickets become available beginning 8/1. Registration: museumday@si.edu

124. Newburgh Open Studios

Self Guided tour of 8 Private Barns and Working Farms 139 Academy Hill Road (First stop on the tour), Milan 12571 (845) 876-4213 info@winnakeeland.org A down-home day for barn lovers, families and history fans. The tour provides a variety of experiences—enjoying a wonderful day in the countryside, learning about historic architecture, seeing working farms up close, and sharing a glass of wine and great food with friends and neighbors. This year’s tour offers Winnakee’s guests a rare opportunity to visit numerous very special, privately owned properties. Docents will guide people through each site, offering the history and background of how the buildings were built and used. Self-guided by map, begin tour by 1:30 PM, barn closes at 4PM. Registration: Call or email for more info. Fee: $50 per person, children under 12 free. Fee includes a wine and cheese reception. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Tour is by car. Each site’s accessibility will vary. Please contact Winnakee for detailed information. Additional activities: Reception from 4:00 to 5:30 pm will feature delicious food, wine, music and entertainment.

126. Continental Army Military

Demonstration 9|27 2:00 PM

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor 12553 (845) 561-1765 x 22 michael.mcgurty@parks.ny.gov See a Revolutionary War Continental Army military drill and cannon firing demonstration. Following this demonstration tour nearby Knox’s Headquarters at 3:00 PM.

127. Harvest Concert: “Songs of the

Hudson Valley,” by Linda Russel 9|27 3:00 PM, ends at 6:00 PM

Historic Huguenot Street 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz 12561 (845) 255-1660 x 107 Kara@huguenotstreet.org Linda Russell will return this year to perform another excellent concert, “Songs of the Hudson Valley.” Following the program, there will be a simple reception, stocked with Colonial favorite Cider. Fee: TBD Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Contact the Main Office at (845)255-1660 for questions about accessibility. Additional activities: The historic stone homes of Huguenot Street will also be open all day for tours and interpretations.

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9|28 11:00 AM- 5:00PM 5 Grand Street, Newburgh 12550 (845) 561-5552 michael@newburghartsupply.com The 4th Annual Newburgh Open Studios tour offers a unique opportunity to see the work and meet many of the artists in Newburgh’s growing arts community. The studios are located in some

128. Ramble on the Ridge

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9:30 AM Ridgeview Preserve 995 Mountain Road, Port Jervis 12771 (845) 469-0951 x 18 LPSprograms@oclt.org


Join us for a 3-hour guided hike through Ridgeview Preserve, along the southern Shawangunk Ridge. Along the way, find out how volunteers and partner organizations have worked together to preserve Ridgeview and other open spaces for trails and recreation, and the current effort to preserve lands along this unique greenway between High Point in New Jersey and Rosendale in New York. Notes: Some uneven rocky surface Registration: Email info@oclt.org by 9/26. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

129. Sports Museum Hall of Fame of

Dutchess County Ramble Run at Carnwath Farm 9|27 9:30 AM, Kids run, up to age 13

130. Apple Cider Ramble 9|28 1:00 PM

Peach Hill Park 32 Edgewood Dr, Poughkeepsie 12603 (845) 485-3628 tmeyering@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov Participants take a hike through the old apple orchard at Peach Hill Park. Along the way they stop to collect apples. At the end of the hike they help press their apples into apple cider. Notes: Depending on the route taken, the hike can traverse uneven surfaces and steep ascents/ descents. The planned hike route includes stops to take in the views at scenic overlooks as well as visiting the highest point in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Fee: $5.00 per person Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Additional equipment: A bag to collect apples in.

131. Children and Families: Aquatic

Creature Feature 9|28 1:00 PM

Storm King Art Center 1 Museum Road, New Windsor 12553 (845) 534-3115 info@stormkingartcenter.org Join Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Educators for a hands-on exploration of Storm King’s pond life. Fee: Event is free with Storm King admission. Not suitable for children under: 4 Additional activities: 2pm - Music: H. Peter Stern Concert Series - Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor music surrounded by sculpture.

Cary East Gifford House Parking Area 2917 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook 12545 (845) 677-7600 x 121 freemanp@caryinstitute.org Dr. Charles Canham will lead an interpretive walk along the Wappinger Creek Trail. The moderate 2-mile walk encompasses habitats ranging from young forests and fallow fields to streams and wetlands. During the walk, Dr. Canham will share the history of Dutchess County’s forests from the first settlers in 1750 to the current day—over 250 years of land use patterns that have transformed Hudson Valley landscapes. The stories told will include fascinating facts and folklore about the forest, as well as future changes likely under the many different current human impact. Notes: Hiking trails with some uneven rocky surface. Registration: Call, email or visit: caryforestecologywalk.eventbrite.com Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Additional equipment: Drinking water and wear hiking shoes or boots.

133. One River, Many Streams

Folk Festival 9|28 2:00 PM

Main and Cedar Streets, Beacon 12508 (845) 454-3222 info@artsmidhudson.org The only festival of its kind in the Mid-Hudson Valley, One River, Many Streams Folk Arts Festival showcases traditional artisans, musicians and dancers living in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Included will be Ukrainian, South Asian, Japanese, and Chinese traditional arts. Festival is part of Spirit of Beacon community festivities. Metro North Station: Beacon Additional activities: Spirit of Beacon community festival. Traditional dance and interactive cultural craft activities begin immediately following the parade. Food will be available from various vendors and nearby restaurants.

134. Springside Landscape Stroll

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2:00 PM Springside National Historic Landscape 185 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie 12601 (845) 471-0183 info@springsidelandmark.org A one hour tour of the Springside National Historic Landmark led by Harvey Flad, Emeritus Professor, Vassar College. Springside is the twenty-acre landscape remaining from the original “ornamental farm” designed in 1850 for Matthew Vassar by Andrew Jackson Downing, America’s first landscape designer. The tour follows the site’s carriageways and illustrates the beautiful and picturesque in landscape design. Notes: Walking on unpaved historic carriage trails. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Flat areas of carriage trails could be considered wheelchair accessible, some portions of the carriage trails may not be suitable for wheelchair access. Additional equipment: Sensible shoes are suggested.

135. Tivoli North Bay Educational Canoe Trip 9|28 2:00 PM Tivoli North Bay Kidd Lane, Tivoli 12583 (845) 889-4745 x 109 james.herrington@dec.ny.gov

Paddle through this fascinating tidal marsh in Dutchess County with Reserve naturalists. Enjoy unique sights, sounds, and smells as you wander through one of the most amazing protected sites on the Hudson. Notes: Trip will be in protected marsh. Registration: Online by 9/27 www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/90413.html Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles 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.

136. Photographing Nature

and Landscape 9|28 8:00 AM

Meet up at Rick Voltz Field Dixon Avenue, Woodstock 12498 (845) 679-6481 info@woodstocklandconservancy.org Join photographer Dan Goldman and outdoor guide Michael Drillinger for a morning of instruction and adventure in nature and photography. The Woodstock Land Conservancy will provide amazing Catskill landscapes. Registration: By 9/26, phone or email. Additional equipment: Hiking shoes, camera, appropriate hiking clothing.

137. Climb the Gunks - Shawangunks

Day Climbing Adventure 9|28 8:30 AM

Meet at Poughkeepsie Train Station 41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie 12601 (973) 581-1938 NewYork-OS@rei.com Join REI Outdoor School and partner Alpine Endeavors on an all-day rock climbing adventure! The Shawangunks are a world class rock climbing destination. AMGA certified guides will provide you with excellent, friendly and thorough instruction along with technical equipment (shoes, harness, helmet) to take you on a climbing adventure. An optional in-store session will teach you about the sport and the equipment needed; round trip shuttle at MetroNorth Poughkeepsie; a private guide based on 4:1 climber:guide ratio. Meet at MetroNorth Poughkeepsie at 8:40am for shuttle. Dinner provided at a local New Paltz restaurant before we return for the 5:50pm train. Registration: www.rei.com/outdoorschool/280 Fee: REI Member: $180 Non-Member: $200 Not suitable for children under: 18 Additional equipment: Hiking boots, hat, sun protection, appropriate clothing for the weather/ conditions. Moisture wicking clothing. At least 4L of water. A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off. Energy/personal snacks, lunch in a day pack. Bring your own lunch. Metro North Station: Poughkeepsie

138. Rock Rift Hike

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9:30 AM Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead 3197 Main St, Gardiner 12525 (845) 255-0919 x 1239 aharrod@mohonkpreserve.org Join Mohonk Preserve volunteer hike leader Roberta Forest for the Rock Rift Scramble and take in one of the spectacular views of the Mohonk Preserve. This is a strenuous hike that involves some scrambling. Notes: This is a strenuous hike that involves some scrambling. Fee: Free for Mohonk Preserve members; nonmembers pay the day fee of $12. Difficulty: Difficult H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A M B L E 2 0 1 4

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9|27 10:00 AM, Adults (over 13) run Carnwath Farm Wheeler Hill Road, Wappingers Falls 12590 (845) 297-7950 petesan8@gmail.com Join us for the Sports Museum Hall of Fame of Dutchess County Ramble Run. The children’s run is 1 mile and begins at 9:30am. Adult’s run is a 5k (3.1mi) and begins at 10am. Call or email Pete Sanfilippo, who has been the Race Director for 14 years for info. www.sportsmuseumdcny.org. From Rt. 9D/Rt.28, go west on Rt. 28 for .25 mi.; where road splits, bear left onto Wheeler Hill Rd.; Carnwath Farm entrance is on right; follow signs to Sports Museum. Notes: Dress to protect against deer ticks. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 2 hours

132. Cary Institute Forest Ecology Walk 9|28 10:00 AM


UPPER HUDSON VALLEY EVENTS KEY TO RAMBLE EVENTS Hudson River Estuary

Greenway Trail

Great Estates

Hudson River Artists Trail

Revolutionary War Trail

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139. Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival 9|6 1:00 PM

Jennings Landing 1 Quay Street, Albany 12207 (518) 434-2032 specialevents@albanyny.gov For over a decade, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at one of the area’s most spectacular venues. This all-day concert features world-class music, great food & beverages and a fireworks show over the Hudson River to end the day. The Jazz Festival is an event for all ages- and admission is still free!

140. Hudson Historic Walking Tour

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1:00 PM, 9|7 1:00 PM, 9|13 1:00 PM 9|14 1:00 PM, 9|21 1:00 PM Warren St., First & Front Street, Hudson (917) 880-6732 maryann@poshnosh.com The City of Hudson: its history from its founding in 1764 to its boom and bust years. Today, Hudson is famous for the preservation of its historic architecture, its more than 50 antique shops, dozens of art galleries and vibrant cultural scene. Meet at Promenade Hill at the flagpole, foot of Warren St. First & Front Street Notes: Easy walk, no hills. Registration: Call at least 24 hours before tour. Fee: $15/person Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1.5 hours Additional activities: Contact us for info on part walking, small car tour around Hudson; 2 to 4 people maximum

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Watch for herons, belted kingfishers, and eagles as we paddle through Columbia County’s Stockport Creek. Weather permitting, we paddle to Stockport Middle Ground to take a break. This sandy, dredge-spoil island features bank swallows and a sandy beach. Notes: Trip will be in a protected marsh. If weather and river conditions allow we may paddle to Stockport Middle Ground. Registration: By 9/5 www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/90413.html Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Please wear footwear that can get wet. Boats Provided. Bring your own Lunch.

142. USS SLATER Open for Tours

A  ll Ramble Weekends, 10:00 AM Broadway & Quay Street, Albany 12202 (518) 431-1943 info@ussslater.org USS SLATER is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: Adults - $8 Senior Citizens - $7 Children ages 6-14 - $6 Not suitable for children under: 3

143. HistoryWalk - Amazing Architecture 9|6 10:30 AM

Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Stroll downtown Troy and you’ll find a richly built environment. This 1 hour walking tour showcases Troy’s architectural gems and range of styles. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market Info booth. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy, an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks, with some slight inclines. Fee: Non-members: $5, RCHS members: FREE. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts.

144. Bringing it Back Restoration Hike 9|6 11:00 AM

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center 195 New Karner Rd., Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org Come witness the transformation of the Pine Bush. Through habitat management, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is restoring the Pine Bush to an open pine barrens. One of only 20 left in the world! Join us for a hike along the trails and learn how the Commission is bringing this globally rare community back. Please wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water. Notes: We will be hiking over rolling sand dunes. Registration: Required. Call or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org and click on “Events Calendar”. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family/children under 5 yrs free.

Difficulty: Difficult Length: 2.6 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 8

145. Germantown-Ramshorn

Kayak Paddle 9|6 11:00 AM

Lasher Park Boat Launch Northern Blvd/Anchorage Rd, Germantown 12526 (646) 431-5954 kaare@nysite.com Join us for a fun and relaxing half day kayak paddle, starting and ending at Lasher Memorial Park. We’ll paddle north to Scenic Hudson’s Ramshorn-Livingston Sanctuary, the largest forested tidal swamp on the Hudson. There we’ll meet Audubon Society naturalist Larry Federman who will discuss the unique ecology found at Ramshorn. We’ll return to North Germantown around 3 pm for refreshments provided by the Germantown Parks Association. Notes: We will cross the Hudson River and paddle the idyllic waters of the Ramshorn Sanctuary. Registration: Call or email Kaare Christian, 646-431-5954, kaare@nysite.com or call Don Westmore 518-537-4603 by 8/30. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 8 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 14 Additional equipment: Touring kayak, paddle, approved life jacket, worn at all times. Bring water and snack. Event will go on in moderate rain so dress appropriately, event is canceled in the event of hurricane or tropical storm. Bring your own Lunch.

146. Robert Hite Sculpture Show 9|6 4:00 PM

Clermont State Historic Site 87 Clermont Ave, Germantown 12526 (518) 537-6622 info@friendsofclermont.org The Friends of Clermont and the Clermont State Historic Site are excited to be hosting a solo art exhibition with Guggenheim Fellow Robert Hite in the mansion. Robert’s show will include images of sculptural installations on the property. To view selected works, go to www.roberthite.com or checkout the Winter 2013 copy of Green Door: A Journal of Responsible Living in the Catskills & Hudson Valley.

147. Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman

in Concert 9|6 7:30 PM: Opening Act, 8:00 PM: Main Act. 

Sand Lake Center for the Arts 2880 NY 43, Averill Park 12018 (518) 674-2007 info@slca-ctp.org Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman performing strong songs, funny songs, songs that jump, all with an Adirondack flavor with guitar and bass. This Concert is part of the 2014 Squire Jacob Coffeehouse Concert Series. Each show starts with our new Stars A’ Rising featuring young local talent, performed in a family friendly atmosphere. Cafe opens 1/2 hr before show time and offers delectable desserts. Free parking. Registration: May make reservations at www.slca-ctp.org or call. Fee: $16 adults, under 18 $10 - cash or check


accepted at door, credit card accepted only on center’s website. Additional activities: Sand Lake Center for the Arts features local Artist Shawn Snow in the Dan Sekellick Art Gallery. Shawn offers works in abstract painting. The gallery is free and open to the public during all events and whenever the Center is open.

148. 4th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso 9|6 9:00 AM Launch time

149. Huckleberry Point Hike 9|6 9:30 AM

Catskills–6 miles SW of Tannersville Platte Clove Road, Elka Park 12427 (845) 586-2611 jmogelever@catskillcenter.org Join the Catskill Center for a wonderful hike to a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley. Afterward we can visit Platte Clove Preserve and enjoy a stunning waterfall-just a short walk from the trailhead. Notes: Good trail with only a moderate elevation gain. Registration: Call or email Jonathan by 9/4. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 5 miles Duration: 4 hours Additional equipment: Bring your own lunch.

150. The Buzz of the Pine Bush Bees

and Wasps 9|7 1:00 PM

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center 195 New Karner Rd., Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org Did you know that the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is home to over 90 species of native bees? Join us in this program for an indoor introduction to native solitary bees, then examine bees on the trail and learn how you can help these native pollinators in your own backyard. We plan to hike 1.0 mile. Please remember to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water. For all ages. Notes: We will be walking over rolling sand dunes. Registration: Required, call 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 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Additional equipment: Sturdy walking shoes,

151. Stockport Middle Ground

Flats Paddle 9|7 2:00 PM

Stockport Creek Parking Lot (End of Station Road) 200 Station Road, Stockport 12534 (518) 392-5252 marissa@clctrust.org Weather permitting, we’ll head north on the Hudson River and will paddle around Stockport Middle Ground Flats. Notes: Paddling experience is required. Registration: By 9/5, contact Marissa Codey at the Columbia Land Conservancy: 518.392.5252 Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: Paddling experience is required. Additional equipment: Bring your own canoe/ kayak, equipment, PFD, and bottled water.

152. Barry Hopkins Memorial Run 9|7 8:30 AM

Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x 109 shasbrook@olana.org Enjoy this 3.8 mile scenic cross country run, primarily on historic carriage roads with a few hills and spectacular views. Start and finish near the lake. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 75 entrants. Awards for overall and age groups. There is a free 0.7 mile kids run around the lake (awards, no T-shirts). Registration at the Wagon House Education Center opens at 8:30 AM. Race begins at 9:30 AM, kids run at 9:00 AM. Registration: Advanced registration is available, but we will also accept walk-ins on the day of the race. Fee: $15 non-members, $10/member of The Olana Partnership Additional activities: House tours availableplease call (518) 828-0135.

153. Windham High Peak Traverse

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10:00 AM, Raindate: 9|14 10:00 AM South of Windham, NY Peck Rd, Maplecrest 12454 (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com Hike with the authors of Catskill Day Hikes over 3,524-foot Windham High Peak and enjoy many excellent views in all directions along the northern Escarpment Trail. Notes: Moderately steep ascents, uneven rocky surface and some rock scrambling. Short car shuttle required. Registration: Phone or email (preferred) by 9/11. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 7 miles Duration: 7 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own lunch.

154. A Photo Album Walking Tour - The

Demolition and Renewal of Albany’s Clinton Square Neighborhood 9|13 1:00 PM, Raindate: 9|14 1:00 PM

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany 12207 (518) 427-4303 localhistory@albanypubliclibrary.org Join us for a presentation and walking tour inspired by a personal photo album of Albany’s Clinton Square neighborhood from the 1960s

USS Slater Tour, Albany

and 1970s. Albany City Historian Tony Opalka will discuss the dramatic streetscape changes captured by the photographer, Florence L. Powell. Then go on a 30 minute walk to retrace the photographer’s footsteps, learn about the neighborhood today, and note any new changes over the last 40 years. Attendees are encouraged to view the scrapbook, “A Bicentennial of Albany Views: 1963-1967 and 1974-1975 Compared,” digitized by the library and viewable on the New York Heritage Digital Collections website. http://tinyurl.com/pdzle34 Registration: By phone or email. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 miles Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The presentation is wheelchair accessible. The walk will take place on city streets and parking lots.

155. Pond Exploration Program

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10:00 AM Camp Saratoga North 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort 12831 (518) 450-0321 jpearson@wiltonpreserve.org We will be using dip nets to catch different organisms that live in the pond. We will discuss each animal caught and their importance to the ecosystem. Not suitable for children under: 3

156. Thacher Park Centennial Celebration 9|13 10:00 AM

Thacher State Park 1 Hailes Cave Rd., Voorheesville 12186 (518) 872-1237 joy.scism@parks.ny.gov Help us celebrate Thacher Park’s 100th birthday! Events will be located throughout the park in Pear Orchard, Paint Mine, the Overlook and on Thacher Point. Activities include our traditional Heritage event, speakers, history and geology hikes, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, pony rides, a horse and wagon ride, face painting and temporary tattoos, climbing wall, scavenger hunt, live music throughout the day featuring Oobleck at 2 pm and Hair of the Dog at 5 pm, and the annual Hawk Migration watch at the Overlook from 10 - 4, featuring live birds of prey and t-shirt painting craft. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Events for Centennial will be taking place throughout the park. Activities located near Thacher Point are not wheelchair accessible. All other activities are wheelchair accessible. H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A M B L E 2 0 1 4

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Admiral’s Marina 842 Hudson Ave, Stillwater 12170 (518) 495-6099 markwells@Kayaking4Meso.org This event is to raise awareness about asbestoscaused Mesothelioma and to raise money for research to fight this incurable cancer. The annual event will be to kayak down the Hudson River from Stillwater and ending in Halfmoon. Participate either by paddling with us down the Hudson River or joining us at the end at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park with food, entertainment and festivities from 1:00 - 4:00. Notes: Paddle through 3 locks. Registration: Online at Kayaking4Meso.org by August 15 Fee: Please register in advance to be sure to get a t-shirt, which is $25. We still welcome everyone who wants to come and check it out. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 8 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 18 with a parent. Additional equipment: Kayak, paddle, life vest, water, snacks.

long pants and bring drinking water.


Wonderful experience. Met some nice folks. Fantastic scenery, very well organized.” —Pete P. 157. Hike to Huckleberry Point

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10:00 AM, Raindate: 9|20 10:00 AM Huckleberry Point Trail Huckleberry Point Trail, Elka Park 12427 (845) 247-3021 mcgilvreym@gmail.com Easy 2 mile hike to Huckleberry Point from Platte Clove. Bring water and a snack. Notes: Easy 2 mile hike. Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 4

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158. Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival 9|13 10:00 AM, 9|14 10:00 AM

Altamont Fairgrounds Main Street, Altamont 12009 (518) 861-6515 jimapp1@aol.com The 22nd annual Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival will again be held at the Altamont Fair Grounds. Activities include a juried craft show, farmers market & bakery, a variety of entertainment, car show, haunted house, children’s rides, wine tasting (logo glass for an add’l fee) and cooking demonstrations. Lots of apples and apple products! Registration: online at Northeastshowpro.com Fee: Adults $8 and children under 15 free Not suitable for children under: All Ages Welcome

159. Cornell Hill Fire Tower Tours

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10:00 AM, 9|27 10:00 AM Camp Saratoga Scout Road, Gansevoort 12831 (518) 469-0918 info@wiltonpreserve.org Climb an authentic fire tower and view a replica fire observer’s cabin without having to climb a mountain! Get a treetop view of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Schedule is subject to weather conditions and availability of Volunteer Fire Tower Interpreters. Hours of operation are 10 AM to 3PM. To confirm that it is open, contact Larry Gordon (Town of Wilton Fire Tower Coordinator) at (518) 469-0918.

160. HistoryWalk - Uncle Sam

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10:30 AM Meet at Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Who was the man behind our nation’s icon of Uncle Sam? Tour around Troy, to visit sites associated with Samuel Wilson. Sponsored by Rensselaer County Historical Society. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy, an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks with some slight inclines. Fee: $5 per person, FREE for RCHS members. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts.

161. Crailo Harvest Faire

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Geoff.Benton@parks.ny.gov An old fashioned agricultural festival devoted to all aspects of harvest time in the colonial-era Hudson Valley, Harvest Faire offers seventeenth and eighteenth century music, historical re-enactors, vendors, Native American and colonial demonstrations, games and activities. Fee: Harvest Faire is a free outdoor event. A nominal fee is charged for entry to the museum exhibit inside Crailo State Historic Site. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Our grounds are largely accessible as is the first floor of the museum. Please contact Crailo at (518) 463-8738 about available accommodations.

depending upon weather conditions prior to the event. Registration: Phone or email by 9/12. Fee: $10 / day suggested donation to offset the fuel costs of shuttle buses. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 32 total about 16 each day (half day options each day) Duration: 8+ hours each day, 4 5 hours half day hours Not suitable for children under: 14 Additional equipment: Day pack, water bottles, sturdy footwear. Bring your own lunch.

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165. Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tour 9|13 9|14 10:00 AM, Day and times vary by ven-

Groundswell 9|13 2:00 PM

Olana State Historic Site 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x 108 mprezorski@olana.org Site-specific works by more than a dozen artists in sound, text, installation, and movement will reflect and react to Olana as a vast environmental work. Audiences can explore Olana’s undiscovered roads and iconic views as they encounter each project site. This event is co-organized with WGXC 90.7FM. Fee: See website for details Additional activities: Olana house tours available 10am-4pm. Reservations recommended. See website for admission fees or call (518) 828-0135. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Groundswell picnic area.

163. Hart-Cluett House Tour

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2:00 PM Rensselaer County Historical Society 57 Second Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Tour the grand Federal-style Hart-Cluett House known for its marble facade and the rich stories of the three families who lived in the house from 1827-1952. Fee: $10 per person, $5 for RCHS members Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair access to main floor and basement of house, not to 2nd floor.

164. 5th Annual Rensselaer Plateau Traverse Hike 9|13 8:00 AM, 9|14 8:00 AM

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area 1463 Plank Road, Petersburgh 12138 (518) 794-9160 jim@rensselaerplateau.org Join us for one or both days of our 2 day Plateau Traverse Hike. We will meet at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area at 7:30am on Saturday and take shuttle buses to our starting point just below the plateau escarpment in the Tibbits State Forest and spend the day hiking back to Pineridge. Participants are welcome to pitch a tent for the night. We will have a BBQ, please bring something to share, campfire and breakfast. Leave Pineridge by 8am on Sunday to hike to the southern escarpment in Stephentown. Shuttle buses will bring participants back to Pineridge at the end of the day. Note: we scout out new routes each year, so call ahead to get exact route. Co-sponsored by the Rensselaer Land Trust, the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, the Friends of the Dyken Pond Center, and Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area. Notes: A mix of trail conditions (flat, rocky, etc), logging roads and bushwhacking. Bushwhacking will be easy to moderate difficulty with a few short difficult areas. Trails may be muddy or wet

ue; see website and map for details. Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville and Westerlo (518) 618-5376 alpokorny@nycap.rr.com Experience the scenic Hilltowns of Albany County on this self-guided driving tour of farms, artisan studios, markets, historical museums and other places of interest. Choose from over 40 destinations. Maps with details, schedules, wheelchair accessibility, and locations for gas and food are available free at all venues or can be downloaded from our website www.Hilltowns.org. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Tour is by car. Each site’s accessibility will vary; see map or contact Helderberg Hilltowns Association for details at www.Hilltowns.org. Additional equipment: Comfortable shoes; boots recommended for farm tours. Dress for the weather. Additional activities: Family Friendly tours, pasture walks and demonstrations are available and some venues offer sales of their produce and wares. See website and map for details. There is no charge for tours or map.

166. Hike to South Mountain

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9:00 AM 5132 Rts. 23A Haines Falls 12436 (518) 589-6657 director@mths.org Edward West said the trails on South Mountain had the best views for the least effort of any trails in the Catskills. Led by Bob Gildersleeve, we will explore these views along easy to moderate trails of about 4.0 miles with a possible excursion of another 2 miles. Meet at the Mountain Top Historical Society’s Campus on Route 23A in Haines Falls at 9:00 am. Registration: Phone or email, leave your name, phone number, and total in your party. Schedule subject to change. Call Bob (518) 734-9701 or check www.mths.org. Fee: $10 per car entrance fee into State Park. Carpooling is recommended. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 4-6 hours Not suitable for children under: 5 Additional equipment: Appropriate shoes, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, maybe binoculars. Bring your own Lunch.

167. Hudson River Art Trail Hike

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9:00 AM Catskill, New York 218 Spring Street, Catskill 12414 (518) 943-7465 info@thomascole.org The Thomas Cole Historic Site is pleased to present a series of guided hikes on the Hudson River School Art Trail, which brings you into the magnificent landscapes that inspired Thomas Cole and other luminaries of 19th-century landscape painting. All hikes depart promptly from the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and begin


with a 30-minute drive into the nearby mountains. Participant carpooling encouraged. Please arrive at 9 am. If you have not arrived by 9:15 am the hike will begin without you and there is no way for you to rejoin the program. Notes: For EASY hikes, expect to be on the trail for at least two hours. All hikes are conducted rain or shine. Registration: www.thomascole.org/hike-reservation-form or 518-943-7465 x 5 Fee: The package price per person is $16, or $12 for members, and includes a copy of the Hudson River School Art Trail Guidebook, and guided tour of the Thomas Cole Historic Site. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Parent or guardian must accompany all hikers under the age of 18. No pets. Hikers are advised to wear long pants that can be tucked into socks. Bring your own lunch. Additional activities: Participants will receive an optional post-hike guided tour of Thomas Cole’s home and studio.

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South Mountain Hike 9|13 9:00 AM, Heavy Rain Cancels,

169. Bronck Family at Home in the

One of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for over fifty years. Storm King’s 500acres of landscape provide a setting for over 100 sculptures and offers concerts, tours, artist conversations, and other events and programs free with admission.

STORM KING ART CENTER www.stormking.org Open Every Day New Tours and Fresh Interpretations Special programming and events throughout the year.

English Colony of New York 9|14 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Bronck Museum 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie 12051 (518) 731-6490 gchsbm@mhcable.com Join a costumed guide to explore the impact of English rule on traditional Dutch family life. Tours begin at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Fee: Adults $7, Children $3.50 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: This is a historic house so not all areas are wheelchair accessible.

170. Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

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1:00 PM 9|21 1:00 PM Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center 195 New Karner Rd., Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 www.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. For all ages. Notes: We will be walking over rolling sand dunes. Registration: Required. Please sign up by calling

All Day Pass $15 • Discount Day Pass $10 (for seniors and children 12 and under) Free for members, active military, veterans, SUNY New Paltz students, and children ages 7 and under. 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 • (845) 255 - 1889 • huguenotstreet.org

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see web site for rain date Meet at Mountain Top Historical Society’s Campus Route 23A, Haines Falls 12436 (518) 589-6657 director@mths.org Led by Bob Gildersleeve, hike to South Mountain that has some of the best views for the least effort in the Catskills. We will explore these views along easy to moderate trails of about 4 miles with a possible extension of another 2 miles. Notes: Moderately steep ascent, easy to moderate trails. A 2 mile addition is possible. Registration: By phone or email. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 3-4 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Please wear hiking boots and bring appropriate snacks, lunch and water. Bring your own Lunch.

Ramble Events at Storm King:


176. Open Days Program Garden Tour 9|20 10:00 AM Garden of Margaret Roach 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls 12517 (888) 842-2442 opendays@gardenconservancy.org Explore the private garden of author/blogger Margaret Roach, open to the public for selfguided tours. No reservations required; rain or shine. See opendaysprogram.org for additional information. Fee: $5 per person; children 12 & under free.

Prickly Porcupines Ramble, Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center.

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 sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water.

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Preserve Walk 9|14 9:00 AM

Papscanee Island Nature Preserve Staats Island Road, Castleton 12033 (518) 270-2888 ashaughnessy@rensco.com Led by David Chinery from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, enjoy a 1-hour walk and discover the various species of plants and animals that make the 156-acre Preserve and Hudson River shoreline their home. The preserve also boasts a variety of habitats, including marsh, river bank, and floodplain. This riparian setting is a pristine example of nature reinventing itself. From 9J, turn Right at Preserve South Entrance sign onto Staats Island Rd.; go .25 mi. cross Amtrak tracks, right into Preserve parking lot. Notes: Trails are relatively flat with some uneven surface and slight ascents/descents, exposed tree roots and limbs. Registration: Pre-registration not required but appreciated, call by 9/12. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1 hour

172. Liberty Ridge Farm Fall Festival

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9|21 9|23 9|24 9|25 9|26 9|27 9|28 10:00 AM Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Rd, Schaghticoke 12154 (518) 664-1515 info@libertyridgefarmny.com Now in their 15th season, this September the farm opens for the Fall Festival. The fall agri-tourism season runs from September 20th to November 11th offering a chance to get lost in the corn field maze and share in over 20 farm inspired activities that make for a full day of adventure. Liberty Ridge Farm is a Capital Region hidden treasure offering agricultural entertainment for all ages. www.LibertyRidgeFarmNY.com Fee: Hours and Rates can be located on the website. Portion Wheelchair Accessible: We are a farm with no paved pathways. Please call for details 518-664-1515. Additional activities: Music, Food, over 20 hands on activities, 100 Acre Farm, Country Store, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin picking, Cider Donuts, Baby Farm Animals, Pony Rides, Face Painting

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173. Tiffany Windows, Waterfalls and

a 100 Mile View 9|20 1:00 PM

Oakwood Cemetery, Troy NY 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy 12182 (518) 272-7520 oakwood_cemetery@yahoo.com Join Ned Pratt and Michael Barrett as they introduce you to the amazing beauty and history of Oakwood. See the Earl Chapel’s Tiffany windows, Uncle Sam’s grave, and a 100 mile view, as well as ponds, waterfalls, striking gravesite markers and more. Meet at the Earl Chapel located just inside the Oakwood Cemetery main entrance gate on Oakwood Avenue (Rte 40), Troy Co-Sponsored by the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway; NOTE Please see “Troy’s Tiffany Treasures”. Fee: Cost is $15.00 per person

174. Four Legged Friend Hike

around Shaver Pond 9|20 10:00 AM

Grafton Lakes State Park- Deerfield Parking Area 201 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Cropseyville 12082 (518) 279-1155 elizabeth.wagner@parks.ny.gov Take a stroll around picturesque Shaver Pond with your dog to kick off our 3rd Annual Pets in the Park Day! Dogs will love this trail and you’ll love the views. Please note a six-foot leash is required. Notes: 1.8 mile loop over mostly level terrain with short climbs. Registration: Call or email by 9/18. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.8 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Additional activities: After the Ramble hike, stick around to enjoy the festivities at Pets in the Park. Fun for four-legged friends, live music, and food.

175. LarkFEST 9|20 10:00 AM

Lark Street between Madison & Washington Avenues Lark Street, Albany 12210 (518) 336-5275 info@larkfest2014.com LarkFEST is Upstate New York’s largest one-day street festival celebrating the Heart of Albany. The event hosts hundreds of vendors, 2 stages of music with both local and national headlining music acts. LarkFEST was voted in the top 3 “Best Arts Event” in both 2009 and 2010. 2014 promises to be as exciting as ever as we celebrate the 33rd Annual LarkFEST with fantastic music, unique vendors, great food, and more! Check out larkfest2014.com for more info!

177. Devil’s Chimney Walk 9|20 10:00 AM 9|21 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. Additional activities: Knickerbocker Harvest Festival 8:00am-4:00pm. Pancake Breakfast $6 - 8:00am-11:00am Chicken and Biscuit Dinner $10 - Noon-4:00pm. Knickerbocker Mansion and Cemetery Tours, Bake Sale, Harvest Produce for sale, Flea Market and Snack Bar.

178. HistoryWalk - Decorative Ironwork

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10:30 AM Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org Two of Troy’s unique architectural elements are the much-celebrated decorative ironwork (such as distinctive flame bulb finials, iron pineapples, and even grand staircases) and the cast-iron storefronts located around downtown. Walk with us to discover these treasures. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market Info booth. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy, an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks, with some slight inclines. Fee: $5 for non-members, FREE for RCHS members. Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts.

179. RamsHorn-Livingston

Sanctuary Paddle 9|20 11:00 AM

Dutchmen’s Landing Main Street, Catskill 12414 (518) 678-3248 lfederman@audubon.org Join Audubon New York naturalists on a trip by kayak or canoe through the primeval landscape in this largest tidal swamp in the Hudson River Estuary. While paddling along RamsHorn Creek, you’ll discover creatures great and small, from bald eagles and great blue herons to beaver, otter


and muskrat. Notes: Normally calm waters, but weather conditions could change, making the river rough with challenging headwinds. Registration: Email or call Larry Federman by 9/17. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 4 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Bring your own boat (must be 12 feet or longer, strictly enforced!), PFD, extra paddle, spray skirt (kayaks), lunch/snack and water. Bring your own Lunch.

180. Champlain Canal Cruise

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12:00 PM Herman Melville House 2 114th St, Troy 12182 (518) 235-3501 lhssecretary@gmail.com Join us for a 3 hour narrated cruise on the Champlain Canal from Lock 5 in Schuylerville to Saratoga National Historic Park and return. Cruise starts at 1:00 PM, Carpool from the historic Herman Melville House in Lansingburgh at 12:15. Registration: Email by 9/15. Fee: Adults-$35, Seniors-$30, Children under 12-$20

181. Five Rivers Fall Festival

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182. Bike MS: Hudson River Ramble

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7:00 AM Birch Hill Catering 1 Celebration Way, Schodack 12033 (518) 464-0850 katie.wells@nmss.org Join the National MS Society for a cycling event that takes participants through rolling hills and picturesque farmlands of the Capital Region. With routes ranging from 10 to 100 miles, cyclists of all abilities are able to participate in the day. Visit our website at www.bikemsupstateny.org for more information and to register or contact us at 518-464-0850 or Katie.Wells@nmss.org. Fee: $25 Registration - Use the discount code HVRAMBLE for $5 off Difficulty: Moderate Length: 10, 30, 62, or 100 miles Not suitable for children under: 12 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Start/Finish of the event Additional equipment: Bikes and helmets

183. Birds Take Flight

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7:30 AM Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center 195 New Karner Rd., Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org

CONGRESSMAN

Chris Gibson Walking the trails of the Hudson Valley, biking our rural roads, and paddling the majestic Hudson River—I can’t think of better ways to experience our region’s scenic and cultural resources. Having grown up in Columbia County, not far from the river, I am especially grateful to the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and its partners for once again sponsoring the Hudson River Valley Ramble. These events connect thousands of residents and visitors to the fascinating history and awesome beauty of the Hudson-Champlain Corridor, inspiring a new generation to safeguard and celebrate this extraordinary landscape. Welcome, and thank you for taking part in the Ramble!”

184. Plateau Mountain Traverse

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9:30 AM, Raindate: 9|21 9:30 AM Devil’s Tombstone State Campground Notch Inn Rd, Lanesville 12450 (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com Hike with the authors of Catskill Day Hikes from Notch Lake to Orchard Point, a wide ledge with a beautiful view. Continue to Danny’s Overlook and across aptly named Plateau to the Daley Ridge Trail; descending it there are many splendid views. Notes: Hike involves steady steep ascent, rocky terrain and rock scrambling. Short shuttle required. Registration: By 9/19 by phone or email (preferred). Fee: Split fee for day use of parking area Difficulty: Difficult Length: 8 miles Duration: 6 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own Lunch.

185. Cycle the Rensselaer Plateau

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9:30 AM Miller Hill Elementary School Intersection of Rtes 66 & 43 in Sand Lake 8439 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park 12018 (518) 283-0155 or (518) 928-8877 sdgibbs@nycap.rr.com Climb the hills of the Rensselaer Plateau. Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club ride leader Shari Gibbs will lead a challenging 50 mile loop passing natural and historic sites: Taborton’s Bowman Ponds, the former Old Dutch Church, Dyken Pond Dam, Grafton Peace Pagoda, Dickinson Hill Fire Tower, Grafton Lakes State Park, and the Barbersville Falls. Info on the Rensselaer Plateau at www.rensselaerplateau.org. Difficulty: Very Difficult Length: 50 miles Duration: 6 hours Not suitable for children under: 12, Seasoned riders 13-16 must have parent sign and accompany. Additional equipment: Must have helmet and bike, preferably road bike. Water and energy snack. Bring your own Lunch.

186. Troy’s Tiffany Treasures

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9:30 AM, rain or shine Downtown Troy, New York Troy 12180 (518) 274-5267 info@hudsonmohawkgateway.org Troy may well have more Tiffany windows per square mile than any other city in the nation. We will briefly describe the life’s work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and then guide you on a walking and driving tour of the abundant Tiffany windows

and interior designs in downtown Troy. Advance registration required. This always sells out, so be sure to register early. Registration: Call or email by 9/19. Fee: $20 per person, cash or check at door, charge available if called in or sent in advance. Not suitable for children under: 12, under 12 are allowed to come along free with parent or guardian Additional equipment: Cameras are permitted.

187. Audubon’s Rheinstrom Hill Sanctuary Hike

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10:00 AM Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary and Center 225 Cambridge Road, Craryville 12521 (518) 678-3248 lfederman@audubon.org Join Sanctuary staff on this woodland hike over impeccably maintained, moss-covered trails as we discover what makes this 1,000+ acre sanctuary a special and unique gem. Rheinstrom Hill is the largest privately-owned forest in the county and supports a suite of forest birds - come see the wildlife that makes it so special! Notes: Parts of the trail include steep ascents/ descents, uneven rocky surface. Registration: Call or email Larry Federman by 9/19. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 3 hours Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Make sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your lunch.

188. A Night Under the Stars: An Astronomy Tour at Olana 9|21 7:00 PM If cloudy/raining this event will be canceled Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x 109 shasbrook@olana.org Join Dr. Willie Yee, president and Joe Macagne, vice president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a presentation and 21st Century exploration of the night sky at Olana. We will move out to the viewing field where you will be oriented to the major features of the night sky. Members of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A M B L E 2 0 1 4

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12:00 PM Five Rivers Environmental Education Center 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar 12054-9776 (518) 475-0295 FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com Get into Nature with lots of free fun for the family, including insect safari, meet-and greet reptiles and amphibians, hands-on eco crafts, Green tech display and GPS scavenger hunt. Meet the wildlife of Hudson River! Shop the bake, book, plant and birdseed sales. Enjoy jugglers, puppets and local musicians, and appreciate the wonderful landscape and wildlife of Five Rivers. 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.

It’s that time of year when birds are on the move. Come along on an early morning adventure to observe some of the amazing birds here and see our science team in action as they capture and band birds! They are working together to learn more about birds migrating through the Pine Bush. After a short outside observation period, enjoy an indoor hands-on presentation. Indoor portion will occur rain or shine. Notes: We will be walking over rolling sand dunes. Registration: Required. Please sign up by calling 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: 0.5 mile Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water.


Association will be present with various size telescopes to view the moon, comets and stellar clusters. Bring a red flashlight if you have one. Registration: Phone or email by 9/19 at 3PM. Fee: $5/person Additional activities: House tours are availableplease call (518) 828-0135 to reserve your tickets.

189. 64th Over The Mountain

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9:00 AM Grafton Trail Riders Club Trail Riders Way, Grafton 12052 (518) 320-6108 graftontrailriders@yahoo.com Friday-2 hour ride, followed by pizza and campfire. Saturday-an all day ride through forests, logging roads, etc. The first half, about 3 hours, is more challenging but riders can join group at the lunch stop for a less strenuous ride (about 3-4 hours) back to the clubhouse. Dinner is pig/ chicken roast, followed by dancing with a DJ, and campfire. Group rides on Sunday morning. Registration: Phone or email, or registration form available on www.graftontrailriders.com. Fee: All activities and meals $80; $10 off if reserved by 7/31. Difficulty: Moderate Additional equipment: Participants must provide own horses

190. Ramble Through the Copake Iron Works to the Bash Bish Falls and Back 9|27 1:00 PM Raindate: 9|28 1:00 PM

Taconic State Park 253 State Route 344, Copake Falls 12517 (518) 966-2730 info@friendsoftsp.org Friends of Taconic State Park will host a hike to the Cedar Brook Trail on Mt. Washington (MA) via the Copake Iron Works (NY) with a spur to the Bash Bish Falls (MA). This will be a long walk with a few strenuous points. It is suitable for fit adults and children. Meet at park headquarters. Arrive at 12:15 for a guided tour of the Copake Iron Works. Notes: Some steep ascents/descents and uneven rocky surfaces. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 6 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hikers are asked to bring water, bug spray, snacks and binoculars. Additional activities: A guided tour of the Copake Iron Works is offered before the hike.

191. Huntersfield Mt. Loop 9|27 10:00 AM Raindate: 9|28 10:00 AM

Pratt Rock Park Prattsville 12468 (315) 853-1070 ccswhite@juno.com Hike with the authors of Catskill Day Hikes along a seldom used trail past beautiful views to a lean-to, also with a marvelous view. Return to Prattsville for a hike in Pratt Rock Park to ledges overlooking the Schoharie. Notes: Some uneven and rocky terrain. Registration: By 9/25 by phone or email (preferred). Difficulty: Moderate Length: 5 miles Duration: 5 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Caravan and car shuttle required. Bring your own Lunch.

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192. Presidential Ramble

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10:00 AM Raindate: 9|28 10:00 AM Kinderhook Village Historic District Rt 9 & Columbia Co Rt 21 intersection, Kinderhook 12106 (518) 758-7605 rpiwonka@nycap.rr.com Ramble along old streets and see changes in architecture and town layout that Martin Van Buren experienced in his native village, today a National Register historic district. Registration: Call or email by 9/26. Not suitable for children under: 12 Additional equipment: Drinking water. Additional activities: Kinderhook farmers’ market runs from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

193. Ravine Ramble

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10:00 AM Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center 195 New Karner Road, Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org The Albany Pine Bush is home to the headwaters of the Hunger Kill, the Kaikout Kill and the Patroon Creek. Join us for a hike to steep sided sandy ravines and an exploration of the life that thrives along their banks. We will be walking approximately two miles over varied terrain. For ages 7+. Notes: We will be walking over rolling sand dunes and varied terrain. Registration: Required, call 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: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 7 Additional equipment: Wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water. We will meet at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY and then drive over to the Madison Avenue Pinelands trailhead (trailhead #7).

194. The City Moves South

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10:00 AM, Raindate: 9|28 1:00 PM, Meet at site Visitors Center Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site 32 Catherine Street, Albany 12202 (518) 434-0834 Michelle.Mavigliano@parks.ny.gov In a combination Power-Point presentation and walking tour, Albany City Historian Tony Opalka will explore the break-up of the Schuyler estate after Major-General Philip Schuyler’s death, and discuss how the division of the property led to the development of Albany’s historic South End. Registration: Call by 9/23. Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Walking tour will take place on uneven city streets with some broken sidewalk. Additional activities: After the walking tour, participants are welcome to tour Schuyler Mansion, the 18th century Georgian-style home of MajorGeneral Philip Schuyler (1733 - 1804) and his family. Beginning at 11AM, tours are offered on the hour.

Champlain Canals. Take this unique opportunity to learn about the development of New York State’s famed Erie Canal, as you walk along and experience passage through Lock 2 on a guided tour. Registration: Call Phyllis Harrison at (518) 279-9775 by 9/20, registration confirmed upon receipt of payment. Fee: $15.00 per person Not suitable for children under: 9 Additional equipment: Wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain and maintaining balance on a small boat.

196. Fall Foliage Hike to Dickinson

Fire Tower 9|27 10:30 AM

Parking Lot at end of Long Pond Road Grafton State Park, Grafton 12082 (518) 279-1155 elizabeth.wagner@parks.ny.gov Enjoy fall foliage on the Rensselaer Plateau and a view to the Adirondacks, Green Mountains, and the Berkshires from atop the recently restored Dickinson Fire Tower. The trail has some fine areas for spotting animal tracks and massive boulders that children will enjoy perusing. Bring your binoculars to look for migrating hawks from the top of the tower. Participants are welcome to enjoy their lunch by the Fire Tower before returning along the trail in the afternoon. Notes: Mostly over moderate terrain with brief steep climb along trail. Fire Tower has 80 steps to view at the top. Registration: Phone or email by 9/25. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 6 Additional equipment: Hiking boots recommended. Bring your own lunch.

197. HistoryWalk - Second & State Streets 9|27 10:30 AM

Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market 290 River Street, Troy 12180 (518) 272-7232 ilenefrank@rchsonline.org As part of our new exhibit, ‘At the Corner of Second & State’, this tour highlights the historic events and dynamic architecture located around one intersection in the city’s downtown. From the Underground Railroad to the Suffrage Movement, from Troy’s first high-rise apartment building to the internationally known Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, this tour awakes you to the history that exists on every corner. Tour leaves from the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market Info booth. Notes: Tour takes place in downtown Troy, an urban environment. Tour is mostly on sidewalks, with some slight inclines. Fee: $5 for non-members, FREE for RCHS members. Difficulty: Easy Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: 10 Portion Wheelchair Accessible: Most sidewalks have curb cuts.

198. Nature Discovery Hike

195. Historic Locks: Boat & Walking

Tour of the Erie and Champlain Canals 9|27 Tour 1 - 10:00 AM, Tour 2 - 12:00 PM, Raindates: 9|28 Tour 1-10:00AM, Tour 2-12:00PM  Waterford Harbor Visitors Center One Tugboat Alley, Waterford 12188 (518) 279-9775 hexe@nycap.rr.com Experience the fascinating history of the Erie and

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11:00 AM Saratoga Camp North 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort 12831 (518) 450-0321 jpearson@wiltonpreserve.org This will be a nature hike on one of the nature trails here at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. We will discuss the history of the landscape and different species of animals that inhabit this location. Notes: Some steep ascents/descents: very brief.


Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1-1.5 miles Duration: 1 hour Additional equipment: Wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt for tick protection.

199. Walking Tour of former

Schenectady & Troy Railroad 9|27 11:00 AM

200. Lantern Tour of Lindenwald

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7:00 PM Martin Van Buren National Historic Site 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook 12106 (518) 758-9689 mava_info@nps.gov See Lindenwald in a whole new light! Take a lantern lit journey of Martin Van Buren’s home with an NPS Park Ranger and learn about life after dark in the 19th century. Registration: Reservations are required, please call.

Hawthorne Valley Farm 327 County Route 21C, Ghent 12075 (518) 672-4465 x 280 info@hawthornevalleyassociation.org The event features an off-road trail through fields and gently rolling hills, surrounded by a beautiful vista. The 5K is open to all ages.* All net proceeds will support need-based scholarships for placebased learning programs. Refreshments provided after the race. Notes: Fields and gently rolling hills with pastoral vistas. Uneven terrain. Fee: Register before Sept. 12: Adult $20; Youth age 10+ $15; Children under 10 Free Register after Sept. 12: Adult $25; Youth $20; Children under 10 Free The first 50 participants to register will receive a sling bag with goodies inside. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3.1 miles Duration: 1 hour Not suitable for children under: No strollers allowed due to terrain. Under 13 must be accompanied by adult.

203. A Tour of Olana’s Geological

Landscape 9|28 1:00 PM

Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G, Hudson 12534 (518) 828-1872 x 109 shasbrook@olana.org Join Robert Titus, Hartwick College geology professor in an exploratory walking tour of the Ice Age forces that shaped the 19th Century artists’ landscape. Also learn about the bedrock geological history of the site. Notes: The walk will be along gravel paths, however participants should wear sturdy hiking shoes. The walk sometimes goes through steep grassy hills. Registration: Space is limited, please pre-register by phone or email. Fee: $10/person, additional $5 for Vehicle Use Fee Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1.5 miles Duration: 2 hours Not suitable for children under: 15 Additional activities: House tours availableplease call (518) 828-0135.

204. Nature’s Bounty

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201. Hike to the Snow Hole and Beyond

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9:00 AM MA/NY border, Petersburgh Pass RT 2, Petersburgh 12138 (518) 279-1963 nbconrad@msn.com On this trip, we’ll hike from Petersburg Pass to the Snow Hole, and just keep going! We’ll hike the north portion of the Taconic Crest Trail and descend steeply down Prosser Hollow in Petersburgh. The Snow Hole is a deep rock crevice where snow and ice often persist all year. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Notes: This will be a moderately strenuous hike, 7-8 miles with an 1800’ elevation drop. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Registration: By 9/20, contact Nick Conrad via phone or email. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 7 to 8 miles Duration: 4 hours Not suitable for children under: 14 Additional equipment: Bring your own Lunch.

CONGRESSMAN

Paul Tonko

Let’s Moove 5K Walk & Run 9|27 9:00 AM, Pre-registration starts at 8am

1:00 PM Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center 195 New Karner Road, Albany 12205 (518) 456-0655 info@albanypinebush.org Where would we be without seeds? Seeds are an important part of our life as well as the life in the Pine Bush. The seeds from these globally rare plants are used at our restoration sites. If you would like to learn more about these plants and participate in collecting some of these seeds, join us rain or shine. Along our 1.0 mile hike over rolling terrain we will also learn how this rare ecosystem is maintained. Please remember to wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water. For all ages. Notes: We will be walking over rolling sand dunes. Registration: Required, call or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org and click on “Events Calendar”. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 1 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Additional equipment: Wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants and bring drinking water.

A different story with a rich history can be told in every corner of the Empire State. Every year, the Hudson River Valley Ramble promotes the rich heritage of the Hudson Valley and those who have lived and recreated in the region for years. Each year I look forward to the opportunity to celebrate with New Yorkers our unique community, and to rediscover what makes this area one of the finest in the state.”

205. Hike the Huyck Preserve

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10:30 AM Carey Institute for Global Good 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville 12147 (610) 574-1334 info@rensselaervillecycling.com Hike the Huyck Preserve. As part of the Rensselaerville Cycling Festival, take a guided tour of the Huyck Preserve. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 2 miles Duration: 2 hours Additional activities: On September 28, 2014, everyone is invited to a great big party in a little tiny town. Featured in Men’s Journal as one of ‘The 11 Best Gran Fondos in America.’ Highlights include: Fully supported ride distance options of 84, 55, 25, and 8 miles. Gourmet post-ride barbeque with locally sourced ingredients, Helderberg Brewshed sampling of locally-brewed beer. Festival Market featuring cycling and local vendors. Live music, Kids’ Mini Fondo Ride, and more Rides start at 9 am, party starts at noon at the Carey Institute for Global Good.

206. Rensselaerville Cycling Festival

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9:00 AM Carey Institute for Global Good 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville 12147 (610) 574-1334 info@rensselaervillecycling.com Everyone is invited to a great big party in a little tiny town. Featured in Men’s Journal as one of ‘The 11 Best Gran Fondos in America.’ Highlights include: Fully supported ride distance options of 84, 55, 25 and 8 miles Gourmet post-ride barbecue with locally-sourced ingredients. Helderberg Brewshed sampling of locally-brewed beer and brewing demonstration. Festival Market featuring cycling and local vendors, Farmers’ market, live music Bicycle clinics from professional riders. Kids’ Rides. Kid’s Bike Rodeo and Corral Face painting. Wildlife Rehabilitation Talk, Guided hikes of the Huyck Preserve. Rides start at 9 am, party starts at noon at the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, New York. Notes: Everyone and every bike is welcome! Registration: Pre-registration required for the rides at www.RensselaervilleCycling.com Fee: Rides require a fee. Barbecue for non-riders is $20 per adult and $10 per child under 15 years old. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 8, 24, 55, and 84 mile options Portion Wheelchair Accessible: The Carey Institute buildings and their restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The Festival Market and much of the activities are on a lawn. Additional equipment: Riders must bring their own bike, but we have plenty of activities for non-riders too. H U D S O N R I V E R VA L L E Y R A M B L E 2 0 1 4

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Cohoes, NY 58 Remsen Street, Cohoes 12047 (518) 229-5773 jmadden2217@gmail.com This walking tour will start at the Cohoes Visitor’s Center and follow the route of the former Schenectady & Troy Railroad from the site of the “Crescent Station” at Loudon and Fonda Roads in Colonie south to Alexander Street in Cohoes, approximately 3.25 miles. As we walk, we will discuss the passenger stations, industrial sidings, grade crossings and bridges at various stops along the tour. We will also look at railroad artifacts along the route, which will help tell the story of the railroad. Notes: Paved bike path on a gently descending grade through Cohoes, NY. Carpool/vanpool to the starting point at “Crescent Station” at Fonda Road and US Route 9/Loudon Road in Colonie. End point is at Alexander Street in Cohoes, carpool/vanpool back to Visitor Center. Difficulty: Moderate Length: 3.25 miles Duration: 2.5 hours Not suitable for children under: 10 Additional equipment: Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring water to drink. Wear clothing appropriate to the weather on the day of the tour. Additional activities: Join us for the no-cost: 2pm Genealogical Research Discussion, focusing on Adelaide Dickey, a Vaudeville Star who performed at the Cohoes Music Hall. 3pm Reception for the 20th Anniversary and Retrospective of the Spindle City Historic Society. Books published by the Spindle City Historic Society will be available for purchase.

202. 2nd Annual Hawthorne Valley


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S P O N S O R I N G S I T E S & O R G A N I Z AT I O N S Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Albany Public Library Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center Alpine Endeavors Altamont Orchards, Inc./ Trustco Bank Artrider Productions Inc Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program Atlantic Kayak Tours Audubon New York Boscobel House & Gardens Brunswick Historical Society Carey Institute for Global Good Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Catskill Center for Conservation and Development Catskill Day Hikes guidebook authors City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Columbia Land Conservancy Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Family of Woodstock Crailo State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Crailo D&H Canal Historical Society & Museum Destroyer Escort Historical Museum Discover the Rivertowns Dobbs Ferry Historical Society Esopus Creek Conservancy Ferry Sloops, Inc. Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct Fishkill Historical Society Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot Fort Montgomery State Historic Site Frederick W Vanderbilt Garden Association Friends of Doodletown Friends of Clermont Friends of Five Rivers and DEC Friends of Harmony Hall ~ Jacob Sloat House & the Town of Ramapo Friends of Historic Kingston Friends of Taconic State Park Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct Gomez Foundation for Mill House Grafton Lakes State Park & Friends group Grafton Trail Riders Greene County Historical Society Grinnell Public Library District Haverstraw Brick Museum Hawthorne Valley Association Helderberg Hilltowns Association Historic Hudson River Towns Historic Huguenot Street Historical Society of Rockland County Historical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region Hudson Highlands Land Trust 36

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Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway Hudson River Adventures Hudson River Maritime Museum Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Hudson River Watertrail Association (HRWA) Hudson Valley Journeys Hurds Family Farm Hurley Heritage Society Hyde Park Trail Committee Innisfree Foundation Jay Heritage Center John Boyd Thacher State Park John Burroughs Association John Jay Homestead State Historic Site Kingston Land Trust KingstonPaddlePals Knickerbocker Historical Society, Inc. Lansingburgh Historical Society Liberty Ridge Farm Lyndhurst, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Manitoga, Inc. Meet Me in Marlborough/ Marlborough Agricultural Alliance Melzingah Chapter NSDAR Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Mid Hudson Rowing Association MId-Hudson Bicycle Club Mohonk Preserve Mountain Top Historical Society Mountain Tops Outfitters National MS Society Upstate NY Chapter National Park Service New Castle Historical Society New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Newburgh Art Supply Newburgh Urban Market NY-NJ Trail Conference NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program Orange County Land Trust Palisades Interstate Park Commission Perry-Gething Foundation Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site REI Outdoor School Rensselaer County Historical Society Rensselaer County Legislature Rensselaer Land Trust, Inc. Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc. Rip Van Winkle Hiking Club Riverkeeper and the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership

Sand Lake Center for the Arts Saugerties Pro Musica Saw Mill River Audubon Scenic Hudson Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site Senator David Carlucci Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Spindle City Historic Society Sports Museum of Dutchess County Springside Landscape Restoration Sterling Forest State Park Stony Kill Foundation Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site Storm King Adventure Tours Storm King Art Center Tappantown Historical Society Teatown Lake Reservation The City of Albany The Garden Conservancy The Lark Street BID The Newburgh Rowing Club & Orange County The Olana Partnership Thomas Cole National Historic Site Town of Clarkstown Town of Greenburgh Dept.of Parks & Recreation / Greenburgh Greenway Commitee Town of LaGrange Conservation Advisory Council Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation Department and the Friends of Peach Hill Town and Village of Haverstraw Town and Village of Ossining Trinity Cruises Troy Cemetery Association Inc. OAKWOOD Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Village of Kinderhook Volkssport Club at West Point Walkway Over the Hudson Wappingers Greenway Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Association Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site West Point Museum Westchester Land Trust Wildcat Epic Events Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Winnakee Land Trust Woodstock Land Conservancy Words, Walks & Waterfalls


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Explore historic sites, shopping destinations, and The Culinary Institute of America. Stay to wander our wineries, distilleries, and rail trails. Spend your evenings watching the sunset on the Walkway Over the Hudson. Easily accessible by bus, train, or car. Get the most out of your getaway…when you spend your days in Dutchess County.

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15th Annual Hudson River Valley

625 Broadway – 4th Floor Albany, NY 12207-2995 518-473-3835 www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

HARVEST FESTIVAL SATURDAY

OCTOBER 11

SATURDAY • OCTOBER 4 FARMERS MARKET, CRAFT VILLAGE, MUSIC, AND MORE!

SHOWCASING AN AMAZING VARIETY OF WINES BY NEW YORK’S BEST VINTNERS!

Info at BethelWoodsCenter.org

FEATURING AN ECLECTIC VARIETY OF FINELY CRAFTED NEW YORK STATE BEERS!

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization. All dates, acts, times and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.


2014 Hudson River Valley Ramble Guide