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Hudson River Valley Ramble

Join us for the 19th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble each weekend in September 2018!

The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual 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.

Weekends throughout the month of September, the Ramble features a variety of guided outdoor adventures, so if you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, or an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s notable past residents, these weekends truly offer something for everyone!

Water enthusiasts can kayak on the Hudson River to get an up-close look at the famous Bannerman’s Island Scottish castle and enjoy a walking tour with narrated history of the island and castle. Further north, you can explore  the Hudson River from Norrie Point in Staatsburg and kayak to nearby spots like Esopus Island, Bard Rock and Black Creek Preserve. Or try something really different and learn the joys of recreational rowing on the Hudson with the Mid-Hudson Rowing Association in Poughkeepsie. There's something for everyone!

Land-based rambles include a wildflower walk through the beautiful Innisfree Garden in Millbrook, a honey bee, pollinator and insect walk and lesson at Stony Kill Farm in Wappingers, or a walking tour of Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve on Poughkeepsie.

A complete listing of events, dates and times can be found at

The 19th Annual Ramble will take place on September 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 of 2018.




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