hudson-valley-ramble.jpg Albany, NY - The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Hudson River Valley Greenway and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program is encouraging residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond to get ready for the Tenth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, scheduled for September 5-7, 12-13, 19-20, & 26-27, 2009. Nearly 300 events for the 2009 Hudson River Valley Ramble have been posted on the Ramble website so be sure to visit to find an event near you!  During this Quadricentennial Year, the 10th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature a larger than ever roster of events stretching from Saratoga and Washington Counties and the Capital Region to New York City. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy guided walking, hiking, kayaking and biking experiences, estuary explorations and historic site tours that highlight the significant historical, cultural and natural resources found throughout the Hudson River Valley. This year, the 2009 Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial Commission has partnered with the National Heritage Area and the Historic House Trust of New York City to inaugurate the state's first ever New York Heritage Weekend which will be held during the second weekend of the Ramble, September 12-13. During this special weekend, museums, historical societies, heritage areas, historic places, parks, and recreation areas of the Hudson and Champlain valleys will welcome visitors free of charge or at significantly reduced rates for exploration and participation in special events. Heritage Weekend event listings can be found on the Ramble website or by visiting