September Celebration Features Over 225 Events
(Albany, NY) -The 17th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble
continues this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 225 exciting outdoor adventures across New York's Hudson Valley. The Ramble offers visitors and residents of all ages an opportunity to experience the distinct cultural heritage and landscape of the region by hiking a trail, visiting an
historic site, or paddling on the river during the Northeast's most beautiful time of the year. For a complete listing of events, visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.
Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists, and trained volunteers from more than 150 organizations. Events include hikes, walking tours, paddling excursions, festivals, historic site tours, and other family friendly activities.
Sampling of Hudson River Valley Ramble events happening this weekend:
Lower Hudson River Valley:
9/10, 10:00 A.M. Ramble to the Ossining waterfront and learn more of its unique history, viewing exhibits on the Old Croton Aqueduct and Sing Sing Prison, followed by a leisurely stroll along the new Sing Sing Kill Greenway.
9/10, 8:00 A.M. Discover the diverse bird habitats found at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site on the Hudson
River Birding Ramble, presented by experts from the Rockland County Audubon Society. First time birders are welcome, and experienced birders will enjoy exploring the location of a wonderfully accessible birders paradise.
9/10, 11:00 A.M. Hike through historical Tallman Mountain State Park, and head to Piermont Pier, where you will follow in the footsteps of the 40,000 U.S. troops who marched to
the waiting ships to transport them to the Atlantic Theatre during World War II.
Mid-Hudson River Valley:
- 9/10, 10:00 A.M. Learn all there is to know about monarch butterflies! From
their lifestyle, life cycle, to their migration to Mexico, the Hudson Highlands
Nature Center's Monarch Butterfly Migration and Tagging will teach you how to identify gender and properly catch and tag a monarch as part of a national research project.
- 9/10, 9/11, 10:00 A.M. Enjoy Guided Tours of Historic Huguenot Street where you will visit three historic houses and a reconstructed 1717 French church along the 10-acre National Historic District in New Paltz where you will discover over 300 years of
- 9/11, 10:00 A.M. Join Dr. Charles Canham for the Forest Ecology Walk along the Wappinger Creek Trail. This trail encompasses habitats ranging from forests and fields to streams and wetlands. Learn about the folklore of the forest and the impact of humans, climate change, pests, and pollution on the habitats.
Upper Hudson River Valley:
- 9/10, 9/11, 10:00 A.M. Fall is the time for hawks to migrate. Watch the hawks fly south at the Thacher Park Overlook with Hawk Watch leader Will Aubrey on hand to answer any questions and provide assistance with hawk identification. Learn about wildlife rehabilitation and see live raptors, too!
- 9/10, 10:30 A.M. Explore the architecture of Downtown Troy's historic district, with homes and commercial buildings ranging from Federal to Colonial Revival style, designed by architects Alexander Jackson Davis, James Durkin, George B. Post, and more.
- 9/10, 11:00 A.M. Learn about colonial-era Hudson Valley at the Crailo
Harvest Faire, an old-fashioned festival offering 17th and 18th
century music, historical re-enactors, vendors, Native American and colonial
demonstrations, and games and activities.
About the Hudson River Valley Ramble
The Hudson River Valley Ramble celebrates the history, culture, and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscapes,
communities, and trails throughout the region. The Ramble is presented by the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and is sponsored byThe New York State Division of Tourism "I Love NY"; The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson River Estuary Program; The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; The National Park Service; the Appalachian Mountain Club; Upstater Magazine; and The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. The Ramble is made possible by more than 150 partner organizations.
About the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area program was established by Congress in 1996 and is funded through the National Park Service and Department of the Interior. The mission of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is to recognize, preserve, protect and interpret the nationally significant historic, cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley for the benefit of the Nation. To celebrate its 100th anniversary and to look ahead to its next
100 years, the National Park Service launched the #FindYourPark movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to celebrate and support not just the National Parks but all of America's parks and special places that rejuvenate and inspire them. Heritage Area events like the Ramble resonate with that initiative. The Hudson River Valley Greenway is the management entity for the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
About the Hudson River Valley Greenway
The Hudson River Valley Greenway is a unique state-sponsored program established by the Greenway Act of 1991 to encourage communities to develop projects and
initiatives related to the criteria of natural and cultural resource protection, regional and local planning, economic development, public access to the Hudson River (as well as other regional and local resources), and heritage and environmental education. It provides technical assistance and small grants for planning, water trail and land-based trails and other projects that reinforce the Greenway Criteria. In keeping with the New York tradition of home rule, the Greenway program has no regulatory authority and
participation by municipalities in Greenway programs and projects is entirely voluntary. The Greenway also manages the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
for more information about the Ramble
Visit http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/ for
more information on the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
for more information on the Hudson River Valley Greenway
Visit http://www.iloveny.com/ for
more information on the NYS Division of Tourism
for more information on the Hudson River Estuary Program
Visit http://www.nps.gov/index.htm for
more information on the National Park Service
for more information on New York State Parks
Visit http://www.nynjtc.org/ for more
information on the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Visit upstater.com for more
information on Upstater Magazine
Visit www.outdoors.org for more
information on the Appalachian Mountain Club
Contact:Mark Castiglione | firstname.lastname@example.org | (518) 281-7899 (mobile)
Hudson River Valley Greenway | email@example.com | (518) 473-3835 (office)