Albany, N.Y. - It's time again for the Hudson River Valley Ramble! On the weekends of September 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25, 2011, more than 180 events will be held from the Capital District to New York City. The Ramble brings people outside to enjoy our distinct cultural heritage and the natural resources of the Hudson River Valley during the Northeast's most beautiful time of the year. It also serves as an economic boost for our local economies. Nearly 200 environmental, land conservancy, trail and historic preservation organizations, New York State historic sites and parks, as well as the National Park Service participate by offering events, and many are free of charge and family friendly. Guided hikes, cycling and kayaking tours, historic site walks, festivals and river explorations are an example of some of the types of events that will be available for every ability level. With all that the Ramble has to offer, you'll have no problem finding a Ramble adventure near you. Here are some of the events happening this weekend near you:
- Join the DEC and Friends of Five Rivers for ample amounts of activities, shopping and nature at the Five Rivers Fall Festival (9/17, 12:00 pm). This event is free and includes a meet-and-greet reptiles and amphibians, insect safari and crafts!
- Experience the importance of agriculture to the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, in his hometown of Kinderhook at Harvest Day at Lindenwald (9/17, 1:00 pm).
- Paddle on the Hudson River (9/18, 9:30 am) from New Baltimore. This guided paddle is four miles round trip, recommended for experienced paddlers, and sure to please.
- Join the Catskill Center for a wonderful hike to a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley at Huckleberry Point Hike (9/17, 9:00 am). Afterwards the group will visit Platte Clove Preserve and enjoy a stunning waterfall!
###Contact: Mark Castiglione (518) 473-3835