The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area invite people from near and far to participate in the Hudson River Valley Ramble. Now in its 14th year, the Hudson River Valley Ramble brings people outside to enjoy distinct cultural heritage and scenic beauty during the Northeast’s most beautiful time of year.
Hudson River Valley Ramble events are being held on four weekends: Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. To find an event, visit the Ramble website or find a Ramble booklet at tourist destinations throughout the region.
During the Ramble, more than 155 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 some of the events available.
“In 2012, over 120,000 people participated in Ramble events and we expect a great turnout again this year,” said Mark Castiglione, Acting Director of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Greenway. “If it’s September, then it’s time to Ramble. The event provides people of all ages an opportunity to experience the cultural landscape of the Hudson River Valley by hiking a trail, visiting an historic site or paddling on the river. The Ramble demonstrates that celebrating our natural, cultural, and historic resources also provides a big boost to our regional economy.”The Current is a nonprofit supported by its readers; please consider a tax-deductible contribution.