16th annual celebration features 200+ events
The 16th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature more than 200 events throughout September, the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage announced in July. The Ramble features walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events designed to showcase the scenic, natural, historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
Ramble events are presented by more than 150 partner organizations and led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists and experienced volunteers. Events take place on weekends in September, including in Putnam and Dutchess counties. For more information, visit hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.
Mark Castiglione, acting director of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Greenway, said, “The Ramble along with the many tourism promotion investments being made under the leadership of Gov. Cuomo have a tremendous impact on our economy. Recent economic impact studies found that Ramble events generate $21 million in economic impact, and statewide tourism topped $100 billion in economic impact in 2014 for the first time ever.”
Acting DEC Commissioner Mark Gerstman said, “DEC is proud to partner again this year in the 16th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. The Ramble is always a wonderful event that encourages residents and visitors to take advantage of the region’s amazing scenery and outdoor recreational resources. The event is also a great way for people to experience nature and be inspired to help protect our resources for future generations.”