Ramble On

Hudson Valley events fill September weekends

The 17th annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, which takes place over the four weekends of September, includes events in Philipstown and Beacon.

Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison will offer free grounds admission for Ramble participants on Saturdays in September from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mention Ramble at the front desk.

Kayak tours of Denning’s Point in Beacon will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 4 and Sept. 17. They will launch from Long Dock Park and paddle south around the tip of Denning’s Point into the mouth of Fishkill Creek.


Stony Kill Farm in Fishkill will host a Woodland Trail hike and scavenger hunt at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Meet at the Manor House parking lot and bring a lunch for an afternoon meal under the pavilion.

At 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, the Cary Institute in Millbrook will host a walk along the Wappinger Creek Trail led by Charles Canham, who will share the history of Dutchess County’s forests from 1750 to present. Meet at the Cary East (Gifford House) parking area at 2917 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) at 10 a.m. Reservations are required at caryforestwalk2016.eventbrite.com.

The Volkssport Club at West Point will lead a three- or six-mile walk through Cold Spring on Sunday, Sept. 18. Meet at 9 a.m. at the small park near the Depot Restaurant at the foot of Main Street. The walk passes by many 19th-century buildings, antique shops and boutiques, as well as into the West Point Foundry Preserve and Nelsonville. For more on Volkssport, visit ava.org.

Manitoga will host a hike of its woodlands trail led by Landscape Manager Emily Phillips at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. It will include Boulder Osio, Mossy Overlook, Lost Pond Osio and Chestnut Oak Osio.

The Mandeville House at 1005 Lower Station Road in Garrison will be open for tours on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Built in 1737 by Joseph Mandeville, it quartered many commanders during the Revolutionary War, including George Washington.

For a list of all Ramble events, visit hudsonrivervalleyramble.com.

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