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Ramble On The River in the Hudson Valley

The 2012 Hudson River Valley Ramble kicks off this Sat-Sun, Sept 8-9, with local events in Tarrytown and Croton-on-Hudson among the 170 events from NYC to Albany during the next four weekends.

  • Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble: History abounds in the Hudson Valley, so take a complimentary tour of the historic grounds at Lyndhurst, a Gothic Revival masterpiece overlooking the Hudson River. On the Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble  (Sept 9 and 16 at 9a), you will experience a guided tour of the magnificent grounds including an award-winning rose garden, a fern garden, rock garden, specimen trees, the now-aged lindens for which the property was named, and spectacular views of the Hudson River.
  • Explore the 156-acres of Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary overlooking the Hudson River in Croton-on- Hudson on the Brinton Brook Audubon Hike (Sept 9 at 9a).  Join Saw Mill River Audubon for a leisurely nature walk in this beautiful setting.
  • Celebrity radio DJ Carol Beaugard and her band Blue Express will headline a list of regional artists bringing Bluegrass music back to the Ramapo Highlands as part of a free festival focused on this popular American musical art form. The outdoor festival, which takes place on the Great Lawn of Jacob Sloat’s 1848 mansion, features local crafts, food, children’s amusements and historic talks – all in an Appalachian setting that mirrors those that gave birth to this original, American, musical art form.
  • Hudson River Cruise (9/8 6p Sunset Cruise, 9/9 11a Sightseeing Cruise): Enjoy a cruise through the scenic Hudson Highlands aboard the tour boat ‘Evening Star’ departing from historic Peekskill, NY. The canopy covered, open-deck vessel can accommodate up to 30 passengers. Saturday Cruises and Sunset Cruises depart from Charles Point Marina. Sunday morning cruise departs from Riverfront Green Park near the Metro North Train Station.
  • Annsville Short Paddle Tour (9/8, 9/9 at 12n) A two hour guided tour on the Hudson departing from the Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center after a brief paddle lesson and introductions. We would generally head north on the Hudson River towards the Bear Mountain Bridge.

Enjoy the sites at the Hudson River Ramble on each weekend this month at 170different Hudson River Valley  events. For a complete listing of events, visit

The Ramble brings people outside to enjoy our distinct cultural heritage and the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley. It also serves as an economic boost for our region’s tourism. Nearly 150 environmental, land conservancy, trail and historic preservation organizations, state historic sites and parks, as well as the National Park Service participate by offering events. Many events are free of charge and family friendly. Guided hikes, cycling and kayaking tours, historic site walks, festivals and river explorations are examples of some of the types of events that will be available for every ability level.

The Hudson River Valley Ramble is presented by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Greenway, in partnership with the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the NYS Office of Tourism, the National Park Service, and more than 180 organizations hosting Ramble events throughout the Hudson River Valley.

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