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Hudson River Valley Ramble

September 21-22, and 28-29 • All Around the Hudson Valley

The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region.  Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer.

The 20th Annual Ramble will take place on August 31, September 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 of 2019!

Download the 2019 Hudson River Valley Ramble Booklet.

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What kind of events are “Ramble” events?

The Hudson River Valley Ramble celebrates the trails, the river and the historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area.  Many Ramble events connect heritage and recreation.

What does this mean? Many Ramble events highlight themes of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area such as the Revolutionary War, Great Estates, Hudson River School artists, designated Greenway Trails and the Hudson River Estuary. Ramble events are generally outdoors, or include an outdoor portion, and are guided and/or offer interpretation of the landscape, history, or ecology of the area. They can be guided walks, hikes, bike tours, kayak or canoe trips; a family festival or a river exploration.

Where? The geographic area of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Areaincludes all of the municipalities within these counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster; Washington, Westchester, and those portions of New York and Bronx counties adjacent to the Hudson River and within the city’s waterfront revitalization program area.