September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29
Take Metro-North to the 14th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble
Presented by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Hudson River Valley Greenway- An event series celebrating the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley.
Guided hikes, walks, paddles, bike rides, historic site tours, festivals, and much more!
Many Ramble events are easily accessible by Metro-North including:
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct: Meandering Among the Historic Millionaires' Mansions - 9/28
Walk this beautiful trail and learn about the history of the Aqueduct and the historic mansions lining the trail, such as Jay Gould's Lyndhurst and Washington Irving's Sunnyside.
Denning's Point Paddle - 9/7 & 9/8
Denning's Point is a beautiful and prominent feature along the Hudson River. Paddle in behind the point and travel into the Fishkill Creek. Good chances to see some great wildlife!
Sail on the Woody Guthrie - 9/8
Ride the waves of the Hudson River on the 46-foot Woody Guthrie under full sail with the Beacon Sloop Club, a non-profit volunteer membership environmental organization. One hour sail, first come-first served.
One River, Many Streams Folk Festival - 9/29
This unique festival showcases traditional artisans, musicians and dancers living in the Mid-Hudson Valley, including Ukrainian, South Asian, Japanese, and Chinese traditional arts.
Hiking Tri-State's Best Places - 9/8 & 9/29
Join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Tri State's best hiking areas - Breakneck Ridge. Explore local natural gems, learn a few tips for making hiking more comfortable and hike at your own pace.
Visit the Historic Mead House - 9/29
Join the trustees of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society for refreshments and historical exhibits on the wrap-around porch of this 1830s home and headquarters, the Mead House.
Hart's Brook Park & Preserve Talk & Walk - 9/21
In 1781, this property was part of Rochambeau's French Army Encampment. Take a guided walk to the pond in the Preserve woodlands, and hear about the interesting history of the former Gaisman Estate.
Architectural Tour of Downtown Hastings-on-Hudson - 9/21
AIA award-winning architect Christina Griffin will lead an architectural tour of downtown Hastings-on-Hudson.
Old Croton Aqueduct Walk from Hastings to Untermyer Gardens - 9/22
Learn about the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the Old Hastings Marble Quarry and celebrated Hastings residents who lived on the Aqueduct. Take a brief tour of exquisite Untermyer Gardens, once among the most famous gardens in the world.
Dobbs Ferry Keepers House Walk - 9/29
Keepers once were located along the Aqueduct and were responsible for maintaining their portion of Old Croton Aqueduct, once NY City's only source of fresh Westchester water. The history of the Aqueduct and its remaining structures will be discussed along the way.
Designers for the Millionaires of the Gilded Age - 9/28
Tour the Hudson River waterfront of the Village of Irvington, including the former site of the Lord & Burnham Company; the Town Hall, a 1902 historic landmark building and its restored Tiffany Reading Room; Town Hall Theater; and the McVickar house, the second oldest home in Irvington.
Annsville Short Tour - 9/7 & 9/8 and 9/14 & 9/15
a very good way to become introduced to kayaking, this two hour guided tour on the Hudson departs from the Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center after a brief paddle lesson and introductions.
Hudson River Cruise - Weekends in September
Enjoy the natural beauty and the history of the Hudson Highlands on a Hudson River Cruise. This 3-hour Hudson River Valley Ramble cruise will take you from Peekskill Bay to the West Point area and return. Highlights include Iona Island, Bear Mountain Bridge, Fort Montgomery, West Point and Constitution Island.
Springside Landscape Stroll - 9/21
Enjoy a one-hour guided stroll of this rare surviving A. J. Downing landscape design featuring grassy carriage roads that wind past rocky outcroppings, shady hollows, and sunny meadows in a series of carefully composed romantic effects.
Apple Cider Ramble - 9/29
Take a hike through the old apple orchard at Peach Hill Park. Along the way, stop to collect apples, and at the end of the hike, help press the apples into apple cider.
Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall - 9/8
Chris and Loren Rowan of the legendary Rowan Brothers Band join with 5-string fiddle sensation Sue Cunningham as top notch bluegrass music returns to the Highlands in a marvelous free event on the Great Lawn of Jacob Sloat's 1848 mansion, a National Register of Historic Places.
A Celebration of the Autumnal Equinox at Harmony Hall - 9/22
Herald the coming of the fall season! This festival of fall will feature live indoor and outdoor music and displays, house tours, refreshments, and a special blessing by a Native Ramapough shaman.
The Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble - 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29
Take a complimentary 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.
The Original Knickerbocker - Washington Irving & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Weekends in September
Trace the footsteps of Washington Irving's most famous character - Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - as we walk to the author's final resting place. Learn more about the talented Mr. Irving and his influence on popular culture today.
Historic Walking Tour of Wassaic - 9/7
Enjoy a guided walking tour of this quaint 1704 hamlet, which was the home of the Gridley Iron Works and Borden’s original condensed milk factory that supplied the Union Army during the Civil War.
315 Adventure Series - 9/21
Here in Yonkers, the 315 Adventure Challenge features: The Go Zero Paddle sport series; The Scavenger Urban Adventure; Treadwall 315’ Climbing wall race; and The Creature Fun Run/Walk 1K!
Saw Mill River Heritage Trail - 9/21
This walking tour will follow the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island while discussing and exploring the history, growth, development, and changing landscapes of downtown Yonkers.
Visit www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com to find events near you!