Hudson River Valley | About The Ramble

About the Ramble

The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region.

Every September, participation continues to grow. 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. Whether you are interested in a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley's most notable artists, authors, and Great Americans, a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played in the Revolutionary War, or a family-fun festival or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone!

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 Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Many Ramble events connect heritage and recreation.

What does this mean? Many Ramble events highlight themes of the Maurice D. Hinchey 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 an 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 Maurice D. Hinchey National Heritage Area includes 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.

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Featured Ramble photos by Robert Goldwitz-, James Bleecker, John Resch, and Susan Allman