The 2024 Hudson River Valley Ramble will occur on August 31st and every day in September. Event leaders will be able to submit events in Spring. If you have questions about hosting an event for the Ramble, please email

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Lyndhurst Landscape Ramble

@ Lyndhurst

  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Ramble tickets may be purchased in advance through the website- Lyndhurst Grounds are open 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Guided Mansion tours require separate tickets for entry.

This two-hour, two-mile ramble offers a complete overview of Lyndhurst’s historic landscape. This 67-acre Lower Westchester site reflects 180 years of grand estate living on the Hudson River. Visitors will stroll past specimen trees, including the majestic lindens for which the property was named, then walk through the Lord & Burnham greenhouse frame, rose and fern gardens, and enter the ruined swimming pool building. Walk along restored pathways to historic rockeries with spectacular views of the Hudson River. The tour culminates inside the 1894 bowling pavilion with an exhibit dedicated to two women philanthropists.


Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY

@ 282 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY

  • September 6, 2024, 10:00AM, Meet at Cunneen Hackett Theater
    • Rain Date: September 9, 2024, 10:00AM, Cunneen Hackett Theater

Detailed Times/Hours: The guided walking tour is two hours. a leisurely walk covering only a few blocks in downtown Poughkeepsie. The group meets at 10am in front of the Cunneen Hackett theater at 12 Vassar St. One half block north of Main St. Please call to reserve your spot in advance 845-505-3123 or email All sites are wheelchair accessible.

This is a 2 hour guided walking tour led by noted artist and muralist, FRANC PALAIA of public art in Poughkeepsie, NY. The leisurely tour includes over 45 indoor and outdoor murals, sculptures, historical monuments, architecture in a three block area of downtown Poughkeepsie. The tour highlights several New Deal era murals commissioned by FDR, large scale contemporary murals, 9/11 and Vietnam monuments, one sculpture park and several very new graffiti style street art wall works. The tour ends in restaurant row on Main St Poughkeepsie where several new gourmet and ethnic restaurants have opened. The tour group can stay for lunch or coffee, a great opportunity to review and discuss the tour with the guide. A restaurant stop is not part of the tour, only a suggested option.


The Army Tunnels

@ Tackamac Town Park

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM

Join David A Steinberg, author, "Hiking the Road to Ruins (rev)" as we explore an abandoned National Guard shooting range. Event includes some climbing, bushwhacking, and stepping over, through and around structures. We will be walking through tunnels that are dark and may contain some water. Bring a flashlight and some nerve. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.


Tales of the Hudson Valley

@ Stony Point Battlefield

  • September 7, 2024, 2:00PM

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk accompanied by musician Steve Kelman will delight audiences of all ages with 18th and 19th century stories focusing on the legends and lore of the Hudson Valley. Jonathan's presentation will both entertain and educate visitors about our local heritage. Audience seating begins 1:45pm.


Pruyn House Old Fashioned Sunday

@ The Pruyn House

  • September 8, 2024, 12:00PM, Ends at 4:00pm

Detailed Times/Hours: Event starts at noon and ends at 4:00pm. Free. Open to the public. Tours happen daily on the hour.

Join us from Noon to 4:00 pm at the Pruyn House, the historic home of Casparus Pruyn and Cultural Center for the Town of Colonie, for an Old Fashioned Sunday. This free event features “old tyme” demonstrations of blacksmithing, tin smithing, sheep shearing, weaving, honey extraction, and more! Vendor booths featuring jams, maple syrup, crafts, and honey, will be in and around the 1850 Buhrmaster Barn. Children will be entertained by Phyllis Chapman, the “school marm,” telling stories in an original one-room schoolhouse; old-fashioned games; a magician; and a wizard. The House, Carriage House and the Tool Museum will be open for tours hosted by costumed docents. Music by the Colonie Town Bands and the Tri-County Banjo Band. Come and join us for this festive fall event!


Guided Tour of the D&H Canal Five Lock Walk

@ D&H Canal Museum and Mid-Hudson Visitor Center

  • September 8, 2024, 2:00PM
  • September 22, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: The Museum is open 7 days 10am-5pm.

Come to the D&H Canal Museum in High Falls and take a free guided tour of the national historic landmark Five Lock Walk. See five restored locks from the final 1850 enlargement of the D&H Canal, the first million dollar private enterprise in US history. The Canal ran for 108 miles from Honesdale PA to Rondout NY to bring coal from Carbondale PA to NYC, running from 1828 through 1898. The Canal fueled the industrial revolution in America and helped make NYC the world's largest city. It informed the 19C history of all the towns along its route. Approximately 1/2 mile.


Harvest Craft Fair

@ Shaker Heritage Society

  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

Detailed Times/Hours: Open from 10am - 4pm.

Join us at America's first Shaker Settlement for our annual Harvest Craft Fair! There will be over 65 artisans there! Also, we will have family activities, live music, craft demonstrations, specialty tours, delicious food, a petting zoo, and sheep shearing! There is tons to do for the whole family. Parking is free and admission is donation based. Proceeds benefit the Shaker Heritage Society and our mission to revitalize this historic land.


Harvest Hunt "A Day in the Life in 1901" at Locust Grove

@ Locust Grove Estate

  • September 7, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 14, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM, Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October

Detailed Times/Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October! Tickets are $10/person, Kids under 4 are FREE. We recommend purchasing online. The event starts at 10 AM and is self-guided, arrive anytime and stay as long as you wish until 4 PM.

Harvest Hunt is a self-guided outdoor scavenger hunt among the painted leaves and last blooms of summer for decorated pumpkins that tell the story of "A Day in the Life at Locust Grove in 1901!" Maps in hand, kids and caregivers will delight in the decorated pumpkins and educational signage with historic photos, maps, and information about the people who lived and worked here, the trees and flowers that grew here, and the animals, both domesticated and wild that contributed to the estate's rich history. Imagine a pumpkin rooster, fawn, Carriage Driver, Carriage, Cook, and more!


Spencer's Regiment Revolutionary War Encampment

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 14, 2024, 11:00AM, Ends at 4:00PM

“Spencer’s Additional Regiment” reenactors will conduct camp activities while explaining how they followed Washington’s Continental Army and provided support during the American Revolution. Visit the 18th century military camp to learn about the unit’s start in New Jersey and their presence at Stony Point during the Benedict Arnold/West Point betrayal in 1780.


Cranberry Lake Preserve Hike

@ Meet at the Nature Center

  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM

Join David Steinberg, author of "Hiking the Road to Ruins" for a comprehensive exploration of all the historic sites with the preserve: dynamite shed site, mysterious stone chamber, quarry, railroad bed, and much more. Uncover the secrets and mysteries hidden in plain sight. Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase.


Hart's Brook Park & Preserve Nature Walk

@ Harts Brook Park and Preserve

  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM, 10-11:30am

Guided tour of the Hart's Brook Preserve's barn, greenhouse and master gardens. Learn the interesting history of the Hart's Brook Park and Preserve's property. Explore one of the wooded trails with a member of the Greenburgh Parks & Recreation park staff who will identify trees & wildlife in the area. Families welcome! Wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring a water bottle.


The Trial of Major Andre

@ Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

  • September 21, 2024, 2:00PM, Seating at 1:45PM

Join Gary Petagine and Sean Grady as they act out the Court Martial of Major John Andre, who had been captured in Tarrytown with the plans for West Point in his boot. Transferred to Tappan, NY, his trial took place at the Dutch Reformed Church. Hear historical details of the tribunal of one of the Revolution’s most notorious spies. Please arrive early to secure a seat for this popular performance. Audience seating begins at 1:45 p.m.


Kites Over The Hudson

@ Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

  • September 28, 2024, 2:00PM

Detailed Times/Hours: 2pm - 4pm

All are invited to come and enjoy the outdoor fun at this annual event when color fills the sky overlooking the Hudson River. FREE kites are given to the first 150 children 15 years and under, and Museum and tours, are free today compliments Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands. For more information, please contact the site at 845-562-1195.


Preserve Tour

@ The Preserve at Vassar

  • September 28, 2024, 4:00PM, 4pm to 6pm

This will be an hour and a half walk along a dirt road leading to our beaver pond. We will discuss the flora and fauna found on the preserve and share light refreshments. We will start and end at 50 Vassar Farm Lane in Poughkeepsie New York.


The Stone Chambers of Mead Farm

@ Carmel, NY

  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Colonial constructions, ancient astrological sites or UFO bases? We will seek out three mysterious stone chambers of unknown origin or date of construction, located on NYC watershed lands. We'll also visit a balanced rock and the enigmatic Hawk Rock glacial erratic. Led by David A. Steinberg, author, "Hiking the Road to Ruins". Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.