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Opening Day of the Regular Guided Tour Season

@ Historic Huguenot Street

  • May 4, 2019, 10:00AM

Explore local history in pre-colonial and colonial America by taking an informative and engaging 60-minute guided tour of Historic Huguenot Street. You will learn about the region’s indigenous peoples, archaeological discoveries and material culture, the early European settlers and the founding of New Paltz, the institution of slavery in New York, women’s history, and so much more. This year’s tour path will take you inside of the replica Esopus Munsee wigwam, the original community burying ground and reconstructed 1717 French Church, and the early-18th century Abraham Hasbrouck House. Register at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (open 10 AM to 5 PM), where guided tours will be available Thursday through Tuesday, and will leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 AM, with the last tour of the day leaving at 3:30 PM. Please check our website for tour cancellations prior to your visit. We look forward to seeing you on the street!


Fall Family Day at the Catskills Visitor Center

@ Catskills Visitor Center

  • August 31, 2019, 10:00AM, 10:00am - 3:00 pm

Bring the whole family for this full day of kid-centered fun at the Catskills Visitor Center in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Enjoy live music and interactive theater, hands-on art & science activities, outdoor adventures on the trail, and lots more! Photo by John McDaniel


9th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso

@ Halfmoon Lighthouse Park

  • September 7, 2019, 9:00AM, Check in starts at 7:00 AM

This is an 8 mile paddle to raise awareness and donations for Mesothelioma research. All proceeds are donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation


Walking Tour of Public Art in Poughkeepsie, NY

@ 12 Vassar St Poughkeepsie, NY

  • September 7, 2019, 9:00AM
  • Rain Date: September 14, 2019, 9:00AM

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 35 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.


Saw Mill River Heritage Tour

@ Philipse Manor Hall and Downtown Yonkers

  • September 7, 2019, 10:00AM

Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill River. This walking tour follows the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River from its mouth at the Hudson. Patrons will learn about the growth and development of Yonkers from 1682 to present and discuss how these changes in Yonkers are connected to larger trends in New York and United States history.


Discover Phillies Bridge Farm Project

@ 45 Phillies Bridge Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

  • September 7, 2019, 11:00AM, Sample the bounty of Phillies Bridge Farm with a tasting session.
  • September 7, 2019, 12:00PM, Enjoy a beautiful kid-friendly 1.5 mile nature walk led by one of the Phillies Bridge Board members No dogs please.

9 - noon The farm stand is open - you can purchase farm-fresh produce. 11 AM Sample the bounty of Phillies Bridge Farm with a tasting session. You will be able to try an array of naturally preserved pickles, dried fruits, jams, jellies and more. Plus learn about food preserving from Phillies Bridge Farm’s expert, Susan Loxley-Friedle noon: Enjoy a beautiful kid-friendly 1.5 mile nature walk led by one of the Phillies Bridge Board members No dogs please.


Stockade National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Corner of Wall and Main Streets

  • September 7, 2019, 1:00PM

Following the street plan designed by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658, the tour walks the heart of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777. Walking tour highlights include viewing the many eighteenth century limestone houses still standing in the Stockade District, and visiting the site of the drafting of the New York State Constitution in 1777 and the gravesite of New York’s first elected governor, George Clinton, in the Old Dutch Church Burying Ground.


Brinton Brook Audubon Hike

@ Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary

  • September 14, 2019, 9:00AM

Explore the 156-acres of Brinton Brook Audubon Sanctuary overlooking the Hudson River in Croton-on- Hudson with Saw Mill River Audubon. Two-hour leisurely nature walk with optional 1.5 hour extension to the highest point in Croton on the Village’s Highland Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Binoculars are helpful. Please note: no restrooms on property.


Fall Foliage Paddle

@ Kingston Point Beach

  • September 14, 2019, 9:00AM

Paddle the Hudson River during one of the most scenic times of the year. This paddle launches from Kingston Point Beach. The trip includes instruction, equipment and guide.


Haverstraw Riverwide Arts & Music Festival

@ Emeline Park - 16 Front St. Haverstraw

  • September 14, 2019, 11:00AM, 5:00pm

The 6th annual Haverstraw Riverwide Arts & Music Festival kicks off 9/14 from 11-5-pm in the Village of Haverstraw's scenic Hudson River front park. The day's festivities include 4 live bands, DJ, Live Art event, set sail with the Schooner Pioneer and artist and crafts vendors. Admission is free.


Taste of New Paltz

@ Ulster County Fairgrounds

  • September 15, 2019, 11:00AM, Rain or Shine 11am - 5pm

This one day food and drink event at the Ulster County Fairgrounds will celebrate local shops, producers, and restaurants. A selection of craft beverages will also be served. It’s like a business showcase but better. It’s a full flavor of everything that is New Paltz—from restaurants to food trucks to craft vendors. It’s really a great way for the local community and for the people from outside of New Paltz to really get to see what New Paltz is up to in all realms of business. Attendees can purchase $3 to $5 tastes from the festival’s different food and drink vendors. This is our 2nd year to feature a “Best of the Taste” competition in three categories—Best Food Truck, Best Restaurant, and Best Winery/Distillery. Attendees can vote for their favorite “taste” in each category throughout the day. Winning vendors are announced towards the end of the day. They get an award and bragging rights! In addition to a bunch of free kid’s activities like face-painting and arts and crafts, there will also be health & wellness practitioners, live music, and live demonstrations throughout the day.


Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour

@ Copake, New York

  • September 21, 2019, 8:00AM, Pre-register at our website

This popular annual cycling event is a must for both casual and experienced cyclists. A non-competitive ride through the picturesque country hills of the Roe Jan area towns of Copake, Hillsdale and Ancram, NY, along the Taconic Mountains bordering Massachusetts. Choose from 5 routes of 10, 8, 25, 35 & 50 miles (from easy to challenging) on lightly traveled country roads & portions of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Registration is free; suggested donation to benefit the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association is encouraged. More information is available at


Sterling Forest Fire Tower Ramble

@ Sterling Forest State Park

  • September 21, 2019, 11:00AM

The Fire Tower Ramble is a moderate 4 mile loop highlighted by scenic views of Sterling Forest. Hikers are able to observe the surrounding Hudson Highlands from a 60 foot fire tower built in 1922.


Harvesting History Family Workshop: Just Like My Nan Made: Apple Mint Jelly Workshop

@ Clermont State Historic Site--Clermont Cottage

  • September 21, 2019, 1:00PM

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so come by Clermont Cottage to learn how to make jelly using the natural pectin found in apples! We will flavor our jelly with fresh mint from the garden for a delicious dye-free mint Jelly. Each participant will go home with a jar of jelly. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


2019 Wilderstein Outdoor Sculpture Biennial exhibition

@ Wildersetin Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd Rhinebeck, NY 12572

  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM

This is a curator led guided walking tour of the 2019 Wilderstein Outdoor Sculpture Biennial exhibition. The tour includes 25 contemporary sculptural works selected from a variety of established and nationally known artists from five northearstern states. The sculptures are displayed throughout the Calvert Vaux landscaped grounds of the historic Wilderstein estate with breathtaking views of the Hudson River.


Walkway Over the Hudson Guided Tours

@ Walkway Over the Hudson

  • August 31, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • August 31, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 1, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 1, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 7, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 7, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 8, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 8, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 14, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 14, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 15, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 15, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 21, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 21, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 22, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 22, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 28, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 28, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM
  • September 29, 2019, 1:00PM, Ends at 2PM
  • September 29, 2019, 3:00PM, Ends at 4PM

Enjoy a guided group tour of this historic railroad bridge featuring stories about the past, present and future of the Walkway. Appreciate breathtaking river and mountain views, fresh air and scenic Hudson Valley vistas. Learn detailed history about the bridge and surrounding area, and view interpretive signage and historic images. Tours are led by trained Walkway Ambassadors who are knowledgeable about the Walkway’s construction, history and reconstruction, as well as the Hudson River and surrounding areas.


The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

@ Irvington, New York United States

  • September 6, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 7, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 8, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 13, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 14, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 15, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 20, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 21, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 22, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 27, 2019, 10:00AM
  • September 28, 2019, 9:30AM
  • September 29, 2019, 9:30AM

Visit the only known residence built in the form of a domed, ancient classical temple. Created as a whimsical summer retreat in 1872 by tea-importer Joseph Stiner, this National Historic Landmark's shape was based on the theories of Orson Squire Fowler, a phrenologist, who believed octagonal houses enclosed more space, allowed the sun in at all times, and permitted more views into the landscape. This lyrical home retains its magnificent ornamentation and furnishings and the only remaining Egyptian Revival Room in America with its original decoration and furniture. The fully informative tour fee is $24 for adults. (Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.) The 45-minute tour in groups of 20 people are conducted by highly trained docents and they include the three principal floors of the house.


Discovery Day at the Catskills Visitor Center

@ Catskills Visitor Center

  • September 28, 2019, 10:00AM

Join us for a brand-new event at the Catskill Interpretive Center celebrating the nature, history and culture of the Catskills through kid-friendly educational programs, live performances including a featured show by Steve "the Dirtmeister" Tomecek, interactive demos, hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Something for all ages!


Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour

@ Ulster County Heritage Area Visitors Center

  • September 28, 2019, 1:00PM

Hear how Kingston's historic waterfront district mushroomed from farmland into a prosperous maritime village and major Hudson River port during the heydays of the Delaware and Hudson Canal (1828-1898). View the legacy of residential, commercial and ecclesiastical architecture built by the "melting pot" of nationalities that emigrated to Rondout in the nineteenth century.

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