We look forward to an exciting 21st annual Hudson River Valley Ramble in 2020!

Spots of Time: Writing and Thinking Walk


Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

County: Columbia
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 22, 2019, 10:00AM


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Frederic Church designed carriage roads to maximize views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The organizing aesthetic for these vistas was a romantic ideal of the sublime and the "language of Nature.” Contemplation of these views was meant to provide inspiration and comfort – in poet William Wordsworth's words, "spots of time...[where] our minds/ Are nourished and invisibly repaired.” This tour, led by poet Celia Bland and art historian Susan Merriam, faculty at Bard College, will put the gorgeous panoramas glimpsed from Olana's carriage roads in dialogue with some of the unexpected perspectives of contemporary and Romantic poetry. For more information and tickets visit Sponsoring Organization The Olana Partnership

Contact Information


Advance registration required.
Space is limited to 24 guests. Walk ins welcome if space is available.
$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD

Additional Information

Difficulty: Easy
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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