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									4th Annual

    Sept. 20-21, 2003 Hudson River

                               Estuary Week
                                 Sept. 20-28, 2003

       Guided walks, hikes, paddles,
        & pedals for all abilities from
     New York City to the Capital Region

           A Celebration of the
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
     and the Hudson River Estuary
         VISTAS                                                                                                                                         Over the river and through the woods . . .
                                                                                                                                                                             4 million acres to discover!
                                                                        v      iews of the sun setting over the Hudson
                                                                               River Valley. Panoramas of peak fall foliage.
                                                                                                                                                        HUDSON RIVER VALLEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with  Hudson River
                                                                        Glimpses of bald eagles soaring over tall oak trees.
                                                                        Vistas of boats sailing under the historic Bear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Estuary Week
                                                                        Mountain Bridge. Mother Nature’s very best, at

                                                                        every turn. It’s all part of a visit to Westchester                                                                                        Dear Hudson River Valley Ramblers:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Welcome to one of the most unique areas of the
                                                                        County.                                                                                                                                    nation: New York State's Hudson River Valley National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Heritage Area, one of only 26 areas in the U.S. to merit
                                          Dazzling Hudson River Views                                                                                                                                              this designation. Embracing four million acres, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVN-
      The lush landscape is just one of Westchester                                                                                                                                                                HA) follows the flow of the Hudson River as this great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “arm of the sea” carves a 154-mile path through highlands,
County’s charms. Impressive historic sites, performing                                                                                                                                                             rolling countryside and scenic shoreline from just north of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Manhattan to the State Capital Region. Within its bound-
and visual arts, world class shopping and plenty of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   aries lie the rural landscapes and vistas that inspired the
family-friendly attractions await your family.                                                                                                                                                                     rise of America's first school of art—the noted 19th centu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ry Hudson River School, the great estates that gave birth
      Come stroll through our public gardens, explore                                                                                                                                                              to American landscape architecture, early settlements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of the Dutch and French Huguenots, and major
a castle or shop for treasures along Westchester's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Revolutionary War sites. The National Park Service calls it
antiques trail. Enjoy the colorful fall vistas on a scenic                                                                                                                                                         "the landscape that defined America."
                                                                                                   Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, Sleepy Hollow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Through more than 100 guided outdoor experiences,
drive through the countryside. Spend a leisurely after-                                                                                                                                                            the Hudson River Valley Ramble lets you explore the vast
noon taking in one of three Driving Tours: Southern                                                                                                                                                                riches of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Ramble is sponsored by the HRVNHA and New
Scenes and Sites of the Sound; Foliage, Farms and Fine                                                                                                                                                             York State’s Hudson River Valley Greenway, a program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I'm proud to have helped establish in 1991. The Greenway
Estates or From Bridge to Bridge.                                                                                                                  Sponsored by                                                    is an innovative partnership between state government
                                                                                                                                                   THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
      Start your tour at the NEW Westchester County                                                                                                                                                                agencies, regional partners and local communities to pre-
                                                                                                                                                   And HUDSON RIVER VALLEY GREENWAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   serve, enhance and develop the world-renowned scenic,
Tourism Information Center on the Northbound Bronx                                                                                                 Barnabas McHenry, Chairman, Greenway Council                    natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources of
                                                                                                                                                   Kevin J. Plunkett, Chairman, Greenway Conservancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Hudson River Valley. A major goal of the Greenway is
River Parkway (near Exit 9, Leewood Drive in                                                                                                       Carmella R. Mantello, Executive Director, Greenway Council
                                                                                                                                                   Barbara Kendall, Executive Director, Greenway Conservancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the development of an interconnected system of land and
Eastchester, NY) and get helpful travel information,                                                                                                                                                               water trails to provide access to many of the scenic views
                                                                                                                                                   with Fran Dunwell, Special Assistant and Hudson River Estuary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and historic sites you'll discover during your “rambles.”
                                                                                                                                                       Coordinator, NYSDEC
restaurant recommendations, and more.                                                                                                                                                                                   Enjoy the riches of the Hudson River Valley National
                                                                                                            Castle on the Hudson, Tarrytown, NY
                                                                                                                                                   Ramble Coordinators: Carol Clement and Patricia Murphy          Heritage Area during your “rambles” this weekend. I
                                                                                                                                                   Photos by Darren McGee (unless noted otherwise)                 hope you will continue to discover more of the many
                                                                                                                                                   For more information:                                           wonders New York State has to offer.
                                                                                                                                                   800-453-6665/845-334-9574                                                                           Very truly yours,
         1.800.833.9282          tourism@westchestergov.com                  westchestertourism.com                                                www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us
         Westchester County Office of Tourism   222 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 100   White Plains, NY 10605                                                                                                                                            George E. Pataki
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                                                                                                    HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
                                                                                                                                                                         Discover an American Legacy

                                                                                                                                                                          2003 HUDSON RIVER VALLEY
                                                                                                                                                                        NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA EVENTS

                                                                                                                                                                  July 3-12 3rd Annual Great Hudson River Paddle
                                                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by the Hudson River Watertrail Association, Inc.
                    Come walk with us!                                                                                                                            and Hudson River Valley Greenway
                                                                                                                                                                  146-mile Albany to New York City paddle to celebrate the
    Join us as we raise funds to support local services for those coping                                                                                          Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, the improvement of
        with Alzheimer's. Enjoy all the day's activities, refreshments                                                                                            public access to the Hudson River, and the diversity and her-
          and walker incentives at one of the following Walk sites:                                                                                               itage of riverside communities.
                                 Sunday, September 14
                                                                                                                                                                  Sept. 19-21 Patriots Weekend
                                                                                                                                                                  Celebration of 225th anniversary of Washington’s head-
                             Westchester County Memory Walk
                                                                                                                                                                  quarters at Pawling (formerly Fredericksburg). Reenactment
                   White Plains High School, Bryant Avenue, White Plains
                                                                                                                                                                  of Gen.Washington's arrival at John Kane House and
                            Registration: 9 a.m. - Walk: 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                  Major Gen. Schuyler’s court martial, encampment, parade,
                                                                                                                                                                  tours of Kane House and Quaker Meeting House, children’s
                                Sullivan County Memory Walk                                                                                                       activities, unveiling of memorial marker, ox roast, fireworks.
                    Village of Monticello Neighborhood Center, Monticello                                                                                         John Kane House, 126 Main Street, Pawling. (845) 855-
                            Registration: 9:30 a.m. - Walk: 11 a.m.                                                                                               9316/855-0500.
                                Saturday, September 20
                                                                                                                                                                  Sept. 20-28 4th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble
                                 Orange County Memory Walk                                                                                                        Sponsored by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage
               Heritage Trail, beginning at Elant, Inc., exit 125, Rt. 17, Goshen                                                                                 Area/Hudson River Valley Greenway
                              Registration: 9 a.m. - Walk: 10 a.m.                                                                                                A trails festival on land and water celebrating the scenic,

                                                                                                 Acclaimed as "the landscape that defined America" by the         natural, historical and cultural resources of the 10-county
                                 Sunday, September 21                                       National Park Service, the Hudson River Valley National               Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
                                                                                            Heritage Area was established by Congress in 1996 to recog-           www.hudsonvalleyramble.com
                              Rockland County Memory Walk                                   nize, preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical,
                                                                                            cultural and natural resources of the region.                         Oct. 4 Twin Forts Day
                  Hibernian Club, Railroad Ave. & Central Ave., Pearl River
                                                                                                 Extending from Waterford, just north of Albany, to the           226th anniversary commemoration of the Battles of Fort
                           Registration: 9:30 a.m. - Walk: 11 a.m.
                                                                                            northern border of New York City, the Hudson River Valley             Montgomery and Clinton at Fort Montgomery State Historic
                                                                                            National Heritage Area encompasses over 4 million acres. The          Site and Trailside Museum.
                               Ulster County Memory Walk
                                                                                            region is home to 2.5 million residents, five National Historic       http://www.hudsonrivervalley.net
                Senate House & Museum, Clinton & N. Front Streets, Kingston
                           Registration: 10 a.m. - Walk: 11 a.m.                            Sites, 58 National Historic Landmarks, 89 historic districts, and
                                                                                            over 1,000 sites listed on the National Register of Historic
                                                                                            Places.                                                                              LODGING INFORMATION
                                  Saturday, October 18                                           Explore more than 400 hundred years of history. Travel the
                                                                                            valley and see the villages where Dutch and Huguenot immi-                 Hudson Valley Tourism           (800) 232-4782
                              Dutchess County Memory Walk                                   grants settled, crucial battles of the American Revolution were            Albany County                   (800) 258-3582
                 Poughkeepsie High School, 70 Forbus Street, Poughkeepsie                   fought, magnificent landscapes were immortalized by the                    Rensselaer County               (800) 732-8259
                           Registration: 9 a.m. - Walk: 10 a.m.                             Hudson River School artists, grand mansions were built along               Greene County                   (800) 355-2287
                                                                                            the riverbanks, and the Roosevelts' dedication to democracy                Columbia County                 (800) 724-1846
                                   Sunday, October 26                                       and human rights established a lasting legacy.                             Ulster County                   (800) 342-5826
                                                                                                 To plan your visit to the Hudson River Valley National                Dutchess County                 (800) 445-3131
                                 Putnam County Memory Walk                                  Heritage Area, visit www.hudsonvalleyheritagearea.com or call              Orange County                   (800) 762-8687
                        Office for the Aging, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel                       888-576-4784 to request your free copy of the National                     Putnam County                   (800) 470-4854
                             Registration: 9 a.m. - Walk: 10 a.m.                           Heritage Area map/brochure.                                                Rockland County                 (800) 295-5723
                                                                                                 The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is man-                Westchester County              (800) 833-9282
For more information on Memory Walk 2003, call the Alzheimer’s Association, 800-872-0994,   aged by the Hudson River Valley Greenway, with technical and
           or visit our website for on line registration, www.alzhudsonvalley.org           financial support provided by the National Park Service.                Transportation/lodging packages (800) 877-1888x339

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                                                         Heritage Area Themed Series                                                                   HUDSON RIVER
                                                                                                                                                          VALLEY                                             Ramble                                                  Sept.20-21,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Upper Hudson River Valley
The Hudson River Valley Ramble highlights the scenic, natural,                  Great Estates Consortium invites you to “Walks and Talks” on
cultural and historic riches and resources that earned the region               eight of these estates.                                                                                                                          3 mi. Moderate. Hiking boots recommended. Sat. 2:30
its designation as a National Heritage Area. The event series                     Saturday, September 20                                              Key to Ramble Events                                                       pm. From Troy, take Rt. 2 east approx. 12 mi. Meet at park entrance
listed on this page offer the opportunity to explore several                        9:30-10:30 Wilderstein, Rhinebeck                                                                                                            semi-circle on right. Pre-register: (518) 279-1155 or e-mail:
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area themes in depth                          11-12:00       Springwood/FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park                    Hudson River Estuary (also see p. 9-11)                     laura.conner@oprhp.state.ny.us
during the weekend.                                                                 1:30-2:30      Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park                                     Hudson River Artists Trail
                                                                                    3-4:00         Staatsburg State Historic Site
                                                                                                                                                                     Great Estates Cultural Corridor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4. TROY 1825                                                     m
REVOLUTIONARY WAR TRAIL                                                           Sunday, September 21                                                                                                                           Led by the Rensselaer County Historical Society, return to the time
The Hudson River Valley was the centerpiece of the British strat-                   9:30-10:30 Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie                                            Revolutionary War Trail                                     when Troy was a city on the rise. View the interior of the Hart-Cluett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 House, an 1827 Federal style townhouse on the National Register of
egy for victory in the American Revolution. One-third of the                        11-12:00       Montgomery Place, Annandale-On-Hudson                             Greenway Trails                                             Historic Places, and learn how the house was used by the first family
war's battles were fought on the banks of the Hudson in the                         1:30-2:30      Clermont State Historic Site
                                                                                                                                                                     Family Friendly                                             to live there. Then continue through the streets of historic downtown
British attempt to conquer New York and split the colonies. This                    3-4:00         Olana State Historic Site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Troy where sites and buildings significant to Troy’s early 19th century
series visits significant sites and recreates momentous events as                                                                                                    Hiking Boots required/recommended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 industrial heritage will be highlighted. 2.5 mi. Easy. Sat. 2 pm.
part of the 226th anniversary observance of the American                        THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY                                                             Wheelchair accessible                                       Donations encouraged. From I-787, take exit 9, Rt. 7E; cross Hudson
Revolution in the Hudson River Valley.                                          An American Heritage River                                                                                                                       River; follow “Downtown Troy” signs; stay in left lane and enter 6th
     Constitution Island Walk                Sat./Sun. 10 am                    For nearly half its 315-mile length, the Hudson River is an estu-                    Paddling event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 St.; continue to dead end; turn R on 2nd St. and park on street; meet
     Fort Montgomery Walk                    Sat. 9:30 am                       ary, an arm of the sea where the ocean's salt water meets fresh                      Biking event                                                at RCHS headquarters, 57 2nd St. Bus: CDTA Route 85 to Congress/
     Hike into 1777 History                  Sat. 10 am                         water running off the land. From New York Harbor, the Hudson                                                                                     2nd St: CDTA 87 to Congress/3rd St. Pre-register: (518) 272-7232x17.
     Retracing Benedict Arnold's Flight      Sat./Sun.10 am                     River Estuary reaches 153 miles north to Troy, creating a rich            m          Accessible by Public Transportation
     Stony Point Battlefield Walk            Sat./Sun. 2 pm                     ecosystem pulsing with life vital for much of the Atlantic coast.     Please take note that pre-registration may be required.                    5. TROY’S TIFFANY TREASURES
                                                                                                                                                      Mileage noted is roundtrip.                                                Hear a brief talk on the life’s work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, then take
     Rochambeau Headquarters Ramble Sun. 2 pm                                   Its waters and tidal marshes provide a habitat for more than 200
                                                                                                                                                      Sorry, no pets unless noted otherwise.
                                                                                species of fish, and a nursery for key commercial and recre-          Events are planned rain or shine, unless otherwise noted.                  a narrated walk of “19th century Troy” whose downtown National
HUDSON RIVER ARTISTS TRAIL                                                      ational species such as striped bass, American shad, bluefish         Bring rain gear and dress in layers when appropriate.                      Register District boasts an abundance of Tiffany windows and interior
The landscapes and vistas of the Hudson River Valley gave rise                  and blue crab. Bald eagles, herons and other waterfowl feed on                                                                                   building designs. 1 mi. Sat. 9:30 am-12:30. $12. Children
to America's first school of art in the 19th century, the Hudson                the Hudson's bounty while nesting and in migration.                            Upper Hudson River Valley                                         under 12 with guardian free. Pre-register: Hudson Mohawk Industrial
River School. This series of walks and hikes goes to the same                   The Hudson River Estuary Program, administered by the New                                                                                        Gateway (518) 274-5267.
scenery and vistas that inspired noted Hudson River School                      York State Department of Environmental Conservation, presents       1. PEEBLES ISLAND
                                                                                                                                                    Hear about the rich history of Peebles Island State Park, and see the        6. WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?
Artists such as Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and Asher                          this series of land and water explorations that will open your
                                                                                                                                                    remains of the earthworks left behind by the Continental Army in             Explore the habitats along the Hudson River from yesteryear through
Durand. These walks earn points on the “Heart of Art Frequent                   eyes to the wonders of “the river that flows two ways” on Sept.
                                                                                                                                                    1777. Learn about the palisaded 17th c. Mohican Indian community,            tomorrow at The Junior Museum. The program begins at the museum's
Visitors Passport” (see www.iloveny.com).                                       20-21. See pages 9-11 for a listing of additional special events
                                                                                                                                                    Dutch settlers, and the Cluett Peabody Shirt Factory built on the island.    Hudson River Exhibit, where you meet some native wildlife that make
    Olana Great Estates Walk                 Sun. 3 pm                          from September 20--28 to celebrate National Estuaries Day.                                                                                       the Hudson River their home, then it moves on to the Mohican Life
                                                                                                                                                    The "history talk" is followed by a walk to a sod fort built during the
    Unplanned “Views” From Olana             Sun. 3 pm                               Where Do You Call Home?                                        American Revolution. .75 mi. Sat. 9:30 am. Rt. 787N to Cohoes,               Exhibits and compares their lifestyles with that of people today. A pro-
    Sunset Walk at Olana                     Sun. 6 pm                               Albany Pine Bush Preserve Ravine Ramble                        R on Ontario St. (Rt. 470); go thru two traffic lights, then turn L on       gram highlight is the hands-on exploration in our tide pool that gives
    Northern Escarpment Trail to North Point Sat. 9 am                               Hudson River Way                                               Delaware Ave. immediately before 112th St. bridge. Park is at end of         you the opportunity to explore life in the Hudson River. Program free.
    Hudson River Artists’ Landscapes Walk Sun. 9:30 am                               At the Turning of the Tide: Arm of the Sea Theater             road; meet at kiosk at trailhead. Pre-register: (518) 237-8643x3295.         Museum admission $5; children under 3 and members free. Sat. 1
    Long Path to Huckleberry Point           Sat. 10 am                              Where the Hudson Begins                                                                                                                     pm. From I-787 North, Troy/Bennington Exit. Follow signs to Hoosick
                                                                                     Papscanee Creek Kayak Paddle                                   2. LONG TRAIL: DYKEN POND ENVIRONMENTAL                                      St.; R at light on 8th St.; Museum is on right. Pre-register: (518) 235-
                 THE HEART OF ART: NEW YORK STATE CULTURE CARD is                    Greenport North Bay Paddle                                        EDUCATION CENTER                                                          2120.
                 a collaboration between the Museum Association of New               Hannacroix Creek Preserve                                      Learn about the unique ecology of the Rensselaer Plateau, which is
                 York and the NYS Division of Tourism. Participating muse-           Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Paddle/Campout                        similar to the Adirondacks, as you hike along Dyken Pond’s Long Trail        7. HIDLEY FAMILY CEMETERY AMBLE
                 ums and organizations feature works created by artists
                                                                                     Ginseng Festival                                               passing through varied ecological communities: a spruce-fir swamp,           Hosted by the Rensselaer Taconic Land Conservancy, this amble hon-
                 from the Hudson River School, New York School (abstract
                 expressionism), the Art of Photography and Film, the Fine           Ice House Cove Walk                                            balsam flats, northern hardwood forest, bogs and old farmland. 4             ors one of Poestenkill’s noted native sons—Joseph Hidley, the highly
                 Art of Crafts and Folk Art Traditions. Each time a Culture          Tivoli Bays Trail                                              mi. Moderate. Sat. 9:30 am. Follow Dyken Pond signs from Rt.                 collectible primitive artist who lived and worked here. The walk pass-
                 Card holder visits a participating museum or participates in                                                                       2 east: turn R onto Blue Factory Road, L onto Madonna Lake Rd., bear         es by his birthplace and ascends through a field to the crown of a hill
                                                                                     Tivoli South Bay Walk
one of the Ramble “Hudson River Artists’ Trail” events, it is stamped. When                                                                                                                                                      capped by the Hidley Family Cemetery and a 360 degree sweeping
                                                                                     Long Dock to Foundry Cove Paddle                               R at sign, go to end of road and parking lot. Pre-register: (518) 658-
the Culture Card has at least three stamps, the cardholder has a chance to
win a two or three day family vacation. The Card also entitles the “frequent         Head of the Highlands Hudson River Regatta                     2055.                                                                        vista that takes in the Catskills, Adirondacks, Taconics and Rensselaer
visitor” holder to special offers and discounts. For more information, call          At the Turning of the Tide: Arm of the Sea Theater                                                                                          Plateau. Bring binoculars for added pleasure. 1 mi. Easy. Sat.
800-CALL-NYS or visit www.iloveny.com or www.manyonline.org.                                                                                        3. GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK                                                  3:30 pm. From I-90 East, exit 8; take Rt. 43 East to West Sand Lake;
                                                                                     Kowawese “Hands On” Seining Adventure
                                                                                                                                                    Join park naturalist Laura Conner for an exploration of the park’s “wild     turn L on Rt. 351 to Poestenkill; one block after blinking light, turn R
                                                                                     Wallkill River Canoe Trip
                                                                                                                                                    side,” trekking its less familiar trails through two forest types and var-   into Town Hall & Library parking lot. Meet on Library front porch. For
GREAT ESTATES CULTURAL CORRIDOR                                                      Stony Point Lighthouse Walk
                                                                                                                                                    ied terrains including a beaver-created wetland. Beginning at a large        other "Joseph Hidley Day” events, see p. 26. (518) 658-2643.
The Hudson River Valley was the birthplace of the movement to                        Tappan Zee Exploration on “The Riverkeeper”
                                                                                                                                                    blueberry field, the hike goes through a hemlock-northern hardwood
create a distinctly American aesthetic identity. Here, Andrew                        To Bannerman Island and Back
                                                                                                                                                    forest, emerging at the historic Martin Dunham Reservoir where a             8. WOODLAND TREK AT TECH PARK
Jackson Downing, Calvert Vaux, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix                        Wetland Wildlife Walk
                                                                                                                                                    bridge crossing offers a scenic view of the entire expanse. The hike         Hike through a scenic gorge adjacent to the Hudson River with guide
Farrand and others shaped landscapes to create something                             Peekskill Bay Paddle
                                                                                                                                                    continues into a beech-maple forest, home to some unique plants, and         Shannon DeCelle. A waterfall provides a photo-finish! Visit the historic
uniquely American. Splendid examples of these treasured land-                        “Fishing Expedition” at Croton Point Park
                                                                                                                                                    concludes at the reservoir's western end. Car shuttle back to trailhead.     Defreest House on the park property. 2 mi. Difficult. Sun. 10:30
                                                                                     Little Red Lighthouse Paddle
scapes still exist on the great estates of the Hudson Valley. The
                                                                                     Hudson River Harbor Paddle
RR 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               RR 7
                            am. From I-90 exit 8 (Defreestville) go to intersection; L on Rt. 4 to L                                                                                  Hudson-Mohawk Valley. 1.5 mi. Moderate. Sat. 2 pm. From I-                   bear R on Rt. 9 south 1 mi.; L at State Historic Site sign, park in upper
                            at Rensselaer Technology Park; L on Jordan Rd. Park in lot at Defreest                                                                                    90 exit 4, take Rt. 85 west approx. 15 mi., bear R on Rt. 157 for 4          lot; follow sign to Visitor Center. Grounds entrance fee $5. Pre-regis-
                            House. Information contact Shannon at: shineondecelle@yahoo.com                                                                                           mi. to park entrance. Drive through park to pool entrance booth on R,        ter: (518) 828-0135x301.
                            or (518) 283-1308.                                                                                                                                        make immediate R to Indian Ladder picnic area. Meet at trail sign in park-
Upper Hudson River Valley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Upper Hudson River Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                      ing lot. Park entrance fee $6. Pre-registration required: (518) 872-1237.    21. OLANA GREAT ESTATES WALK (See series on p.5)
                            9. TACONIC CREST TRAIL                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Unique features of the Olana landscape, such as composed sylvan
                            Learn about the fascinating geology of the Taconic Mountain Range                                                                                         16. RENSSELAERVILLE FALLS                                                    views, are enjoyed on this carriage road walk. Designed by leading
                            with Willard Hoyt, president of the Taconic Hiking Club. This hike from                                                                                   Walk with Dr. Richard Wyman, Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve                     Hudson River School artist Frederic Church, the "picturesque" land-
                            Petersburg Pass to Snow Hole ascends along the ridge to the north to                                                                                      Executive Director, and Marilyn Wyman, Program Coordinator, from             scape features views that unfold like a series of paintings, peaking
                            a crevasse where snow sometimes lingers through summer. Panoramic                                                                                         the base of the 150-foot Rensselaerville Falls to the top following a        with one of the most panoramic vistas to be had of the Hudson River
                            views of three states at the top! Bring lunch/water. 5.8 mi.                                                                                              wide forested trail alongside the cascading falls. Hear about the            Valley. 1.5 mi. Moderate. Sun. 3 pm. From the east side of the
                            Moderate. Meet Sun. 8:30 am. From junction of I-787 and I-90,                                                                                             unique plant and animal habitats in a waterfall-gorge setting, and the       Rip Van Winkle Bridge (Hudson), bear R on Rt. 9 south 1 mi.; L at
                            take I-787 north to exit 7W, 378 west (Menands) to R on Rt. 32 to                                                                                         history of the Huyck Felt Mill once on the preserve site. 1 mi.              State Historic Site sign, park in upper lot; follow sign to Visitor Center.
                            Fleet Bank parking lot. Or call for directions to trailhead: (518) 732-                                                                                   Moderate. Sun. 2 pm. Afterwards, stroll Rensselaerville Hamlet, a            Grounds entrance fee $5. Pre-register: (518) 828-0135x301.
                            2390.                                                                                                                                                     treasure trove of more than 25 pre-1850 Colonial, Federal and Greek
                                                                                                                                                                                      Revival buildings, and visit the old Grist Mill maintained by the            22. "UNPLANNED" VIEWS FROM OLANA
                            10. ALBANY PINE BUSH                                                                                                                                      Rensselaerville Historical Society. From junction of I-90 and Rt. 85         Noted Hudson River School artist Frederic Church designed many
                                 PRESERVE RAVINE RAMBLE                                                                                                                               (Albany), take Rt. 85 south to Rensselaerville; at "T," R on Main St.;       "planned views" on his estate, Olana. Walk the landscape with
                            Explore the rolling sand dunes and dramatic steep-sided ravines of the                                                                                    go 100 yards to Huyck Preserve Mill House on right. For other direc-         Catskills geologist and author Robert Titus and see the many
                            Kaikout Kill, East Branch of the Hunger Kill and Patroon Creek, whose                                                                                     tions: www.huyckpreserve.org                                                 "unplanned" views as you hear about Olana's Ice Age history and
                            headwaters arise in the preserve. Learn about the life that thrives                                                                                                                                                                    the ocean basin that once covered the region creating Olana's stone.
                            along their banks and their unique human history. Walking shoes/                                                                                          17. MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER TRAIL                                               The Catskills, Olana's "western view,” will also be discussed. Hiking
                            long pants required. 2 mi. Moderate. Sat. 10-noon. From I-87                                                                                              Hear about the history of this major Shaker site (1787-1947) and             boots recommended. 1 mi. Moderate. Sun. 3 pm. From the east
                            (Northway) take exit 2W to Rt. 5W (Central Ave.) to intersection of                                                                                       enjoy an easy wheelchair-accessible walk through a bucolic land-             side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, bear right on Rt. 9G south 1 mi.;
                            Rt. 155; L on Rt. 155 W; at third light, turn R onto Madison Ave. Ext.                                                                                    scape to view the Shaker buildings at North Family and Church                L at State Historic Site sign. Park in upper lot; meet at south porch of the
                            (near water tower) and continue straight ahead; road dead-ends at                                                                                         Family including their Meetinghouse, ruins of the Great Stone Barn,          mansion. Grounds entrance fee $5. Pre-register: (518) 828-0135x 301.
                            trailhead. Pre-register: (518) 785-1800x212                                                                                                               Wash House and others. Short readings of 19th and 20th century
                                                                                                                                                                                      Shaker letters and manuscripts give a glimpse into the interior life of      23. SUNSET AT OLANA
                            11. HUDSON RIVER WAY                                      m                                                                                               the community. 1.25 mi. Easy. Sat. 2 pm. From junction Rts. 20/              Walk a carriage road on the heights of Olana and watch the sun set,
                            Walk across the new pedestrian bridge connecting Albany's historic                                                                                        22, East on Rt. 20. Follow signs for Darrow School-Mount Lebanon             shooting rays of gold across the Hudson River and lighting up the sky
                            downtown to the Hudson River and view the story of Albany's history                                                                                       Shaker Village; R onto Darrow Rd.; R at first road past Great Stone          just like a Church painting. 1 mi. Moderate. Sun. 6 pm. From the
                            as it unfolds through a series of unique paintings on the bridge's lamp-                                                                                  Barn; meet in parking lot on right. (518) 794-9100x218.                      east side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, bear right on Rt. 9G south 1
                            posts. Many depict artifacts discovered in archeological excavations        13. WHERE THE HUDSON BEGINS                                                                                                                                mi.; L at Site sign. Park in upper lot; meet at Visitor Center. Grounds
                            and are executed in the 17th c. trompe l’oeil style, which tricks the eye   Countless upland rivulets throughout the Hudson River watershed               18. KINDERHOOK VILLAGE RAMBLE                                                entrance fee $5. Pre-register: 518-828-0135x 301.
                            into believing it's seeing actual objects. The natural environment at the   wend their way downstream through cityscape and countryside, ulti-            Walk with town and village historian Ruth Piwonka on streets that are
                            base of the bridge along the banks of the Hudson River will also be         mately becoming part of America's “first river.” Join staff of the Five       more than 300 years old and hear about village history from c.1697.          24. THE VIEW FROM CLERMONT
                            discussed. 3 mi. Easy. Sun. 1 pm. Pre/post walk, view film                  Rivers Environmental Education Center for an in-depth study of the            Visit two historic churches and see early Dutch houses, a Georgian           Walk the lush landscape of the ancestral seat of the politically and
                            “Albany, A Cultural Crossroads.” From I-787 south, exit 4B for Clinton      ecology of the Vlomankill stream, headwaters for our part of the              mansion and the birth site of eighth U.S. president, Martin Van Buren.       socially prominent Livingston family—home to seven successive gen-
                            Ave.; at end of exit ramp, R on Broadway. Meet at Albany Heritage           Hudson estuary. Old sneakers or waterproof boots suggested. 1 mi.             More than 150 dwellings, shops and churches from the 18th and                erations into the mid-20th century. Hear of Clermont's rich history and
                            Area Visitors Center on immediate right. Free parking behind building       Moderate. Sat. 10 am. From I-87 (NYS Thruway), exit 23                        19th century can be seen in the historic district, including Columbia        the family's most noted member, Chancellor Robert R. Livingston,
                            via Spencer St. From I-87, exit 23 (Albany), I-787 north to exit 4          (Albany), R on Rt. 9W south, bear R on Rt. 32 south for 3 mi., R on           County Historical Society's restoration Federal period house and             drafter of the Declaration of Independence and administer of the oath
                            (Downtown Albany); follow signs for Clinton Ave.; at end of exit ramp,      Elm Ave., L on Delaware Ave., R on Orchard St., L on Game Farm Rd.            museum. 2 mi. Easy. Sat. 10:30 am. Maps provided for optional                of office to George Washington. Hudson River and Catskill Mountain
                            R on Broadway. (518) 434-0405.                                              In case of inclement weather, call to confirm: (518) 475-0291.                afternoon 3-mile walk on your own in the countryside past orchards           views highlight this walk on the Riverside Trail. 2 mi. Moderate.
                                                                                                                                                                                      with commanding views of the Catskills. See "Other Happenings" pg.           Sat. 1 pm. From east side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge (Hudson),
                            12. AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE:                                             14. PAPSCANEE CREEK KAYAK PADDLE                                              27 for more village events. From Hudson, take Rt. 9 north to                 bear R on Rt. 9G; just south of intersection of Rt. 9G and Co. Rt. 6,
                                  ARM OF THE SEA THEATER                   m                            Hear a brief talk on the Hudson River Estuary, then paddle across the         Kinderhook. Meet on lawn opposite Village Square at intersection of          turn R at State Historic Site sign; at Clermont, go to Visitor Center.
                            Lusciously painted puppet figures and hauntingly beautiful mask char-       Hudson River to explore Papscanee Creek with guides from the New              Rt. 9 with Albany Ave./Hudson St. Pre-register: 518-758-7605.                Grounds entrance fee $5. Pre-register: (518) 537-4240.
                            acters populate this large-scale production celebrating the Hudson          York State Department of Environmental Conservation who will inter-
                            River's inner life and cultural history. The 60-minute stream of spell-     pret the estuary's natural history. Boats will raft up at several points so   19. GREENPORT NORTH BAY PADDLE                                               25. CLERMONT GREAT ESTATES WALK (See series on p.5)
                            binding imagery by Arm Of The Sea Theater portrays the tidal                you can learn about wild rice, marsh wrens, bald eagles, map turtles          This 3-hour paddle on the North Bay of the Greenport Conservation            Clermont has an agricultural heritage that began in colonial times as
                            rhythms of the river, eat-and-be-eaten dance of the food chain, inven-      and other life along the banks of this tidal creek. Bring your own            Area, north of the city of Hudson, focuses on the many migratory fish        Livingston Manor, the second largest landholding in Colonial New
                            tion of the steamboat, settlement of river towns, fishermen, captains of    kayak, paddle, life vest, safety gear, water/snack. Limit 15 people.          that inhabit the Hudson River estuary: American shad, Atlantic stur-         York, and continued into the 20th century. Join an interpreter from the
                            industry, and modern battles to clean up the river. Sponsored by the        No first-time paddlers. 5-6 mi. Moderate. Sat. 1-4 pm. From I-                geon, American eel, large mouth bass and river herring. Current              State Historic Site on this ramble on the Farm Road Trail through the
                            New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson              87 NYS Thruway exit 22 (Selkirk), L on Rt. 144, R on Barent Winne             research being done on key species will be discussed by environ-             pastoral landscape and hear about the manor, its agricultural heritage
                            River Estuary Program and hosted by the New York State Museum.              Rd. to Bethlehem's Henry Hudson Town Park. Follow park road to                mental educator Fran Martino. Bring your own canoe/kayak,                    and a vanished way of life. 2 mi. Moderate. Sun. 1:30 pm.
                            Free (donations accepted). Sun. 1:30 pm. From I-787, follow                 state launch at north end. Pre-registration required: (518) 402-8014.         lunch/water. 6 mi. Moderate. Sat. 10 am. Limit: 10. Pre-register:            From east side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge (Hudson), bear R on Rt.
                            Empire State Plaza signs, proceed straight under the Plaza, then bear                                                                                     (518) 392-5252x205.                                                          9G; just south of intersection of Rt. 9G and Co. Rt. 6, turn R at State
                            left to loop back under Plaza. Use underground parking lots or take         15. INDIAN LADDER TRAIL                                                                                                                                    Historic Site sign; at Clermont, go to Visitor Center. Grounds entrance
                            the P1 exit and go through the arch to Madison Avenue and Museum            At John Boyd Thacher State Park, explore one of the most impressive           20. HUG-A-TREE AT OLANA                                                      fee $5. Pre-register: (518) 537-4240.
                            parking lot. Alternate: from I-787, exit 3B (US 20 west), continue on       geological formations in New York State, the Helderberg Escarpment,           Give your children the benefit of good woodsmenship skills. Led by
                            US 20 west (Madison Ave.) to Museum. Information: (518) 474-5877            massively bedded layers of limestone that form a 100-foot cliff.              the Taconic Region Safety Team, the Hug-A-Tree Program teaches               26. HANNACROIX CREEK PRESERVE
                            or www.nysm.nysed.gov                                                       Descend the cliff on stairs, walk over underground streams and under          youngsters what to do if they get lost or separated in the woods. Sat.       Led by the New Baltimore Conservancy, this walk explores the
                                                                                                        waterfalls, then ascend to the cliff top for panoramic views of the           1 pm. From the east side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge (Hudson),              Preserve's varied upland woodlands, pausing at points to discuss the
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                            Hudson River Estuary Week
                                                                                                                    Sept. 20-28,

                         NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY—an annual celebration of the
                         magical places where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt
                         water from the ocean—is held each year on the last Saturday in
                         September. These important coastal habitats are used as spawn-
                         ing grounds and nurseries for at least two-thirds of the nation's
                         commercial fish and shellfish. The wetlands associated with estu-
                         aries buffer uplands from flooding. Estuaries, like the Hudson

                                                                                                                                                                        Hudson River Estuary Week
                         and New York Harbor, also provide many recreational
                         opportunities, such as swimming, boating and bird watching.
                         This year New York State Department of Environmental
                         Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program is teaming up with
                         the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the New York-New
                         Jersey Harbor Estuary Program for a week-long celebration
                         of National Estuaries Day.

                         PROGRAM leads a regional partnership to restore the tidal
                         waters of the Hudson and the surrounding valley that forms
                         the estuary watershed. Our mission is to conserve the region's
                         world-renowned heritage of fish, wildlife, streams and scenery
                         and to provide places for people to use and enjoy them. The
                         program is guided by the Estuary Action Plan, a blueprint found-
                         ed in science and carried out to support the quality of life of the
                         valley's residents.

                         GRAM (HEP) is a bi-state program working to establish and                                                        Photo Credit: Beth Waterman
                         maintain a healthy and productive ecosystem with full beneficial
                                        uses. It is one of 28 National Estuary Programs        A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE HUDSON RIVER
                                        around the country and receives financial support      On Wednesday, September 24, 2003, environmental
                                        from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency          education centers and school classes all along the Hudson estu-
                                        under the Clean Water Act. Major focus areas of        ary will collect information about the river and share it to create
                                        HEP's management plan for the estuary include          a day-in-the-life picture of the river. This snapshot of the Hudson
                         water quality (nutrients, pathogens and toxics), habitat, and         ecosystem will be part of the week-long celebration of National
                         public education and outreach.                                        Estuaries Day.
                         This year HEP will help celebrate National Estuaries Day by           From Troy to Manhattan, teams of students will collect data such
                         funding 19 different events. The events, hosted by area nonprofit     as the variety and number of fish caught at their sites, the types
                         organizations, will include estuary bus tours, boat rides and fes-    of aquatic plants present, the temperature and salinity of the
                         tivals throughout the Harbor and will expose local families, stu-     water, and concentrations of dissolved oxygen. That information
                         dents and public officials to the importance of the estuary and       will be shared so that students can study how distribution of fish
                         the need to protect it. HEP will provide a leading role by coor-      and plant species varies with salinity, or observe how tidal phe-
                         dinating the events, demonstrating the interconnected nature of       nomena at a given time are different at different sites along the
                         the estuary and the surrounding region. For more information          estuary. In this way, they will come to understand how their
                         about HEP and additional National Estuaries Day events, see:          piece of the Hudson fits into the larger estuary ecosystem.

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                              CELEBRATE NATIONAL ESTUARIES                                                                                                                              DAY ON THE HUDSON SEPT. 20-28
                            A. MILL CREEK BOARDWALK EXPLORATION                                          and Hudson River ecology will be discussed. 2 mi. Moderate.                                                                                                 discover as they learn. Programs offered 1-4 pm on Sat. and Sun.
                            Explore the freshwater tidal swamp at the Lewis A. Swyer Preserve            Sun. 9/28, 10 am-1 pm. Donations/memberships encouraged.                                                                                                    9/27 & 9/28. Fees: Admission $5 for adults, children under 12
                            from the vantage point of a half-mile long boardwalk. You’ll enjoy a         From Highland, take Rt. 9W north; R on River Rd. opposite El Paso                                                                                           free. Call (212) 748-8758 to reserve space for the children's yoga
                            close-up view of the tidal swamp while your guides from The Nature           Winery; follow for 1.5 mi. to Preserve on right. From north, 9W south                                                                                       classes from 1-2 pm. www.southstseaport.org
                            Conservancy describe this rare natural community and identify plants         thru Port Ewen; L on River Rd. just past cemetery; follow 2.5 mi. to
                            and animals living there. An easy climb up a small tower at the board-       Preserve on left; meet at Environmental Center. Pre-registration not                                                                                        O. SAIL AWAY ON ESTUARY DAY
                            walk’s end reveals a fine view of the Hudson River. 1 mi. Easy. Sat.         required. (845) 454-7673                                                                                                                                    South Street Seaport Museum celebrates Estuary Day with public edu-
                            9/27, 1 pm. After entering Columbia County from the north, go 3.3                                                                                                                                                                        cational sails aboard the 1885 schooner Pioneer. Take a 2-hour sail
                            mi. south on Rt. 9J; from the south, go 2 mi. north of blinker light at      F. QUASSAICK CREEK BIODIVERSITY BONANZA                                                                                                                     on Sat. 9/27 aboard the only American-built iron-hulled sailing ves-
                            Stuyvesant Landing. Park in small area on west side (Preserve side) of       Explore biodiversity with a naturalist on a trail along the north side of                                                                                   sel still in existence! See Upper New York Bay from the deck of the
                            Rt. 9J, or on road shoulder close to Preserve entrance. Meet at              Quassaick Creek from Ward Brothers Memorial Rowing Club Park on                                                                                             Pioneer while exploring the aquatic ecology of the estuary that made
                            Preserve Entrance sign. Pre-register: (518) 272-0195x25.                     the Newburgh waterfront to the majestic Mill Street Bridge. The boun-                                                                                       New York what it is today. There will be hands-on activities and edu-
                                                                                                         tiful diversity of the creek corridor, currently being documented by a                                                                                      cational materials for all ages. Nominal charge. Limited space. Pre-
                            B. COHOTATE PRESERVE                                                         New York State Department of Environmental Conservation survey, will                                                           Photo Credit: Steve Stanne   register: (212) 748-8786, www.southstseaport.org
                            Walk a trail that descends through woodlands to the Hudson River             be described as you walk. 2 mi. Some difficult hillside terrain;
                                                                                                                                                                                       end of drive; meet inside museum at door to "Hudson Riverama"                 P. THE URBAN DIVERS ECO-CRUISE
                            while a staff naturalist describes various plants along the path and         hiking boots suggested. Sat. 9/27, 9 am-noon. From I-84
Hudson River Estuary Week

                                                                                                                                                                                       exhibit. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line to Glenwood; walk 1 block            Join the Urban Divers aboard monitoring vessels, CleanWater NYC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hudson River Estuary Week
                            their traditional uses as food or medicine. At the river, try your hand      East, exit 10S; at light, turn R onto 9W south; at second light, turn L
                                                                                                                                                                                       up Glenwood Ave. to Ravine Ave.; turn L on Ravine Ave. and walk to            and The Gowanus Monitor II, for an eco-cruise celebrating National
                            at fishing with a seine net, view the ruins of an icehouse, and visit the    onto North St. which becomes Marine Dr.; continue to stop sign at
                                                                                                                                                                                       museum drive at end.                                                          Estuaries Day. 11 am on Sat. 9/27. Cruise includes water sam-
                            Columbia Greene Community College Hudson River Environmental                 Renwick St. intersection; turn L and go under RR tracks; turn immedi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pling, a live underwater presentation on what lives in the bottom of
                            Field Station to observe fish, plankton and macro invertebrates that         ately R to parking area at Ward Brothers Memorial Rowing Club Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                       J. CLEARWATER AT YONKERS RIVERFEST                                            the estuary, as well as learning about the social, ecological and future
                            depend on the river for their survival. The ecology of the Hudson River      No advance reservations required. (845) 569-7375.
                                                                                                                                                                                       The sloop Clearwater will be a part of the City of Yonkers' Annual            plans of New York City's hidden waterways. Suggested donation.
                            Estuary, the river as a bird migration corridor and human uses of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       RiverFest on Sat. and Sun. 9/20 & 21. Free dockside tours of                  Pre-register: Ludger Balan, Environmental Program Director: (718)
                            river, such as the ice cutting industry, will be discussed. Wear hiking      G. WHAT IS LIVING IN THE HUDSON RIVER?
                                                                                                                                                                                       the sloop will be available all day, as well as sailing opportunities         802-9874, www.urbandivers.org, urbandivers@planetmail.com
                            boots 1.5 mi. Moderately difficult—steep uphill return. Transport            Museum of the Hudson Highlands educators will lead a discovery ses-
                                                                                                                                                                                       in the afternoon. The sloop will be docked at the Yonkers City pier,
                            uphill available with advance notice for people with difficulty walking.     sion to learn what lives in and/or uses the Hudson River. Comb the
                                                                                                                                                                                       a 5-minute walk from the Metro-North train station and city library.          Q. GOWANUS CANAL DAY:
                            Sat. 9/27, 10 am. Post-walk option: view a video about the ice cut-          shore to look for evidence of living things, use a seine net to catch fish,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Contact Clearwater at (845) 454-7673 or http://www.clearwa-                      A CELEBRATION OF NATURE RETURNED
                            ting industry. From the west side of Rip Van Winkle Bridge and Rt. 23        and share discoveries. Sat. 9/27, 10 am–11:30 am. Meet the
                                                                                                                                                                                       ter.org for specific times and details.                                       A festival featuring an afternoon of fun, community education and a
                            at Catskill, turn north on Rt. 385 towards Athens; go approx. 2 mi.;         leader at the picnic table at Kowawese Unique Area. Adults $5,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     shared celebration of the rebirth of the Gowanus Canal will take
                            turn R into Preserve parking lot; meet at trailhead. Contact: Liz            Children $3. Contact: Cheryl Winship, (845) 534-5506 x206, cwin-
                                                                                                                                                                                       K. HUDSON RIVER WEEKEND                                                       place on Sat. 9/27 from 12-5 pm. The Festival, sponsored by the
                            LoGiudice, (518) 945-2085, liz@gcswcd.com                                    ship@museumhudsonhighlands.org. Directions: Kowawese Unique
                                                                                                                                                                                       Celebrate the Hudson River with a weekend of in-depth explorations            Gowanus Canal Community Development Corp., includes walking
                                                                                                         Area is located in the Town of New Windsor. The driveway entrance
                                                                                                                                                                                       of the river that blur the boundaries of art and science. An art exhibi-      tours, local history exhibits, displays of canal critters, art, vendors,
                            C. RAMSHORN-LIVINGSTON SANCTUARY PADDLE                                      is off of 9W. It has a wooden Kowawese sign and is between Toyota
                                                                                                                                                                                       tion, landforms information station, family art and movement program          entertainment and education about how a cleaner canal now attracts
                            Join Audubon New York and Scenic Hudson, Inc. as we explore the              of Newburgh and the bowling alley across from Pier 9.
                                                                                                                                                                                       and a volunteer opportunity on the banks of the Hudson await visitors         fish, birds and other wildlife as well as recreational uses. Contact:
                            Hudson River's largest tidal swamp by canoe or kayak. The Sanctuary
                                                                                                                                                                                       to Wave Hill on Sat. and Sun. 9/20 & 21.. For more information,               Alicia Moore, GCCDC, (718) 858-0557,
                            is an important feeding area for heron, waterfowl and migratory              H. EXPLORE THE SHORELINE OF THE
                                                                                                                                                                                       call (718) 549-3200 or www.wavehill.org.                                      gowanuscdc@aol.com, www.gowanus.org
                            birds, and a breeding ground and nursery for American shad and                   HUDSON RIVER FIRST-HAND
                            striped bass. Bald Eagles are seen regularly. Bring own boat/safety          Participants will hike a trail from the Audubon Nature Center at              L. NEW YORK CITY HUDSON RIVER BIRD BLITZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     R. GOWANUS CANAL BOAT TOUR
                            gear. Moderate. Sun. 9/28, 2 pm. From west side of Rip Van                   Constitution Marsh past a tidal swamp, then up a cliff that affords           Join NYC Audubon volunteers for the premier fall bird count of all the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Join the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment for a boat tour
                            Winkle Bridge at Catskill, turn L at first traffic light on Rt. 9W south     breathtaking views of the Hudson River and continue along the shore-          birds that use the parks bordering the Hudson River. Opportunities to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     focusing on the history and ecology of the Canal. At various stages
                            and continue thru village to L on Grandview Ave. Continue around the         line of the Hudson River to the 750' boardwalk over the marsh. Hikers         see fall migrants. Sun. 9/28. Call E.J. McAdams, (212) 691-7483
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     throughout the tour, science educators will explain how the Gowanus
                            traffic circle. Parking area is 0.5 mi. on right. Pre-register: (845) 473-   will have the chance to observe migrating birds and gain new insights         to pre-register and for meeting place information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is an intricate and human-influenced estuarine ecosystem—a crucial
                            4440x220.                                                                    into natural cycles of the Hudson River Estuary. Moderately diffi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     transition zone between land and water that provides an environment
                                                                                                         cult. Meet at 10 am on Sat. 9/27. Advance Reservation Required:               M. TEACHERS’ OPEN HOUSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for lessons in biology, geology, chemistry, physics, history and social
                            D. SCIENCE AT TIVOLI BAYS                                                    (845) 265- 2601. Directions: Constitution Marsh is on the east side           Meet teachers, environmental educators, and students involved in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     issues. Sat. 9/27. Tours begin at 9 am. Advance reservation
                            Meet scientists and learn about their exciting work on the Hudson            of the Hudson River two miles south of Cold Spring. Take Route 9D             Marine Biology Internship Program. Learn about local fish and inver-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     required: (718) 788-8500 x 208, Ruth Edebohls. Boat is open; bring
                            River Estuary on a 1.5 mile guided tour at Tivoli South Bay and the          south of Cold Spring 2 miles, then make a right onto Indian Brook             tebrates. Tues. 9/23, 4-6 pm. Pier 26, Manhattan, corner West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sunblock and water.
                            DEC’s Hudson River Research Reserve Bard College Field Station.              Road. Drive five mile and park at the parking lot, then walk down to           and No. Moore Streets. Take back a wealth of material to help you
                            Sat. 9/27 (rain date Sun. 9/28). Tours leave at 1 pm, 1:30                   the Nature Center.                                                            add the estuary to your classroom. Find out about seminars, field trips,
                            pm and 2:00 pm and return about 2.5 hours later. Meet at the                                                                                               internships, and teacher workshops. New teacher professional devel-           S. JAMAICA BAY ECOLOGY SUNSET CRUISE
                            Blithewood Avenue parking lot on the Bard College Campus. Pre-reg-           I. HUDSON RIVERAMA EXHIBIT                                                    opment hours awarded. Presented by The River Project and New York             Learn about the history, ecology and wildlife of this great 13,000-acre
                            ister: (845) 758-7012, Jean Valla McAvoy.                                    View the Hudson River Museum's spectacular new exhibit, "Hudson               University's Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental                urban estuary. Speakers from various federal, state & local agencies
                                                                                                         Riverama," featuring interactive computer touch screens, videos, live         Education. Refreshments. Contact Diana dos Santos, (212) 233-3030             as well as community and environmental groups will discuss the many
                            E. CLEARWATER "WALK AND WADE"                                                animal tanks, recreated habitats and a 30-foot 3D model of the                or diana@riverproject.org                                                     pollution problems and restoration efforts currently underway.
                            Enjoy a 3-hour "hands-on" exploration of aquatic wildlife and forest         Hudson River. Guides will discuss Hudson River environments, habi-                                                                                          Sponsored by the American Littoral Society and Jamaica Bay
                            ecology at Scenic Hudson's Esopus Meadows Point Park led by edu-             tats and ecology. On-going tours: noon to 5 pm, Wed. 9/24                     N. ESTUARY DAY AT SOUTH STREET                                                Ecowatchers, the cruise passes close to the big marshes of the
                            cators from the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Go on a one-hour              thru Sun. 9/28. Site admission $5 adult, $3 senior 62+ and child                   SEAPORT MUSEUM                                                           Jamaica Bay Wildlife refuge where egrets, herons, ibis, osprey, pere-
                            moderate hike in the Preserve's diverse woodlands to learn about tree        under 12. From the Saw Mill Pkwy Exit 9, Executive Blvd.; take Executive      South Street Seaport Museum's Family Programs welcomes visitors to            grine falcon, waterfowl, oystercatchers and many other species of
                            species, vernal pools and forest ecology. Then strap on waders to            Blvd. to traffic light and intersection with Rt. 9, North B'way; turn L on    a number of programs focusing on the unique features of estuarine             birdlife stop during the peak fall migration time. Sun. 9/28, 4:30-
                            seine for fish and crabs in the shallows of the Hudson River, populat-       Rt. 9; at next light, turn R onto Odel Ave.; turn L onto Warburton Ave.;      life, maritime crafts and children's yoga inspired by the aquatic ani-        7:30 pm. Wine & cheese will be served. To reserve, call (718) 318-
                            ed in September by many juvenile fish migrating south. Collected fish        go approx. 1.3 mi. to museum entrance drive on right; park in lot at          mals of the East River. Visitors will touch, play, examine, create and        9344, www.alsnyc.org
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                                                                                                                                      flora and fauna, and to observe shore birds on the banks of the             23A; go 4.9 mi. to R on Co. Rd. 18 (North Lake Rd.) for 3.2 mi. to R
                                                                                                                                      Hannacroix Creek and Hudson River. 1-2 mi. based on condi-                  on Schutt Rd and parking area on right. Pre-register: (518) 239-6234.
                                                                                                                                      tions. Moderate. Sat. 1:30 pm. From I-87 (NYS Thruway), exit
                                                                                                                                      21B (Coxsackie), take 9W north; R on Rt. 144; go 3.5 mi. to Preserve        31. MOUNTAIN TOP ARBORETUM WALK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Upper Hudson River Valley
                                                                                                                                      entrance on left just south of Albany-Greene County line.                   Learn about both native plants and exotic specimens of trees and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  shrubs along with information on both naturalistic and formal land-
                                                                                                                                      27. HUDSON-ATHENS LIGHTHOUSE                                                scaping. Joan Kutcher, Arboretum executive director, will lead you on
                                                                                                                                            PADDLE/CAMPOUT                                                        a woodland walk pointing out the diversity of plants, notable trees
                                                                                                                                      Embark from Catskill Point and paddle across the Hudson River to            and their ecological importance. Then walk through the meadows of
                                                                                                                                      Rogers Island to look for eagles, swans and osprey, then traverse back      the 7-acre arboretum and hear about the many species growing there.
                                                                                                                                      to the Cohotate Preserve to learn about the former Hudson River ice         1.5 mi. Moderate. Sun. 9:30 am. From Rt. 23A in Tannersville,
                                                                                                                                      cutting industry. Last stop is the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse to hear         turn R on Rt. 23C; go 2 mi.; turn R into Arboretum driveway; meet at
      So Beautiful, So Close, So Much To Do                                                                                           about its history, view exhibits on the river, have dinner and camp for
                                                                                                                                      the night. On Sunday morning, paddle across the river again to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kiosk. Pre-register: (518) 589-3903.

                                                                                                                                      Hudson. Car transport back to launch site. Required equipment:              32. KINDRED SPIRITS: SUMMER COLONIES IN THE CATSKILLS
                                                                                                                                      boat/PFD, sleeping bag, lunch/2 quarts of water. Dinner provided.           Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour exclusive enclaves in the mountain
                                                                                                                                      Group limit: 8. Fee: $30 for Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation          region of Greene County on the 16th Annual Country Seats Tour
 Delaware                                                                                                                             Society membership. 7 mi. Difficult–paddle is against tide.                 offered by Hudson River Heritage. On the two-day tour, you'll visit pri-
 September 13 - 14: Antique Engine Jamboree. Hanford Mills Museum
 hosts this weekend festival which features engines of all shapes and sizes.
 Routes 10 & 12, East Meredith. 800-295-4992.
                                                                                                                                      Sat. 11:30. From the west side of Rip Van Winkle Bridge, turn onto
                                                                                                                                      Rt. 385 south and follow to Main St. to Dutchman's Landing boat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vate residences in a gated community and former artist colony, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hear lectures by scholars on the cultural significance of these country
 Website: www.hanfordmills.org. E-mail: hanford1@handfordmills.org                                                                    launch. Pre-registration required: (518) 828-7406.                          retreats, rich in history and representing a variety of architectural
 September 20: The Great Train Robbery of the Delaware and Ulster.                                                                                                                                                styles reflecting each community's unique, yet unified ideals. Saturday
 Railroad officials have been warned that the infamous Catskill Mountain Rail                                                         28. CATSKILL MOUNTAIN GINSENG FESTIVAL                                      evening cocktail reception included. Sat.-Sun. For tickets: (845)
 Riders are planning to hold up the Delaware & Ulster. Come ride the rails
                                                                                                                                      Learn the history and folklore of wild Catskill ginseng, and how it's       876-2474, or visit www.HudsonRiverHeritage.org
 and enjoy this entertaining, exciting and educational ride as the law men                                                            grown in a forested environment. Workshops 11 am, 12:30 and 4
 relay the rich history of the Catskill Mountains. Route 28, Arkville.                                                                pm. Lecture: "Ginseng and other Botanical Medicines from the Forest         33. HUCKLEBERRY POINT ARTISTS
 800-225-4132. Website: http://www.durr.org

                                                                                                                                      Pharmacy” by Dr. Steven Foster, 2 pm. Sample ginseng foods and                     WALK AND TALK
 Greene                                                                                                                               beverages, buy ginseng seeds and rootlets. Live music. "Hudson River        Hike a section of the Long Path from Platte Clove to Huckleberry Point,
 September 20 - 21: 9th Annual Autumn A-Fair. A townwide fall festival.                                                               Aquatic Life" presentation by NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program           one of the most dramatic outlooks in the Catskill Mountains, with a
 Regional foods from local restaurants, vendors, entertainment, plus music                                                            educator Tom Lake featuring live blue crabs, big eels and other             guide from The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.
 and great family fun. 10am - 4pm both days at CD Lane Park in Maplecrest,                                                            Hudson River fish. Steamed blue crabs available for eating on-the-spot      The natural and human history of the Catskill region, including its pop-
 NY. 518-734-3852.                                                                                                                    or take-out. Admission $4. Sat. 10 am–5 pm. Catskill Point, lower           ularity as a painting site for the Hudson River School artists, will be
 October 11: Taste of the Catskills. A festival to highlight the arts, crafts,                                                        Main St., village of Catskill. (518) 622-9820; e-mail rlb14@cornell.edu     discussed. Optional 1/2 mile hike to the 60’ Plattekill Falls follows.
 music and produce of the Catskill and Hudson Valley Region and its great                                                                                                                                         Post-hike: Susan Mayr, education director at the Guggenheim and
 diversity. An educational event highlighting the environmental importance of
                                                                                                                                                    AMERICA'S “FIRST WILDERNESS”—                                 artist-in-residence at The Catskill Center's "little red cabin" in the Platte
 the region. Sponsored as a fund raiser for Ulster-Greene ARC. 10am - 5pm
                                                                                                                                                     THE CATSKILL FOREST PRESERVE                                 Clove Preserve, will demonstrate her techniques for landscape paint-
 at the Catskill Point Park, 1 Main St., Catskill, NY. 845-331-4300 ext 267.
 E-mail:andreab@uarc.org                                                                                                                                                                                          ing and speak about the Hudson River School. Bring lunch/water.
                                                                                                                                      29. NORTHERN ESCARPMENT TRAIL                                               4.5 mi. Moderate. Sat. 10 am. From I-87, exit 20 (Saugerties),
 Sullivan                                                                                                                                  TO NORTH POINT                                                         L on Rt. 212 west; R on Co. Rt. 35 (Blue Mountain Rd.) for 2 mi.; L on
 Saturdays in September through October 12: Fall Garden Harvest                                                                       Join the Rip Van Winkle Hikers on this scenic hike along the edge of        Co. Rt. 33 for 2 mi., go straight through West Saugerties and uphill on
 Market. Hurd Rd, Bethel. Combines traditional harvest products with                                                                  the eastern wall of the Catskills up to North Point and a 180-degree        Co. Rt. 16 (Platte Clove Rd.) for 2 mi. to NYSDEC parking area
                                                                                          utumn...and October is the peak of the
 original arts and crafts, farm products, food vendors, live music, special
 events, hay & corn mazes, pony rides & children’s activities. Dozens of
 scarecrows decorate the walkways. 11:30am - 3:30pm. 1-800-882-2287.
 September 5 - 7: 6th Annual Catskill Mtns. Jeep Jamboree.
                                                                                 A        foliage season in the Catskills. Discover
                                                                                 the excitement awaiting you in our great outdoors.
                                                                                                                                      view of North-South Lakes, the Hudson River Valley and Berkshires
                                                                                                                                      beyond. A few rock scrambles along the way add to the reward at
                                                                                                                                      the top. Bring lunch/water. 5 mi. Difficult. Sat. 9 am carpool.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on right. Pre-registration required: (845) 586-2611; e-mail:

                                                                                                                                      From I-87 (NYS Thruway), exit 20 (Saugerties), Rt.32/212 E into vil-        34. TO THE CHAIRS OF
 Headquartered at Fibbers Restaurant/Concord Resort Golf Clubhouse,
 Kiamesha Lake. Adults $250. Ages 7 - 14 $125. 3 - 6 years $90.
                                                                                 Great dining, fantastic accommodations, shopping,    lage, L on Market St. to Sawyer Savings Bank parking lot on immedi-               THE WIZARDS AND BEYOND!
 Information Mike Taylor 791-4328 or 800-925-5337. To register call              antiquing and browsing. Come visit us!               ate right. For self-drive directions to trailhead at North Lake, call the   Led by a guide from the Catskill 3500 Club, hike though a glacial val-
 530-333-4777. Website: http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/                                                                                   Rip Van Winkle Hikers. (845) 246-7616. Park entrance fee $6 per car.        ley to Dibble's Quarry and a vista of Roundtop and Kaaterskill High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Peak viewed from the castle-like "Eagle's Keep,” a complex of giant
 Ulster                                                                                                                               30. HUDSON RIVER ARTISTS'                                                   stone "chairs and benches" that looks like a meeting hall for wizards.
 September 27 - 28: Hudson Valley Garlic Festival.                                      For a Free Catskill Region Travel Guide             LANDSCAPES WALK                                                       After lunch in this mystical setting, the hike goes on to the end of the

                                                                                          Call 1-800-NYS-CATS
 Cantine Field, Saugerties, 10 - 6 Saturday, 10 - 5 Sunday.                                                                           Hike to the same vistas that inspired the noted artists of the 19th cen-    valley to view a beaver pond and Pecoy Notch, before retracing the
 845-246-3090. www.hvgf.org
                                                                                                                                      tury Hudson River School, stopping at famous painting sites such as         path back down through balsam fir and tumbling streams. 3.5 mi.
 October 11 - 12: 23rd Annual Fall Festival & Craft Fair
 at Belleayre Mountain. Highmount; 10 - 5pm;                                              Catskill Association for Tourism Services   Sunset Rock and ending at the former Catskill Mountain House cliff-         Moderate (not suited for children under 10). Sat. 10 am.
 845-254-5600 ext. 447. www.belleayre.com                                                 PO Box 449 • Catskill, NY 12414             side site that offers a 40-mile sweep of the Hudson River Valley.           From I-87, exit 20 (Saugerties), L on Rt. 212 west; R on Co. Rt. 35
                                                                                           www.catskillvacation.net                   Edward G. Henry, author of Catskill Trails, A Ranger's Guide to the         (Blue Mountain Rd.) for 2 mi.; L on Co. Rt. 33 and drive up to top of
                                                                                                                                      High Peaks, will describe the area's natural history, and Carol             clove; turn L on Dale Lane; turn R at fork and follow DEC signs to
                                                                                                                                      Clement of High Land Flings will talk about the cultural history and lore   Roaring Kill parking area. Pre-registration required: (845) 657-7057.

Come Discover The Catskill Mountains...                                                                                               of this famous 19th c. international tourist destination and the birth of
                                                                                                                                      the Hudson River School of Art here in the pristine wilderness of the
                                                                                                                                      Northeastern Catskills. Bring lunch/water. 6 mi. Moderate. Sun.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  35. HUNTER MT. SKYRIDE & FIRE TOWER HIKE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hop on the "Skyride" at Hunter Mt. Ski Bowl and enjoy a lift to the
                                                                                                                                      9:30 am. From I-87, exit 20 (Saugerties), Rt. 32N to junction of Rt.        trailhead, then hike up to the historic fire tower on the summit. Enjoy
Delaware, Greene, Sullivan & Ulster Counties                                                                                          32A; bear L on 32A to junction of Rt. 23A in Palenville; bear L on Rt.      breathtaking vistas from the tower, the tallest left in the Catskills, and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RR 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1.   PEEBLES ISLAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2.   LONG TRAIL: DYKEN POND ENVIRONMENTAL
 THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EDUCATION CENTER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3.   GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       4.   TROY 1825
                                                                                                                                                                                              Schaghticoke                             5.   TROY’S TIFFANY TREASURES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       6.   WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?
 NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA                                                                                                                                                                      40                                        7.   HIDLEY FAMILY CEMETERY AMBLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     7                 8.   WOODLAND TREK AT TECH PARK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       9.   TACONIC CREST TRAIL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10. ALBANY PINE BUSH PRESERVE RAVINE RAMBLE
                 TRAIL TIPS                                                                                                                                            787                                                             11. HUDSON RIVER WAY
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3             12. AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE: ARM OF THE SEA
 1. Wear sturdy shoes: for hikes, an over-                                                                          90                                                                                                                      THEATER
     the-ankle boot. No flimsy flats, thongs,                                                                                                            5                   4                                                         13. WHERE THE HUDSON BEGINS
     sandals or bare feet.                                                                                                                                                    5       TROY                                    22       14. PAPSCANEE CREEK KAYAK PADDLE
                                                                                                                             10                2                               6                          7                            15. INDIAN LADDER TRAIL
 2. Long pants are recommended for                                                                                                                                32
                                                                                                                                         24                                  8                                                         16. RENSSELAERVILLE FALLS
     walks/hikes in rural terrain.                                                                                                                                                                                                     17. MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER TRAIL
 3. Carry a water bottle.                                                                                         ALBANY                                                    HUDSON Rensselaer                                          18. KINDERHOOK VILLAGE RAMBLE
 4. Bring snacks/lunch for hikes lasting sev-                                                                                                           12 11                                                                          19. GREENPORT NORTH BAY PADDLE
                                                                                                            15                                                               RIVER  County
     eral hours.                                                                                                                                        23                                                                             20. HUG-A-TREE AT OLANA
 5. Bring a rain jacket.                                                        Albany                                                        13                                                                                       21. OLANA GREAT ESTATES WALK
 6. Stay on the trail.                                                                                                                                                           90                                                    22. "UNPLANNED" VIEWS FROM OLANA
                                                                                County                                                                                 9J                                                              23. SUNSET AT OLANA
 7. Never get out of sight of the guide.                                                                                    32                      9W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       24. THE VIEW FROM CLERMONT
 8. If you have to leave a walk before it’s                                                    85
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       25. CLERMONT GREAT ESTATES WALK
     completed, notify the leader.                                                                                                                                                                                                     26. HANNACROIX CREEK PRESERVE
 9. Don’t remove any foliage, flowers,                                    16                                                                                                                                                           27. HUDSON-ATHENS LIGHTHOUSE PADDLE/CAMPOUT*
     rocks or other items.                                                                                                                              14                                                                             28. CATSKILL MOUNTAIN GINSENG FESTIVAL
 10. Carry it in. Carry it out. Leave nothing                                                                                                                                                                                          29. NORTHERN ESCARPMENT TRAIL TO NORTH POINT
                                                                             Rensselaerville                                         144                                                                                      17       30. HUDSON RIVER ARTISTS' LANDSCAPES WALK
     behind but your footprints.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       31. MOUNTAIN TOP ARBORETUM WALK
                                                                                                                                                        26                                                                             32. KINDRED SPIRITS: SUMMER COLONIES IN THE CATSKILLS
                                                                                                                                          21B                     A         18                                                         33. HUCKLEBERRY POINT ARTISTS WALK AND TALK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       34. TO THE CHAIRS OF THE WIZARDS AND BEYOND!
                                                                                                             Greene                                                                                                 90
                                                                                                                                                                           Columbia                                                    35. HUNTER MT. SKYRIDE & FIRE TOWER HIKE
                                                                                                             County                                                                                                                    36. OVERLOOK ROAD TO ECHO LAKE
                                                                                                                                                                            County                                                     MID-HUDSON RIVER VALLEY
                                                      Windham                                                                                                         9J
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       37. BURROUGHS RANGE TRAIL TRIO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Taconic   38. ICE HOUSE COVE WALK
                                                23                                                                                   87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       39. RONDOUT WATERFRONT HISTORIC DISTRICT WALK
                                                                                                                                                             19                                                              Parkway   40. CHILDREN'S "FOOTPRINTS IN STONE" WALK
                                                                                                                       23                           B
                                                               296                                                                                                                                                                     41. FIVE LOCKS WALK
                                                                                                                                                27                                                             22                      42. HUGUENOT HERITAGE TRAIL
                                            23A                                                                                                              Hudson
                                                                                                            Catskill                                                                                                                   43. WALLKILL VALLEY RAIL TRAIL RUN AND RAMBLE
                                                                       Hunter 31                29                     21                                                                                                              44. WALLKILL VALLEY FAMILY BIKE RIDE
                                                                  35                           30                                    28               21                                                                               45. MILLBROOK RIDGE HIKE—MOHONK PRESERVE
                                                                              23A                                                    C             22 23                                                                               46. SPRING FARM TRAIL—MOHONK PRESERVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       47. FOSSILS AND GLACIERS IN THE GUNKS
                                                                                          33                                                                                                                                           48. MINNEWASKA MEADOW MEANDER
                                                                   214                                       32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       49. THE ULTIMATE SAM'S POINT CHALLENGE
                                           28                                                                                                                                                                                          50. ICE CAVES GEOLOGY WALK AND TALK
                                                                                                                                     24                                                                                                51. ARMCHAIR HIKE IN THE GUNKS
                                                                                                              20                              25                                 82
                                                          Phoenicia                                                                                                                                                                    52. "PRIDE OF NEW YORK" CORN MAZE
                                                                                36         Saugerties                                                                                                                                  53. BLACK CREEK FOREST PRESERVE
                                                                                                                            D 61                                                                                                       54. JOHN BURROUGHS SANCTUARY
                                    37                                        Woodstock                      87             63 Tivoli                                                                                                  55. "A WALK ON THE OTHER SIDE"
                                                                                                                           64                                                                                                          56. WEED ORCHARDS WALK
                                                                                         28                                                                                                                                            57. PROSPECT HILL ORCHARDS WALK
                                                                                                                           65                                                                                                          58. BENMARL WINERY
                                                                                                                                                                           199                    Millerton                            59. BUTTERCUP FARM AUDUBON CENTER AND SANCTUARY
                                                                                                   19             38                                                                                                                        WALK
                                                                         KINGSTON                                                                                                            59
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       60. "PEDAL" THE HARLEM VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
                                                                                                            3940                 Rhinebeck                                                                                             61. TIVOLI VILLAGE WALK
                                                                                                                           66                                         Dutchess                            44                           62. TIVOLI BAYS TRAIL
                                                                                     209                                         9                                                                                                     63. TIVOLI SOUTH BAY WALK
                                                                                                        32         E                                                   County
                                                           Ulster                                                                                                                                                                      64. MONTGOMERY PLACE GREAT ESTATES WALK
                                                                                                                            67                                              Amenia                                                     65. POETRY READING AT SUNSET
                                                           County                    213                                         HUDSON                                                                   60                           66. WILDERSTEIN GREAT ESTATES WALK
                                                                                      44                                                                                                                                               67. STAATSBURG GREAT ESTATES WALK
                                                                                    41                                            RIVER                                                      44
                                                                                                                            68                                                                                                         68. MILLS-NORRIE RIVER TRAIL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       69. VANDERBILT MANSION GREAT ESTATES WALK
                                                                                    New Paltz 53                                                                                                                                       70. SPRINGWOOD GREAT ESTATES WALK
                                                                                         43                       54        69                                                                      22
                                                          44/55                     42                 18                                                              Millbrook                                                       71. LOCUST GROVE GREAT ESTATES WALK
                                                                   4546                                299                   70                                                                                                        72. STONY KILL FARM SIERRA TRAIL WALK
                                                                                              51                 55                             44                                                                                     73. LONG DOCK TO FOUNDRY COVE PADDLE
                                   Ellenville                                                                                                                                                                        Taconic           LOWER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY
                                                                                52                                               POUGHKEEPSIE                                                                        Parkway           74. "MONUMENTAL NEWBURGH"
                                                     49                                       87                   9W                                                                                                                  75. HEAD OF THE HIGHLANDS HUDSON RIVER REGATTA
                                                          50                                                                71                                              55                                                         76. AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE: ARM OF THE SEA
                                                                                                              57                     Wappinger Falls                                                 22                                77. KOWAWESE "HANDS ON" SEINING ADVENTURE
                                                                                                             56             72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       78. STORM KING ART CENTER VOLKSSPORT WALK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       79. ROMPING WITH ROVER
                                                                                                        58                           9                                                                                                 80. WALLKILL RIVER CANOE TRIP
                                                                                                                                                             16                                                                        81. CONSTITUTION ISLAND
                                                                                           17 7         10                                                                                                                             82. FORT MONTGOMERY
                                                                                                                       11                                                                                                              84. STONY POINT LIGHTHOUSE WALK
                                                                                                            74 73 Beacon                                                                                                               85. STONY POINT BATTLEFIELD WALK
                                                                             NEWBURGH                        75
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       86. TAPPAN ZEE EXPLORATION ON "THE RIVERKEEPER"
                                                                                         75                  F 9D                                                                            84
                                                                                                            77                                                                                                                         87. PALISADES LONG PATH TREK
                                                               80                                                                                                                                                                      88. THREE LAKES TRAIL WALK
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                                                                                                             79 89 301 88                                 Putnam                                                                       89. MT. TAURUS HIKE—HUDSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK
                                                                                                   78                                                                                                                                  90. LITTLE STONY POINT AND SANDY BEACH
                                                                                                              9W      90 Cold                      Spring County                                    10                                 91. TO BANNERMAN ISLAND AND BACK
                                                                                                                                                                                                    9                                  92. HERITAGE WAY WALK OF COLD SPRING
                                                                         Highland Falls                            81 91 92                                                                                                            93. BOSCOBEL WOODLAND RAMBLE
                                                Orange                                                                H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       94. WETLAND WILDLIFE WALK
                                                County                   & West Point 82                             93 94 6                                                                                                           95. THE FLIGHT OF BENEDICT ARNOLD
                                                                                    16             6                95          Westchester                                                                                            96. CAMP SMITH TRAIL
                                                                                                                     96                                                                                                                97. PEEKSKILL BAY PADDLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       98. HISTORY WALK AT JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD
                                                                                                                  83     Peekskill County 6
                                                                              87                                                                                                                   98                                  99. WESTCHESTER WILDERNESS WALK
                                                                                                             84 85 97                                                                    5                                             100. "FISHING EXPEDITION" AT CROTON POINT PARK
                                                                                                                                          Croton-on-                                                                                   101. CROTON ARBORETUM AND SANCTUARY
                                                                                                                                9D                                                   684                                               102. MR. ROCKEFELLER'S ROADS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       103. ROCHAMBEAU'S HEADQUARTERS RAMBLE
                                                                                                                                              M                                              99                                        104. THE ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE OF SUNNYSIDE
                                                                              Rockland                                                                                                   4
                                                                       15A                                                                                                                                                             105. LENOIR PRESERVE HAWK WATCH
                                                                               County                                                     100                                                                                          106. OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT TRAILWAY
                                                                                                                                           101                                       3                   Saw Mill                      107. UNTERMYER GARDEN WALK AND SUNSET CONCERT
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Parkway                       108. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN YONKERS
                                                                                                       15         13                                                                                                                   109. WAVE HILL GARDEN WALK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       110. LITTLE RED LIGHTHOUSE PADDLE
                                                                   Palisades                                                                                                     2
                                                                                                             Nyack11                                                                                                                   111. HIGH ABOVE THE HUDSON
                                                                   Parkway                                                       10
                                                                                                                                                9                                                                                      112. "BATT TO BEAR"
                                                                                                                                                        8     White Plains                                                             113. HUDSON RIVER HARBOR PADDLE
                                                                                                                                   104    103
 We strongly advise you to purchase a detailed road map                                                                               105                                                                                              HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY WEEK
                                                                                                                                87 106                                                            Bronx River                          A.  MILL CREEK BOARDWALK EXPLORATION
    for the places you plan to visit during the Ramble.                                        HUDSON                                                                                                                                  B.  COHOTATE PRESERVE
                                                                                                                                    I                                                              Parkway
 Look for “Ramble” signs directing you to each trailhead.                                                                                                                                                                              C.  RAMSHORN-LIVINGSTON SANCTUARY PADDLE
                                                                                                RIVER                            J                                                                                                     D.  SCIENCE AT TIVOLI BAYS
                                                                                                                                                    Yonkers                                  Sprain Brook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E.  CLEARWATER "WALK AND WADE"
         For public transportation information call:                                                                          108                                     95                       Parkway                                 F.  QUASSAICK CREEK BIODIVERSITY BONANZA
                                                                                                                               K                                                                                                       G.  WHAT IS LIVING IN THE HUDSON RIVER?
             Metro-North (800) METRO-INFO                                                                                    109                                                                                                       H.  EXPLORE THE SHORELINE OF THE
          In NYC (212) 532-4900 mta.nyc.ny.us                                                                               110                                                                                                            HUDSON RIVER FIRST-HAND
                                                                                                                                          Bronx                                                                                        I.  HUDSON RIVERAMA EXHIBIT
      M There are 40 Metro-North stations throughout                                                                                                                                                                                   J.  CLEARWATER AT YONKERS RIVERFEST
  Westchester County in nearly every city, town and village.                                                                                                                                                                           K.  HUDSON RIVER WEEKEND
                                                                                                                       L                                                                                                               L.  NEW YORK CITY HUDSON RIVER BIRD BLITZ
They also are located up to Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County.                                                                                                                                                                           M. TEACHERS’ OPEN HOUSE
                                                                                                             Manhattan                                                                                                                 N.  ESTUARY DAY AT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
            Amtrak (800) USA-RAIL amtrak.com                                                                                                                                                                                           O.  SAIL AWAY ON ESTUARY DAY
                                                                                                         M                                                                                                                             P.  THE URBAN DIVERS ECO-CRUISE
 ShortLine/Coach USA (800) 631-8405 shortlinebus.com                                                   113                                                                                                                             Q.  GOWANUS CANAL DAY:
                                                                                                           N O Brooklyn,
               Trailways (800) 858-8555                                                                112 P                                                                                                                               A CELEBRATION OF NATURE RETURNED
                                                                                                                Queens                                                                                                                 R.  GOWANUS CANAL BOAT TOUR
 Transportation/lodging packages (800) 877-1888x339                                                                        Q R S                                                                                                       S.  JAMAICA BAY ECOLOGY SUNSET CRUISE
                          hear about its history from your guide. 4 mi. Moderate. Sat. &                legacy of commercial buildings, cast-iron storefronts, homes and               required for all participants. 13 mi. Easy. Sat. 11 am. From                Preserve landmark. Bring lunch/water. Limit: 30 people. Trail fee: $8.
                          Sun. 10 am. From I-87, exit 20 (Saugerties), Rt. 32N to junction of           churches built by the "melting pot" of national groups who migrated            Kingston, take Rt. 32 south to Rt. 213 west; go into village of             3-4 mi. Easy—return descent moderate. Sun. 10:30 am.
                          Rt. 32A, bear L on 32A to junction of Rt. 23A in Palenville; bear L on        to this thriving maritime village, now a National Historic District and        Rosendale; at 0.6 mi., L on Keator Ave. (St. Peter's Church) for 0.2 mi.;   From I-87 (NYS Thruway), exit 19 (New Paltz); L on 299 west; cross
                          Rt. 23A to Hunter, L at sign to Hunter Mt. Ski Bowl. Public: Trailways        Kingston's lively waterfront area. Sweeney, whose family roots are in          then bear right onto Mountain Rd. Meet in gravel parking lot on right.      bridge; R on Springtown Rd. 0.5 mi.; L on Mountain Rest Rd.; follow
                          bus to Hunter. Meet guide at base of "Skyride." Pre-register: (518)           Rondout, brings a personal touch to this Friends of Rondout walking                                                                                        3.5 mi. to crest of ridge; descend 1 mi. to R turn-off for Upper 27
                          263-4223x322.                                                                 tour. 1.5 mi. Moderate. Sat. 10 am. From I-87 exit 19                             THE SHAWANGUNKS—Named "A Last Great Place"                               Knolls Road; go 0.2 mi to Spring Farm parking area on right.
                                                                                                        (Kingston), exit traffic circle to I-587; go thru intersection to L on Rt.              on Earth by The Nature Conservancy
                          36. OVERLOOK ROAD TO ECHO LAKE                                                32S (B'way); continue down to waterfront. Meet at Visitor Center, 20                                                                                       47. FOSSILS AND GLACIERS IN THE GUNKS
                          Hike from rugged Platte Clove to placid Echo Lake on a new section            B'way. Historic trolley linkage with Stockade District. (845) 339-1899.        45. MILLBROOK RIDGE HIKE—MOHONK PRESERVE                                    Get an in-depth look at the compelling geology of the Shawangunks
                          of New York's historic Long Path and the Old Overlook Road, once                                                                                             Educator and volunteer coordinator Roland Ellis leads you on an up-         and enjoy spectacular panoramic views as you hike the Beacon Hill
                          an important travel route for early settlers and quarrymen. Human             40. CHILDREN'S "FOOTPRINTS IN STONE" WALK                                      hill scramble through the quartz conglomerate rock featured in the          Trail from Minnewaska Lake to the Peter's Kill Area with Park
                          uses of the land such as bluestone quarrying and timber harvesting,           With a clipboard and pencil in hand, go on a "treasure hunt" in the            Shawangunks upon which traces of glaciers can be seen in the form           Interpreter Hatti Langsford. Bring lunch/water. 6 mi. Moderately
                          geology and conservation will be discussed by your guide from The             1658 Stockade District of Kingston, New York State's first capital. This       of chatter marks, scratches and polishing. The trail crests the ridge at    difficult. Sat. 10 am. From I-87 exit 18 (New Paltz), turn L on Rt.
                          Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. Post-hike: Susan            interactive tour for children led by the Friends of Historic Kingston lets     the Hawk Watch where the short climb is rewarded with a dramatic            299 west; continue thru New Paltz to end, approx. 8 mi.; turn R on
                          Mayr, education director at the Guggenheim and artist-in-residence at         youngsters learn about Dutch colonial life, legends and architecture           270-degree panorama of the valley 1000’ below and sightings of              Rt. 44/55; go approx. 5 mi. to Peter's Kill Entrance on R. Parking $7
                          The Catskill Center's "little red cabin" in the Platte Clove Preserve, will   while they play detective finding the objects on their treasure hunt list.     migrating hawks riding the updrafts. Follow the brilliant autumn reds       per car. Meet at Peter's Kill building to carpool to lake. Pre-register:
                          demonstrate her techniques for landscape painting and speak about             0.5 mi. Easy. Sat. 2 pm. $2. Pre-register: (845) 339-0720. From                of the blueberry bushes along the cliff trail to a carriage road walk       (845) 255-2011.
                          the Hudson River School. Bring lunch/water. 7.6 mi. Difficult. Sat.           I-87 (NYS Thruway) exit 19 (Kingston), exit traffic circle onto                where climbers from all over the world scale the cliffs. Then return to
                          9 am. From I-87, exit 20 (Saugerties), L on Rt. 212 west; R on Co.            Washington Ave.; at second light, L on Schwenk Dr. to end; merge on            the Visitor Center and enjoy cultural and nature exhibits. Bring            48. MINNEWASKA MEADOW MEANDER
                          Rt. 35 (Blue Mountain Rd.) for 2 mi.; L on Co. Rt. 33 for 2 mi., go           to Clinton Ave.; go 2 blocks; R on Main St.; R on Wall St. Public park-        lunch/water/binoculars. Trail fee: $8. 4 mi. Moderately difficult.          Join Park Interpreter Hatti Langsford and her 2 1/2 year-old daughter
                          straight through West Saugerties and uphill on Co. Rt. 16 (Platte Clove       ing behind Ulster County Courthouse. Meet at Friends of Historic               Sun. 9:30 am. From I-87 (NYS Thruway), exit 18 (New Paltz); L on            on this easy walk through the fields near Minnewaska Lake. Ideal for
                          Rd.) for 2 mi. to NYSDEC parking area on right. Pre-register by 9/12:         Kingston Museum opposite Old Dutch Church. Historic trolley linkage            299W for 6 mi.; R on Rt. 44/55 for 0.5 mi. to Mohonk Preserve               parents with babies or toddlers in backpacks and 3-wheel jogger
                          (845) 586-2611.                                                               with Rondout waterfront.                                                       Visitor Center on right. Pre-register: (845) 255-0919.                      strollers, and people of all ages and abilities. Bring snacks/water. 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mi. Easy. Sun. 2 pm. From I-87 exit 18 (New Paltz), L on Rt.
                                                                                                        41. FIVE LOCKS WALK                                                            46. SPRING FARM TRAIL—MOHONK PRESERVE                                       299W for 6 mi.; R on Rt. 44/55 to main entrance of Minnewaska
                                       Mid-Hudson River Valley                                          Hear the fascinating story of America's first private million-dollar enter-    Join Jeffrey Perls, author of the Shawangunks Trail Companion, and          State Park Preserve; go to parking area at top; take Red Trail on far
                                                                                                        prise, the D&H Canal (1828-1898), a National Historic Landmark.                his 3-year-old daughter on this family hike sponsored by Mid-Hudson         side of lawn next to parking area to Nature Center. Parking $7 per

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Mid-Hudson River Valley

                          37. BURROUGHS RANGE TRAIL TRIO                                                Then walk the towpath from locks 16-20 to view snubbing posts, a               ADK. A ramble through old fields reveals remnants of 18th and 19th          car. Pre-registration: (845) 255-2011.
                          Led by the Catskill 3500 Club, hike the legendary trio of Slide,              loading slip, lock tenders' cottages and remnants of Roebling's sus-           century agricultural activity, and offers views of Rondout Valley and
                          Cornell and the Wittenberg, made famous by John Burroughs' writ-              pension aqueduct. 1 mi. Moderate. Sat. & Sun. 2 pm. Tour the                   the distant Catskills Range. Then ascend through a variety of forest        49. THE ULTIMATE SAM'S POINT CHALLENGE
                          ings, and the oldest public lands in the Catskill Forest Preserve.            D& H Canal Museum with working lock model and special children's               habitats to the magnificent rock face of Bonticou Crag, a Mohonk            Join Preserve volunteer Rich Forman on an exploration of the more
                          Starting with a moderate ascent of Slide, the Catskills' highest peak at      exhibit: adult $3; child $1. From I-87 exit 19 (Kingston), Rt. 28W to
                          4180’, the hike then descends its steep east face, crossing some of the       Rt. 209S approx. 10 mi. to Stone Ridge; L on Rt. 213E approx. 2 mi.
                          rock slides that give the mountain its name. The fairly easy ascent of        to High Falls; R on Rt. 6A (Mohonk Rd.) to museum on left.
                          Cornell leads to lovely views, followed by the challenging descent of
                          the Bruins' Causeway, then up to the Wittenberg's summit with its             42. HUGUENOT HERITAGE TRAIL                                   m
                          extraordinary ledge view, and finally, a long descent into Woodland           Walk a National Historic Landmark District featuring 17th and 18th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join us
                          Valley. Extremely strenuous. Aggregate elevation gain 3500’. 9                century stone houses built by French Huguenot religious refugees and
                          mi. Bring lunch/water. Sun. 9 am. From I-87 (NYS Thruway),                    hear about their life in the community they founded here in 1677. 1
                          exit 19 (Kingston); exit traffic circle to Rt. 28 West (Pine Hill); contin-   mi. Easy. Sat. & Sun. 1 pm (45 minutes). Guided house tours
                          ue to just past Phoenicia; at Woodland Valley Inn, turn L; go over            also available 10-4: adult $10. From I-87, exit 18 (New Paltz), L on
                          bridge, turn R on Woodland Valley Rd.; go approx. 6 mi. to DEC                Rt. 299 (Main St.) to 4th traffic light (Chestnut St./Rt. 32); R on Rt. 32
                          parking area on right. Parking fee $5. Car shuttle to Slide Mt. Pre-reg-      to 2nd intersection (Broadhead Ave.); L on Broadhead to parking lot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In the Great
                          ister: (845) 657-7057.                                                        Public: from NYC, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Adirondack Trailways                                                      Historic
                                                                                                        to New Paltz.                                                                                                            Capital
                          38. ICE HOUSE COVE WALK
                          Naturalists Rick Fritschler and Dixon Onderdonk discuss flora and             43. WALLKILL VALLEY RAIL TRAIL RUN AND RAMBLE                         m                                                  of New York
                          fauna as they lead you through various habitats—mixed deciduous               Walk or run, whichever suits your pace, following historic Huguenot
                          forest, open meadow and tidal flats—on the way to an exploration of           Street south to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, then head north on the trail
                                                                                                                                                                                               for Hudson River
                          the Hudson River shoreline at Turkey Point where an ice house once            through scenic countryside. This special benefit event is hosted by                    Ramble Weekend.
                          stood. Activities include a shoreline exploration at low tide, animal         Hospice Foundation, Inc. to honor the memory of Wendell Harp, for-                     Walk or cycle our historic
                          tracking and water quality sampling of the Hudson using a digital             mer president of the board of directors. 3 mi. Moderate. Sat. 8                        county from hamlets in the hills
                          spectrophotometer and global positioning system. Field guides, hand           am registration. $25 entry fee benefits Hospice Foundation, Inc.                       to the vast Pine Bush.
                          lenses and binoculars provided courtesy of the Ulster County                  From New Paltz and intersection Rts. 299/208/32, take Rt. 32 north
                                                                                                                                                                                               New for 2003                                                          Exploring Sam’s Point Preserve
                          Environmental Management Council. 2.5 mi. Moderate with                       1 mile to Ulster County BOCES parking lot on left.                                     ■   A walk to the River and a tour of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OSI has helped protect New York’s most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in the Shawangunks          scenic landscapes, including the Hudson
                          some short steep sections. Sat. 3 pm. From the west side of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Albany’s Hudson River Way                                                                          Highlands, the Shawangunks, the Catskills,
                          the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, exit Rt. 199 to Rt. 32; take Rt. 32 north     44. WALLKILL VALLEY FAMILY BIKE RIDE                                                                                                                                                          the Heldeberg Escarpment, and the
                          towards Saugerties 2.8 mi. to Ulster Landing Rd.; turn R and go 0.8           Peddle from Rosendale south to New Paltz on the smooth gravel sur-                     ■   Horse drawn trolley tour of historic                                                               Adirondacks. Visit OSI online and click on
                                                                                                                                                                                                   downtown Albany                                                                                    “Explore the Land” to learn more about
                          mi. to Ulster Landing Park. Meet in parking area on left. Pre-register:       face of the Wallkill Rail Trail, passing through woodlands, by ponds                                                                                                                          these places.
                          (845) 687-0267.                                                               and wetlands and crossing the Wallkill River on a steel trestle bridge.
                                                                                                        Led by the Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club, this 3-hour ride features views of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   F O R Y O U R F R E E T R AV E L GUIDE                                                                      Open Space Institute (OSI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1350 Broadway, Room 201
                          39. RONDOUT WATERFRONT HISTORIC DISTRICT WALK                                 the Shawangunk Mountains, along with some unusual sightings such                                                                                                                                       New York, NY 10018-7799
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (212) 629-3981
                          Join Rob Sweeney on this 19th century walk of Rondout with its rich           as a trapeze school. Lunch stop in New Paltz at The Bakery. Helmets
                                                                                                                                                                                                     or visit www.albany.org                                                                                   www.osiny.org

                          RR 18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RR 19
                          remote areas of the 4,600-acre Sam's Point Dwarf Pine Ridge                         Mountains. Presentation features slides illustrating Gunks' flora, fauna,   Rt. 299 east; L on Rt. 9W north for 4 mi.; L on Floyd Ackert Rd. to            60. "PEDAL" THE HARLEM VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
                          Preserve. The hike traverses one of the few ridgetop dwarf pine bar-                geology and scenic landscapes. Sat. 4-6 pm. Ariel Booksellers, 3            Burroughs Dr. on left.                                                         Join "Woody" (Heyward) Cohen, an outstanding local railroad histo-
                          rens in the world, continues on to Verkeerderkill Falls, then scrambles             Plattekill Ave., New Paltz. (845) 255-8041.                                                                                                                rian, on a "pedal" from Amenia to Millerton. Woody will explain the
                          along rock ledges up to High Point. There you'll enjoy expansive                                                                                                55. "A WALK ON THE OTHER SIDE"                                                 railroad artifacts you pass along the trail and talk about the railroad's
                          views of the Catskill Mountains before returning via the High Point                 52. "PRIDE OF NEW YORK" CORN MAZE                                           Join naturalist Barbara Nuzzi on an exploration of plant and bird              effect on the local economy and culture. Beautifully restored railroad
                          Carriageway. Your guide will discuss the cultural history and ecology               Twist and turn as you explore the pathways of the Hurd Family's 2003        habitats along the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, walking beyond the paved          bridges and railroad stations, a former milk plant, impressive rock cuts
                          of this unique Shawangunk preserve owned by the Open Space                          "crop art" maze, carved out of a 4-acre field of 10-foot high corn. The     portion to an unpaved trail proposed for the future. The walk passes           and perhaps the sighting of a blue heron in the wetlands are all part
                          Institute and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Bring                              maze features the new "PRIDE of New York" emblem, designed to               over the meandering Black Creek and through magnificent rock cuts              of this ride through the lush pastoral corridor of the Harlem Valley.
                          lunch/water. 9 mi. Difficult. Sat. 9:30 am. Meet in Preserve park-                  promote New York agricultural food and products. At 12 interactive          as it leads you through a rich natural history corridor of woodlands           Refreshment break in Millerton. 7.9 mi. Easy-moderate. Sat. 1
                          ing lot. Parking fee waived for Ramble participants. Preserve is off Rt.            checkpoints, discover fascinating facts about Hudson Valley heritage.       and wetlands with beaver dams, bird habitats, a wealth of native               pm. From Rt. 44 or Rt. 22, at the only traffic light in Amenia, go east
                          52 in Cragsmoor between Ellenville and Pine Bush. Call for directions.              Fee: $5 per person; children under 2 free. 1.5 mi. Easy. Sat. &             plants, and vintage railroad structures. 2.5 mi. Easy-moderate.                on Rt. 343 for 1/4 mi.; turn R on Mechanic St.; trailhead is on left.
                          Pre-register: (845) 647-7989.                                                       Sun. 10 am. From I-87, exit 18 (New Paltz), Rt. 299 west to Rt. 32          Option: walk only paved portion and return. Sat. 10 am.
                                                                                                              south for 5 mi; R at sign for Hurd's Orchard. Hay wagon rides to            From I-87, exit 18 (New Paltz), 299 east approx. 4.5 mi.; R. on S.             61. TIVOLI VILLAGE WALK
                          50. ICE CAVES GEOLOGY WALK AND TALK                                                 maze. (845) 883-7818.                                                       Chodikee Rd. for .75 mi. to Old New Paltz Rd. and parking sign on              Join the Village of Tivoli and its neighbor, the Hudson River National
                          Learn about the geological history of the Shawangunk Ridge on this                                                                                              right; meet at trailhead on left.                                              Estuarine Research Reserve, on a walk that links the village to the trails
                          walk at Sam's Point Preserve led by hydrogeologist Dan Davis and                    53. BLACK CREEK FOREST PRESERVE                                                                                                                            at the Tivoli Bays Area. Deputy Mayor Tom Cordier leads off with a
                          research geologist Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten. You'll examine 430 million-              Led by Scenic Hudson, Inc., this "kid-friendly" hike explores the plants                 HUDSON VALLEY HARVEST WALKS                                       walk from the Village Hall through a meadow and upland woods to
                          year old Silurian Age sediments of the Shawangunk bedrock, see evi-                 and animals that live within the preserve's diverse habitats and how                See and savor the fruits of the Hudson Valley                          a scenic outlook on the Hudson River. Options: Return by shuttle, road
                          dence left by the Pleistocene ice sheets just over 15,000 years ago,                they relate to one another. 2.5 mi. Moderate. Sun. 10 am. From                         at two historic orchards and a winery.                              walk back, or continue with a more challenging hike to Tivoli Bays.
                          and climb three ladders to explore the Ice Caves and learn about the                intersection of Rt. 9W and Rt. 299, 5.5 miles north to R on Winding                   Sponsored by Hudson Valley Harvest and                               See next walk. 1.6 mi. Easy. Sat. 9:30 am. View new exhibit at
                          geological forces that formed them. 4 mi. Moderate but with a                       Brook Rd. From Rt. 9W in Port Ewen (Town Hall), 6.5 miles south to L               the Cornell Agricultural Ambassador Program.                            Tivoli Visitor Center in Village Hall: open 9 am. From east side of
                          brief steep descent and occasional unstable, slippery                               on Winding Brook Rd. Meet in preserve parking area. Pre-registra-                                                                                          Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Rt. 199 to Rt. 9 north; L at Co. Rt. 78
                          footing. Sat. 9:30 am. Meet in Preserve parking lot. Parking fee                    tion: (845) 473-4440x220.                                                   56. WEED ORCHARDS WALK                                                         (B'way) to Village Hall. Reservations suggested: (845) 757-2021.
                          waived for Ramble participants. Preserve is off Rt. 52 between Ellenville                                                                                       With the Marlboro Mountains as a backdrop, amble through this
                          and Pine Bush. Call for directions. Pre-register: (845) 647-7989.                   54. JOHN BURROUGHS SANCTUARY                                                fourth-generation fruit farm. Sample 20 varieties of apples, peaches,          62. TIVOLI BAYS TRAIL
                                                                                                              Tour John Burroughs’ rustic cabin, "Slabsides," where he hosted noted       pears and grapes grown here. Stay on to pick your own fruit, enjoy             At the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, hike with
                          51. ARMCHAIR HIKE IN THE GUNKS                                                      environmentalists such as Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir. Hear a             a picnic by the lake, take a hay ride or visit the farm and gift markets.      environmental educator and singer-songwriter Jean Valla McAvoy on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mid-Hudson River Valley
Mid-Hudson River Valley

                          Sit back, put your feet up and follow the trail to the top on this virtual          reading from one of his fall essays, then take a guided walk to explore     Moderate. Sat. noon. From I-84 exit 10 at Newburgh to 9W                       a woodland trail that follows the cascades of Stony Creek as it tum-
                          hike of the Gunks. Your "guide" is Edward G. Henry, author of the                   autumnal changes at Sanctuary Pond and along the nature trails. 1+          north to village of Marlboro; L at Raccoon Saloon; follow signs to             bles down through a hemlock ravine to a tidal marsh. Jean will talk
                          just-published Gunks Trails, A Ranger's Guide to the Shawangunk                     mi. Moderate. Sun. 1 pm. From I-87, exit 18 (New Paltz), R on               Weed Orchard. (845) 236-4027.                                                  about tidal marsh ecology, and sing some of her original Hudson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         River songs while you drink in panoramic views of North Tivoli Bay,
                                                                                                                                                                                          57. PROSPECT HILL ORCHARDS WALK                                                the Hudson River and Catskill Mountain Range. 3 mi. Moderate.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sixth-generation farmer Steve Clarke will welcome you to the orchards          Sat. 11 am. Meet at Tivoli Village Hall. See above.

                                                                                   Fish Oswego County...
                                                                                                                                                                                          he still farms, then amble through the orchards that have been plant-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ed for over 200 years. Learn why this area is "ripe" for growing stone         63. TIVOLI SOUTH BAY WALK
                                                                                                                                                                                          fruits, and, as you sample some, drink in a breathtaking view of the           "Get down and dirty" on this unusual walk that follows the Saw Kill,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hudson River. Moderate. Sun. noon. From Newburgh or                            a tributary stream, down to Tivoli South Bay, then explores the bay,

                                                                                                   the                  Reel In                                                           Poughkeepsie, take Rt. 9W to south of Milton; look for Prospect Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                          Orchard signs; turn off 9W on Willow Tree Rd. to Clarke's Ln. to
                                                                                                                                                                                          Prospect Hill parking. (845) 795-2383.

                                                                                                                                                                                          58. BENMARL WINERY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         itself, at low tide. Staff of the Hudson River National Estuarine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Research Reserve will discuss the bay's history and dynamics. Calf-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         high rubber boots recommended; limited number available for use.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1.5 mi. Moderate. Sat. 3:30. From east side of Kingston-Rhinecliff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bridge, Rt. 199 to L on Rt. 199 /Rt. 9G north; go thru traffic light to

                                                                                               Records.                                                                                   Walk through America's oldest continuously producing vineyards high
                                                                                                                                                                                          on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. Viniculture specialist Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                          Simmons will guide you around the grounds of the winery. View paint-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         blinking light and turn L on Co. Rt. 103; bear R on Annandale Rd. to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bard College campus; L on Blithewood Ave; go over speed bump;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         park in large lot on left. Pre-register: (845) 758-7012.
                                                                                                                                                       GREAT    LAKE ONTARIO              ings by noted artist/illustrator and wine industry pioneer Mark Miller
                                                                                                                                                      SPECTACULAR     SUNSETS             on display in the Museum for the Preservation of Illustrative Art.             64. MONTGOMERY PLACE GREAT ESTATES WALK
                                                                                                                                                              CAMPING                     Moderate. Sat. & Sun. 2 pm. Winery tour and tasting, $5. From                       (See series on p. 6)
                                                                                                                                                                                          I-84 exit 10 at Newburgh to 9W north; go 5 mi.; look for Benmarl               The nature trails that lace through the Romantic style landscape of
                                                                                                                                                    RECORD    SALMON    &   TROUT
                                                                                                                                                                                          sign on L by Conway Rd. just south of Marlboro. (845) 236-4265.                Montgomery Place, a Livingston family estate, now a National
                                                                                                                                                        YEAR-ROUND     FISHING                                                                                           Historic Landmark, were laid out in the early 19th c. and restored in
                                                                           You’ll enjoy superior fly fishing                                               HISTORIC   SITES               59. BUTTERCUP FARM AUDUBON CENTER                                              the late 20th c. by Historic Hudson Valley. This walk on the Sawkill
                                                                year round in Oswego County — home of                                                      SNOWMOBILING                        AND SANCTUARY WALK                                                        Trail leaves from the manicured great lawn surrounding the mansion
                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy a walk along the old railroad bed and gentle trails that thread          and winds down through the North "Spirit" Woods to the roaring
                                                                  10 World Records and 3 State Records.                                                OUTSTANDING     EVENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                          through this 640-acre Audubon Sanctuary. An Audubon New York                   cataracts of the Sawkill Creek, then up to a serene lake whose design
                                                                                                                                                            ONLY IN                       naturalist will tell about its natural history and ecology, and identify the   was influenced by A.J. Downing. Fee: $4. 1/2 mi. Moderate.
                                                                                              Lake Ontario Counties Derby:
                                                                                                                                                       OSWEGO COUNTY, NY
                                                                                  April 25 - May 4 • Aug. 15 - Sept. 1, 2003                                                              flora and fauna you observe in the meadows and along the                       Sun. 11 am. Stay to play old-fashioned games on the great lawn.
                                                                                   Pro Am Tournament: July 11 - 12, 2003                                                                  Wappinger Creek. Explore many more trails on your own. 2.5 mi.                 House tour $3. From east side of Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and 199E,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Easy. Sat. 10 am. From Rt. 82 between Pine Plains and                          at first traffic light L on River Rd.; go 2 mi. to estate entrance on left;
                                                                Call Toll-Free Oswego County’s FISH•N•FUN Line                                                                            Stanfordville, turn west on Stissing Lane; at end of road, R on                meet at Visitor Center Deck. (845) 758-5461.
                                                                       1-800-248-4FUN                                                                                                     Mountain Rd.; go short distance to sanctuary entrance on right. Pre-
                                                               www.oswegocounty.com                                                                                                       register: (518) 325-5203.                                                      65. POETRY READING AT SUNSET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Walk in spirit with Washington Irving who found inspiration ambling

                          RR 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             RR 21
                          the paths that wind through the sunlit meadows and quiet woodlands             grounds will be displayed. 1 mi. Easy. Sat. 3 pm. From the intersec-                        shape it on this loop walk with a National Park Service interpreter           75. HEAD OF THE HIGHLANDS
                          at Poet’s Walk, a Romantic style 120-acre landscape park owned by              tion of Rt. 9/308 in Rhinebeck, Rt. 9 south to Staatsburg; R on Old Post                    from the mansion down through woodlands to the Hudson River and                    HUDSON RIVER REGATTA
                          Scenic Hudson, Inc. Then gather around a bonfire, enjoy refreshments           Rd. to Mills Mansion State Historic Site. Pre-register: (845) 889-8851.                     back. 1.2 mi. Moderate. Sat. 11 am. From Poughkeepsie, Rt. 9                  An historic Hudson River sporting tradition—the Hudson River
                          and listen to poets read their works while watching the sun set behind                                                                                                     north to Hyde Park; 1/2 mi. N of Rt. 9/St. Andrew's Rd. intersection,         Regatta—has been revived! The regatta features kayaking events for
                          the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River turn to gold. Easy-                68. MILLS-NORRIE RIVER TRAIL                                                                L at entrance to Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site.           men and women; sculling and sweep events; Whitehall gig boat
                          moderate. 3 mi. Sat. 5:30-9 pm. Bring flashlight. From east side               Starting in Norrie Point State Park, a former estate, walk with a natu-                     Meet in parking lot.                                                          races; and rowing for Juniors thru Masters of all ages on a course
                          of Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Rt. 199, at first traffic light L on River   ralist on a trail that hugs the Hudson River all the way, dipping and                                                                                                     from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to the Newburgh waterfront. Best
                          Rd. 0.6 mi. to parking area on left. Pre-register: (845) 473-4440              rising from the water's edge to hemlock-covered heights above.                              71. LOCUST GROVE GREAT ESTATES WALK                                           spectator viewing on the Newburgh waterfront from the "Torches” to
                          x220.                                                                          Emerge from the woods on the great lawn of one of the Hudson                                      (See series on p. 6)                                     m              “Gully's.” Sat. 8 am-3 pm. Information and registration contact:
                                                                                                         Valley's great Gilded Age estates, built by philanthropist Ogden Mills.                     At this historic 150-acre estate once owned by Samuel F. B. Morse, artist     Orange County Tourism (845) 291-2136.
                          66. WILDERSTEIN GREAT ESTATES WALK                                             Return to start point with your guide or tour the mansion interior ($3                      and inventor of the commercial telegraph, enjoy a carriage road ram-
                               (See series on p. 6)                                                      fee) and return on your own (maps provided). Bring lunch/water for                          ble from the gardens bordering the mansion down through fields and            76. AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE:
                          Calvert Vaux, designer of Central and Prospect Parks, created a                picnic. 4.2 mi. Moderate. Sat. 11 am. From Rhinebeck, Rt. 9                                 woodlands to the edge of the property overlooking the Hudson River.                ARM OF THE SEA THEATER
                          Romantic style landscape at Wilderstein with winding carriage drives           south to Staatsburg; R on Old Post Rd. to Margaret Lewis Norrie State                       Two pet cemeteries, a pond and a cascading stream highlight this delight-     The Hudson River Valley's premier eco-logic theater company presents
                          and nature paths. Rustic seats and gazebos invite you to pause at              Park. Meet at Dutchess Community College Environmental Center.                              ful loop walk. 2 mi. Moderate. Sun. 9:30. From Poughkeepsie, Rt.              a performance spectacle celebrating this quintessential American river
                          viewpoints Vaux created by cutting "windows" in the woods to frame                                                                                                         9 south 2 mi. from Mid-Hudson Bridge, R into parking lot. Meet at             and birthplace of the modern environmental movement. The produc-
                          Wilderstein's extraordinary vistas of the Hudson River, Esopus                 69. VANDERBILT MANSION GREAT ESTATES WALK                                                   Visitor Center. Public: Dutchess Loop Bus. (845) 454-4500x12.                 tion features a rich array of visuals including dozens of mask and pup-
                          Lighthouse and distant mountains. Hear about the history of this                    (See series on p. 6)                                                                                                                                                 pet figures and live music. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Materials
                          notable landscape and its plant material as horticulturalist Meg               On a bluff featuring magnificent vistas of the Hudson River, the coun-                      72. STONY KILL FARM SIERRA TRAIL WALK                                         Exchange as part of their 10th anniversary celebration. Suggested
                          Crawford leads you from the main lawn across a meadow and down                 try estate of Frederic and Louise Vanderbilt is nationally recognized                       Savor the waning days of summer and join Stony Kill Farm on a                 donation $5. Bring your own chair. Sat. 2 pm. Reservations: (845)
                          through woodlands to a freshwater tidal marsh and the Hudson River.            for its Romantic style landscape, intact since the early 1800's. A                          leisurely family-friendly walk around the inner loop of the Sierra Trail.     567-1445. From I-84, exit 7S to Rt. 300, or I-87 (NYS Thruway), exit
Mid-Hudson River Valley

                          Landscape tour: $5. Moderate. Sat. 9:30 pm. Self-guided                        National Park Service interpreter leads you on a loop of the estate's                       We'll look for clues of wildlife that live in the pond, wetland, forest and   17 (Newburgh) to Rt. 300 south to Rt. 207; follow signs to Stewart
                          tour Sun. 1-4, free. House tours $8. From intersection of Rt. 9/308            lush grounds and tells about the natural history of the landscape and                       field habitats that the trail traverses. 1.5 mi. Moderate. Sun. 2             Airport main entrance (Breunig Rd.); turn R onto C St. (just after State
                          in Rhinebeck, go south on Rt. 9 to first R on Mill Rd.; 2.2 mi. to R on        how Frederic influenced it. 2.4 mi. Moderate. Sat. 1:30 pm.                                 pm. Socks required/no sandals. From I-84 exit 11; Rt. 9D north                Police barracks); turn L on 2nd St.; turn L. HVME is in gray building.
                          Morton Rd. (Co. Rt. 85); 1/4 mi. to entrance on left. (845) 876-5113.          From Poughkeepsie, Rt. 9 north to Hyde Park; 1/4 mi. north of Rt.                           approx. 2 mi.; right at traffic light on Red Schoolhouse Rd.; meet our
                                                                                                         9/East Market St. (Co. Rt. 41), L at entrance to Vanderbilt Mansion                         educator at Sierra Trail parking lot on left. Verplanck Manor House           77. KOWAWESE "HANDS ON"
                          67. STAATSBURG GREAT ESTATES WALK See series on p. 6 )                         National Historic Site. Meet in parking lot.                                                and barn at Environmental Center (from exit 11 approx 2 1/2 mi. to                 SEINING ADVENTURE
                          At the former country home of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills, a cultural                                                                                                  L off Rt. 9D) open to visitors Sun. 1-4 pm. Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am-        Assist NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program educator Tom Lake
                          historian will identify characteristic elements of the English Landscape       70. SPRINGWOOD GREAT ESTATES WALK (See series on p. 6)                                      4:45 pm, Sat.9:30 am-12:30 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm. Grounds Open:                     seine the river shallows with nets and traps to collect, document and
                          Garden style and describe how the original landscape was transformed           Learn about the landscape design of the country estate of Franklin D.                       Sunrise to Sunset, year-round. Pre-register: (845) 831-8780x300.              release a mix of resident freshwater, estuarine and visiting saltwater
                          from a farm to a noted Gilded Age estate. Historic photographs of the          Roosevelt, and how his interest in conservation and nature helped to                                                                                                      fauna. The life histories of many species such as blue crabs, bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                     73. LONG DOCK TO                                                              anchovy, juvenile bluefish and Atlantic menhaden will be discussed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOUNDRY COVE PADDLE                           m                          You may catch sand shrimp, shore shrimp and comb jellies, and find
                                                                                                                    Simply the                                                                       Explore the dramatic scenery of the Hudson Highlands' North Gate
                                                                                                                                                                                                     by kayak with Pack and Paddle Adventures as your guides. Launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   bay barnacles encrusted on the substrate. Guaranteed, you'll see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   many interesting Hudson River creatures. Water temperature will be in
                                                                                                                    Best Addressed!                                                                  from Long Dock in Beacon and paddle south with the tide to                    mid-70's; bathing suits encouraged. Sun. 2 pm. From I-84
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Breakneck Ridge, Denning Point, Bannerman Island, and Storm King              (Newburgh), 9W south for 8 mi. to New Windsor; L into Kowawese
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mountain, ending at Foundry Cove in Cold Spring. Return to Beacon             Unique Area/Plum Point Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     by Metro-North. Bring your own kayak, (or rental available, $85 per
                           “Cold Spring’s very own Outdoor Store”                                                                                      ✩ Deluxe                                      person), paddle, PFD, First Aid kit, waterproof/windproof jacket,             78. STORM KING ART CENTER VOLKSSPORT WALK
                                                                                                                                                         floor plans!         488 Broadway           extra clothes in dry bag, old sneakers or paddle shoes, lunch, snacks,        Storm King Art Center, which celebrates the relationship between art
                                                                                                                                                       ✩ Centrally               Albany
                                                                                                                                                                                                     water, sunscreen. 8 mi. Moderate. Sun. 9 am. From I-84, Rt. 9D                and nature, is the setting for this American Volkssport Association-
                              KAYAK THE HUDSON                                                                                                           Located!
                                                                                                                                                                                                     south to Beacon; turn R on Beekman St. to waterfront and Long Dock            sanctioned walk on an AVA-accredited trail. Created by the Volkssport
                             – Sales – Tours – Rentals – Instruction                                                                                   ✩ Breathtaking   Albany Management            on south side of Metro-North Station. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line         Club of West Point for this event only, the loop trail passes by the many
                                                                                                                                                         Views!         518-458-7113
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Beacon. Pre-register: (845) 831-1300 or mprice37@hotmail.com.              sculptures by world-renowned artists displayed throughout the land-
                                                                                                                                    41 State Street    ✩ On-site        Toll Free 1-866-74-LEASE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lower Hudson River Valley
                                                                                                                                       Albany            management!    lease@albanymanagement.com                                                                                 scape. Non-members interested in joining AVA may participate in
                            HIKE THE HIGHLANDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     walk free. See www.ava.org/clubs/West Point. AVA credit fee $3.
                                     Fall Foliage and History Hikes                                                                                                                                             Lower Hudson River Valley                                          Site admission fee: adult $9, senior $7, student $5, child under 5 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Art Center members free. 6.3 mi. (10 kilometers). Moderate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     74. "MONUMENTAL NEWBURGH"                                                     Sun. 11 am-noon start. From I-87 (NYS Thruway), exit 17
                                   Visit our Website for a complete                                                                                                                                  A slide talk precedes this walk along park pathways and city side-            (Newburgh); east on Rt. 17K to intersection of Rt. 32 (center of
                                  Kayak Tour, Kayak Instruction and                                                                                                                                  walks to view memorials erected by Newburgh civic groups.                     Newburgh); Rt. 32 south for 5 mi.; follow blue & white signs to Art
                                            Hiking Schedule                                                                                                                                          Crowning the tour is Downing Park designed by Frederic Law                    Center; meet in parking lot. Pre-register: (845) 462-7539.
                                                                                                         Photo by Sloane Bullough

                                    HudsonValleyOutfitters.com                                                                                                                                       Olmstead and Calvert Vaux as a monument to their mentor, Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jackson Downing, father of American landscape architecture. Along             79. ROMPING WITH ROVER
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the way, enjoy works of noted sculptors Henry Kirke Brown, Paolo              Take your "best friend" for a ramble in beautiful Black Rock Forest. The
                            Visit our retail store for great footwear,                                                                                                        Tour Troy’s            Abate, D.C. Miller, Henry Kitson and Richard Masloksi, plus scenic            walk follows a footpath through an oak forest ascending to a scenic
                             clothing and gear for hiking, paddling                                                                                                       Tiffany Treasures          Hudson River views. 3 hrs. Moderate. Sat. 9 am-1 pm. City                     reservoir. Relax over lunch and return by road. Option: road walk
                                         and keeping fit.                                                                                                                 September 20th             Greek Heritage Festival all day at City Armory. From I-84, Exit 10            both ways. Environmental educator Pam Golben from the Museum of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     onto Rt. 9W south (Robinson Ave.) to South Street; at corner of               the Hudson Highlands leads the pet parade. Bring lunch/water—
                                                                                                                                                 Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway                    Robinson/South, enter Downing Park; park along roadway; meet at               some for your pooch too. A leash and proof of rabies vaccination is
                                  63 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY                                                                                 www.hudsonmohawkgateway.org                        Visitor Center in stone building on east shore of pond. Lost: call (845)      required. Dogs must be friendly towards other dogs. 4-5 mi.
                                             1 - 8 6 6 - T O - K AYA K                                                                                   518-274-5267                                565-5559. See www.newburgh-ny.com/downing_park.htm.                           Moderate. Sat. 10 am. From I-84, exit 10 to 9W south through

                          RR 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RR 23

                                                                                                                                                            Newburgh to Cornwall to Storm King; R off Rt. 9W at sign for Black            valiant defense and desperate battle, then hike over the spectacular
                                                                                                                                                            Rock Forest; at "T" turn R on Reservoir Road. Meet at main parking            new suspension footbridge to Fort Montgomery's sister fort, Fort
                                                            The Valley Grape Taste                                                                          lot. Pre-register: (845) 534-7781x204.                                        Clinton. 3 mi. Moderate (some hills). Sat. 9:30 am. From
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Palisades Pkwy, go to Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle and take Rt.
                                                                                                                                                            80. WALLKILL RIVER CANOE TRIP                                                 9W north 1/2 mi. to Trading Post Restaurant; park at restaurant next
                                                                               The 2003 Hudson Valley Wine Fest                                             Hear about the natural history of the river, including its geomorpholo-       to "Fort Montgomery Parking" sign.
                                                                   The Greig Farm, Red Hook, NY. September 13 th & 14 th                                    gy, from guide Jim Ulrich of the Wallkill River Task Force, and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                            bird and other wildlife sightings as you paddle. First-time paddlers          83. HIKE INTO 1777 HISTORY                             m
                                        Fall                                                                                                                welcome. Bring snack/water/hat/sunscreen. Car shuttle return. 8               Follow the "warpath” the British took in 1777 to attack Forts Clinton
                                                                                           While sampling wines, dining or just relaxing, enjoy the         mi. Moderate. Sat. 10 am. From Rt. 17, exit 124 (Goshen); fol-                and Montgomery. This history hike passes through the pre-
                                        Festival Fun                             sumptuous sounds of the Kenneth McGloin Jazz Trio, the original blue-      low Rt. 207 north/east thru Goshen; continue on Rt. 207 to                    Revolutionary hamlet of Doodletown, a "disappeared" mining town
                                     Summer is a time for fun and                grass and swing of Too Blue, acoustic pop, folk and jazz by Hand to        LaGrange; turn L on Stony Ford Rd. (Co. Rt. 53); Stony Ford launch            where old ruins and foundations remain, by a picturesque lake and
                                     autumn a time for festivals;                Mouth and roving minstrel, Jack DeVuyst.                                   site is on left just before you cross Wallkill River. Call ahead to reserve   up to a stunning Hudson River vista from Bear Mt. overlooking the
                                     neither season is complete until                      The event, presented by WineRacks.com now in its second          a canoe: (845) 457-8141.                                                      forts. While you lunch at the overlook, your guide, Larry Menchini of
                                     you visit The Greig Farm in Red             year, is destined to become a September tradition in the Hudson                                                                                          the Save Washington's Lookout Committee, will tell about the British
                                     Hook, New York for the Second               Valley. Founded over a decade ago, WineRacks.com, manufactures an          81. CONSTITUTION ISLAND                                                       naval strategy. Hike then ascends to Perkins' Peak, a scenic outlook.
                                     Annual Hudson Valley Wine Fest.                                                                                        This historic 270-acre island was the eastern anchor for the chain            Bring lunch/water. 7 mi. Moderate-strenuous (some uphill).
                                                                                 internationally marketed line of fine custom wine racks, hand made in
                                     Set on the 500 scenic acres of                                                                                         stretched across the Hudson River in a failed attempt to halt the British     Sat. 10 am-3 pm. Optional post-hike walk at Fort Montgomery.
                                                                                 the Hudson Valley.
                                                                                                                                                            Navy's advance in 1777. Walk the island with a guide from the                 See event above for description and drive directions. From Palisades
                                     The Greig Farm with panoramic                         The headlining sponsor again this year is the award-winning      Constitution Island Association, hear about the island's role in the          Pkwy, exit 19 at Bear Mt. State Park; follow signs to parking lot #2.
                                     views of the Catskills in the               Wappingers Falls based, Mercedes Benz dealer, Friendly Motorcars.          Revolutionary War and see one of the three redoubts that still exist.         Parking fee $6. Meet guide in parking lot. Public: From NYC Port
                                     heart of the Hudson Valley, the             This year festival patrons will get a sneak preview with the unveiling     Fee $5. 2.2 mi. Moderate. Sat. & Sun. 10 am-2 pm. From                        Authority Terminal, Short Line Bus to Bear Mt. State Park.
                                     festival will host over 40 New                                                                                         the Palisades Pkwy at Bear Mt. Circle, take Rt. 9W north 2 mi. to Rt.
                                     York State wineries and an                                                                                             218 through Highland Falls to West Point; after Hotel Thayer, take first      84. STONY POINT LIGHTHOUSE WALK
                                     anticipated ten thousand guests                                                                                        right turn (Williams Rd.) downhill. Park at South Dock to board boat          Walk out the peninsula to the historic Stony Point Lighthouse that has
                                     on September 13th and 14th.                                                                                            to island. Pre-register: (845) 446-8676.                                      guarded the narrow entrance to the Hudson Highlands since 1826.
Don’t forget to bring the family because in addition to the wine tast-                                                                                                                                                                    Climb the two ladders to the lantern from whose height you enjoy lofty
ing, there will be a three-acre corn maze, hayrides and raspberry                                                                                           82. FORT MONTGOMERY                                                           river views. Hear a talk about the lighthouse and its keepers, and view
picking for kids of all ages!                                                                                                                               Join acting site manager Don Fraser on a walk though the ruins of Fort        historic photos and documents. 1.5 mi. Easy but hilly. Sat. 10
                                                                                                                                                            Montgomery, destroyed by the British in 1777. Hear the story of the           am, Sun. 1 pm. From Palisades Pkwy. exit 15 to County Rt. 106 to
Gifts and an Endless Glass of Wine
Folks entering the festival receive a bag containing gifts from event
sponsors including a handy corkscrew and a piece of stemware for                                                                                                                                          OTHER HAPPENINGS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
your day of tasting. From the entrance it’s a short walk to the Grand                                                                                       RENSSELAER COUNTY FOLK ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW Sept. 19-21                        HUDSON RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL Sat. Sept. 20
Festival Tent, a large open air “big-top,” the size of a football field, set                                                                                Over 150 artisans. Fri. 5-9, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4. Admission $6. Hudson       "One River, Many Streams" folk arts multi-cultural celebration; live enter-
against the spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains. Inside is an                                                                                       Valley Community College McDonough Sports Complex, 80 Vandenburgh             tainment, vendors, food. Noon-8 pm. Free. Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie
impressive showcase of wineries from across New York, offering                                                                                              Ave., Troy (518) 629-4829                                                     (945) 454-3222
tastings of their finer vintages. All wines offered for sample are
                                                                                                                                                            JOSEPH HIDLEY DAY Sat. Sept. 20                                               HEAD OF THE HIGHLANDS HUDSON RIVER REGATTA Sat. Sept. 20
available for sale by the bottle or case, and depending on the                                                                                              All-day celebration honoring the noted primitive artist and Poestenkill's     8 am-3 pm. (See event #75).
merchant, special orders are accepted.                                                                                                                      native son. Festivities include Market Day 10-4 pm, food, music, antique      Spectator viewing on the Newburgh waterfront. Information and registra-
                                                                                                                                                            car show, exhibits, chicken barbeque 5:30 pm, slide show on Joseph            tion contact: Orange County Tourism (845) 291-2136
Gourmet Cooking Demonstrations                                                                                                                              Hidley 7 pm. (518) 658-2643
New this year is the Gourmet Food Showcase. Sponsored by Warren                  of the all-new redesigned 2004E-Class Wagon with 4matic all wheel                                                                                        NEWBURGH GREEK FESTIVAL Sat. Sept. 20 All day.
Kitchen and Cutlery of Rhinebeck, will feature an exquisite, weekend-            drive. Joining Friendly Motorcars this year is Warren Kitchen & Cutlery,
                                                                                                                                                            AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE: ARM OF THE SEA THEATER Sept. 20-21                Ethnic food, music, crafts. City Armory, 355 S. William St., Newburgh
long schedule of cooking and culinary product demonstrations. Viking                                                                                        A performance spectacle celebrating the Hudson River and featuring a          (845) 561-2556
                                                                                 based in Rhinebeck, an upscale provider of cutlery and kitchen             rich array of visuals including dozens of mask and puppet figures and live

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lower Hudson River Valley
Range Corporation is providing a fully equipped kitchen and                      supplies for the professional chef and home cooking enthusiast             music. Free. Donations accepted. www.armofthesea.org                          FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST Sept. 19-21.
demonstration stage featuring their professional grade ranges and a                                                                                         Sat. Sept. 20, 2 pm. Hudson Valley Materials Exchange (See event #76)         One-of-a-kind works by over 300 of the country's most distinguished craft
complete line of new Viking cookware. Presentations at the festival              A One Day Getaway, Leave the Car Behind!                                   Sun. Sept. 21 1:30 pm. New York State Museum (See event #12)                  artists. Fee: $9 adult, $8 senior, $4 child 6-16. Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun.
kitchen will include signature dishes by renowned chef Peter Xavier              Metro-North, Amtrak and Shortline Bus Company are offering day trip                                                                                      10-5. (914) 631-4481
                                                                                 tour packages for consumers in the Metro New York area. For infor-         SECOND ANNUAL CATSKILL MOUNTAIN GINSENG FESTIVAL
Kelly and pastry chef Dan Budd. Jean-Jacques Carquillat of
                                                                                 mation about tours call (888) 687-2517 or hudsonvalleywinefest.com         Sat. Sept. 20, 10–5 (rain or shine).                                          ANNUAL YONKERS RIVERFEST Saturday, Sept. 20, noon-9 pm.
Le Canard Enchaine´ in Uptown Kingston will be featuring Thai                                                                                               Ginseng foods and beverages, lectures, workshops, live music, Hudson          Free day-long festival along Yonkers waterfront area complete with music
delicacies from his newest restaurant Café Nouba. In addition there                          Internationally acclaimed chefs and a selection of wines fit   River blue crabs. Admission $4. Catskill Point, lower Main St.,Catskill       on several stages, environmental exhibits, craft and food vendors, tours of
will be wine education seminars and demonstrations on the use and                for the most demanding sommelier; set on a backdrop of rolling             (518) 622-9820, e-mail rlb14@cornell.edu (See event #28)                      Philipse Manor Hall, activities for families and children of all ages.
care of fine kitchen cutlery.                                                    fields and berries ripe for the picking promise to make this year's                                                                                      Sponsored by the City of Yonkers and Yonkers Downtown Waterfront
                                                                                 festival rival the best the world can offer.                               16TH ANNUAL COUNTRY SEATS TOUR Sat.-Sun. Sept. 20-21                          Business Improvement District. Free festival parking. For more information
           The Gourmet Food Showcase should whet your appitite for
                                                                                                                                                            Features exclusive summer enclaves in the mountain region of Greene           visit www.YonkersRiverfest.com
food from some of the area’s finest restaurants including, the French                                                                                       County. (See event #32) Same-day tickets. Information: (845) 876-2474,
bistro, La Canard Enchaine´, eclectic Kingston Cooks and the contem-              W h e n : Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th 2003.              e-mail: Volunteers@HudsonRiverHeritage, or visit                              SUNSET CONCERT AT UNTERMYER PARK Sat. Sept. 20, 6:30 pm.
porary Italian fare of IL Continori. For heartier fare stop by the Hyde                10 AM – 5 PM both days, rain or shine, event under cover.            www.HudsonRiverHeritage.org                                                   Free concert in the park's Grecian Garden sponsored by the Untermyer
Park Brewing Company or get tasty fried taters from Fantasy Foods,                                                                                                                                                                        Performing Arts Council. Bring own seating. (See event #107)
                                                                                  W h e r e : The Greig Farm, Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY.                   KINGSTON BIENNIAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION to Oct. 3
bratwurst from the German Wurst House and you can finish off your                      Single Day tickets: Wine Tasting, $18.00 Designated Driver,          Curated exhibit of 60 sculptures displayed outdoors in parks, on the
meal with gourmet coffee and chocolate desserts from Taste Budd's                      $10. Both days, $25 & $15.                                           Rondout waterfront and streets throughout the city. Guide to exhibit avail-
Chocolate Dreams.                                                                                                                                           able from Arts Society of Kingston, N. Front St. (845) 338-0331
                                                                                  For information call (888) 687-2517 or hudsonvalleywinefest.com
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       Rt. 9W; turn L and go thru village of Stony Point, follow signs and turn     once was hers. As the hike ascends to the 1400’ summit of Mt. Taurus,
       R on Park Road. Meet in Stony Point Battlefield parking lot. Pre-register:   see the surreal remains of a 19th century community nestled in a notch
       845-786-2521.                                                                and the relics of a livestock-dairy farm; and on the descent, the sheer
                                                                                    cliffs of a rock quarry that supplied the Brooklyn Bridge with granite.
       85. STONY POINT BATTLEFIELD WALK                                             Be sure to bring binoculars for the breathtaking summit views of the
       Follow the footsteps of the American patriots who captured the British       Hudson River and surrounding Hudson Highlands. Bring lunch/water.
       garrison at Stony Point on July 15, 1779. The event comes to life            3.5 mi. Difficult-Strenuous. Sun. 10 am. From Rt. 301/9D
       again as you walk the trails that lead to key features of the fortifica-     intersection in Cold Spring, take 9D north 1-3/4 mi. Park and meet
       tions, hear about the patriots' strategy and look over maps. 1.5 mi.         on left side just before Breakneck train tunnel. Public: Metro-North
       Easy but hilly. Sat. & Sun. 2 pm. From Palisades Pkwy. exit 15               Hudson Line to Cold Spring. Walk up to Hudson Valley Outfitters at
       to County Rt. 106 to Rt. 9W; turn L and go thru village of Stony Point,      63 Main St. for shuttle to trailhead at 9:30 am. Pre-register: (845)
       follow signs and turn R on Park Road. Meeting in parking lot. Pre-reg-       265-0221.
       ister: 845-786-2521.
                                                                                    90. LITTLE STONY POINT AND SANDY BEACH                 m
       86. TAPPAN ZEE EXPLORATION ON                                                Walk with a naturalist up to a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, then
            "THE RIVERKEEPER"                                                       along the river's edge, learning about the environmental movement
       Join Riverkeeper's 36’ patrol boat for an outing on the Tappan Zee.          and the ecology of this recovered post-industrial site, now part of
       Embarking from our berth in Nyack, we'll "circumnavigate" the                Hudson Highlands State Park. This little gem of a walk has breathtak-
       Tappan Zee from Hook Mt. across to Croton Point and south along the          ing views of the Hudson Highlands, West Point and Constitution
       eastern shore passing former industrial sites in Tarrytown and               Island. 0.75 mi. Moderate. Sat. & Sun. 2 pm. From Rt. 9D/Rt.
       Hastings. Crossing to the Palisades, we head north past beautiful            301 in Cold Spring, Rt. 9D north for 5/8 mi.; park at NYS Park sign
       Piermont Marsh back to Nyack. Riverkeeper staff will be aboard to            on left; meet at entrance gate. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line to
       discuss past and present environmental issues faced by the Hudson            Cold Spring; walk up Main St, L on Rt. 9D.
       River. Sat. 10 am. From NYS Thruway exit 11, follow signs for
       9W/9W North; after hospital, R on 5th Ave.; go 0.4 mi. downhill to
       "T"; L on N. B'way; go 0.3 mi.; R on Van Houten St.; go downhill to
                                                                                    91. TO BANNERMAN ISLAND AND BACK                  m
                                                                                    Paddle north from Foundry Dock Park in Cold Spring to Bannerman
       Julius Petersen Boat Yard. Bring lunch. No fee; suggest membership           Island, site of a deserted "castle" on the Hudson. On the island, some
       donation: adult $25, child $10. Limit: 8. Pre-registration required:         time will be spent cleaning up and trimming trails. After lunch, we'll
       (914) 806-6753.                                                              ride the Ebb Tide back to Cold Spring. Bring own boat, paddles,
                                                                                    lunch/water, PFD, life vest required; cell phone in waterproof bag sug-
       87. PALISADES LONG PATH TREK                              m                  gested. Led by Walt Thompson of Hudson River Cleanup, a project of
       Hike New York's Long Path along the crest of the Palisades featuring         Riverkeeper, Inc. 6 mi. Moderate. Sat. 10 am. From intersection
       stunning views of the basaltic cliffs, the Hudson River and Westchester      of Rt. 9D/301 in Cold Spring, go west down Main Street; L onto Lunn
       County. Led by Long Path South Chair Jakob Franke of the New York-           Terrace; L after crossing RR bridge; Foundry Dock Park is on right
       New Jersey Trail Conference, the trek includes a bushwhack down to           adjacent to Metro-North RR Station. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line
       Skunk Hollow, an historic 19th century black settlement, and a shore         to Cold Spring. Information: CleanerHudson@aol.com. Pre-register:
       walk along the Hudson River and over the Giant Stairs to Peanut Leap         (845) 528-1632.
       Falls and the remnants of Lawrence Gardens. 6 mi. Difficult. Sat.
       11 am. Sun. rain date. From Palisades Interstate Pkwy., take Exit            92. HERITAGE WAY WALK OF COLD SPRING                            m
       4; go north on Rt. 9W to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Meet at           Walk the heart of the National Historic District of this charming vil-
       entrance. Public: From George Washington Bus Terminal at 178th St.           lage down to the waterfront and dramatic views of the gorge
       Red and Tan bus 9A; or from 41st St. Terminal, 9W bus to starting            formed by the Hudson Highlands. A walk highlight is the 1833
       point at Lamont-Doherty. (201) 768-3612.                                     Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, a Hudson River landmark perched
                                                                                    right on the water's edge. Tour the Foundry School Museum, 63
       88. THREE LAKES TRAIL WALK                                                   Chestnut St. before or after walk. 1 mi. Moderate. Sun. 2 pm.

                                                                                                                                                              Lower Hudson River Valley
       Led by the Open Space Institute, walk through the rolling terrain in         At intersection of Rt. 9D/301 in Cold Spring, go west down Main
       Fahnestock Memorial State Park, ascending two wooded ridges to               St.; meet in front of #72. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line to Cold
       enjoy views of Clear Lake, Mud Lake and Wiccopee Reservoir, and              Spring; walk up to 72 Main. (845) 265-4010
       descending through an increasingly rare sight—a grove of unblighted
       hemlock trees. This walk through land reclaimed from industrial use is       93. BOSCOBEL WOODLAND RAMBLE
       punctuated with signs of the iron mining industry that thrived here in       Join Boscobel's horticulturist, Andra Sramek, on a gentle loop walk
       the 19th century: old mine roads and railroad beds, pits, ore dumps          that passes through a dramatic ravine and lovely woodlands to a
       and the historic Phillips Mine Tunnel. Bring lunch/water. 5.3 mi.            rustic summerhouse pavilion and stunning views of Audubon's
       Moderate. Sat. 10:30 am. From Taconic State Pkwy., exit Rt. 301              Constitution Marsh Sanctuary, West Point and the Hudson River.
       west, go approx. 1/2 mi. and meet at parking area across from row-           "Show and tell" features a piece of the chain stretched across the
       boat rental area. From intersection of Rt. 9D/ Rt. 301 in Cold Spring,       Hudson River to halt the British fleet during the American Revolution.
       Rt. 301 east to Canopus Lake on left, parking area on right. Pre-reg-        1.1 mi. Easy. Sat. & Sun. 10:30 am. Fee $7 per person for
       ister: (212) 629-3981x229.                                                   "Ramble"; grounds/house tour $8. From intersection of Rt. 9D/301
                                                                                    in Cold Spring, take Rt. 9D south for 1 mi.; entrance on right. From
       89. MT. TAURUS HIKE—                                                         Bear Mt. Bridge, Rt. 9D north for 8 mi.; entrance on left. Pre-regis-
            HUDSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK                          m                  ter: (845) 265-3638x115.
       Led by Hudson Valley Outfitters staff, explore a unique spot within the
       Hudson Highlands and see how nature has fought to reclaim what

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       94. WETLAND WILDLIFE WALK                                                    wetlands and woodlands with rare plants, dramatic rock formations,
       Walk on a boardwalk right into the marshlands at Constitution Marsh          soaring tulip trees and dozens of different species of birds. Your guide
       Audubon Center and Sanctuary. An Audubon naturalist will interpret           from the Westchester Land Trust, which established the preserve, will
       the plants and animals you meet along the way, as well as the ecolo-         describe the flora and fauna, and the "grass roots" efforts that saved
       gy and human history of this 270-acre Hudson River wetland. View             this beautiful area from development. 4 mi. Moderate-difficult.
       exhibits at the nature center before or after. 1 mi. Moderate. Sat.          Sun. 12 noon. From I-684 take exit 4; go east approx 4 mi. on Rt.
       & Sun. 9 am. Open house and self-guided tours Sat. 9/27. From                172 thru Bedford Village and turn R at traffic light at Mobil Station
       Rt. 9D/Rt. 301 in Cold Spring, take Rt. 9D south for1-1/2 mi., R on          onto Long Ridge Rd.; go 2 mi. and turn L onto Upper Shad Rd.; go
       Indian Brook Rd.; park in marked area at hairpin turn, walk 1/4 mi.          1/4 mi. to trailhead parking entrance on left. (914) 241-6346x22.
       down road to nature center. Pre-register: (845) 265-2601.
                                                                                    100. "FISHING EXPEDITION"
       95. THE FLIGHT OF BENEDICT ARNOLD                   m                                AT CROTON POINT PARK                     m
       Put yourself in the boots of General Washington and Benedict Arnold          Join Amie Worley, curator at Croton Point Nature Center, for a "fish-
       on the fateful morning 223 years ago when Arnold escaped to the              ing expedition" in the Hudson River. With nets in hand, we'll walk in
       British lines. Start at the South Redoubt, where Washington has              the water at low tide to look for life in the Hudson River and identify
       paused to inspect the artillery before heading to Arnold's headquar-         our “catches of the day.” The estuary, diversity of life in the river, and
       ters. Then hike to the site of his headquarters, where Arnold has just       tides will also be discussed. Water-resilient shoes advised. 1 mi.
       learned that his plans to betray West Point have been discovered.            Moderate (hilly descent to beach). Sat. 12:30 pm. Parking
       Follow Arnold in headlong flight down Beverly Dock Road (newly               fee $8 per car; $4 with Westchester County Park Pass. From Rt. 9,
       restored) to the West Point commandant's barge, which will row him           exit at Croton Point Ave.; turn west and follow the road into the park.
       down the Hudson River to a British warship. Living history, surprises        Meet at Nature Center. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line to Croton-
       galore. Refreshments follow. 2 mi. Moderate-difficult. Sat. &                Harmon. Pre-register by 9/14: (914) 862-5297.
       Sun. 10 am. From intersection of Rt. 9D/ Rt. 301 in Cold Spring,
       take Rt. 9D south 3 mi. to corner of Snake Hill Rd.; park at Hudson          101. CROTON ARBORETUM AND SANCTUARY
       Highlands Land Trust office. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line to              Walk through the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum with Judith Berger,
       Garrison. Walk upper Station Rd. to Rt. 9D, then north on 9D to Snake        a Manhattan-based herbalist, columnist and author of the popular
       Hill Rd. Pre-register: (845) 424-3358.                                       book, Herbal Rituals. Judith will identify and discuss native plants in
                                                                                    the Arboretum that are used for food, fragrances, medicines and
       96. CAMP SMITH TRAIL                                                         dyes. 1 mi. Easy. Sun. 1 pm. From Rt. 9/9A, take Rt. 129 exit;
       Running parallel to the Hudson River, the trail's spectacular views          turn R; at 2nd light, L on Maple Ave. (Rt. 129); at 1st light, L on Grand
       make this strenuous hike, with its many elevation gains and losses,          St. thru Croton's Upper Village to R on Lounsbury Rd.; go to end; park
       worth the work. The view from Anthony's Nose, in fact, is as famous          in Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum lot or at Hudson National Golf
       as its name. At each viewpoint, you'll also learn about the history of       Club. (914) 271-2623.
       the Hudson Highlands from leaders Walt and Jane Daniels of the New
       York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Bring lunch/water/windbreaker in           102. MR. ROCKEFELLER'S ROADS
       daypack. 3.7 mi. Difficult. Sun. 9:30–3. From east side of Bear              Explore the historic carriage roads built by the Rockefellers almost
       Mt. Bridge, park on river side of Rt. 9D just north of bridge.               100 years ago on this hike at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
                                                                                    Designed to complement the landscape, the carriage roads were cre-
       97. PEEKSKILL BAY PADDLE                                                     ated to allow the user to experience and enjoy the natural wonders of
       Try your hand at sea kayaking in the Bear Mountain Bridge area.              the area. On this 5-hour ramble (which includes a lunch break), we'll
       Framed by the Hudson Highlands, the bay is one of the most beauti-           visit the 3 stone-arch bridges that span the Pocantico River, and hike
       ful places along the Hudson River. With islands, marshlands and              the 13 Bridges Loop where the carriage road crosses Gory Brook on
       creeks along the shore, it's a great place to explore by kayak. This 3-      thirteen small bridges. Bring lunch/water. 5 mi. Moderate. Sat. &
       hour paddle offers a good introduction to sea kayaking with profes-          Sun. 10 am to 3 pm. From Rt. 9, Rt. 117E for approx. 1 mi.;
       sional guides from Atlantic Kayak Tours. 4 mi. Moderate. Sun.                Preserve entrance is second right turn. Meet at Visitor Center. Parking

                                                                                                                                                                 Lower Hudson River Valley
       9:30–12:30. Bring snack/water/old sneakers for boarding/wind-                fee $6. Trail use fee: adult $5; seniors 62 and over $4; child 6-12,
       breaker/no jeans. Pre-register: E-mail: KayakTours@aol.com                   $3. Pre- register: (914) 631-1470.

       98. HISTORY WALK AT JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD                      m                103. ROCHAMBEAU'S HEADQUARTERS RAMBLE
                                                                                    Walk a wooded trail to the historic Odell House property in
       Take a "history walk" of the rolling landscape of the farm and retire-
       ment home of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U.S. and second gov-       Greenburgh, an important site on the Washington–Rochambeau
       ernor of New York. During the walk of this New York State Historic Site,     Revolutionary Route. View the grounds and exterior of the early 1700's
       your guide will talk about the 150-year history of farming on the prop-      tenant farmhouse that served as headquarters for the French general for
       erty. You'll visit some of the 10 historic farm buildings that survive and   six weeks in 1781. Hear about the meetings held here with Washington
       enjoy views of meadows, woodlands, gardens, a pond and more. 1               as a prelude to Yorktown, the final major battle of the American
       mi. Moderate. Sat. & Sun. 2 pm. House tours till 4 pm. House                 Revolution, and learn about the old Dobbs Ferry Road that served as a
       tour fee: adult $7, senior $5, children 5-12 $2, children under 5 free.      military road in 1776 and 1781. The walk continues through the
       From I-684, exit 6 to Rt. 35 east, go 1/4 mi. to Rt. 22 S and approx.        grounds of the Hart's Brook Nature Preserve, the former Gaisman
       1-1/2 mi. to site on L. Meet on front porch of house. Public: Harlem RR      Estate, where your guide will tell about the French and American armies
       line to Katonah. Limited taxi service available. (914) 232-5651.             that encamped here. 3 mi. Easy-moderate. Sun. 2 pm. From I-
                                                                                    287, Exit 4 to Rt. 100A south towards Hartsdale; R at Ridge Rd. for
       99. WESTCHESTER WILDERNESS WALK                                              approx. one mile to Ridge Road County Park; meet in first parking lot.
       Enjoy a wilderness walk on nature trails that wend their way through         Pre-register: (914) 949-2971 or E-mail: fsjazz2003 @yahoo.com

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                                                                      104. THE ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE OF SUNNYSIDE                                        Arts Center, St. John's Church and a guided tour of Philipse Manor
                                 Redefining Your                      Author Washington Irving wrote to his brother Peter on July 8, 1835:            Hall. Fee: adult $10, senior/child under 12 $9. 2 mi. Moderate.
                                   Automotive                         “You have been told no doubt of a purchase I have made of ten acres,            Sat. & Sun. 10 am & 1:15 pm. From Sawmill Pkwy. north, Exit
                                                                      lying at the foot of Oscar's farm, on the river bank. It is a beautiful spot,   5 to R on Yonkers Ave, to merge with Nepperhan Ave.; R at Riverdale
                             Integrity ■ Fair & Competitive Pricing   capable of being made a little paradise.” Walk with a costumed guide            Ave.; L on Dock St.; park in Larkin Plaza public lot; meet in Larkin Park
                            Excellence in Service ■ Respect for the
                                                                      and learn about Irving's Romantic style estate on the banks of the              across from train station. Public: Metro-North Hudson Line to Yonkers
                                                                      Hudson and his favorite spots in the landscape at Sunnyside. A tour of          Main Station. Pre-register: (914) 476-1017/(914) 720-9622.
                            www.thepremiercollec -
                                                                      the public rooms in Irving's Cottage is also included. An Historic
                                                                      Hudson Valley Site. Fee: $10. 1 mi. Easy. Sat. 10 am. From I-87
                                                                      (NYS Thruway) south, exit 9 (Tarrytown); at light at end of exit ramp,
                                                                                                                                                      109. WAVE HILL GARDEN WALK                                        m
                                                                                                                                                      Walk through this garden oasis overlooking the Hudson River with Pat
                                               PALISADES              turn L onto Rt. 9 south; go 1 mi. to R on West Sunnyside Lane to bot-           O'Malley, a volunteer guide at the New York Botanical Garden. Bring
                                                175 Route 303
                                                                      tom; meet at Museum Shop. Pre-register: (914) 631-8200x618.                     or buy lunch at Wave Hill Cafe. Site admission: $4, senior $2. 1 mi.
                                               West Nyack, NY                                                                                         Easy. Sat. 11:15 am. Optional afternoon walk with Outdoors
                                                 845-353-7300         105. LENOIR PRESERVE HAWK WATCH                              m                  Club guide along Yonkers waterfront. 4 mi. Moderate (hilly). Car:
                                                                      Just minutes from Manhattan, enjoy the green sanctuary offered by the           from Westchester County, Henry Hudson Pkwy. southbound to exit 22
                                                    MT. KISCO         Lenoir Preserve with its peek-a-boo views of the Hudson River and the           (254th St.); turn L at stop sign; L at light; R at 249th St. to Wave Hill
                                             785 N. Bedford Rd.       Palisades. Join curator Lea Cullen and the Hudson River Audubon                 gate (walk meeting place). Bus: Meet leader 10:45 am at "A" sub-
                                             Bedford Hills, NY        Society of Westchester on the annual autumn hawk watch to look for              way token booth at 207th St. to take bus to Wave Hill; or meet lead-
                                                                      migratory birds such as red tail hawks, osprey and broad wing                   er at 11am at BX7 or 10 bus stop at 246th St./Henry Hudson Pkwy.
                                                                      hawks, who use the Hudson River as a flyway. 0.75 mi. Sat. 10:30                Train: Metro-North Hudson Line to Riverdale Station; walk up 254th
                                                   MT. KISCO          am. From the Sawmill Pkwy., exit to Executive Blvd. and go to end;              St. to R on Independence Ave. to Wave Hill gate at 249th St.
                                             785 N. Bedford Rd.       R on N. Broadway (Rt. 9); one block to L on Dudley St.; one block to            www.wavehill.org. Call (212) 348-5344 morning of walk only.
                                             Bedford Hills, NY        Preserve entrance on left. Meet at Nature Center. Public: Westchester
                                                                      Bee-Line bus #6 to B'way (Rt. 9) near Dudley St. (914) 968-5851.                110. LITTLE RED LIGHTHOUSE PADDLE
                                                  LARCHMONT/                                                                                          Paddle with the City of New York Urban Park Rangers from Inwood
                                                  NEW ROCHELLE
                                               1 E. Main St
                                                                      106. OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT TRAILWAY
                                                                      Walk the path on top of the historic Old Croton Aqueduct, New York
                                                                                                                                           m          Hill Park to Fort Washington Park and the legendary Little Red
                                                                                                                                                      Lighthouse where you'll enjoy a lighthouse tour. Beginners encour-
                                             New Rochelle, NY
                                               914-633-6777           City's first public water supply system built in 1842. The hike starts at       aged; children must be at least 8 years old. Boats provided, or bring
                                                                      the Greystone rail station (North Yonkers), climbs to a great lookout,          your own. Bring lunch/water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repel-
                                                                      then goes north to Irvington via a series of interconnected parks and           lent, rubber-soled shoes. 3 mi. Easy-Moderate. Sun. 9 am.

      PALISADES AUDI                        OF WESTCHESTER
                                               557 N. State Rd.
                                             Briarcliff Manor, NY
                                                                      trails including Hillside Woods Park and the long-forgotten Algonquin
                                                                      Trail. Hike is led by Hal Kaplan of the New York Outdoors Club &
                                                                                                                                                      Reservations required. Pre-register September 4 only: outside New
                                                                                                                                                      York City, call 1-212-NEW YORK and ask for Urban Park Rangers;
                                                 914-941-8660         Appalachian Mt. Club. 8 mi. Moderate pace; inclement weath-                     inside 5 Boroughs, call 311 and ask for Urban Park Rangers. Space
                                                                      er cancels. Sat. noon. Meet at the Greystone RR Sta. From north                 is limited. Ranger will return your call if you have a reservation.
                                                HUDSON VALLEY         or south, Saw Mill Pkwy. exit # 9 Executive Blvd., turn L at Rt. 9, 1st R to

                                                1148 Rt. 9
                                                                      Odell Ave, L on Warburton Ave., follow signs to Greystone Station. Public:      111. HIGH ABOVE THE HUDSON                               m
                                                                                                                                                      Walk with Cy Adler of the Shorewalkers from historic Washington
                                            Wappingers Falls, NY      Metro-North Hudson Line at 11:20 am to Greystone; arrives 11:57.
                                               845-298-4500                                                                                           Heights over the George Washington Bridge to the Palisades,
                                                                      107. UNTERMYER GARDEN WALK                                                      descend on the Carpenter's Trail to the Hudson River shoreline, then
                                                  PALISADES                  AND SUNSET CONCERT                                            m          switch back on the trail up to Englewood, N.J. Bus or walk back to
                                                                      The former Untermyer Estate, now a Yonkers park on the National                 Manhattan. 6 mi. Moderate with some climbing. Sun. 11
                                                175 Route 303
                                               West Nyack, NY         Register of Historic Places, boasts a world-class Grecian Garden com-           am. Meet in the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, 178th St.
                                                 845-353-7300         plete with an amphitheatre, a round temple with twelve marble                   and B'way. Take #1 train to 181st Street, or the A train to 175th St.
                                                                      columns and reflecting pools. Let Board Members of the Untermyer                Info@shorewalkers.org, or the Shorewalker Hotline (212) 330-7686.
                                                MT. KISCO
                                                                      Performing Arts Council lead you on a walk that traces the original

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lower Hudson River Valley
                                                299 Kisco Ave.        carriage path to the Vista Staircase, a.k.a. the “1,000 Steps,” and vis-        112. "BATT TO BEAR"
                                                Mt. Kisco, NY         its Eagle's Nest Lookout for spectacular views of the Hudson River.             This "we love New York walk" offers great views as it follows the Batt
                                                 914-241-0400         Return to the garden to enjoy a free concert, sponsored by UPAC, as             to Bear Trail from historic Battery Park along the promenade, past the
                                                                      the sun sets over the Palisades. Walk: 1 mi. Moderate. Sat. 5 pm.               World Trade Center site through Hudson River Park in Tribeca,
                                               OF DANBURY             Suggested tour donation $3. Free concert 6:30 pm; bring own                     Greenwich Village and the Chelsea Piers to 42nd Street. 4.5 mi.
                                              106 Newtown Rd.         seating. From Sawmill Pkwy., exit 9 to Executive Blvd.; follow to end;          Moderate. Sat. 10:30 am. Meet in front of Staten Island Ferry
                                                Danbury, CT           turn L on N. B'way; Untermyer Park on right after St. John's Riverside          Terminal at Manhattan's south tip. Take #1, 9, N, R Trains to Whitehall
                                                                      Hospital; park on N. B'way and meet at N. B'way park entrance.                  Street, or the #4, 5 to Bowling Green. Info@shorewalkers.org, or
                                           HUDSON VALLEY              Public: Westchester Bee-Line bus route 6; northbound stop Richmond's            Shorewalker Hotline (212) 330-7686.
                                                                      Children Center, walk north to park; southbound stop Untermyer Park.
                                                1152 Rt. 9
                                            Wappingers Falls, NY
                                                                      Reservations requested: (914) 476-1017 or (914) 720-9622.                       113. HUDSON RIVER HARBOR PADDLE                   m
                                                                                                                                                      Try your hand at paddling in the protected environment in front of the
                                                                      108. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN YONKERS                                                  Downtown Boathouse in New York's lower harbor. Instruction, moni-
                                               PALISADES              Walk with Mario Caruso of Heritage Tours by MC Plans through the                toring and boats provided. 1 mi. Sat. & Sun. 9 am-5 pm. Walk
2003 Sport/Utility of the                                             heart of Yonkers to explore three and a half centuries of architecture          in, first come, first served. From George Washington Bridge, West
                     Year                       81 N. Rt. 303
                                               West Nyack, NY
                                                                      from the city's founding in 1646 as a mill site to modern times where           Side Hwy. south to Pier 26 between Chambers/Canal Sts. Public: #1
                                                845-358-2900          a major revitalization is transforming the waterfront area. Visit a vari-       or #9 subway to Franklin St., walk west 3 blocks to Hudson River, then
                                                                      ety of sites: the City Pier and new Esplanade, Philipsburgh Performing          2 blocks north to white building at Pier 26.

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                                                                                    c/o High Land Flings Hiking Holidays
                                                                                    P.O. Box 1034, Kingston, NY 12402
Adirondack Mt. Club, Mid-Hudson          Junior Museum of Troy

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                                                                                                                               Estuary Week
Albany Heritage Area                     Little Stony Point Citizens Association
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission     Locust Grove, Samuel Morse Historic
Arm of the Sea Theater                          Site

                                                                                              (800) 453-6665
Atlantic Kayak Tours                     Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club
Audubon New York                         Mills-Norrie State Park
Beczak Environmental Education Center    Mohonk Preserve
Black Dome Press                         Montgomery Place
Boscobel Restoration, Inc.               Mountain Top Arboretum
Brooklyn Center for the Urban            Minnewaska State Park Preserve
     Environment                         Museum of the Hudson Highlands
Buttercup Farm Audubon Center &          National Audubon Society, Northern
     Sanctuary                                  Catskills Chapter
Catskill 3500 Club                       New Baltimore Land Conservancy
Catskill Center for Conservation and     Newburgh/Hudson Highlands
     Development                                Historical Society
City of Newburgh                         New York City Audubon
Clermont State Historic Site             New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary
Columbia Land Conservancy                       Program
Constitution Island Association          New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Constitution Marsh Audubon Center        NYS Department of Environmental
     and Sanctuary                              Conservation
Cornell Agricultural Ambassador          New York State Museum
     Program/Hudson Valley Harvest       NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Greene           Historic Preservation
     County                              Olana State Historic Site
Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary           Open Space Institute
Croton Point Nature Center               Orange County
D&H Canal Historical Society             Outdoors Club Inc.
Downtown Boathouse                       Pack and Paddle Adventures
Dyken Pond Environmental Education       Palisades Interstate Park Commission
     Center                              Peebles Island State Park
Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve              Putnam County Historical Society &
Five Rivers Environmental Education             Foundry School Museum
     Center                              Quassaick Coalition
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site      Rensselaer County Historical Society
Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National      Rensselaer Taconic Land Conservancy
     Historic Site                       Rip Van Winkle Hikers
Friends of Gateway Greenhouse            Riverkeeper Inc.
     Education Center                    Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Friends of Grafton Lake State Park       Sam's Point Dwarf Pine Ridge Preserve
     Historical Society                  Save Washington's Lookout Committee
Friends of Historic Kingston             Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct           Shaker Museum and Library
Friends of Rondout                       Shorewalkers
Gowanus Canal Community                  Sons of the American Revolution
     Development Corp.                   South Street Seaport Museum
Greenburgh Greenway Committee            Staatsburg, Mills Mansion State Historic
Greene County Soil & Water                      Site
     Conservation District               Stony Kill Environmental Education
Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association            Center
Heritage Tours by MC Plans               Stony Point Battlefield State Historic
High Land Flings Hiking Holidays                Site
Historic Hudson Valley, Inc.             Sunnyside
Hospice Foundation, Inc.                 Taconic Hiking Club
Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation    The Nature Conservancy, Eastern New
     Society                                    York Chapter
Hudson Highlands Land Trust              The River Project
Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway         The Tech Park Trails
Hudson River Cleanup                     Town of Poestenkill
Hudson River Estuary Program (NYS-       Ulster County Environmental
     DEC)                                       Management
Hudson River Heritage                    Untermyer Performing Arts Council
Hudson River Museum                      Urban Divers
Hudson River National Estuarine          Urban Park Rangers
     Research Reserve                    Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater                   Site
Hudson Valley Materials Exchange         Village of Kinderhook
Hudson Valley Outfitters                 Village of Tivoli
Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association     Volkssport Club of West Point
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Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz   Wallkill River Task Force
Hunter Mt. Ski Bowl                      Wave Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                      US Postage
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Hurd's Orchard                           Westchester County Department of

John Boyd Thacher State Park                    Parks
John Burroughs Association               Westchester Land Trust
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site   Wilderstein Preservation

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