The annual Hudson River Valley Ramble is a great opportunity to get outside and experience nature with folks who truly know and love the Hudson River Valley. Although the Ramble started two weeks ago and is wrapping up this weekend, there are still plenty of events going on, like a Bannerman Castle walk, a guided paddle around the Rondout Creek (don’t forget your kayak!), free admission to the West Point Museum, and about a zillion other things. Check out the schedule of events on the Hudson River Valley Ramble website.
Or, if the lure of the stinking rose is too much to resist, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival is happening this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 9/29 & 9/30, in Saugerties at Cantine Field. The yearly event features tons of vendors, garlicky food, cooking demos, music, and kids’ activities. Ten bucks will get you in the gate, but expect to shell out extra for everything else. Parking gets nuts in Saugerties, so your best option is to park in a designated lot and take the shuttle.
There’s a bunch of other festivals happening this weekend all over the Upstater area. For a great round-up, get yourself over to the Watershed Post for the full scoop.