Around these parts, the Hudson River Valley Ramble is the early fall thing to do, which is a big relief if, like us, you let the summer slip away from you just a little too much this time around. Maybe you worked a lot and didn’t have a chance to get out and explore. Or, you skip town during the summer months. No matter. Get out while the getting’s good and the weather is still pleasant from September 6-28 and experience one of the bazillion things scheduled during this year’s 15th anniversary Ramble. There are literally a bazillion things going on. So many hikes, bike rides, kayak/canoe excursions (many guided) that it takes a booklet about 40 pages long to enumerate all of them. Activities are divvied up by lower Hudson, mid-Hudson, and upper Hudson, and thanks to a handy-dandy calendar tool on the Ramble website, you can look up an events map based on activity (hiking, biking, etc), date, county, or region. Even if getting out in the wilderness isn’t your thing, there are still things to do like take a tour around an historic district like the Van Wyck homestead in Fishkill, Dutchess County, Innisfree Gardens curator tour in Millbrook, a lantern tour of Lindenwald (Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook), and dozens more. Are you a regular Rambler? We’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments.