Third Thursday: The Hudson River Schools of Art and Their Ice Age Origins | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Third Thursday: The Hudson River Schools of Art and Their Ice Age Origins


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

42.217159 -73.829340

County: Columbia
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 19, 2024, 2:00PM, 2:00 - 4:00 PM


Event Type Walk/Hike Description Time travel back to Olana’s ice age past! Join geologist Robert Titus for a walking tour showcasing Olana’s artist-designed landscape through science and storytelling. During this program, participants will learn more about the geological history of Olana and the ice age processes that shaped Frederic Church’s masterwork. This tour covers approximately 1.5 miles over unpaved roads, and is not ADA accessible. Tour proceeds rain or shine; please bring your own water, and plan on appropriate dress and footwear. Organization Hosting the Event The Olana Partnership Phone Number 518-567-2170

Additional Information

Mostly flat on uneven rocky surfaces of carriage roads.
Additional Equipment Required: No

Event Duration (hours): 2
Difficulty: Moderate
Length (miles): 1.5
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? N/A
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