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Come Join Us This Saturday
Release Date: September 28, 2007







Come Join Us This Saturday, September 29th at 1:30pm

For Greenburgh’s Own Annual Hudson River
Valley Ramble Event



“THE ROCHAMBEAU RAMBLE”




The Greenburgh Department of Parks & Recreation and the Greenburgh

Greenway Committee are again co-sponsoring this popular event which includes

a guided tour of the grounds of the historic Odell House – Rochambeau Head-

quarters property at 425 Ridge Road in the Hartsdale area. After a brief talk by

Robert J. Stackpole, President of the N.Y. Chapter of the Sons of the American

Revolution, the guided walk will continue through the lovely grounds of Hart’s

Brook Park & Preserve, the former Gaisman Estate. See details below:



THE ROCHAMBEAU RAMBLE - This walk on a

wooded trail to the historic Odell House property in Green-

burgh celebrates the 226th anniversary of the Philipsburg

Encampment. The early 1700’s tenant farmhouse served as

headquarters for French General Rochambeau for six weeks

in 1781 while George Washington and his army camped less

than a mile away. At the site, Robert J. Stackpole, President

of the New York Chapter of the Sons of the American Revo-

lution, will describe life in the encampment, the strategies

used to deceive the British Command in New York City, and

the historic decision to break camp and march to Yorktown,

Virginia. An update on the Odell House restoration will also

be given. Your walk continues through the lovely grounds

of the Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve, the former Gaisman

Estate, where you will learn about the Preserve and plans for a

Greenway Heritage Trail connecting to other important sites.

Approx. 2 miles. Easy- moderate. Sat. 9/29, 1:30 pm. I-287 to

Exit 4 to Rt. 100A south towards Hartsdale in Greenburgh;

Right at Ridge Rd. for approx. 1 mile to Ridge Rd. County

Park; meet in first parking lot. Pre-register: (914) 993-1641.



See other HRV Ramble events scheduled for this weekend by going to:

www.hudsonrivervalley.com and clicking on “Ramble”. To register for “The

Rochambeau Ramble”, or get further information, please call Frank Jazzo, Town Historian, at (914) 993-1641 or e-mail him at fjazzo@greenburghny.com.


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