Cross the 2 km (1.28 mi) elevated pedestrian bridge--the longest one in the world--at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Sitting 65 m (212 ft) above the Hudson River, you can cross the bridge by foot, bicycle, or even roller skates. No motor vehicles are allowed. Take a picnic if you like, as there are benches and picnic tables at both sides of the walkway. The area is also used for bird watching, dog walking, jogging, photography, and audio-visual programs. Restrooms are available at both approaches. To visit Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on your trip to Poughkeepsie, use our Poughkeepsie online trip itinerary maker .
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This was perfect on a hot July afternoon. We parked in the free dirt lot and did the approximately 3 mile round trip in an hour. Great repurposing of a magnificent structure, this is the number one th... more »
While staying with family in Poughkeepsie, we set off on our walk early. It was nearly 90 degrees at 9:00. As we got to the middle of the walkway, there was actually a coolish breeze! It was wonderful... more »
The walkway was beautiful, clean and restrooms were well maintained. The view is awesome, especially for experiencing the sunset! I've been looking forward to this for a long time and came down from the Albany area today specifically to experience the walkway after dinner at the River Station. There are some things that could have improved the experience, for instance the walkway has a small, easily missed, sign for the closing time. In addition, I didn't see anything letting people know what time the last entry is, or should be. The bathrooms were locked before people were off the bridge, which could be difficult since people were told to turn back when they were almost all the way to the other side, so they were expecting to use the restroom upon their exit. All in all a cool opportunity to admire the environment and the city view.
What is there not to like about this place? Beautiful views, great way to get exercise. Price is right. They recently added bathrooms on each end, with A.C. Greatly appreciated that on a hot summer day! Very well maintained, very clean. Would go more often if it were closer.
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