Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie

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Cross the 2 km (1.28 mi) elevated pedestrian bridge--the longest one in the world--at Walkway Over the Hudson. 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. Use our Poughkeepsie family vacation planner to add Walkway Over the Hudson and other attractions to your Poughkeepsie vacation plans.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is my 2nd time walking over the walkway. It's a nice walk, lots of ppl bring their dogs or jog over the walkway or ride their bike. Probably nice in the fall with fall foliage that you can see fr...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Absolutely stunning view of the Hudson River . Take your time to enjoy it during the long walk! Walk, ride your bike, rollerblade in this magnificent path. Enjoyment guaranteed.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Just take your time and enjoy the view. The fall is the best time however any time is good to get our and enjoy the majestic view. There is always a slight wind so you should dress according. Water is...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    I've always loved going to the Walkway. It's a very nice walk. Beautiful Views of Mount Beacon and The Catskills in the Distance. Only 75 Miles between New York City and Albany, the Walkway over the Hudson is very easy to get too.
  • July 5, 2017
    Have been to the walkway 6 times. This place never disappoints. Great view of the hudson valley. Best time for visit is at dawn or dusk and on cloudy afternoons.
  • June 14, 2017
    Excellent place to visit whether for a casual walk to enjoy the sites of the Hudson Valley or for an invigorating walk or jog. A must-see experience whether you live in the Hudson Valley or visiting. One note this facility is very pet and bike friendly.
  • June 26, 2017
    On a nice day, this pedestrian bridge is a fantastic way to appreciate the Hudson and surrounding foothills. Beautiful views make this a must-see!
  • June 11, 2017
    This converted railroad bridge is an awesome way to see the Hudson River and the areas surrounding Poughkeepsie NY. On the Poughkeepsie side be sure to take the elevator down to the river side where you can find some very nice places to stop for lunch along the river.

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