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Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie

(4.7/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I love the walkway, and I visit a number of times during the year. I prefer biking, but depending on how crowded it is, this can be a little tricky. You definitely get to enjoy more of the great views...  more »
  • Very nice views and an enjoyable walk. We have been boating on the Hudson for years and always see the walkway from the water. My wife and I decided we should see it for our self. Great views both nor...  more »
  • If you are staying in or traveling through the Hudson Valley, don't pass up the chance to take a stroll across the Walkway over the Hudson. Formerly an old railway bridge, this span was transformed in...  more »
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  • What this town has done is amazingly brilliant, They took an old railroad bridge and turned it into one of the Most incredible walk ways and yes it goes over the Hudson River. This Walk Way is a Shining Star in the World of recycling and renovation. this area needs more great things built around this Bridge to Highlight it's Greatness. Who ever came up with this idea I would like to buy em a Beer !
  • $4 to PARK! We were on the Poughkeepsie side in Nov 2016 and there were signs up that they're going to start charging to park your car. It looked like there was plenty of neighborhood street parking, but I imagine in the summer time street parking can be difficult. In my opinion, it is not worth $4 to walk it. Otherwise a beautiful stroll. The bridge is very sturdy and very wide. It was filled with families with kids on scooters, couples with dogs, bikers and joggers. Very busy. We walked casually and it took us an hour round trip.
  • Cool place to visit once, used to be the tallest bridge in the world at the time of construction. The views are amazing.
  • Great place to go to a walk and the view is amazing. Very dog friendly too.
  • Out of state always visit wile their nice walk over Hudson on a beautiful day or any day will be back soon