Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, 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 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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  • If the weather is good, do not miss the opportunity to walk across the bridge. It is great fun and a very easy walk. On weekends, there is a complimentary tram that will transport you one way so you....  more
    If the weather is good, do not miss the opportunity to walk across the bridge. It is great fun and a very easy walk. On weekends, there is a complimentary tram that will transport you one way so you....  more »
  • I was driving around downtown and my GPS brought me to the side walk stairs first and I didn’t find the parking lot. The parking lot is located at 49 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 The entrance... 
    I was driving around downtown and my GPS brought me to the side walk stairs first and I didn’t find the parking lot. The parking lot is located at 49 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 The entrance...  more »
  • Beautiful day in poughkeepsie. Bridge and area was very well kept and nice environment. Nice vibe and scenery. Restauraunts, childrens museaum, free admission to the bridge. 
    Beautiful day in poughkeepsie. Bridge and area was very well kept and nice environment. Nice vibe and scenery. Restauraunts, childrens museaum, free admission to the bridge.  more »
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  • It was a spontaneous visit for me and my wife. So great... loved the walk. The view was pretty. If you appreciate history and hiking you will love it. I must return to visit the towns and have a weekend getaway.
  • Great family activity. The straight, flat, perfect pavement makes it the ideal place to take kids to walk, ride bikes or roller skate. If you want a more private experience, definitely consider what time you go because the walkway can become a busy place. Make sure you're prepared for the weather, everything is amplified - there's no shade from the sun and it can get very windy. The vibes up here are lovely 💜
  • Lived here almost all of my life and can never get enough of the beauty all around the Hudson Valley. Watched this incredible project from its plans, through construction and opening of operation. So happy to be back in town and sharing this amazing experience again with family and friends after such a long time!!! Everyone should have a chance to get here - you will definitely not be disappointed!! Breathtaking views along with a bit of excwill create cherished memories
  • I love it! What a great way to go for a nice walk, get some fresh air, relax, and just clear your mind. A wireless headset while listening to some jazz or some Bob Marley make the time flew by very quickly.
  • Nice place to ride bike or walk over during the summer or when you can tolerate cool breeze. It is much cooler up there. Its renovated with clean facilities. Even has a port for wheel chair chargers. We bought tickets for the fourth of July 2022. The fireworks started late was not well orchestrated. The crowd was okay and getting out when it was over was not stress full thought there were many cars and traffic. if you wait 20 minutes it cleared up.

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