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The Waterfront

Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2014
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Dayton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Plenty of parking, access to the new walking bridge elevator, great restaurants to complete the experience, and the might Hudson! Good times.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Waryas Park used to be a frightening place...and I don't know that I would still go back there after dark as yet, but on a sunny day it's beautiful for a stroll and to relax and take in the view. Perhaps a drink on the deck of River Station before or after or even the Ice House Restaurant.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,539 reviews 1,539 reviews
854 attraction reviews
1,459 helpful votes 1,459 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This area along the Hudson River has a walkway by the river, benches, picnic tables, a nice restaurant with outdoor seating and a pavilion. Some of it is unkempt, but one section, Upper Landing, has nice walkways made of brick, nice benches and some historical buildings including the Hoffman House, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Cutting through... More

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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289 reviews 289 reviews
140 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you have time, go to the waterfront and take a short stroll. There is free parking. There are picnic tables, a play set for kids, and views of the Hudson River, the Mid Hudson Bridge and the Walkway over the Hudson (which used to be a New Haven railroad bridge). There is also a restaurant and bar called the... More

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Carmel, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It is amazing that a place with so much potential can be ruined by business people and politicians. With amazing views like this how can rude greedy people be allowed to rent here and ruin it for everyone. Overpriced and low quality food with horrendous service followed by rude management. I will spend money elsewhere. Talk a walk for the... More

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice area to walk and enjoy nature. Great view of historic sites. The Ice House has a nice bar, dining room, and outdoor patio seating; all with great views of the river and walking bridge over the Hudson.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The combination of the Hudson River Walk and the riverfront is sensational. Downtown Poughkeepsie by the river used to be creepy at best. Now it is just wonderful. Love it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stopped her for and early dinner and found a great restaurant. Nice views of the river and good weekend parking.

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LaGrangeville, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We often grab some some light dinner and bring it to the waterfront to nosh. There are usually available picnic tables, which is good because the grass is often slightly littered and filled with bird droppings. The best part about this spot is how close you can get to the actual water. Gorgeous views of the mid Hudson and walkway... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We took a walk here near sunset. Nice views of the Hudson valley and the Walkway over the Hudson. Parts of it are a little run-down. We ended up having dinner at the Ice House.

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