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Walkway Over the Hudson

Address: 82 Washington St,, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: 845-834-2867
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The walking bridge is a great place for a long afternoon walk. It can get busy so go early. We have also biked across and most folks are good about making room. The views of the river are fabulous and shouldn't be missed. In the summer on weekends they have vendors on both sides to pick up a little snack.... More 

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La Grange, Texas
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172 reviews 172 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What could make this better? It's free and there are great views. It can be very busy, but I found most people were very considerate. Families, groups couples, even dogs are there. Just relax and enjoy this spot! I would definitely stow any items left in your parked car out of view...or better yet, not bring anything of value to... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you want to do some activity with bicycle or on foot you can walk over the Hudson. It is free and a good activity.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I prefer access from the Ulster County side, even though I live in Dutchess. Better, safer parking on the west (Ulster) side. Yes, the view is impressive, especially in the fall. But this is also the the time the bridge is most crowded. My concern with the bridge is the need for bike lanes with enforcement. This bridge is far... More 

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New Windsor, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The walkway is so simple, but so beautifully done, it is a real joy to visit. We are local and go there on a regular basis and also bring family and friends who are in town. It is free and great for a stroll and pictures with awesome backgrounds. My suggestion is to park on the Highland side which is... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a great time walking this bridge. The views are lovely and our 11 year old daughter had a great time taking pictures all along the walkway. Very enjoyable.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Exercise,great sites and Internatioal Peoples are just some just some of things you encounter as we walk across this old railway bridge turned public walkway for two and quarter mile walk . This walkway is truly for everyone and that's just what see as you cross form side to the other. Wish I live \near the walkway, I would use... More 

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131 reviews 131 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I reached an entrance near the Poughkeepsie train station, and was told that the elevator was out of service after 3. The next day, Friday, December 27, I dropped off my wife and son in the station, and then followed the bridge, finding a free parking lot on Washington Street, which is very close to one entrance. What makes this... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We walked the Bridge as part of the Volkssporters walk from Highland, over the bridge, & the City of Poughkeepsie. Great experience.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of those great projects that sounds a little odd but came together beautifully. The bridge has such a great view its hard to keep walking. The also connects some 20 miles of trails from both sides of the river. Can get a little windy and cold but on a sunny day there is no place better to... More 

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