We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Spectacular views --- bring sun protection” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkway Over the Hudson
82 Washington St,, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-834-2867
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Poughkeepsie
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Attraction details
New York City, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular views --- bring sun protection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We walked about halfway across the Hudson starting from the Poughkeepsie side. Great views. Make sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and suncreen if the sun is out!

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

847 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    633
    179
    28
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Unlike any other park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Can an old bridge be a public park? Absolutely! Even if you're just driving through, stop and spend an hour or two on this amazing park. An old railroad bridge was refurbished into a pedestrian (plus bicycles) bridge - over 1.25 miles long - over the Hudson River. You get a little history of the bridge and river with helpful signs, but mostly you get amazing views of the Hudson Valley. We were there on a sunny Sunday afternoon and there were lots of people, but we didn't feel crowded. Joggers, dog walkers, families, folks in wheelchairs, couples, photographers, bike riders ... and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Nice level ground for a leisurely walk or at a faster pace to get in some exercise. Like to go with family members and enjoy the views. Worth the visit!

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fun Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had extra time in Poughkeepsie, so took this walk over the Hudson. What fun! Beautiful vistas all along the way. Great scenery and probably one of the best views of the Hudson River you can find.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hyde Park, New York
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Can you say sun?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I went on the walkway on an average day about 7:45am. As the sun comes out, you will notice that the walkway has no shade. Now you would think that most of your walk would be in the sun, however it would be nice for there to be a few spots where those who are in need could duck under a little shade. 10 minutes on the walkway will give you sunburn.

The views are ok. Most are better after you are over the water, and it is a clear day. There were many people there who were more than happy to share the walkway with us. I do think that with there being bikes and roller skaters, there should at least be directional divides like the ones in NYC walkways. Maybe markers for those who are tracking their walking would be helpful to explain how far you have walked.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Walkway Over the Hudson? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Walkway Over the Hudson, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.