Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a 19th century railroad bridge transformed into the world's longest elevated pedestrian park.
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,564 contributions
Couples
Although this walkway was initially built as a railroad bridge, when you walk across it you don’t really realize it. We were there on an early morning in July, and there were many people out talking their morning walk. The park is well maintained. We were pleased to see a nice statue honoring Sojourner Truth, who was from this area. It is our understanding that this is one of the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, spanning 1.2 miles. We entered on the Poughkeepsie side (can also enter on the Highland side).
Written October 21, 2021
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KateMoves
Malta, NY135 contributions
We'd heard about this trail, but we weren't prepared for how exciting it really is.
The built-to-last railroad trestle has been transformed into a beautiful walkway you can enjoy in so many ways. Walking, running, biking, all allowed. You can walk all the way across, part-way, or just stand in one spot and enjoy the view. There are excellent facilities at both ends of the bridge, so it makes a good place to take all the kids, push a stroller, even take lunch. There are benches along the way if you need to rest and lots of information posters.
There is some construction going on, adding more access.
And COVID has parts of the visitor centers closed.
Weekdays are rarely crowded, but even on busy weekends, there is more than enough space to distance. Masks are required in close quarters.
On weekends, it's the perfect vantage point to see hundred of boats on the river.
Sunsets are gorgeous there, but the park closes quickly after the sun is gone.
It you take small children, keep in mind how far you want to go. Halfway works well. We saw several families struggling to get back after going all the way over and turning around.
We keep going again and again.
Written September 6, 2020
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ckatmomi
Union, NJ412 contributions
Pleasant Walk With eA Nice View. Don't know if it was worth the two hour trip. We probably could have found nice views of the Hudson River closer to home. We were hoping to see some nice fall foliage. Leaves were changing but not quit peek. Walkway on a Thursday morning was not crowed and it was easy to social distance. Most people were wearing masks. A problem was that there were no restrooms and after a two hour ride and walk across the bridge needed one. Another problem was that we we had hard time finding a restaurant with outdoor dinning. We drove around and were about to give up when we drove past the Mill House which was setup very nicely with a tent for outdoor dinning.
Written October 15, 2020
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tymetraveler222
Bay City, MI6,811 contributions
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This is obviously a beautiful bridge for pedestrians, with gorgeous views. Parking is good around the elevator, but not great around the start of the walkway. We needed to use the elevator because of mobility issues, and it was broke. There was no signage indicating so, however. And still currently read it still is broken. This keeps people from having easy access that is necessary. Please fix it!

Very nice park adjacent.
Written February 6, 2021
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,685 contributions
This was the first time I had seen the Hudson River like this. Walking across an old bridge and being able to see the river from this standpoint. It is really a nice walk. My advice though is park on the New Paltz side of the bridge as the Poughkeepsie side is really rough and not paved.

Still it is a breathtaking walk across to see the views of the Hudson River both north and south and see the natural wonder of it all. It is well worth the trip just to see the foliage and the ships passing by. You will have wonderful picture taking positions all over the bridge.

The best part is there are clean bathrooms on both side of the bridge to visit and refreshment stands. From the Poughkeepsie side you can visit the Little Italy neighborhood and see the historic parts of the city.

Go for the views alone on a nice day.
Written September 19, 2020
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TrainsFan
New York City, NY86 contributions
The view of the Hudson river and scenery is excellent. There is a lot of room for foot traffic and bikes also. We made a purchase at the souvenir shop which offers a nice selection of stuff. Perhaps the parking lot road surface can be improved since it was very uneven. There could be a more clear sign telling visitors where to go for the paid parking - something we had to look for. It was a day well spent and we are happy we found it.
Written September 26, 2020
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SeanC
3 contributions
The bridge is a nice walk (just about 1.5 miles across) and offers some nice views of the Hudson River. If you're a railfan this is a particularly nice walk as you get great views of the main lines on both sides of the Hudson including the busy river line on the west side. Saw roughly 5 trains in about an hour visit.
Written August 21, 2021
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Donna H
11 contributions
Couples
It was beautiful. The scenery was amazing and plus you get a good workout. It has a gift shop. You can also take a ride across if you are disabled or can’t walk. Public parking was 7 bucks for 4 hours. The views. Perfect
Written June 6, 2022
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MikeyTravel
Mount Holly, NJ622 contributions
We did this on a nice weekend day. Lots of other people had the same idea, so it was a bit crowded... since this is during COVID, I would estimate that there was about 80% mask wearing, so thats not too bad, we also wore masks during the entire walk. We approached from the east side of the river in Poughkeepsie - there is limited parking. Furthermore, it looked like they blocked every other spot due to COVID, perhaps to try to cut down on the crowds.... not sure, anyways, we ended up parking in the neighborhood, which a lot of people were doing... the neighborhood seems "ok" and there was a few restaurants nearby. Im wondering if maybe its a bit better to park on the West side of the attraction, but not sure on that. We walked from east to west and back, it took about 90 minutes at a leisurely pace. On the west side, there is a gift shop, some restrooms and a few food concessions. It gives some good views of the river, you can watch boats and trains pass by, a fun activity for when the weather is nice.
Written October 12, 2020
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Cindy M
Uncasville, CT328 contributions
Couples
Such a great use of space. We only made it half way across but really loved the experience. Everyone walking was respectful of space and of our slow speed. Appreciated the benches along the way to rest and take in the view. This walk is very clean and very well maintained.
Written July 6, 2021
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