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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1926
+1 845-834-2867
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Just a beautiful experience.

Walkway over the Hudson offers extended vistas of the Hudson River. You can dine on either side of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Caryn G
Who doesn't like a bridge?

Wife and I took a cool brisk walk on the bridge. It's very high and takes about an hour to go to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1926
+1 845-834-2867
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walkway over the Hudson offers extended vistas of the Hudson River. You can dine on either side of the walkway (Poughkeepsie or Highland). Worth the walk!

Thank Caryn G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I took a cool brisk walk on the bridge. It's very high and takes about an hour to go to one end and back. Even with scenery void of green as we enter winter, its still quite appealing. We watched a barge come...More

Thank chrishbrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Give yourself plenty of time to explore this historic walkway. There are port a potty bathrooms on the West side of the bridge.

Thank amaiaisuru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walk the WW for exercise and to see the many changes in the landscape during the four seasons. I always enjoy it. A new west-bank visitor center is under construction which will include seating areas inside and out, and real restrooms. If I ruled...More

Thank IIbeach1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a nice winter walk last weekend during the beautiful warm winter weather that we've been having in Dutchess county. There are gorgeous views along the entire path, and it's a awesome family activity for a lazy Sunday. Would definitely recommmed!

Thank Franz R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walkway Over the Hudson is a unique and exciting experience. The concept, and view, are truly amazing. The many explanatory historical signs are very helpful and add to the fun. It can be very hot in the summer. Bring plenty of water, though refreshments are...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is terrific.The colors on the river are beautiful in OCT...Hold on to your hat.It gets windy up there.In the summer it always seems like there is a breeze up on the bridge.

Thank davefQ7212IO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend to anyone that wants a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley. Walk this numerous times a year, just make sure it's a nice day and not cold. Very windy once you get out in the middle. Best to check on their website to make...More

Thank fbart2delta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I work nearby so when I get a chance I run the Walkway. For people new to the experience, it is an old railroad bridge that went through areas that became more urban. If you don't want to pay to park, drive to the Highland...More

1  Thank FamDRuNY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Walkway is worth the trip 👍! Great views up and down the Hudson River as well as of the City. You need an hour if you want to experience the full span.

Thank Jay V
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Peggy D
November 24, 2017|
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Response from Sharon D | Reviewed this property |
Free! Also if you park on the Poughkeepsie side, you can park free on the gravel lot. Paved lot there are meters. Enjoy!
Lizzie M
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Hal M | Reviewed this property |
If you're u are very sensitive to heights then you can certainly turn around if you bothered. The height increases gradually and if you started to have a problem where you can't turn back, you could take the elevator down... More
October 28, 2017|
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Response from ROSESMOM | Reviewed this property |
i believe you can.