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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

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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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61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1926
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get excersie with fantastic views of our beautiful river valley. The Rail Trail is excellent for biking and walking. The Walkway connects. Ulster and Dutchess countys

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edward M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Walkway Over the Hudson is an old railroad bridge that spans about a mile and a quarter over the Hudson River. It is open all year long and at certain times (ie: 4th of July, Memorial Day, other celebrations, etc. there are fireworks at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NancyL285
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best views of the Hudson River, especially on the forth of July, the walkway is great for family time as well. It is very wide and does no sway.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steelerfan1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This train bridge-converted pedestrian walk-way will take your breath away! Morning or night, you will enjoy the sight - guaranteed!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to enjoy the beauty of the Huddon Valley, exercise, meet up with great friends. Awesome views and special events! Bring the whole family!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Liz F
Reviewed January 14, 2019

This was a glorious experience on a sunny Autumn afternoon after viewing the Roosevelt estate...and such a wonderful project supported by Rails to Trails. Well worth the effort to find it and we recommend walking from the East side to the West (Poughkeepsie). One can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mom5fay
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We are so fortunate to have this right in our backyard. The views are spectacular especially when the leaves change.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank barbarak0622
Reviewed December 14, 2018

I have been there many times and it always was a good visit. The views are spectacular. You can stroll or walk at a clip, your choice. On nice weekends it can get busy and bike riders can be an issue. Butthe bridge is wide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Had a beautiful walk all the way across!!! The new welcoming center on the Highland said de is REALLY nice!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mompells5
Reviewed December 3, 2018

It, as the name implies, is a walkway over the Hudson River. Old converted railroad bridge. I have done this a couple of times. You can park on either side of the river however I have only ever parked on the west side and walked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ilovetravelphotos
October 13, 2018|
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Response from KauaiGrown808 | Reviewed this property |
No stairs on either side. Parking is much more pleasant on the Highland end of the bridge.
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TarrytownTraveler
September 17, 2018|
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Response from 948meleam |
if you Google it it'll show you exactly where the parking lot is at the beginning of the bridge on the Poughkeepsie side, it is just outside of the downtown area there in Poughkeepsie. Yes there is an elevator, but parking... More
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Connector163644
August 29, 2018|
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Response from christopherfrantz13 | Reviewed this property |
The walk over the Hudson is about 3 miles roundtrip, with lots to stop and view or read the informative little signs. You can speedwalk if you like, but my friend and I took two and one quarter hours.
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