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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Although it was the hottest day I can remember, my walking through the bridge over the Hudson was awesome!!!!
The view is fantastic and the history you learn while walking reading the signs along the bridge is amazing.
It really worths going!!!

1  Thank Paulina E
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I was in the opening parade for the Walkway in 2009, and I go back many times a year. This is an excellent way to show off the Hudson River to out-of-town guests. Walking is the best way to experience this park, although I've biked a few times. I live in Ulster County, so I always enter via the Highland side. Parking can be difficult on weekends, although when the lots fill up there is legal parking on Haviland Road in Highland.

There are a few 'downsides'. Some of the spandex-clad speed bikers are very aggressive, and inconsiderate of the fact that most visitors are slow family walkers. I have been nearly hit by these speeders several times. Also, it can get very hot in the summer. A friend of mine who works on the Walkway says that a few elderly dogs have died from heat stroke. There are watering stations along the way, but apparently people have ignored them.

There are food vendors on either side of the bridge, selling water, drinks and homemade ice pops. Also, a new ice cream store has opened on Haviland Road, near where it meets Route 9W. Great ice cream with a large covered porch or air-conditioning inside. Highly recommended!

1  Thank washalee
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We walked up from the river(looks far but not a bad walk even if uphill). The walk across the bridge is 1.3 miles with historic signposts and lovely views of Poughkeepsie and the river. Worth doing.

1  Thank lesliebauman
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Well once again my husband and I had a great walk across the Hudson even though at the middle of the bridge yesterday it went up to 125 degrees. It is great exercise along with the beautiful Hudson River below. Will be back to walk again! Found out from the beginning of each side of bridge it was almost three miles.

Thank sheeba77
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We parked at the Poughkeepsie Train Station (A great old station) and walked the two bridge loop. The walk from the train station is through a mostly residential area and nothing special. You do end up walking parallel to the end of the Walkway for a bit and doubling back. There were vendors set up a both ends of the bridge with cold drinks and food. The Walkway, a former railroad bridge is a level walk with great views of the Hudson and historical information along it. The walk from the Walkway to the Mid-Hudson Bridge again is nothing special along a roadway that has virtually no traffic. The Mid-Hudson Bridge is an interesting bridge and has a great view of the Walkway. A short walk back towards the Train Station that has several restaurants nearby for lunch. Total walk of the loop is about 4 miles.

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