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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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Relaxing Walk Over and Views of the Hudson River

We were in the area for several days. We took our first walk on the day we arrived. It was mid... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ernest O
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Best view in the Hudson Valley!

Take a walk over the river and be a part of history! The bridge is wide and high and has access to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monica B
Poughkeepsie, New York
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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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“rail trail” (87 reviews)
“nice walk” (126 reviews)
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61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1926
+1 845-834-2867
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in the area for several days. We took our first walk on the day we arrived. It was mid afternoon, the views were spectacular. You can see several miles up and down the Hudson. Our second walk three days lster was later was...More

Thank Ernest O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a walk over the river and be a part of history! The bridge is wide and high and has access to a river walk. There is an outdoor elevator that brings you to the river front, the Mid Hudson Children's museum and the restaurant...More

1  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually park at Waryas Park, (no parking fee) walk over to the elavator, and rise to the walkway. You can proceed east or west. Beautiful views from the bridge, and very scenic. Go West to highland, or if your adventurous, you can proceed east...More

Thank rbenn5850
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful place to walk in all seasons. The Walkway is cleared of snow and ice all winter. It is part of a well marked 4+ mile loop including the Mid Hudson Bridge, the Poughkeepsie RR Station and parts of the City of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go and see the river. Very scenic and how awesome it is to be able to walk over the river.

Thank Rick&David
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recommend all our friends who visit our area to take in a bridge walk. And we take our family there when they come to town. Take the elevator down to the river walk and enjoy being right on the water.

Thank Hal M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky for me we arrived too late to walk the entire span. I have to admit it was very cool to be seeing the river from this angle though my acrophobia caused me to stick to the middle of the bridge. Closes at sunset so...More

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are fantastic. Go on a clear day and look up or down river. Great exercise or just a pleasant stroll.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the elevator from river level in Poughkeepsie before 4:30 pm and be sure to take a lot of pictures, the view is fantastic!

Thank jcovington11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need something free to do while in Poughkeepsie this is it. You can park near the walk way's beginning or go to Upper Landing Park right on the riverbank and take the free 212 foot high elevator to nearer the middle of the...More

Thank TrayBN
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Lizzie M
15 November 2017|
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Response from Harriet M | Reviewed this property |
i don't know the answer. However I can say the walkway is wide ; If people were walking side by side you could comfortably have about 10 people. Take a lot at some of the pictures and see if this is a situation you can deal... More
29 October 2017|
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16 October 2017|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
The leaves are changing. The view from the Walkway should be awesome.