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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

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
Thank L B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for those afraid of heights. Cross the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, along an old one-and-a-quarter mile railroad bridge, more than 200 feet above the water. Part of a 13-mile rail trail, connecting to other trails. Parking on the west side of the river close...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BostonVeteran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well-maintained. Nice view. If I were local I would enjoy walking or running this on a regular basis. But if I was visiting (like we were) - I think there must be better tourist attractions. There were some interesting displays explaining the history of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hadmeatmerlot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saving this old railway bridge to create the Walkway over the Hudson was an ingenious idea. I'd avoid in extreme cold or heat, but otherwise, there isn't really a bad time to visit. We were there just after peak foliage, and still found the views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jlm2053
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weather was perfect in early November. Views from both sides of the walkway were outstanding. Large number of visitors walking and bike riding onthis hidden jam in the beautiful Hudson Will definitely go back and highly recommend to others.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E1273UKdavidm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the FDR home and museum, and having lunch at the Culinary Institute of America, we went to the Walkway Over the Hudson. All were just minutes from each other. My daughter and I couldn't make it all the way over the bridge (next...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee369444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parked in parking on Parker Ave. Brought bikes and was on the walkway in no time. Beautiful views of both sides of Hudson, Poughkeepsie, Highland and Mid-Hudson bridge. Also rode several miles on rail trail toward Hopewell Junction. Awesome bike trail, paved, well marked with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My dad had read that this this was a must-see for the Hudson River Valley. As we crossed the bridge, it was clear where the bridge was. However, for this being arguably the largest tourist attraction In Poughkeepsie, there was AWFUL signage. Our GPS kept...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lcattau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the area and hadn't gone on the walkway until this year.... beautiful stunning views are only to outdone by the phenomenal places to eat super nearby.... walk, ride, jog...you choose but get there and you won't be disappointed Great venue to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ppc615
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While traveling through we stopped in to check it out, well worth the visit. The walkway is an old railroad bridge over the Hudson river. After a fire in the 70s is was taken out of rail service and later converted to a Historic Park...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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14 October 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.
18 September 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
30 August 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.