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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
+1 845-834-2867
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this open on a Friday night, nice spot, great after dark views, friendly crowd, don't miss it !

Thank Waterfrontguy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Aside from the disgrace that the expensive elevator is unusable, this is a wonderful park. When the elevator is operable, it allows people from the waterfront below and the metro north train station to access the walkway. It also allows people on the walkway to...More

1  Thank karemore
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked in a gravel lot on Parker Avenue on the Poughkeepsie end of the bridge. This was our first time in the area and I felt uncomfortable leaving the car rental there, however, it started raining buckets, so we did not do the bridge...More

3  Thank KauaiGrown808
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure what we wanted to do in the mid-Hudson Valley, but a local recommended the bridge, which is a state park. The informational signs on the bridge are great, the views are great, and when we came, in mid-September, there was lots of...More

Thank don666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful site. Good spot to see the leaves when Fall Colors come out according to our waitress. 2 million dollar elevator is broken. Hope it can be repaired. We could not go on the walkway because of access. Beautiful site .

Thank 123karenf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked the walkway over the Hudson and it was a great experience. They have signs about the history of the walkway bridge involving the Dutch. When I arrived there its a pretty good distance over the river. There are average number of people either walking,...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every visitor to the area must do this . The walkway is wide do that the height is not an issue and the views are spectacular and it’s free!!

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I use the word visceral because of the powerful emotional impact one feels from being about 200 feet high above and directly over the beautiful river. It's just one more (new) way to experience this majestic (old) river. The unique Hudson Valley topography required a...More

Thank TourGuideTom2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love that this exists over the river!! It’s such a lovely walk and view over the Hudson. Unfortunately when my husband and I went, the elevator close to the river was out of order so we had to trek into town to get to...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great idea! We visited with friends and really enjoyed taking in the beautiful sights of the river and surrounding nature. The main loop is a perfect distance and can be enjoyed at a slow pace while chit chatting along the way. Our only...More

Thank Sacha L
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18 September 2018|
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Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
The walk on the bridge is free. When I went I over the bridge of the hudson just parked on the street walked the stairs up to the bridge. So for me, everything was free. I hope that answers your question.
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.
30 August 2018|
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Response from NYCFamily_of_five | Reviewed this property |
Hi - it's going to be about 1.5 miles one way if you go all the way across. The amount of time depends on how quickly you walk, whether you stop to take in the view or grab some photos etc.