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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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Excellent walkway with beautiful views

Highly recommend this walk over the old railroad bridge which has been turned into a popular... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rita M
Pinehurst, North Carolina
via mobile
Nice Walk

Did the Walkway Over the Hudson halfway the beginning of October when we dropped our son off at the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Upton, MA
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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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61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1926
+1 845-834-2867
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this walk over the old railroad bridge which has been turned into a popular walking/biking trail. Signs along the way to tell about history, etc

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the Walkway Over the Hudson halfway the beginning of October when we dropped our son off at the CIA. It was a chilly windy day so we didn't go the full length, also I was disappointed that the leaves hadn't turned yet, but it's...More

1  Thank CFC1023
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful walk over the Hudson River offering terrrific scenic views with some historic posters to read enroute. This is a FREE rails -to -trails paved trail. The railroad bridge was built in the late 1800's and served as a major commercial route for goods...More

1  Thank Dagmara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked on the west side and biked out 9 miles before turning back. Pretty level terrain and it's awesome to start and end at the bridge.

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice way to spend a few hours. Beautiful views of the river and the boats. Watch out for the bikers.

1  Thank hollisPennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walkway over the Hudson is approximately a one hour drive from White Plains. We were expecting nice vibrant colors for the Fall leaves, but due to the warm September, the colors were muted at best. Mostly green leaves still around with sporadic bursts of color....More

1  Thank PiratePK032014
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem of the Hudson Valley. Whether you are a visitor or a tourist, you will be amazed at the view from anywhere on the walkway. Connecting Ulster County to Dutchess County, the 1.25 mile walk over the Hudson is a must visit for anyone...More

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a unique way to see Poughkeepsie. The walk was easy and the views grand. Parking was sufficient and if you are willing to walk a bit it's free. Make sure to bring your camera.

2  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful afternoons walk across the old Poughkeepsie -Highland railroad bridge. At 212 feet above the Hudson river, this 1.28 mile linear park has scenic views north to the Catskills & south to the Hudson Highlands. There's a new 4.4 mile loop walk. Walkers, joggers...More

Thank cecihad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk with convenient parking at the start. Park in Poughkeepsie, with ample spots (spots you have to pay, some you don't - hint: is you are on dirt, you must pay, if it is paved, pay up). A movable coffee shop is on the...More

Thank philipu2015
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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.
9 September 2017|
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Response from Eugene V | Reviewed this property |
We parked just next to the entry to the walk and I don't remember paying anything. But I've seen the machine for payment at another parking lot. Hope it would help.
2 June 2017|
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Response from amyfind | Reviewed this property |
There are Porto-Potties on both sides at the parking areas.