Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Poughkeepsie

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Cross the 2 km (1.28 mi) elevated pedestrian bridge--the longest one in the world--at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Sitting 65 m (212 ft) above the Hudson River, you can cross the bridge by foot, bicycle, or even roller skates. No motor vehicles are allowed. Take a picnic if you like, as there are benches and picnic tables at both sides of the walkway. The area is also used for bird watching, dog walking, jogging, photography, and audio-visual programs. Restrooms are available at both approaches. To visit Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on your trip to Poughkeepsie, use our Poughkeepsie online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Phenomenal views of The Hudson River! We were on our way to Albany and decided to stop to see the walkway. It was definitely worth the visit. The walkway is quite spacious with room for walking and... 
    Phenomenal views of The Hudson River! We were on our way to Albany and decided to stop to see the walkway. It was definitely worth the visit. The walkway is quite spacious with room for walking and...  more »
  • The Walkway over the Hudson is lovely and so is the Hudson Valley Rail Trail on both sides of the bridge walkway. However, I would NOT recommend the suggested loop trial that goes through... 
    The Walkway over the Hudson is lovely and so is the Hudson Valley Rail Trail on both sides of the bridge walkway. However, I would NOT recommend the suggested loop trial that goes through...  more »
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  • Walkway over the Hudson is one the beautiful, accessible and attraction from the Hudson River “Poughkeepsie-Highland”. This place is fantastic for running, cycling or walking with your favorite person 😉 Smoking, drinking not allowed at this place/area. You can find local vendors for coffee, popcorn 🍿 and of course ice cream at summer season! The place offers public amenities such as; restrooms, an elevator, information center, exquisite vistas, and has an abundance of parking on either side of the Hudson River east and west. If you use google map app, you can find lot of good places for eating, drinking after your visit, one of the places I highly recommended is Lolita’s pizza 🍕 (wood fire pizza place 🤤) reasonable price, fast service and even you can order your pizza and take it up to bridge and enjoy the view and pizza 🍕. There are multiple recycle ♻️ bins at each side, please protect our planet 🌏 by keeping it clean! Thanks 😊
  • Wonderful place to go for a walk on a nice day. The whole family will enjoy it. They are pet friendly(please pick up after the pets) and bicycles of all kinds can be ridden over the walkway. The view from the middle is awesome. Would recommend!

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