Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Poughkeepsie

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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  • This was perfect on a hot July afternoon. We parked in the free dirt lot and did the approximately 3 mile round trip in an hour. Great repurposing of a magnificent structure, this is the number one th...  more »
  • While staying with family in Poughkeepsie, we set off on our walk early. It was nearly 90 degrees at 9:00. As we got to the middle of the walkway, there was actually a coolish breeze! It was wonderful...  more »
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  • Great views and very well managed. Just be prepared for it to be breezy and perhaps chilly, since it is so high up. The area is partially under construction, with more restrooms and accessible facilities coming soon.
  • Always a great place for a family walk. Lucky to be there when they had Santa event that was so well done with many great volunteers helping make it a great Christmas event. Thanks to all of the volunteers. This is a four season place that you must try all four as the view is fantastic in each of the seasons. Lots of local history is a close ride away for those of you looking for more than a walk
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