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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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  • Loved it, pity we didn't arrive earlier and do more of the trail. Nevertheless I got my steps in walking from one side to the other and back. Highly recommended if your in the area. 
    Loved it, pity we didn't arrive earlier and do more of the trail. Nevertheless I got my steps in walking from one side to the other and back. Highly recommended if your in the area.  more »
  • Easy to find parking and a quick walk up the steps. The walkway is so well maintained. They even have a complimentary tram service to take you across the bridge. The walk is very way and the view is.....  more
    Easy to find parking and a quick walk up the steps. The walkway is so well maintained. They even have a complimentary tram service to take you across the bridge. The walk is very way and the view is.....  more »
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  • The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge. It will take roughly 35/40min to walk from one side to other side. So have your walking shoes and a water bottles ready. Few benches are there to sit and rest. Food truck and washrooms are located in each side. If you are starting from Poughkeepsie side, you can park your vehicle in the car park. Limited spaces so better to go early. No need to buy tickets for the Walkway except during the special events. Park is open everyday from 7am to sunset. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery while having a nice walk. They are providing electric trams for people with mobility challenges during spring, summer and fall. Also you can rent a bike.
  • This is something that we've wanted to do for a while now. Glad to have finally gotten the chance to visit and take the walk across the Hudson. We took the 1 minute elevator ride up to the walkway. The views were amazing. This is a perfect time of year to see the fall foliage. The walkway wasn't too crowded. It's a nice place to take a casual stroll while enjoying wonderful views.

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