Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Scenic Lookout, Trail, and Other Great Outdoors
  • Joe P.
    "Its gonna be windy, so either watch or don't bring a hat."(4 Tips)
    Houlihan Lawrence
    "longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world."(3 Tips)
    Alokik B.
    "Awesome, the world's highest pedestrian bridge"(3 Tips)
    Andrew R.
    "Great relaxing walk as well."(3 Tips)
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  • Justin M.
    Justin MichaelAugust 14, 2014
    This is the best thing to happen to the city of Poughkeepsie in years. Beautiful views and easy access to both sides. The best part is that The Hudson Valley Rail Trail connects for a great bike ride.
  • Reynaldo C.
    Reynaldo CorderoAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is definitely a great spot for the annual balloon fest and I suggest get there by 5:30am as the parking lot fills quickly and swamped with hundreds of people
  • Murali B.
    Murali BeharaJune 10, 2013
    If you are not from Poughkeepsie, take the Amtrak train to Poughkeepsie Stn. rest-up. Bring your bicycle with to ride the bridge. For lunch try the delicious lamb gyros sold at the entrance.
  • Dianna J.
    Dianna JohnsonJuly 7, 2015
    Gorgeous views! A great place to take a leisurely stroll. Nice breeze all year round. Bring a hat with a visor. Don't come without your camera. And bring a bottle of water. I love it.
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza ChickJuly 2, 2013
    Great for riding your bike across. Be observant of walkers though. Also it is not only dog friendly with doggie bags & trash cans, but there's water bowls on the walkway as well
  • Diana B.
    Diana BurkeAugust 10, 2014
    Awesome! Love it. There is no shade so summer sunny days are hot... but with a sun hat it is beautiful. Or try early morning sunrise, that is my favorite time :-)
  • Houlihan Lawrence
    Houlihan LawrenceJuly 30, 2012
    Walkway Over the Hudson is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. There's a $5 parking fee that's good for the entire vehicle, but you don't have to pay to walk across the bridge.
  • Joanna C.
    Joanna C.August 5, 2016
    Great place to go for a jog or brisk walk! Just remember to stay hydrated in the summer months. If it's not breezy, the walkway gets pretty hot.
  • Christine A.
    Christine AultJune 24, 2013
    BRING PLENTY OF WATER for your dogs and/or try not to take dogs up on extremely hot days! Surface temp of the concrete is much worse for pups & many suffer from heat stroke! Stay alert & be careful!
  • Justin O.
    It's an old railroad bridge they turned into a pedestrian footbridge. It's gets cold and windy especially over the river so dress accordingly.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezMarch 29, 2011
    Built in 1888, it was the longest bridge in the world at the time. It carried 3,500 WWII troop-filled train cars daily at its peak before shutting down after a 1974 fire that damaged the tracks. Read more
  • Parks & Trails N.
    Parks & Trails New YorkFebruary 18, 2015
    Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a participant in Parks & Trails New York's I Love My Park Day! Find more information by visiting www.ptny.org. Read more
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RodieSeptember 7, 2014
    The scenic view of the hudson. Great relaxing walk as well.
  • Amy S.
    Amy StillwaggonApril 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    CHeck out the walkway (from the Ulster County Side). Parking is free! Beautiful Views! Take kids, pets, bikes.. don't miss out on the cool Talking Walkway feature! Read more
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughAugust 25, 2015
    Fun way to spend an afternoon. It's about 1.28 miles across each way. Great views.
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VSeptember 12, 2015
    The view, the air and just the overall feeling you get from walking to and from the walkway.
  • JP P.
    JP ParkOctober 26, 2015
    The high line of the north, a great connector that's worth a walk, run, or bike ride.
  • Sheila V.
    Sheila Van TineMay 18, 2014
    What a perfect, gorgeous day to walk across the Hudson. It was awesome!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CrobakFebruary 18, 2012
    An old bridge that was converted to a walkway/bikeway. Spectacular views of the Hudson river and surrounding areas.
  • Garrett O.
    Garrett OreillyAugust 6, 2014
    This is a great place to jog or run. The bridge itself is about 2 km across.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlakleyMay 28, 2012
    Bring sun screen. It isn't located in the best part of town. Parking at the bridge is $5.
  • Waleska
    WaleskaSeptember 11, 2011
    Walking distance from the Poughkeepsie Metronorth stop. Pretty views of the Hudson River and beyond. Very easy to walk & bike.
  • Emma L.
    Emma LarsonJune 21, 2015
    The view is great, but it's disappointingly un-parklike. It's a big concrete walkway with 2 benches in the middle.
  • Bill S.
    Bill ScalaJuly 27, 2013
    Stop for dinner after at Mariners on the Hudson, west side. Highland
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 8, 2014
    The view is hard to beat. The wind is constant. Ignore the bitter locals who hate this walkway.
  • Amber B.
    Amber Button-NoseFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the restroom at either end because once you are up there, you're stuck. Lol!
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MartineMay 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    this is such a fun and scenic walk, perfect for a sunny day. Smooth walking and great views up and down the river !
  • Jackie D.
    Jackie DimetroAugust 31, 2011
    Bring water and a camera. If you bring your dog please pick up after it.
  • Sherri Y.
    Sherri YoungNovember 10, 2012
    This is something you just have to do. It's an amazing walk. Very beautiful.
  • Lourdes A.
    Lourdes AustinNovember 2, 2016
    Great Walk, pet friendly👍👌
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChaucerFebruary 5, 2012
    Walk the bridge with your dog. Dog friendly with bags and trash cans at each end.
  • Munier S.
    Munier SalemJune 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The new benches are made from salvaged wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk
  • Bill O.
    Bill OtooleMay 8, 2014
    Great views beautiful lady and good weather who could ask for more!! Not me
  • Don F.
    Don FApril 7, 2013
    Bring a windbreaker ... Windy but refreshing !!!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenJune 5, 2016
    Amazing view and a unique place to take it all in from.
  • K13 N.
    K13 NYCAugust 15, 2016
    Beautiful! Good for riding on wheels and relaxing walks.
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GrayNovember 20, 2014
    It's the best walk ever not to mention it is freezing but yet so refreshing.
  • Anthony
    AnthonySeptember 23, 2015
    Great for jogging across!!
  • Genevieve H.
    Genevieve HarakidasAugust 19, 2011
    make sure you tie back your hair, because it is SO windy!
  • Susan B.
    Susan BrearleyJune 4, 2012
    Start the morning with a gorgeous walk over this resurrected train bridge, now a state park.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PruntyApril 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Longest pedestrian bridge in the united states. Its gonna be windy, so either watch or don't bring a hat.
  • Steven
    StevenMay 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A relaxing walk looking around and seeing the sights.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SmithMay 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Most beautiful view in the valley! (via Scoville) Read more
  • Carl D.
    Carl DanskyNovember 2, 2013
    Best views in the Hudson Valley!
  • Alokik B.
    Alokik BhasinJune 17, 2012
    Awesome, the world's highest pedestrian bridge
  • Taylor F.
    Taylor FoxhallJuly 20, 2015
    Nice afternoon walk or bike ride
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BindelJune 12, 2016
    Great views and good exercise
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CAugust 18, 2012
    Really great for a quick run. Who wouldn't love this view?!
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HNovember 22, 2015
    Fresh air and great view
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChaucerFebruary 5, 2012
    How many people have walked over the Hudson River? Just do it!
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