Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Scenic Lookout, Trail, and Other Great Outdoors
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, United States
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    Alokik B.
    "Awesome, the world's highest pedestrian bridge"(3 Tips)
    Joe P.
    "Longest pedestrian bridge in the united states."(3 Tips)
    Genevieve H.
    "make sure you tie back your hair, because it is SO windy!"(3 Tips)
    Elyssa R.
    "Bring water, a camera, and some money to donate to the bridge"(2 Tips)
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  • Jenn H.

    Fresh air and great view

    Jenn H · November 22, 2015
  • JP P.

    The high line of the north, a great connector that's worth a walk, run, or bike ride.

    JP Park · October 26, 2015
  • Anthony

    Great for jogging across!!

    Anthony · September 23, 2015
  • Jackie V.

    The view, the air and just the overall feeling you get from walking to and from the walkway.

    Jackie V · September 12, 2015
  • Joanne

    Loved it a few years ago but disappointed in lack of services this year.

    Joanne · August 25, 2015
  • Daniel M.

    Fun way to spend an afternoon. It's about 1.28 miles across each way. Great views.

    Daniel McDonough · August 25, 2015
  • Taylor F.

    Nice afternoon walk or bike ride

    Taylor Foxhall · July 20, 2015
  • Dianna J.

    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.

    Dianna Johnson · July 7, 2015
  • Emma L.

    The view is great, but it's disappointingly un-parklike. It's a big concrete walkway with 2 benches in the middle.

    Emma Larson · June 21, 2015
  • Aashna S.

    Beautiful. Even in the winter

    Aashna S · March 6, 2015
  • Parks & Trails N.

    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

    Parks & Trails New York · February 18, 2015
  • Andrea G.

    It's the best walk ever not to mention it is freezing but yet so refreshing.

    Andrea Gray · November 20, 2014
  • Jimmy K.

    The view is hard to beat. The wind is constant. Ignore the bitter locals who hate this walkway.

    Jimmy Kastner · September 8, 2014
  • Andrew R.

    The scenic view of the hudson. Great relaxing walk as well.

    Andrew Rodie · September 7, 2014
  • Justin M.

    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.

    Justin Michael · August 14, 2014
  • Diana B.

    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 :-)

    Diana Burke · August 10, 2014
  • Garrett O.

    This is a great place to jog or run. The bridge itself is about 2 km across.

    Garrett Oreilly · August 6, 2014
  • Sheila V.

    What a perfect, gorgeous day to walk across the Hudson. It was awesome!

    Sheila Van Tine · May 18, 2014
  • Bill O.

    Great views beautiful lady and good weather who could ask for more!! Not me

    Bill Otoole · May 8, 2014
  • ♀ 💕 Miss Jenn B.

    Enjoy the walkway.

  • Carl D.

    Best views in the Hudson Valley!

    Carl Dansky · November 2, 2013
  • Reynaldo C.

    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

    Reynaldo Cordero · August 1, 2013
  • Bill S.

    Stop for dinner after at Mariners on the Hudson, west side. Highland

    Bill Scala · July 27, 2013
  • Eliza C.

    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

    Eliza Chick · July 2, 2013
  • Christine A.

    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!

    Christine Ault · June 24, 2013
  • Murali B.

    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.

    Murali Behara · June 10, 2013
  • Steven

    A relaxing walk looking around and seeing the sights.

    Steven · May 6, 2013
  • Don F.

    Bring a windbreaker ... Windy but refreshing !!!

    Don F · April 7, 2013
  • Amber B.

    Use the restroom at either end because once you are up there, you're stuck. Lol!

    Amber Button-Nose · February 1, 2013
  • Sherri Y.

    This is something you just have to do. It's an amazing walk. Very beautiful.

    Sherri Young · November 10, 2012
  • Courtney C.

    Really great for a quick run. Who wouldn't love this view?!

    Courtney C · August 18, 2012
  • Houlihan Lawrence

    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.

    Houlihan Lawrence · July 30, 2012
  • Alokik B.

    Awesome, the world's highest pedestrian bridge

    Alokik Bhasin · June 17, 2012
  • Susan B.

    Start the morning with a gorgeous walk over this resurrected train bridge, now a state park.

    Susan Brearley · June 4, 2012
  • Chris B.

    Bring sun screen. It isn't located in the best part of town. Parking at the bridge is $5.

    Chris Blakley · May 28, 2012
  • Joe C.

    An old bridge that was converted to a walkway/bikeway. Spectacular views of the Hudson river and surrounding areas.

    Joe Crobak · February 18, 2012
  • Alex C.

    Walk the bridge with your dog. Dog friendly with bags and trash cans at each end.

    Alex Chaucer · February 5, 2012
  • Alex C.

    How many people have walked over the Hudson River? Just do it!

    Alex Chaucer · February 5, 2012
  • Waleska

    Walking distance from the Poughkeepsie Metronorth stop. Pretty views of the Hudson River and beyond. Very easy to walk & bike.

    Waleska · September 11, 2011
  • Jackie D.

    Bring water and a camera. If you bring your dog please pick up after it.

    Jackie Dimetro · August 31, 2011
  • Genevieve H.

    make sure you tie back your hair, because it is SO windy!

    Genevieve Harakidas · August 19, 2011
  • Munier S.

    The new benches are made from salvaged wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk

    Munier Salem · June 19, 2011
  • Tim S.

    Most beautiful view in the valley! (via Scoville) Read more

    Tim Smith · May 16, 2011
  • Cailin W.

    Perfect walk on a sunny day with a slight breeze!

    Cailin Welch · May 1, 2011
  • Joe P.

    Longest pedestrian bridge in the united states. Its gonna be windy, so either watch or don't bring a hat.

    Joe Prunty · April 26, 2011
  • Humberto M.

    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

    Humberto Martinez · March 29, 2011
  • Elyssa R.

    Bring water, a camera, and some money to donate to the bridge Read more

    Elyssa Respaut · July 24, 2010
  • John B.

    3miles roundtrip...honestly not too exciting

    John Blanco · May 29, 2010
  • Lisa M.

    this is such a fun and scenic walk, perfect for a sunny day. Smooth walking and great views up and down the river !

    Lisa Martine · May 16, 2010
  • Amy S.

    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

    Amy Stillwaggon · April 13, 2010

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