Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Scenic Lookout, Trail, and Other Great Outdoors
  • Joe P.
    "Longest pedestrian bridge in the united states."(3 Tips)
    Alokik B.
    "Awesome, the world's highest pedestrian bridge"(3 Tips)
    Andrew R.
    "Great relaxing walk as well."(3 Tips)
    Genevieve H.
    "make sure you tie back your hair, because it is SO windy!"(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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Joanna C.
    Joanna CohenAugust 5
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Garrett O.
    Garrett OreillyAugust 6, 2014
    This is a great place to jog or run. The bridge itself is about 2 km across.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 8, 2014
    The view is hard to beat. The wind is constant. Ignore the bitter locals who hate this walkway.
  • Bill S.
    Bill ScalaJuly 27, 2013
    Stop for dinner after at Mariners on the Hudson, west side. Highland
  • 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!
  • Mark J.
    Amazing view and a unique place to take it all in from.
  • Sherri Y.
    Sherri YoungNovember 10, 2012
    This is something you just have to do. It's an amazing walk. Very beautiful.
  • 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 !
  • K13 N.
    K13 NYCAugust 15
    Beautiful! Good for riding on wheels and relaxing walks.
  • Jackie D.
    Jackie DimetroAugust 31, 2011
    Bring water and a camera. If you bring your dog please pick up after it.
  • Bill O.
    Bill OtooleMay 8, 2014
    Great views beautiful lady and good weather who could ask for more!! Not me
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChaucerFebruary 5, 2012
    Walk the bridge with your dog. Dog friendly with bags and trash cans at each end.
  • Susan B.
    Susan BrearleyJune 4, 2012
    Start the morning with a gorgeous walk over this resurrected train bridge, now a state park.
  • Don F.
    Don FApril 7, 2013
    Bring a windbreaker ... Windy but refreshing !!!
  • Munier S.
    Munier SalemJune 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The new benches are made from salvaged wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk
  • 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!
  • Steven
    StevenMay 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A relaxing walk looking around and seeing the sights.
  • Rachel B.
    Great views and good exercise
  • 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.
  • Taylor F.
    Taylor FoxhallJuly 20, 2015
    Nice afternoon walk or bike ride
  • Carl D.
    Carl DanskyNovember 2, 2013
    Best views in the Hudson Valley!
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HNovember 22, 2015
    Fresh air and great view
  • Aashna S.
    Aashna SMarch 6, 2015
    Beautiful. Even in the winter
  • Tim S.
    Tim SmithMay 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Most beautiful view in the valley! (via Scoville) Read more
  • Alokik B.
    Alokik BhasinJune 17, 2012
    Awesome, the world's highest pedestrian bridge
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CAugust 18, 2012
    Really great for a quick run. Who wouldn't love this view?!
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChaucerFebruary 5, 2012
    How many people have walked over the Hudson River? Just do it!
  • Joanne
    JoanneAugust 25, 2015
    Loved it a few years ago but disappointed in lack of services this year.
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