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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  • I nice flat walk over the Hudson. Wear sunscreen and carry a beverage! Parking nearby was very easy. 
    I nice flat walk over the Hudson. Wear sunscreen and carry a beverage! Parking nearby was very easy.  more »
  • Incredible views of the Hudson River any time of the day and every season. Love the fresh air, calming of the water. Have walked the mile plus over the bridge and biked over it. Wide paths... 
    Incredible views of the Hudson River any time of the day and every season. Love the fresh air, calming of the water. Have walked the mile plus over the bridge and biked over it. Wide paths...  more »
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  • It was a spontaneous visit for me and my wife. So great... loved the walk. The view was pretty. If you appreciate history and hiking you will love it. I must return to visit the towns and have a weekend getaway.
  • Great family activity. The straight, flat, perfect pavement makes it the ideal place to take kids to walk, ride bikes or roller skate. If you want a more private experience, definitely consider what time you go because the walkway can become a busy place. Make sure you're prepared for the weather, everything is amplified - there's no shade from the sun and it can get very windy. The vibes up here are lovely 💜

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