Walkway Over the Hudson: Photo Essay

Walkway Over the Hudson: Photo Essay

At 6,768 feet long, Walkway Over the Hudson is the world’s longest, elevated pedestrian bridge. Ideal for walking, biking, jogging, and walking your dog, it’s the perfect place to spend a few hours on any beautiful day.

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Located between Poughkeepsie and Highland, New York, the bridge is accessible from two locations, both that offer bathrooms and pitstops for a snack. The best part of this attraction, however, is the views you will get on both sides of the river.

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At one point, the bridge was used for both freight and passenger trains, as a connection to New England. But, after a fire in 1974, it was abandoned. Due to its history, I found the walkway quite comparable to New York City’s High Line, and along the sides of the bridge are the listed donors, and facts about the bridge itself, as well as the surrounding area.

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I visited with my cousin, Amanda, who had attended nearby Marist College, and while, we choose to just walk back and forth over the bridge, if you are planning on making a day of your trip up there, I’d also suggest heading to the Culinary Institute of America, which is nearby on the Poughkeepsie side of the river.

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Whether you plan on visiting Walkway Over the Hudson for just a few hours, or want to spend more time in the surrounding area, I would suggest checking out this unique location, especially this coming Autumn when the leaves begin to change colors. I’m sure it would make the views even that more beautiful.

Getting There:
There are two separate entrances to the park, one on either side of the river. One is located on the East side in Dutchess County at 61 Parker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 and the other is on the West side in Ulster County at 87 Haviland Rd. Highland, NY 12528.

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Comments (13)

  1. Kevin

    what a beautiful view!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! It was the nicest day. 🙂

  2. Paul Farrugia (globalhelpswap)

    Wow, love that view! Next time we hit the big apple we will have to take a walk there!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Beautiful, isn’t it? You should definitely check it out the next time you visit.

  3. Anita Mac

    Nice view…looks like a great place to walk and talk!

  4. Traveling Ted

    Beautiful view of the picturesque Hudson River and pretty sweet vine.

  5. Charu

    I’ve been there, and I love it!

  6. John B

    We went today, the colors were beautiful and it was an incredible day!! On the Poughkeepsie side we walked down by the river and hit a couple restaurants right on the river. Riverfront Tavern had a great view of the river and bridges – decent bar food good service very casual- The Ice House was right on the river it was a little nicer great food and outdoor dining literally feet from the waters edge.

    1. The World Wanderer

      I am so glad you had the chance to go! I can imagine that it was quite beautiful this time of year. Thanks for the restaurant suggestions. Next time, I will be sure to head to them!

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