Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

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Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 834-2867
Scenic Lookout, Trail, Other Outdoors

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  • this is such a fun and scenic walk, perfect for a sunny day. Smooth walking and great views up and down the river !
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Bring a windbreaker ... Windy but refreshing !!!
  • An old bridge that was converted to a walkway/bikeway. Spectacular views of the Hudson river and surrounding areas.
  • The new benches are made from salvaged wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Awesome, the world's highest pedestrian bridge
  • 3miles roundtrip...honestly not too exciting
  • Beautiful. Even in the winter
  • It's the best walk ever not to mention it is freezing but yet so refreshing.
  • Best views in the Hudson Valley!
  • Use the restroom at either end because once you are up there, you're stuck. Lol!
  • Really great for a quick run. Who wouldn't love this view?!
  • Walk the bridge with your dog. Dog friendly with bags and trash cans at each end.
  • How many people have walked over the Hudson River? Just do it!
  • Walking distance from the Poughkeepsie Metronorth stop. Pretty views of the Hudson River and beyond. Very easy to walk & bike.
  • Perfect walk on a sunny day with a slight breeze!