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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

A former railroad bridge built in 1888, the Walkway spans 1.26 miles and stretches 212 feet above the majestic Hudson River. It's the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Enjoy a magnificent birds' eye view of the Hudson, Catskill Mountains and adjacent landscape. It's ideal for walkers, joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers. No skateboards or motorized vehicles are allowed. A small number of bikes are available to rent.   

From the Poughkeepsie train station: 15 minute walk to the stairs at Washington Street. Or walk 5 minutes to Upper Landing Park on the waterfront and ride the glass elevator up to the deck. Elevator closed January to April.

Winner Dutchess Tourism Outdoor Award of Distinction

Important Features

  • Groups Welcome
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Award Winner

Due to COVID-19, many local businesses have adjusted their hours and operations to adhere to NYS-mandated safety measures and to protect visitors’ health. Before you visit, please check their individual websites or call them directly to learn more. For general visitor information, please go to our landing page here.


Contact Us: 800-445-3131