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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

The Walkway is 1.25 miles long and 212 feet high, and connects Highland and Poughkeepsie. It's the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, providing magnificent birds' eye views of the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains and the adjacent landscape. The former railroad bridge was built in 1888.

Walking, jogging, biking, & rollerblading are encouraged. No skateboards or motorized vehicles are allowed. There are no equipment rentals on site.

There is an 80-space parking lot and handicapped spots on both ends of the bridge. The Walkway is wheelchair accessible and motorized scooters are allowed for the handicapped only. It's about a 20 minute walk from the Poughkeepsie train station to the Walkway. On the east side of the river: 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Pets are allowed but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Owners are requested to clean up after their pets. Waste bags and trash receptacles are available at either end of the bridge. This is an smoke and alcohol free park.

The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened in October, 2009. This park is managed and maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For questions about park regulations, vending permits, events and special requests, contact NYS Parks Walkway Over the Hudson phone line at 845-834-2867; office hours 8am-4:30pm. Open daily 7am - sunset, year round.

Additional Info:
Address:61 Parker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (main):(845) 454-9649
Open:7am-sunset, year-round, weather permitting
Fee:Free of charge

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