Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park


61 Parker Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


(845) 454-9649


7am-sunset, year-round, weather permitting

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.

For information regarding bicycle rentals please visit the Walkway Over the Hudson website linked here.

From the Poughkeepsie train station, it's a 15-minute walk to the stairs at Washington Street and a five-minute walk to Upper Landing Park on the waterfront, where you can ride the glass elevator up to the deck. The elevator is closed January to April. Call ahead to check if the elevator is open.

This is one of the participating locations on the Dutchess Tourism Zen Finder Outdoor Experience Trail, a free digital passport featuring some of the best hidden-gem trails, fresh-air activities and captivating views in a curated itinerary of outdoor highlights. Sign up now!

Winner of the Accessibility Hospitality Award of Distinction in the 2022 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction competition.