Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Connecting Dutchess and Ulster counties, the world's longest elevated pedestrian walkway offers unforgettable views of the Hudson river and the treasured landscapes that surround it.

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Walkway Over the Hudson Opening Day Crowd

Walkway Over the Hudson is attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Hudson Valley each year. photo: David Rocco

Park activities

POUGHKEEPSIE, Dutchess County; HIGHLAND, Ulster County (1.28 miles) Scenic Hudson was a major supporter of turning this 1889 railroad bridge into the world's longest elevated pedestrian span. Outstanding views along the 1.28-mile bridge include eight properties protected by Scenic Hudson. The universally accessible Walkway is part of the Walkway Loop Trail and links to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail (Ulster), making longer excursions possible.

For inquiries about Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, call Walkway Over the Hudson at 845-834-2867.

When to visit

Conditions permitting, year-round daily 7 a.m. to sunset.

Walkway Over the Hudson State Park
Walkway over the Hudson
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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