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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

 is a linear walkway spanning the Hudson River

 At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. The park is managed and maintained by 

NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Taconic Region

NYS Parks Office

Office hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Walkway East (Poughkeepsie) Entrance
61 Parker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Access to Walkway State Historic Park is free of charge, although there is a $5 fee to park in the New York State parking lots on Parker Avenue (in Poughkeepsie) and Haviland Road (in Highland)

Walkway State Historic Park boasts a glass-enclosed, 21-story elevator that has already welcomed over 200,000 riders! The entrance to the elevator is located at Upper Landing 

Basic amenities include restroom facilities at each end of the bridge, signage at the entrances and along the walkway, and “Talkway Over the Walkway,” a guide by cellphone audio tour.

Household pets only; must be on a leash not more than 6 feet long. Retractable leashes are highly discouraged.

Take Amtrak or the Hudson Line to the Metro North Poughkeepsie Station.

Free Shuttle: Show your Metro-North ticket at Mahoney's Irish Pub and Steakhouse [masked]) or River Station [masked]), popular eateries across from the Poughkeepsie Station, for a 20% discount off your meal. Then hop on the free Walkway shuttle that Mahoney's Irish Pub and Steakhouse provides to its patrons.  The shuttle will return you to the train after your walk on the Walkway.

Taxi: Taxis are available at the Poughkeepsie Station and the Walkway is just a 5-minute ride from the station.

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  • Jody

    Alas, a bridge too far. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    November 24

  • Chuck G.

    Out of town so can't make it

    November 23

  • cathy

    In Vermont;(

    November 12

    • Lucy

      We'll miss you!

      November 17

  • Marshall

    Free KLS Door Prize to any Walkers that makes the 10 minute drive north to visit after the Walkway.

    The River Connection 9 W. Market St., Hyde Park, NY 10am-5pm

    November 14

  • Catherine

    Will have a houseful of guests that weekend. Have fun!

    November 13

  • Jason F.

    For your awareness, there is a gravel lot just west of the paved entrance, which offers free parking. Or if you have an Empire Passport, there is no fee for the paved lot.

    November 13

  • george

    aye, i swear we got the best crew plying these waters
    i'd trust me life with this crack crew, but-----sometimes yer the laziest lot. Now i spent a lotta time typin out all of the above, take a moment or two to peruse me scribblins, cause i don't wanna hear "but i didn't read the whole thing"

    2 · November 12

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