Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA is a steel cantilever bridge that spans the Hudson River in New York. Constructed as a double-track railroad bridge, this walkway was built in 1889. This historic and recreational park in New York hosts mil-lions of tourists annually. You get a lot of historical information on this Walkway and the facilities here are excellent and clean which makes the journey fun. Also, there are number of parking places so there will be no worry of parking your car. This walkway closes on lightning and windy days.


Natural arena of walkway

Pedestrian Bridge, 212 feet above the Hudson River, provides a breathtaking view of the rolling hills on either side, lush vegetation, and the calm waters below. To make your trip memorable, definitely bring a camera along to take photos of these beautiful views here. It’s an ideal spot for joggers, walkers, rollerblades, and cyclists. For special access you can also purchase the special membership to avail discount and invitation.

Walkway Loop Trail

USA’s walkway above Hudson State Historic Park offers visitors a unique travel experience. This crossing walkway on the Mid Hudson and Hudson which is a 4.4-mile loop offers wonderful riverfront views. It connects the main attractions on the Highland Waterfront and Poughkeepsie. By walking on these loops, you can enjoy scenic views. People can also enjoy the after-dark view by purchasing the special tickets.

Sunset at the walkway

Amazing views of the Hudson River and surrounding are quite exciting to watch while walking on the walkway. It is open daily from 7:00 am to sunset. It is also beautiful to watch the sun setting over the tall trees and calm waters. Make sure to visit this bridge where you will never be disappointed to travel. The park opens early for sunrise strolls and night events.


  1. New York’s Walkway is 6760 feet long which is the second longest pedestrian foot-bridge in the world.
  2. It was designated in 2009 by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.


Activities:-The 1.28-mile Walkway Above Hudson State Park winds its way through the trees on the rooftops of the old riverfront town of Poughkeepsie, crossing the mighty Hudson River. The view below the bridge is more than 200 feet green and the view of the river is very breathtaking. There are hills on either end of the walkway which looks quite nice and provides a panoramic view. Walking on this trail gives a wonderful experience and you will be able to remember the view here for life during your journey.

What to expect:-You take a ride on the glass elevator while hiking this walkway. Enjoy spectacular views of the bridge structure and the surrounding scenery. The beautiful view of the bridge is made just by looking at it. Don’t forget to bring a camera along to capture the spectacular views. The walkway is wide enough to allow you to walk and bike. On the walkway, you can enjoy the view of the Hudson River, and the surrounding landscape of the Mountains. The elevator does not operate at night so make sure you are aware of it.

Plan to visit:-Make sure to visit this wonderful New York Bridge with your friends, family, and kids, where you will find plenty of entertainment opportunities. Parking here is free and smoking is strictly prohibited. The park is open for visitors from 7:00 am to sunset, seven days a week. Access to the bridge is weather dependent as access to the bridge is prohibited when the weather is bad.

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