Described as a “linear historic park,” that crosses the majestic Hudson River to connect the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County and the City of Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County. This 1.28 mile long, 212 ft tall bridge was once the longest bridge ever built. Yet in 1889 there was certainly no glass elevator for passengers to ascend the twenty-one stories from the banks of the Hudson!
Join more than 300,000 annual visitors and patrons who keep the rich history of this structure alive by crossing the walkway. Jog, bike, walk, or just relax somewhere in between and enjoy the astounding view of the Hudson River from twenty-one floors up!
Weather permitting, there’s no days that the park is not open. Better yet, other than a few holiday events, or special occasions it’s always FREE to enjoy the air! That is until the park closes for the evening every sundown.
A few of those special occasions include the annual Fourth of July Fireworks show over the Hudson, Movie Night Under The Walkway, and Walkway At Night. These are always subject to change pending the weather and other situational circumstances.
For those who seek adventure there is The Greater Walkway Experience, which entails exploring the points of interest called “Discovery Zones,” scattered across the park! Wildlife areas, waterfronts, historic urban districts, and a small hamlet that everyone will love!
When on either side of the Walkway, you’ll definitely want to experience the shops, eateries, trails, and specialized attractions facilitated by the local communities. It’s all within walking distance and can be trekked in a surprisingly short time (As long as you don’t stop for long!).
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