Family Activities:

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park


Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, 12601, NY

The lure of the river’s scenic landscape draws pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and rollerbladers to this sky-high, midair park in the Hudson Valley. Spanning 1.25 miles, it’s the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, and was created by renovating a historic railroad bridge. The walkway’s midpoint, 212 feet above the water, is the perfect perch for a game of “I Spy,” and the 27 continuous miles of trails on both sides are perfect for an afternoon of family bike riding. Occasionally, the walkway also features special events.

The walkway is open from 7 a.m. to sunset and can be accessed via Poughkeepsie or Highland, New York. Elevator access for wheelchairs and strollers can be found in Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie. Admission is free.