We finally went back to the Walkway over the Hudson this past Chol Hamoed Pesach after hearing from many people how much they’ve enjoyed. I went back reluctantly since I did not especially enjoy my first visit in October, 2010 (shortly after it opened).
What I did not have during my first visit is what made this visit so enjoyable; a 21 story high glass elevator which takes you down to the Upper Landing Park. The Walkway over the Hudson is a bridge formerly used for trains going from Poughkeepsie, NY to Highland, NY. The bridge was restored and redone to be used by pedestrians as a walkway.
The total length of the bridge is 6,768 feet at a height of 212 feet. It is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world! The walkway is open year round but is closed when there is inclement weather. Biking and rollerblading is allowed, however motorized vehicles and activities are not allowed. There are signs posted at the entrances of the Walkway with instructions for the “Talkway over the Walkway” a guided cellphone audio tour.
In the city of Poughkeepsie the Leisure Ride Bike rental is located just 6 ½ miles and bikes can be rented there to be driven to the Walkway. See more about Leisure Ride Bike Rental Below.
Posted: July 17, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Walkway West (Highland) Entrance:
87 Haviland Road
Highland, NY 12528
Walkway East (Poughkeepsie) Entrance
61 Parker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
7 a.m. to sunset
Elevator Operating Hours: weather permitting, the elevator operates from 9:00 a.m. until 1 hour before Park closing time
Price: $5 for parking
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Lakewood: 2 hours, 30 min
Monsey:1 hour, 10 min