WALKWAY over the HUDSON …
Recently I enjoyed a 10 day visit with my daughter and her husband in New York State. One of the highlights for us was taking the “Walkway Over the Hudson”.
This is a 1.28 mile walkway connecting the two shores of that impressive river. It was originally the abandoned Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad bridge that was built in the late 19th century to link New York and New England. It was demolished by a fire in 1974, leaving it unusable.
In 1992 a non-profit group called “Walkway Over the Hudson” began efforts to provide public access to the bridge and joined with local and state municipalities to make this a reality. It was completely refurbished by 2009 and is now operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation.
The day that we were there they were installing meters for parked cars so we got by without having to pay. But the $5 per car fee is a great bargain, nonetheless.
The pictures that I’ve posted show the delightful entry gate, the walkway and just one of the continuing vistas that appear as you walk the length of the bridge. It was a perfect day…in the mid 80’s with a slight breeze … and that made it even more memorable.
If you are ever in the Poughkeepsie, NY vicinity be sure to make this walk part of your visit. You won’t be disappointed.