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Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park

Seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to sunset
The experience

Sometimes the most breath taking attractions and experiences are free! New York’s Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the world’s longest, elevated pedestrian bridge, stretching 1.28 miles, 212 feet above the Hudson River. The panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River from the Walkway are spectacular in any season.

Experience Walkway State Park and save with discount rail Getaway package to the .

This is an easy Getaway on Metro-North because it's all just minutes from the Poughkeepsie Station and the Walkway is FREE! For more information, visit Walkway over the Hudson or NYS Parks here.

Getting there

Take the Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station and then pick the option that works best for you:

Free Shuttle: Show your Metro-North ticket at River Station, a popular eatery across from the Poughkeepsie Station, for a 25% discount off your meal. Then hop on the free Walkway shuttle that the restaurant provides to its patrons. Once you’ve strolled and photographed your fill, the shuttle will return you to the station for your trip home. For more information on the restaurant, visit River Station Restaurant here or call 845-452-9207.

Taxi: Taxis are available at the Poughkeepsie Station and the Walkway is just a 5-minute ride from the station.

Walk: The new Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park Elevator provides a direct connection from the Poughkeepsie waterfront to the Walkway State Historic Park bridge.  Check out the Walkway Gateway sign located in the Visitor Information area of the Poughkeepsie station!  Exit the train station at the Water Street exit. Walk North on Water Street until you see the gates to Upper Landing Park.  Use the elevator entrance at Upper Landing Park to make your way onto the bridge.  No more than a 15 minute walk!

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