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Walkway State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Highland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 December 2017

My wife and I have been on the Walkway a number of times and find the view simply stunning. This is an outstanding addition to the Mid-Hudson Valley. If you have a chance to visit please do so. There are plenty of things to do in the area and many fine restaurants within a close radius.

Thank joevala
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Hadn't planned on stopping here but we saw signs and followed them. They didn't exactly lead us in the right direction, but we found the appropriate parking lot in the end. Walked out pas a cutified former railroad station and found ourself suspended above the Hudson River. Great stuff.

It used o be a railwa bridge linking Highland Poorkeepsie. Now disused, with a lot of flair and marinating, it's been turned into a walkin/cycling route with a view. Nice to stroll out, along with other walkers, bicyclists and babies in their strollers. Pausing yo read informative signs about the history and wildlife if the area. Lots of view of the water and the two banks below.

Made it to the halfwa point from the Highland side. Sat and watched a jade blow bubbles into the wind. Walked back.

Highly recommended.

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Make this a must see on your visit to the Historic Hudson Valley region.
We started our trip across the Walkway over the Hudson Bridge on the Highland side. We walked across to the Poughkeepsie end and down the elevator to the shoreline park.
There we enjoyed the views, shade and picnic tables. Bathrooms were located close by.
The Bridge was busy with couples, singles and families.
Kids were riding bikes, scooters, rollerblades and transported in strollers.
This is a excellent destination with outstanding 360 degree views of all of the Hudson Valley.
Beautiful fall foliage and gorgeous weather made this an amazing outing.
Plan on about 2 hours with some time for gazing, picnicking and resting along the way.

1  Thank Aviva55
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Clean air. Stunning views. A diverse group of walkers of all ages and abilities. The Hudson River in 4 seasons. It is one of our favorite places in our Valley, and we walk it at least once each week.

Thank Phyllis F
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This state park is an old railroad bridge that runs between Highland and Poughkeepsie, NY. It is about a 2.2 mile round trip. There are benches for walkers, runners, bikers and pet walkers to use. Tourists do not need to go the entire span of the bridge; you can turn around at any point of your walk/run. It is currently the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Anytime you go you will be awe struck with the beauty of the Hudson River and the shoreline. Fall is the most spectacular time to go with the leaves turning colors. In the summer it can get really hot mid-day/late afternoon but if you pace yourself you will be fine (wearing a hat might be helpful). Bring lots of water!!! There are no guided tours but volunteers are on the bridge to answer your questions. Restaurants on both sides of the bridge. Take in the bridge and some other state parks while you are in the area.

Thank kkh8306
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