Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

87 Haviland Rd.

In October 2009 the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.  

Amenities and Activities:

Our parks and historic sites have countless amenities and activities to make your visit fun and enjoyable. Accessible indicates that, to the extent practicable, this facility or activity meets the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards. It is strongly recommended that you contact the facility in advance for a full description of what you can expect.

  • Audio-Visual Programs (Accessible)
  • Biking
  • Empire Passport Accepted
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Signs (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Scenic Views (Accessible)
  • Self Guided Tours (Accessible)




Ervin Anderson

Friday, July 13, 2018
July 13..Phenomenal! Such a pleasant experience for us each time we visit. Newly completed visitors center on west end adds so much class, to be augmented by another on the east side. Pet friendly, though hot weather can bring the surface temp too high for their comfort. It is also part of an expanding rail trail system. Ample parking, though the lots and Walkway tend to be more crowded on weekends. Bring your own snacks and refreshments.

Steevo Leppard

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Very nice walk over the Hudson. Beautiful river views. I prefer walking from the Highland side because the Poughkeepsie side never seems all that safe to me. The Highland side is much nicer. If it's working, take a ride in the elevator to a very nice park down below. So far this year I believe the elevator has only been operational for like a week and that is the reason for 4 stars and not 5.

Gloria Martinez

Thursday, July 19, 2018
A good place to take people visiting the area, nice pictures of the Hudson River specially during the fall. No stops along the way, but they have nice bathrooms at the beginning of the walkway. You will find a food truck during the summer selling ice cream and snacks.

Mary Juavinett

Sunday, June 24, 2018
The views are breath taking. This is not some hiking style trail. It's a solid 3 lane highway. Only biking walking asking etc allowed. Sides rails are high e Pugh to provide safety but low enough to have average person. Rest arms o. An look for a distance North or south on Hudson river


Thursday, July 19, 2018
I love walking this walkway/ bridge, the views are beautiful and the little history plaques are interesting little pit stops, it's a great walk to take by yourself, with your dog, or with some friends or colleagues. It's not strenuous and it's overall very enjoyable.