Foliage Forecast: BEAUTIFUL with a great chance of PICTURES! Hudson River Valley’s TOP FREE ATTRACTION!


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Did you get out to see the colors yet?

This is about your last chance before the leaves all drop, so what are you doing with your kids today?

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How about this great spot:

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park  – a linear walkway spanning the Hudson River in the Hudson River Valley Region

At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long…

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 it is the LONGEST, elevated pedestrian bridge…

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in the world!

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Walkway State Park officially opened to the public on, October 3, 2009, so don’t feel too bad if you haven’t yet paid it a visit – and consider making one today!

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Access to Walkway State Historic Park is FREE

There is a $5 fee to park in the New York State parking lots on Parker Avenue (in Poughkeepsie) and Haviland Road (in Highland).

We have always found free parking nearby when we went, (but no guarantees)

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The wide bridge deck is closed to vehicular traffic, making it a great place to safely enjoy the beauty surrounding you with all ages

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Beautiful views of Fall foliage taken from the walkway bridge deck… WOW! (date unknown)

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The Walkway is designed to allow year-round used  and only occasionally closes during  inclement weather (e.g. thunderstorms, snow and ice)

Snow is officially cleared from the bridge during the winter months

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The Park offers a wide variety of day-use activities:

  • Audio-Visual programs
  • Bike riding
  • Bird watching
  • Jogging
  • Roller skating, in-line skating
  • Picnicking
  • River traffic observation
  • Scenic Views
  • Self-guided tours
  • Train spotting
  • Walking

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Easy access from major nearby  highways means you don’t have to venture too far off the beaten path to get there

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Paved bridge walkway is great for all kinds of people-powered transporters, like strollers, wheelchairs, bikes, rollerblades, scooters, and wonder-of-wonders, legs!

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The Park is open and staffed 7am to Sunset.

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So where is it and how do you get there?

You can get there from either side of the River:

GPS Address 1:

61 Parker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton/West Orange: approx. 1hr 24 min

Distance from Teaneck/Monsey: approx. 75 min/65 min

Distance from Lakewood: approx. 2 hrs 27 min – find something closer!! 🙂


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GPS Address 2:

87 Haviland Road
Highland, NY 12528

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton/West Orange: approx. 1hr 20 min

Distance from Teaneck/Monsey: approx. 70 min/60 min

Distance from Lakewood: approx. 2 hrs 25 min – find something closer!! 🙂


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Website: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Phone: 845-834-2867

Tried and Tested: Yes

Worth traveling an hour for? Your call, we have done it with our kids and really enjoyed it, especially the Fall with the surrounding foliage colors!

Looking for a closer place to you? Try this article from last week:

It’s a GORGEOUS day! GFT’s Top 10 Spots To View Fall Foliage In NJ Before It’s Gone!

Bring the camera!

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