The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area does not own or operate any of the sites listed below. They are owned and managed by the organizations listed in the site descriptions. Please call ahead for special accommodation needs or with any questions about their sites.
Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park
The Hudson Valley’s most unique state park, the Walkway crosses the river atop the former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge. When originally opened in 1888, the 6,768-foot span was considered the world’s longest bridge and an engineering marvel. After a fire destroyed a large portion of the bridge’s wood decking in 1974, it was abandoned. In 1998 the non-profit group Walkway Over the Hudson assumed ownership and began securing financing to construct the linear walkway that connects to the Greenway Trail System. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, making it the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. It is one of three Quadricentennial Legacy projects, meant to provide a lasting commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage of discovery on the river.
Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Greenway Trail Access;, Public Transportation, Restrooms;