Walkway News

Walkway News • Posted On August 25, 2015

Walkway Elevator Update

The Walkway Waterfront Elevator is open to the public.

Walkway News, Media Coverage • Posted On August 11, 2015

Editorial: Rail trail connections make region shine

"For hikers and bikers, it doesn't get much better than this.

Over the last decade, the mid-Hudson Valley has turned into a virtual paradise of connected trails for people to enjoy. The Walkway Over the Hudson was the marquee accomplishment, but it has been far from the only one. The Dutchess Rail Trail has been fully linked and is now connected to the Walkway, with a path continuing on into Highland in Ulster County."



Walkway News, Media Coverage • Posted On July 29, 2015

A Day’s Work: Green Goats – vegetation control experts at Walkway Over the Hudson

"Girl power reigns under Walkway Over the Hudson. A quartet of four female goats known collectively as The Spice Girls — individually as Posh, Sporty, Baby and Bad — are the New York State Bridge Authority’s newest subcontractors, enlisted to live on the land under the Walkway for 12 weeks to clear it of unwanted and overgrown vegetation."



Walkway News • Posted On July 23, 2015

Movies Under the Walkway

Join us for Movies Under the Walkway!

This week's showing will be Grease!! The pre-show starts at 7:00 PM with live music from The Greyhounds, so grab your families, chairs and snacks and meet us at Upper Landing Park.

Walkway News • Posted On July 21, 2015

Walkway Elevator Update

The Walkway Waterfront Elevator is temporarily out of service. Please check back for updates.

Walkway News • Posted On July 20, 2015

Memorial Plaque Unveiled at the Walkway


(The Ruffing Family along with the Farr and Frawley Families,
organ recipients, celebrate the life of Charles Ruffing)


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Charles Ruffing was memorialized by friends and family at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park’s East Approach on Friday, July 17, 2015, at an unveiling ceremony hosted by the Walkway Over the Hudson organization.

The Ruffing Family set up a memorial fund in honor of Charles and chose to install an inscripted stainless steel plaque in his memory. The family invited members from the Walkway organization, LiveOnNY, as well as 2 individuals and their families who received organ transplants from Charles to celebrate his life. After a moving ceremony in memory of Charles’ giving spirit, the stainless steel bench plaque on an Ipe wood bench was unveiled with the apt inscription “Charles Ruffing (1964-2015) Forever Giving.”


Walkway News • Posted On July 17, 2015

Elevator Update

The Waterfront Elevator has reopened and is operating normally.

Walkway News • Posted On June 29, 2015

Movies Under the Walkway

Saturday, July 11, 2015
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Upper Landing Park
FREE Admission

Join us for Movie Nights Under the Walkway! Throughout the summer, the Millman Harris Romano Foundation, Walkway Over the Hudson, and other sponsors will be presenting family-friendly movies—shown at Upper Landing Park. The pre-show, featuring live musicians begins at 7:00 PM. Bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks!

Pre-Show: Vito Petroccitto
Movie: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Walkway News • Posted On June 26, 2015

Get Fit Hudson Valley presented by Health Quest



(Lori Decker, Johnny Vacca, and Sarah Bradshaw. Photo courtesy of Sarah Bradshaw.)

Was that you we saw moving, shaking and grooving on the Walkway this spring?!? Did you snap a #HQHealthySelfie on the Walkway while you were out there? The Health Quest, Get Fit HV Fitness Challenge began in May with one goal in mind—getting the Hudson Valley active! We challenged you to take your selfies, participate in one of our fun outdoor group activities, and to spend 30 minutes twice a week running, jumping, dancing or whatever it is that keeps you moving.


Walkway News • Posted On June 23, 2015

Walkway Marathon in Partnership with Dutchess County Government

DavidRocco Medal(Environmentally sustainable medal crafted out of bamboo by Pleasant Valley Sign Shop. Photo by David Rocco.)

The Walkway Marathon in Partnership with Dutchess County Government


First—what an incredible day! With the help of many determined volunteers, sponsors and athletes, the inaugural Walkway Marathon was a great success. Staff and partners arrived on-site, many before the sun rose on the Hudson River, and the day began with a buzz of energy and a bit of uncertainty. As everyone held their breath and crossed their fingers for good weather. Thankfully, the weather held and athletes began to arrive at Marist College’s Historic Cornell Boathouse. Smiles were abounding as old friends reunited, families showered encouragement, and athletes prepared themselves for the task at hand. Skeery Jones from the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, and JWill from 96.1 Kiss FM’s afternoon made sure to wake everyone up and lighten early-morning dispositions. A few words of encouragement from Commissioner of New York State Parks Rose Harvey, County Executive Marc Molinaro, Dutchess Tourism President Mary Kay Vrba, Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart, and Marathon Coordinator Susanne O’Neil boomed over the speaker as participants lined up. We could feel the excitement rising—a tree fallen on the course caused a slight 15 minute delay but was quickly cleared—the sound of a train whistle filled the waterfront and the athletes began their race.


Walkway News • Posted On June 22, 2015

Elevator Closed for Maintenance

ATTENTION: The Walkway Waterfront Elevator will be closed to the public for maintenance until further notice. Please check back for updates!

Walkway News, In The Media (front page) • Posted On June 22, 2015

The 10 best places to bike in the mid-Hudson Valley


"Whether you want to glide on pavement, pedal through sand or roll over gravel and dirt, the mid-Hudson Valley has a dazzling array of bike rides that get you off the road and into the outdoor splendor.Some of these trails are abandoned rail lines. Others are old carriageways. Many are part of particular networks of trails that go deep into the woods.

1) Walkway Over the Hudson/Rail Trail connectionsYou might as well start with a gem, the old Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge that takes riders on a short but memorable experience. The bridge is 212 feet tall and more than a mile long – 1.28 miles, to be exact."


Walkway News, In The Media (front page) • Posted On June 22, 2015

Walkway over the Hudson can help with acrophobia



"Today I ran the inaugural marathon in Poughkeepsie. It was a beautiful day in a scenic setting with the added features of a well-organized event and a double bridge crossing over the sturdy 212-foot carbon-steel construction built in 1888. Having a life-long space and motion discomfort, particularly acrophobia, the idea of this event created some anxiety. But, today, the situation has changed."

Read the Full Article Here

Walkway News, In The Media (front page), Media Coverage • Posted On June 22, 2015

Business feels Walkway Marathon impact



"The Walkway Marathon is over, but local businesses are still tallying the fiscal impact. And it's a plus.

"We were up 44 percent, over the same weekend last year," said John Coppola, proprietor of Coppola's Ristorante in Hyde Park. "It was fantastic."

There were 2,520 registered runners and an estimated total of 5,000 people including friends and family tagging along. But about 60 percent of those were from within the tri-state area, a distance that could mean participants would just drive."


Walkway News • Posted On June 15, 2015

Inaugural Walkway Marathon Race Day a Success

AshleyArias WalkwayMarathonPartners

(Walkway Board of Directors & Staff, Partners and Sponsors of the Walkway Marathon celebrate race day)

POUGHKEEPSIE and HIGHLAND, NY— Organizers declared Saturday’s inaugural Walkway Marathon races a “big hit” with runners of all ages and experience levels. The event drew over 2,500 athletes who hailed from 31 states and 6 countries, including the US, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Italy and Israel.

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