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Sen. Sue Serino Helps Secure $50,000 in Funding for Popular State Park


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY--The Walkway Over the Hudson nonprofit organization and NYS Senator Sue Serino hosted a press conference announcing the award of a $50,000 grant from the NYS Municipal Facilities Corporation that will purchase a much-needed electric maintenance vehicle and for improvements to the Parks’ eastern entranceway in the City of Poughkeepsie. After the press conference, the organization held a “vesting ceremony” for 11 newly trained Ambassadors, all volunteers from Mid-Hudson Valley communities who will join the Walkway Volunteer Ambassador Corps to support Parks’ staff and help the Park’s nearly 500,000 annual visitors in numerous ways.

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Posted on October 20, 2016

Join Us in Celebrating Make a Difference Day at the Walkway!

Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers will be sprucing up the property under the bridge structure on both the East and West Approach. All are welcome to join in the cleanup efforts. Please bring garden gloves, wear work clothes, durable shoes and be prepared to have some fun.

For more information on Make a Difference Day please call the Walkway Office at 845-454-9649. Hope to see you there!

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Posted on October 11, 2016

(Photo Credit: Christian Rohrbach)

Don't miss out! Join us this Saturday, October 15th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm for our Hunter's Moon Member Moonwalk and Firework Show. Both East and West approaches will be open. Entrance is complimentary for Walkway Members and 2016 Starry Starry Night event attendees. Non-members are asked to contribute $5.00. Many thank to the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association who will also be out on the bridge with their telescopes. (Fireworks will display at approximately 8:30 pm.)

Become a member today!! Walkway Membership starts at $40/year. For just $0.10 a day, enjoy events like these and more! Learn more by visiting

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Posted on October 6, 2016
During select weekends in October, Walkway State Historic Park (which normally closes at 6:00 pm during October) will stay open on Fridays past sunset for visitors to enjoy. The park will close at 7:30 pm.
Dates Include:
  • Friday, October 6th
  • Friday, October 14th
  • Friday, October 21st
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Posted on October 3, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
9:45 - 11:30 am

The Network includes three spectacular trails—the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Walkway Over the Hudson and William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail—totalling 18 miles and stretching from Highland, over the Hudson River and through Poughkeepsie, to Hopewell Junction. The network is an example of what’s possible for communities when trails are seamlessly connected—from tourism, to outdoor recreation, active transportation and economic development.

Guests will gather at the West Approach at 9:45 a.m. to be escorted to the ceremony at the Center Overlook. Escorts will also be available at the East Approach for guests coming from Poughkeepsie.

After the ceremony, guests will be invited to the West Approach for light refreshments.

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