Poughkeepsie Journal: Dutchess state parks, Walkway see big gains in 2017

People enjoy a spring like afternoon as they walk on the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie Feb. 28, 2018.(Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News)

A record 71.6 million people visited the state’s network of 180 parks in 2017, and the Walkway was one of several area parks that saw large increases in visitors from 2016, according to state records. The Walkway in 2017 saw its most visitors since 2013, 593,868, which was an increase of 8.4 percent from 2016. That’s after growing by 6 percent the previous year.

Read more here: https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2018/03/01/walkway-2017-gains/371679002/