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Beginning May 18, the Emmy-Award winning PBS series, Treasures of New York, will take viewers across New York State on a journey along various railway corridors that have been re-purposed as recreational bike and pedestrian trails, in the new documentary, Rails-to-Trails.

The film details the history of some of the more than 100 rail trails that line the state, including Manhattan’s renowned High Line and our own Walkway Over the Hudson. This feature explores the natural beauty and rich history of New York and the serene settings that allow people to escape the hustle of 21st century living.

Airing:
Thursday, May 18 at 8 pm on WLIW21 New York
Sunday, May 21 at 7 pm on THIRTEEN (PBS).

The program will also be available to stream online at http://wliw.org/treasures as of 7 pm Sunday, May 21.

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April 30, 2017

Walkway Over the Hudson was featured in the Metro section of Sunday’s New York Times.  It was a great plug for the Walkway and nearby attractions.

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Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart, Executive Director, Walkway Over the Hudson, on the Poughkeepsie waterfront with the New York Times article

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Posted on April 19, 2017

"A new race highlighting the City of Poughkeepie and new initiatives to boost local business involvement are among the changes for this year's Walkway Marathon event in June.

The annual event, which features four races over two days, has drawn thousands of runners eager to traverse the Walkway Over the Hudson each year since beginning in 2015."

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Posted on February 8, 2017

"If you ever wanted to volunteer at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, here's your chance.

Training sessions will be held for those who want to be Walkway "ambassadors," the volunteers who serve as tour guides and greeters, and share information with visitors, Walkway officials said via press release."

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Posted on February 6, 2017

"ALBANY - Attendance at the Walkway over the Hudson soared in 2016, with a 22 percent boost in visitors last year.

Similarly, attendance at New York parks grew 6 percent last year and has soared 21 percent over the last six years, state records showed."

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"Local runners: You spoke, loudly and clearly, and the Walkway Over the Hudson listened.

The Walkway Marathon event, held in conjunction and partnership with Dutchess County government, has made changes to the running courses of all three races—the full marathon, the half marathon and the 5-kilometer run. In all three races, the large, steep and arduous road hill that leads down to the riverfront along the Hudson at Marist College has been eliminated. In its place will be a scenic loop that will show off the Marist campus and will take runners gently through the beginning and ending stages of the races."

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Posted on January 14, 2017

"KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Ulster County Executive Mike Hein says the planned Empire State Trail will be a “significant boost” to the county’s tourism industry and the county’s own efforts to develop a “world-class rail trail” in Ulster County."

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Posted on January 10, 2017

"ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to complete and connect two greenway trails crisscrossing the state from Manhattan to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo to create a 750-mile paved biking and hiking route that will be marketed as a national tourist destination.

“We want to build the largest multi-use trail in the nation,” said the Democratic governor at a state of the state speech Tuesday in Westchester County. Cuomo proposed spending $200 million over three years to pave 350 miles of gaps in the existing greenways and connect them to create what he calls the Empire State Trail."

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Posted on August 5, 2016

(Provided by Scenic Hudson) POUGHKEEPSIE—Scenic Hudson has sponsored creation of a new short film by youth engaged in Spark Media Project that vividly illustrates how strengthening connections between Poughkeepsie’s waterfront, Main Street and Fall Kill will contribute to the city’s revitalization.

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"Artist Carl Grieco’s concrete relief “A Walk in the Clouds” will be dedicated during a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday..."

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