By Annette Benedetti / Red Tricycle (Complete Article)
New York isn’t all skyscrapers and concrete jungle. In fact, just across the Hudson River from the Big Apple lies an opportunity to explore the state’s natural scenic beauty, coolest historical landmarks, and culinary delights without the big-city hustle and bustle. If a family vacation to New York is on your clan’s travel bucket list, Dutchess County offers the perfect introduction to the Empire State.
If your youngest hikers aren’t quite up for scaling the mountain, no problem, the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a great alternative or addition. The path was once a railroad bridge that was built in 1888. Now a walkway suitable for people of all ages, it stretches 1.26 miles over the Hudson River connecting Poughkeepsie (on the east side of the river) to Highland (on the west side). Stroller friendly, families with young children can take in fantastic views of the dazzling Hudson while taking their time crossing the waters.