Directions to the Walkway
A number of parking areas are available near the Walkway. Entrances offer metered parking managed by NYS Parks.
Walkway West (Highland)
Parking lot address is 87 Haviland Rd., Highland, NY, 12528
Walkway East (Poughkeepsie)
Parking lot address is 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
This lot accepts the New York State Parks Empire Pass.
People coming on foot can use the stairs entrance located at 131 Washington Street in Poughkeepsie. This is 0.7 mile from the train station.
Upper Landing Park (Elevator Entrance):
Parking is available at the train station. 83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
Elevator at Upper Landing Park (Closed For Winter): The 21-story, glass-enclosed ADA-compliant elevator on the Poughkeepsie waterfront at Upper Landing Park operates seasonally 7 days a week from 10 a.m, until 90 minutes prior to park closing, unless closed for maintenance. The elevator is attended by staff and the ride is approximately 90 seconds. Like the Walkway, the elevator operates weather permitting and may close for thunder, lightning, and high winds.
Elevator Status Hotline: 845-834-3641
The Walkway can be reached by train. Walk or take a short taxi ride 0.7 miles from the Poughkeepsie train station to the Walkway entrance stairs at 131 Washington Street.
To assist seniors, veterans, people with mobility challenges, and those with a fear of heights, the Friends of the Walkway's all-electric 12-passenger, wheelchair accessible tram is in service during select hours. Lean more on the tram webpage.
A limited number of handicapped spaces are available on both entrances to the bridge.
Wheelchair rentals are available from loan closets in Dutchess County (Poughkeepsie entrance) and Ulster County (Highland entrance).
The entrances at 87 Haviland Road (Highland) and 61 Parker Avenue (Poughkeepsie) and the elevator entrance at Upper Landing Park (Poughkeepsie) are ADA-compliant and accessible, with no stairs required.
The elevator is open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm, unless closed for maintenance or inclement weather.
The bridge is a wide, flat, smooth surface and features a substantial chest-height safety railing on both sides.
Please note: Embedded in the surface of the bridge are expansion joints (separations designed to relieve stress on construction materials) which are not ADA compliant. Please use caution while traversing.
The mobile audio tour that corresponds with the signage on the bridge is available in English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese via this website.