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.

Walkway TODAY

Walkway Hours:

7 a.m. - Sunset
Sunset Times

Elevator Hours:

Closed For Winter


The Greater Walkway Experience

Experience 360° of Discovery!

A stunning panorama unfolds high above the Hudson River at the center of Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, with opportunities to explore in every direction.
Browse the interactive map above to find the Discovery Zones, amenities, rail trails and outdoor recreation, the Walkway mobile audio tour, restaurants and hotels, as well as other nearby landmarks and institutions.
Or enlarge the colorful drawn Greater Walkway Experience vicinity map featured on our printed brochure to view each Discovery Zone and its features. The legend provides approximate distances to each zone from the Walkway's western and eastern gates.
The Greater Walkway Experience's nine Discovery Zones each beg for your exploration, with helpful signage as you traverse the region by foot or bike. Both urban and rural, the Discovery Zones offer curated choices for exploration on both sides of the river. Each Zone is a manageable size for a short visit, and covers a variety of options: wild parks, waterfronts, historic urban districts and a small hamlet.
Download the complete map (PDF) or click on the Discovery Zone icons below to learn more!

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The Greater Walkway Experience and digital presence is made possible by grants from Empire State Development and its I LOVE NEW YORK program under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. Additional support provided by Ulster County IDA, AT&T, Hudson Valley Greenway, partners and sponsors.

Discovery ZONES


Alexander Hamilton and John Jay advocated for the ratification of the US Constitution and Matthew Vassar established a brewery.


These beautiful and historic woodlands have been preserved thanks to Scenic Hudson and dedicated advocates.


Poughkeepsie's oldest immigrant neighborhood, preserved and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Early settlers established this quaint hamlet surrounded by farmland with not-so-distant views of the Hudson.


Part of four National Historic Districts, Southside reflects Poughkeepsie's inventors, industrialists and civic leaders.


Little Italy began as a series of vibrant immigrant enclaves -- first Irish, then German, Eastern European and Italian.


Homesteaders migrating from New England to the Northwest Territory named Illinois Mountain after their intended destination.


Long before trains and cars, the Hudson River was a super-highway for Native American traders and European settlers.


During the Revolutionary War, British warships targeted colonialists on their way north toward Saratoga.


Crossing two bridges, this 4.4 mile loop connects river views, parks and cultural and historic points of interest.

Walkway Loop Trail




Empire State Trail




I Love NY Adventures


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