1Where is the Walkway Over the Hudson located?
The Walkway Over the Hudson spans the Hudson River and connects the City of Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County with the Town of Lloyd and hamlet of Highland in Ulster County, New York.
2Where do I park and what does it cost to park?
There is nearby free parking and fee-based parking lots operated by NYS Parks ($5 for 4 hours) near both entrances to the Walkway.
East/Dutchess: The parking entrance in the City of Poughkeepsie is at 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601. The Washington Street stairs are at 129 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The Elevator entrance via Upper Landing Park is 82 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602.
West/Ulster: The parking entrance in Highland/Town of Lloyd is at 87 Haviland Road, Highland NY 12528. Access is also provided from the Hudson Valley Rail Trail.
Frequent visitors to NYS Parks across the state may want to consider the Empire Passport -- an annual parking pass that provides access to most NYS Parks and Historic Sites for only $65 per year.
3Is there any cost to visit the Walkway Over the Hudson?
Visiting the Walkway Over the Hudson is FREE year-round, except during special events such as the Walkway Marathon, the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular and the Starry Starry Night gala. Check our event calendar to see more about our special events!
4What are the Walkway's ADA compliant and accessibility features?
Yes. The entrances at 87 Haviland Road (Highland) and 61 Parker Avenue (Poughkeepsie) and the East Elevator entrance at Upper Landing Park are ADA-compliant and accessible, with no stairs required.
THE ELEVATOR IS CLOSED UNTIL SPRING. Elevator operation is seasonal and weather-dependent; call (845) 834-3641 for daily status.
A substantial chest-height safety railing on both sides of this wide, flat and smooth concrete walkway.
The mobile audio tour that corresponds with the signage on the bridge is available in English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese via this website.
5What is the best way to contribute to the Walkway Over the Hudson organization?
After visiting the Walkway, we hope you will be inspired to get involved! There are many ways you can support the Walkway—become a member, renew your membership, make a donation, sign up to volunteer, shop at our Pavilions (and our new web store coming soon!), or just bring a friend to walk, jog, bike or stroll the Walkway! We appreciate every contribution and your support helps us to enhance this regional treasure and economic engine. Thank you!
6Who profits from merchandise sales? How are donations used?
All profits from merchandise sales and donations at the both the East and West Pavilions go back into the Ambassador program and other Walkway programs.
7Can I smoke at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park?
The Walkway is a non-smoking park. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.
8How long is the Bridge?
The Walkway is 1.28 miles from one gate to the other.