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Hours & Amenities

Walkway HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breathtaking, unobstructed 360 degree views of the Hudson River and surrounding scenic valley from 212 feet above the water's surface
  • Substantial chest-height safety railing on both sides of this wide, flat and smooth concrete walking surface. Please note: Expansion joints on bridge do not meet ADA compliance. Please use caution while traversing.
  • ADA handicapped-accessible entrances; no stairs required
  • 21-story, ADA handicapped-accessible glass-enclosed elevator; connecting the Hudson River waterfront and Poughkeepsie Train Station to the Walkway. The elevator is open 7 days a week unless closed for maintenance or inclement weather or maintenance. See current operation status at right. The elevator will close for the season following Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Mobile web tour, signage and historic photos in English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese
  • Interactive map to help you explore the Greater Walkway Experience Discovery Zones and other regional attractions on either side of the Walkway
  • Group tours available by reservation with designated bus parking

 Walkway HOURS

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park: Weather permitting, the Walkway is open daily from 7 a.m. until sunset (see seasonal closing times below). During Sunrise Strolls or Walkway at Night events, the park will open early or stay open longer (see our event calendar for dates).

Elevator: The 21-story glass-enclosed ADA-compliant elevator on the Poughkeepsie waterfront at Upper Landing Park operates 7 days a week, 10am-6pm, unless closed for maintenance or inclement weather. Like the bridge, the elevator operates weather permitting, and may close for thunder, lightning, and high winds.  Elevator Status Hotline: 845-834-3641.

Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization: Our administrative offices are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email or call us 845-454-9649.

2023 Walkway Hours

January 1 - January 18
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 19 - February 8
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 9 - March 1
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
March 2 - March 11
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March 12 - March 26
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
March 27 - April 23
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
April 24 - May 24
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
May 25 - August 2
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
August 3 - August 23
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
August 24 - September 10
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
September 11 - September 27
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September 28 - October 15
7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
October 16 - November 4
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November 5 - November 8
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
November 9 - December 31
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.