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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
  • ADA handicapped-accessible entrances; no stairs required
  • 21-story, ADA handicapped-accessible glass-enclosed elevator; open seasonally from 9 a.m. until 90 minutes before park closing, connecting the Hudson River waterfront and Poughkeepsoe Train Station to the Walkway.
  • 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 (Currently Closed): The 21-story glass-enclosed ADA-compliant elevator on the Poughkeepsie waterfront at Upper Landing Park operates from 9 a.m. until 90 minutes before park closing time (see seasonal closing times below). When open, the elevator is staffed at all times. Like the Walkway, 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.

Walkway Seasonal Hours for 2020

January 1 - January 5
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 6 - January 16
7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
January 17 - January 29
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
January 30 - February 10
7:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
February 11 - February 19
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 20 - March 8
7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
March 9 - March 22
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
March 23 - April 5
7:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
April 6 - April 19
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
April 20 - May 4
7:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
May 5 - May 17
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
May 18 - June 7
7:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
June 8 - July 21
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
July 22 - August 5
7:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
August 6 - August 16
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
August 17 - August 25
7:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
August 26 - September 6
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
September 7 - September 13
7:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
September 14 - September 22
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September 23 - October 4
7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
October 5 - October 11
7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
October 12 - October 21
7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
October 22 - October 31
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November 1 - November 17
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
November 18 - December 31
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.