Youth Tours

Great for school trips, scouts team outings, birthday parties, and more!

Walkway Over the Hudson is a place where children are free to learn, create, play, and be inspired by their surrounds. We welcome children and students of all ages to come experience everything that the Walkway and its surroundings have to offer! Please find all the information on our educational tours below.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy stories about the past, present, and future of the Walkway.
  • Appreciate breathtaking river and mountain views, and scenic Hudson Valley vistas.
  • Learn detailed history about the bridge and surrounding area.
  • Connect with classroom learning.
  • View interpretive signage and historic images.
  • Gain fresh air and exercise while enjoying the amazing landscape.
  • Create unforgettable memories with friends and family on the Walkway!


  • Dates & times: April – November, 8 a.m. – Dusk
  • Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Length: Approximately one mile.
  • Cost: $5 per student in grades K - 12 ($6 per student for Explorer Tours - includes Walkway Explorer booklet and activities).
    *May be eligible for Connect Kids Reimbursement (keep scrolling for more information)
    *There is a $100 minimum for all tours
  • Accessibility: ADA handicapped accessible; no stairs required. Ask us about renting our wheelchair-accessible electric tram.
  • Access: Due to construction, most tours will begin on the west (Highland) side of the Walkway in 2024. Bus parking is available.
  • Payment: You can pay with PayPal or by check. After your tour is confirmed, pay online via PayPal . Do not submit payment until your tour has been confirmed by a representative of Walkway Over the Hudson.
  • Contact: tours@walkway.org or call 845-454-9649



Tours typically last an hour, and they can be catered to your preferred length and interests.  Sharing information about what the kids are learning in class allows our Docents to relate what the kids already know to the Walkway. Educators will receive a packet to use with their students in the classroom before the tour.

Most tours will start at the West entrance. From there you will meet your Docent(s) and Docent Assistant(s), who will begin the tour. Groups will be guided along the Walkway to the flagpole and back. There are picnic tables for lunch and restrooms available on the West side.

Escorted Youth Tour Features

  • Qualified docents, about one assigned for every 20 students, for ease of listening and learning. Many Ambassadors are former educators themselves!
  • Hands on learning experience that will enhance each of your student’s experiences on the walkway!
  • Breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views of the Hudson River and surrounding scenic valley from 212 feet above the Hudson River.
  • Substantial chest-height safety railing on both sides of this wide, flat and smooth concrete walking surface.
  • Mobile web tour, signage and historic photos in English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Designated bus parking.

Connect Kids Reimbursement Program

Are you a teacher, scout group, or nonprofit youth leader? You and your students may be eligible for reimbursement of field trip fees including program fees, gas for buses, bus driver costs, and more. Each grant provides reimbursement of up to $80 per student (and $160 for Special Education students) for field trips. It is available for K-12 students in Title 1 and BOCES schools.

Ask us how to apply to the Connect-Kids-to-Parks Field Trip Grant program today!

*Dates of tour must be confirmed with Walkway Staff before applying for the grant.


Walkway Explorer Booklets

What is a Walkway Explorer Booklet and how is it significant?

For only $1 extra per student they can gain access to age-appropriate activities focused on learning topics including the environment, geography, and New York State history. Activities include scavenger hunts, quizzes, puzzles, and more! If you are leading a group of elementary aged students, you can request Walkway Explorer workbooks for the children to fill out during their guided tour. Instructors will receive a pre-tour packet with information and activities that can be used in the classroom before or after the tour. The Explorer booklet encompasses all parts of the Walkway, but due to limited time they may not be able to complete all parts of the booklet and may complete the booklet another time. However, they will still be given the badge and the booklet will be stamped at the end of the tour after returning their pencils.

For more information on this program, please visit our Walkway Explorers page.

Ready to book your youth tour?
Make your reservation today!

Tours are guided by trained Walkway Ambassadors.
Booking: We suggest booking at least two months in advance to ensure we have adequate coverage of volunteers.

Contact: Tamara Palmateer
tours@walkway.org • 845-454-9649