Passengers on board Metro-North and Amtrak trains from New York City to Albany can now learn more about the Walkway Over the Hudson on their smartphones using the new Hudson River Train Tour App, developed by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, in partnership with the National Park Service.
The app gives rail travelers several tools to enhance their excursions through the Hudson Valley, including real-time mapping services, audio guides, and information on hundreds of parks, trails, historic sites, cultural destinations, and historic downtowns.
Travelers can click on “themes” such as: What’s Out the Window, which showcases sites seen from the train; Freedom & Dignity, highlighting the American Revolution, Underground Railroad, FDR and other major historical eras; Nature & Culture, focused on natural landscapes, artists, writers and architects; Corridor of Commerce, featuring early settlement and economic development; and the Voices of the Hudson, which contains historic audio stories.
The free mobile app is available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, or via Hudsonrivervalley.com/app. #HudsonRiverTrainTour