This week’s adventure led me to the Walkway Over the Hudson. It’s one of Poughkeepsie’s most beautiful historic landmarks. The bridge was originally built in 1889. It was the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railway Bridge. A fire in 1974, resulted in the bridge being abandoned for a few decades.
The Walkway Over the Hudson organization was key to helping bring the bridge back to life. It officially opened up to the public in October 2009. Today it’s the world’s longest pedestrian bridge at 1.28 miles. Be warned though if you’re afraid of heights this adventure may not be for you. The walkway is 212 feet above the Hudson River.
Despite that I highly recommend that you visit the landmark. You’ll get a beautiful panoramic view of Poughkeepsie and Highland. So, definitely bring your camera along to get some shots. You’ll be able to see Marist from it. If you’re interested in history there a panels along the way providing cool history facts. The next time you’re seeking adventure definitely remember this spot.
-The Hungry Red Fox
Check out their website for more information http://www.walkway.org/
Location: 61 Parker Avenue-Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (entrance)
Travel Time: 5 minute car drive or 20 minute walk
Price Range: Free
P.S. Check out La Deliziosa Bakery Shop when you’re in the neighborhood. It’s a short walk away. Here’s my post on it https://thehungryredfox.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/italian-pastries-galore-2/