Not only can we be grateful for living in one of the most beautiful places in the world, we can be thankful for having the perfect destination to explore and admire the Hudson River. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY lies the popular attraction: The Walkway Over the Hudson. Even those who visit the area multiple times find something new on their visit. Whether you are new to the area or have never visited the Walkway Over the Hudson, many excellent reasons exist to make this your go-to summer destination of the year! 


1.   Calendar Full of Activities

If walking is not your thing, the Walkway Over the Hudson provides numerous other activities that can satisfy something other than walking. From watching projected, motion picture movies, like Finding Dory to stargazing during celestial milestones that are happening in our galaxy, all these activities provide numerous amounts of different activities for the family. 

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2.   Lots of Free Parking

No need to worry about paying a parking ticket or ordering an Uber! The Walkway Over the Hudson provides free and spacious parking, located at the entrance of the bridge. This dirt parking lot offers a wide area to park your large mini-van that is packed with your entire family to now going on a leisurely walk over one of the most significant sites in the world: the Hudson River. And if you want a nice lunch before your journey across the Lola’s is the perfect destination. 


3.   The Visitor Center

Located at the beginning and at the end of the Walkway, the visitor centers have all the essentials you need. Whether that is water and snacks to prep yourself for this walk or a lovely “Walkway Over the Hudson” hat that is suited for avoiding the glaring sun, this center is the ideal to stop at before you start your day. There also happens to be a food truck on the east side of the river, which provides numerous amounts of snacks, that vary from fresh kettle popcorn to soft pretzels.  


4.   Amazing, Unobstructed View of the Hudson River & Easy to Find

Nowhere else can you get a view like this standing 212 ft. over the Hudson River. Not only is this place easy to locate for your own sake, but you also can’t miss it! This massive bridge crosses the entire Hudson River, traveling 1.28 miles one way. 

5.   It’s Free! 

No fees or admission costs to get in here. It’s worth the time to get out here and enjoy some of the fantastic things the Hudson Valley has to offer. 

For more information, here is the website for the Walkway Over The Hudson.