We walked over the Hudson River | thepupdiary.com

7 Aug

We were excited to check out the Walkway over the Hudson – the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it was one fun dog-friendly walk! Leashed pups are always welcome on the walkway. But be careful because the pavement can get really hot in the summer sun! The park was nice to post alerts about the pavement temperatures!

Walkway over the Hudson River

Walkway over the Hudson River

Getting there
We drove to Poughkeepsie and found on-street free parking one block from the walk’s entrance. We climbed several flights of stairs to get to the elevated park and walkway where we were happy to see vendors selling water, popcorn, and other snacks.

The walk
Bring plenty of water because there is not much shade during this 1.28 mile walk. What you will find are great river and shoreline views! We met lots of really friendly families with kids and dogs. There are a few benches at the half-way point, so we rested there for some photos. The Walkway is an old abandoned railroad bridge and there are historical photos and information posted along the route. We think this would be a great place to check out the fall leaves!

Make it a day trip
After the walk we headed to dog-friendly Robibero Vineyards in New Paltz about 20 minutes from Poughkeepsie. We were welcome inside and outside the cute winery. New Paltz also had a small downtown area with shops and restaurants.

2 Responses to “We walked over the Hudson River | thepupdiary.com”

  1. Cupcake and Raquel August 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    We love the Walkway! We live less than 10 minutes from there, it is beautiful!!

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