If you’re getting a little house or office bound and a nice day comes our way think about making a trip to the Walkway Over The Hudson. It’s less than an hour trip from the Middletown area. You’ll be treated to a relatively easy walk out onto the more than century old railroad bridge. You’ll have great views of the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, Highland, lovely countryside and mountains.
The admission price to the Walkway is free. We entered the Walkway on its Highland side, at 87 Haviland Road, Highland, NY 12528 We parked in a lot that gives access to the rail trail. You’ll see a red caboose on display. There was no charge for the parking.
This is a link to the website for the Walkway. You can make donations at the Walkway and on-line.
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a linear walkway spanning the Hudson River. At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. The park is managed and maintained by NYS Parks – Taconic Region. Walkway State Park officially opened to the public on Saturday, October 3, 2009.
Walkway State Park is open year-round, weather conditions permitting (closed in the event of lightning or ice).
There are handicap designated parking spaces available on both ends of the bridge. The Walkway is wheelchair accessible and motorized scooters or other power-assisted mobility devices are allowed (for the handicapped only). There are no equipment rentals on site.
By Arthur Livesey