The Walkway Over the Hudson might just be the most sought-after destination in the Hudson Valley. It seems like every day, especially when the weather is nice, people swarm the pedestrian bridge to take in the gorgeous Hudson Valley views.

A Brief History of The Walkway Over The Hudson

For those that may not know, The Walkway Over The Hudson is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world with deep-rooted Hudson Valley history. The Walkway used to be known as the Poughkeepsie–Highland Railroad Bridge built back in January of 1889.

In 1974, the bridge was taken out of commission after it was badly damaged by a fire. In 2009 the bridge found new life and was reopened as The Walkway Over The Hudson. You can dive deep into the Walkway history on their website at

Other Ways to Explore the Walkway Over the Hudson

Now that snow is out of sight, the volunteers at The Walkway have announced the return of their electric tram.

On their Facebook page they share that weather pending starting this weekend, April 7th 2023, the 11 passenger tram will be up and running. They write:

Walkway's 11 passenger, wheelchair-accessible electric tram - powered by our volunteer Ambassadors - is back in operation for the season (weather permitting) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. No reservations required! Hop on at the East Gate Plaza or Ulster Welcome Center and enjoy.

The Walkway tram is a great opportunity for those who may not be able to walk long distances to experience and capture the true beauty of the Hudson Valley.

You can learn more about the electric tram (and its operating schedule) along with future events like May Fest on The Walkway website or by giving them a follow on social media.

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