Yesterday, we took a walk. But this walk was long overdue. We visited the Walkway Over the Hudson. The original vision behind the Walkway, was to take an abandoned railroad bridge and make it into a park, sort of an extension of a rail trail. Money was raised and the bridge, which spans the Hudson from Highland to Poughkeepsie, opened a few years back, as the Walkway Over the Hudson.
It’s 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long. It’s the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
That’s the Mid-Hudson bridge to the south.
A small marina and train tracks. Trains run on both sides of the river. I think these tracks are for freight trains. On the other side of the river, the Metro-North trains run, as well as Amtrak. We’re facing north here.
Sunlight on the water.
Looking south. If you follow the river in this direction, you’ll end up in New York City. It’s a gorgeous, majestic waterway.
As we get closer to the end of the walkway, we see Poughkeepsie, with Vassar College off in the distance and the train station to the right.
We watched this boat come down the Hudson and emerge on the other side of the Walkway.
And now we’re headed back to our end of the Walkway – right back where we started.
It’s so lovely. There are lots of people using the Walkway at any given time; cyclists, dog walkers, tourists, families, joggers. What a treasure!
We’ll definitely be taking advantage of its beauty again. Don said that being on the walkway was the closest thing he could imagine to the feeling he gets walking on a beach. You know, that feeling of your shoulders dropping as you walk near the water.
That’s high praise from a San Diego boy.
Just had a comment from Debbie saying that she and her sister get bit badly by mosquitoes and that the latest theory she heard was they like the AB blood type, which both she and her sister have.
Oh boy. I am also AB. I’m thinking we’ve found our answer.