New York City: Day Trip to The Walkway Over The Hudson

It’s autumn.  That means it’s time for visiting locations that provide a great leaf-peeping show.  For a great day trip out of Manhattan, check out The Walkway Over The Hudson, located in Poughkeepsie,  It’s a quick 1.5 hour drive outside the city.

What was at one time the world’s longest bridge, built in 1888, is now the world’s largest elevated pedestrian bridge. The bridge sits 212 feet above the Hudson river, is 1.28 miles long, and offers fantastic views across the Hudson river and the city.

I showed up a little early for the best of the best in regards to leaf pepping, but was fortunate.  The sun was out, with the perfect clouds (puffy cumulus clouds) so I was able to still catch some great photos.

For more information regarding hours of operations, events, the park, etc. check out their website:

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Fall Foliage New York Rt US 9

Fall Foliage New York Rt US 9

Walkway Over The Hudson


Houses and Foliage – Walkway Over The Hudson

View from highway US 9 – Walkway Over The Hudson

Thru The Grate – The Husdon River

Walkway Over The Hudson – North Facing View

Mid-Hudson Bridge – South Facing View from Walkway Over The Hudson

Downtown Poughkeepsie – Walkway Over The Hudson


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About Terri Lundberg

Terri Lundberg is an American expat currently residing with her husband in Saudi Arabia, but she calls Seattle and San Diego home. She’s a travel writer, an avid photographer and is a resource and cross cultural trainer to expats relocating to Saudi Arabia. She's been to 100 destinations, 30 countries, and counting.


  1. A couple of more weeks and the foliage will be even more colorful. Beautiful pictures

  2. Hi, Nice pictures. When is the peak fall colors expected in Poughkeepsie?

  3. Lovely! The fall colors haven’t really shown up here yet, but I think we’ll see some now that the weather has officially cooled, I was some pretty colors here, too. This is also reminding me that I need to visit more of New York state.

  4. And one can enjoy the fall colors while hiking on the Shawangunk Ridge or the Catskills, while eating a great farm-to-table meal or while tasting one of the many Hudson Valley wines !