The Walkway loop trail is approximately a 4 mile loop around the Walkway over the Hudson and the Mid-Hudson bridge.
Each turn offers you a majestic view of the landscape. From the Walkway you see the Mid-Hudson bridge with the church in the foreground.
On the other side is the view of the mountains with the railroad and train reflecting in the Hudson.
We then made it to a park beside the Mid-Hudson. There was an option to take a detour to the Franny Reese state park. We stayed on course this time but looks worthy.
On the other side we grabbed a wrap and enjoyed a bite on the Poughkeepsie waterfront – seated in between both bridges.
Muhheakantuck (“river that flows both ways”) is a tidal estuary that we know today as the Hudson River, per the Bard College library website
I befriended a seagull who appeared to make a tour of the area between the two bridges on command. It was amusing we had a few on lookers remark. Reminded me of the vintage story of Jonathan Livingston seagull.
We returned through the park and Little Italy pausing at what was clearly a popular Italian bakery and returned to the walkway parking lot. It was lovely.
It took us 3 hours including rest stops and a picnic. Map to the trail below. Note there is plenty of free parking spots or a paying lot at 61 Parker Avenue should you wish to park right off the walkway. We paid $7.
October 1, 2021