NY: Hudson Valley-Poughkeepsie- Walkway Loop

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

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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