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Walkway Over the Hudson

You know where you can find us daily? Lemon Love is a daily vendor of the Historic New York State Park ~ Walkway Over the Hudson. We are located close to the Highland (West Side Gate) with a full menu of amazing items for you. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge, spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland, New York in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Originally opened in 1889 as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, the Walkway was a thoroughfare for trains until 1974, when a great fire twisted the tracks and ended its service as a rail line.  From 1974 until the mid-2000s, the bridge sat dormant until the completion of a grassroots community campaign to adapt the structure into a pedestrian park led to the opening of Walkway Over the Hudson in 2009. To date, more than seven million people have visited to walk, run, bike, skate, stroll, and take in breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views of the Hudson River and its scenic surroundings. Walkway photos courtesy Brian A. Hogaboom. Check out the events below.


Find us by the Highland Gate (87 Haviland Road, Highland, NY) each and every day during April-Early November. Walkway Over the Hudson is a steel cantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York, on the east bank and Highland, New York, on the west bank. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and its entry updated in 2008. The bridge was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2009.


Walkway Over the Hudson Events happen throughout the year and Lemon Love is a part of each one. Mayfest and Walktoberfest bring a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers – farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more – to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Visit Walkway's event listings for all of the great things happening!


The World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge ~ Poughkeepsie & Highland, New York. The Walkway Over the Hudson stands 212 feet above the Hudson River. It is 1.28 miles long from gate to gate and a key connector between the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail, Hudson Valley Rail Trail, and Empire State Trail.

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