Take a Walk on the Hudson River Side

Erica Ascher, News Editor

If you’re up to a long walk with beautiful scenery, a trip to the upstate New York town Poughkeepsie should be on your list of things to do when you’re bored. The walk, opened on October 3, 2009, is almost a mile and a half across. If you walk back and forth that’s a total of three miles, over 200 feet above the river. This walkway is a nonprofit group that works to support and improve the Hudson State Historic Park by building new amenities and features that help this attraction reach its full potential.

The bridge was initially an abandoned railroad bridge over the Hudson River that was transformed into a pedestrian park. Throughout the year, the organization organizes free events, such as Starry Starry Night, where you can gaze at the stars through astronomer lens and listen to music played by a selected band.

Over 2,500 people traveled to the Hudson River Walkway to for a special event on June 9th, 2012. They gathered at this bridge to attempt to break the world record for the Hokey Pokey. They had to break the record of the most people doing the longest Hokey Pokey. It was recorded that they “shaked it all about” for at least five minutes, breaking the previous record set by dancing school children in Estonia.

Although this bridge might not seem like much, it holds much more than a normal walkway. What walkway would hold a world record breaking event? Or have a fireworks show? Not a bridge around here. If you’re thinking about stopping on your way up to visit a college, like SUNY Albany, a cute little stop like this is definitely something worth visiting.