Everything You Need to Know About Embarking on the Hudson Valley Walkway

view of grounds of st huberts lodge with text "hudson valley travel guide" on topThe Hudson Valley gives its guests every reason to explore. From the migrant birds to the pristine river to the endless, awe-inspiring views, it doesn’t disappoint. Discover it all from the Hudson Valley Walkway during your next visit. This isn’t your average walking path. Discover why the expansive walkway has quickly become one of the most notable features in the Valley. 

For additional recommendations on things to do in the Hudson Valley, be sure to access our exclusive Vacation Guide. It offers all of the best suggestions for dining and recreation!

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Plan Your Trip to the Hudson Valley Walkway

Lace-up your walking shoes and start exploring the beauty of Upstate New York on the Hudson Valley Walkway. The four and a half mile loop crosses over the river twice and winds through the coastline. There’s so much to see in the Valley, and you won’t miss any of it by making the walkway trek.

  • What Is It?

The Hudson Valley Walkway is a paved walking path that expands from the former Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (part of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail) back over the Mid-Hudson Bridge. The paved path in total is 4.4 miles roundtrip, but the walkway also includes suggested bike and walking trails for further exploration. 

There are 10 Discovery Zones along the walkway. Each zone is rich with history and things to do. Travel the Valley like the original settlers did—on foot—and take in the beauty of the area.

 

  • Where Does It Go?

Hudson River viewHudson Valley Walkway expands from Poughkeepsie to New Paulz in its entirety. However, the main section of the walkway loops around Little Italy in Poughkeepsie to the riverfront area of Franny Reese State Park. Throughout your day on the path, you’ll meander through Union Street, Highland Landing, Poughkeepsie Waterfront, and City Downtown. 

Get off the beaten path and uncover the Southside Historic District, Boathouse Row, Illinois Mountain, and Highland Hamlet. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take the 15-mile bike path to the stonewashed city of New Paulz.

 

  • Hudson Valley Walkway Events

    • Starry Starry Night 

Come out for an enchanting night underneath the stars during the annual Starry Starry Night. The evening will include food prepared by Chef Edward Kowalski, wine from Millbrook Vineyards, craft beer from Half Time, and a beautiful fireworks display.   

    • Flag Changing Ceremony

The monthly Flag Changing Ceremony is patriotically hair raising. Join the American Legion Post 739 as they exchange the flag for a new one to tower from the top of the bridge.

    • Walktoberfest

The Hudson Valley Walkway is celebrating its tenth year with Walktoberfest. The festival will showcase several local businesses with booths set up along the walkway. Come and sample food, wine, craft beer, and handmade crafts of Upstate New York.

 

Rest Your Feet at Saint Hubert’s Lodge

Sunflower Suite Robes Saint Hubert's LodgeWalk the bridge and dive into the best of Hudson Valley, and then come back to Saint Hubert’s Lodge to kick off your tennis shoes. Book your stay in the Sunflower Suite and enjoy the comforts of a queen-size bed, dining table and chairs, plush robes, and a large soaking tub.

The possibilities are endless in the Valley. From hiking and biking to shooting and fishing, there’s a little something for everyone at Saint Hubert’s Lodge. We’ve compiled a list of all of our favorite things to do in the Hudson Valley. Also, be sure to access our online Vacation Guide for all of the community’s favorites. We can’t wait to welcome you to Saint Hubert’s Lodge!