What makes living in the Hudson Valley great is the Hudson River itself. Many parts of the Hudson remain timeless while so much development happens around it. The Walkway Over The Hudson is an old railroad bridge which has been out of commission for years.
They gave it a makeover and made it a pedestrian bridge that connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County to Highland in Ulster County. You just can't beat the view, especially in the Fall. The other day Mike and I took a nice long walk on the Walkway and the weather could not have been more perfect.
This is the view facing west. The walkway is 1.28 miles long and the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the word. You can't see the other end when you first get on.
This is the view of the Hudson facing north. If you stay on this, you can see FDR's home (anyone see the Ken Burns documentary on The Roosevelts?), the Catskills, and more.
Is it possible to have a favorite Fall tree color? If so, I think this is it. The shade reminds me of the sweet, crisp taste of a Gala apple (my favorite).
This is the view facing south on the Ulster Country side. The bridge is the Mid-Hudson bridge. If you stay on the river going south, you'll eventually get to Manhattan on the left and New Jersey on the right.
I hope you enjoyed my little quickie tour. This is one of the many places I love to visit in the Hudson Valley and I'm lucky being so close to it. We're trying to take more advantage of it and not be such homebodies.