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It is home to the longest raised footbridge in the history of the Hudson Valley, spanning the Hudson Rivers and overlooking the town and the forest behind it. Also known as Walkway Over the Hudson, the viaduct was rebuilt from an old railway line and opened to the general public in 2009, linking riverside gardens and historical sites on both sides of the canal.
The Walkway Over the Hudson is open every day from 7 a.m. until sundown and is preferred by runners, bikers and roller skaters. Poughkeepsie offers adult visitor galleries and historical venues from the FDR Presidential Library & Museum to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, which boasts an expansive selection of paintings from the Hudson River School from the nineteenth cenury.
Poughkeepsie has a great deal of nature to discover. Waryas Park features 9 hectares of luxuriant vegetation where Main Street joins the Hudson river, complete with picnics, waterfront promenades, angling, boating and a local amen. On the other side of the fluvial, Franny Reese State Park includes more than 250 hectares of remote, tree-covered hilly and valley-like areas along the canal.
Throughout the year, the National Parks are a place for rest and relaxation outdoors, with kilometres of paths ideal for walking, cycling and cross-country ski. Poughkeepsie area is a great place to find great locally produced products, from regionally grown products to uniquely handcrafted products. We then move on to Craftmen by Design, situated in Poughkeepsie Plaza, which houses the works of locally sourced artist es, artisans, writers and musicans.