The Walkway Over the Hudson is a linear walkway spanning the Hudson River. At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it’s the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
The Bardavon: The 1869 Bardavon Opera House is a leading performance venue in Poughkeepsie. It presents highest quality touring artists in theater, dance, music, opera, and other performance genres. The Bardavon also strives to foster the development and presentation of new works. Each season, the Bardavon's diverse offerings include main stage shows, Hudson Valley Philharmonic concerts, educational daytime performances, school residencies as well as community service events. This variety ensures that the Bardavon is accessible to all who seek entertaining and inspiring live performances.
Since its construction in 1869 (then known as the Collingwood Opera House), the Bardavon has taken a piece of each era in its long lifetime with it into the future. Each performance has defined the Bardavon's distinctive position in the community's history. Transformed from a 19th century performance hall and gathering place into a movie palace in 1923, the theatre was then retrieved from demolition in 1976 to become the leading performing arts and cinema venue of the Hudson Valley region. The stage has seen the great performers from many eras: Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, John Philip Sousa, the Barrymore’s, Martha Graham, Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Tommy Dorsey and more recently Dizzy Gillespie, Ballet Hispanico, Patti Smith, Pinchas Zukerman, Greg Allman, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte and many, many more.
Visit New Paltz: New Paltz is arguably best known around the world for its outdoor attractions, and for good reason. The Shawangunk Ridge offers a host of trail options for hikers and bicyclists with some of the best views in the Hudson Valley. Bonticou Crag in the Mohonk Preserve, Skytop on the grounds of the world-renowned, 140-year-old Mohonk Mountain House resort, Awosting Falls in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve and the Ice Caves in Sam’s Point Preserve are just a taste of what the Shawangunk Ridge has to offer. For rock climbers, ‘The Gunk’s’ are the single busiest climbing destination in North America, with some 50,000 technical climbers visiting the area each year to scale roughly 1,200 documented climbing routes. The less adventurous can see the climbers in action from the Mohonk Preserve’s Undercliff/Overcliff trail. Adventurers can also access miles of rail trails.