The Walkaway Over the Hudson, has been an integral part of the Hudson Valley since it was first used as a railroad bridge in 1889. Have you been on it since it opened to pedestrian and bicycle traffic in October of 2009?

Here are a few things that you might not know about one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Hudson Valley:

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Walkway Over the Hudson

Next time you take a walk across this popular Hudson Valley tourist attraction, keep these things in mind. Thank you to the Walkway.org, for information to make this article possible.

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Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

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