Posts tagged "Walkway Over the Hudson"
New 21-story elevator opens at Walkway Over the Hudson

New 21-story elevator opens at Walkway Over the Hudson

More than 1.3 million people have visited the Walkway Over the Hudson since it opened in October of 2009. Last year alone it attracted more than 700,00 visitors. But until now, those visitors (as many as half of them estimated to be tourists from outside the region), had no way of easily accessing the restaurants...
Walkway Café and Catering Co. in Highland

Walkway Café and Catering Co. in Highland

It’s probably a good thing that Ann Marie Corso and Gerard McCluskey opened their new Walkway Café and Catering Company in January during the off season, because as soon as the warm weather hits, they’re going to be even busier than they are now. The locals have already discovered them — McCluskey says they have...
Lloyd Town Board discusses Greater Walkway Region signs

Lloyd Town Board discusses Greater Walkway Region signs

Discussion was held at the recent Lloyd Town Board meeting about the ongoing project to bring Greater Walkway Region signage to Highland and Poughkeepsie. The signs are intended to “brand” the region as a travel destination and encourage Walkway Over the Hudson visitors to spend tourist dollars in the surrounding communities once they’ve visited the...
Plans to boost the local economy by welcoming Walkway Over the Hudson visitors

Plans to boost the local economy by welcoming Walkway Over the Hudson visitors

“When Walkway Over the Hudson opened in 2009, we knew that it would attract a lot of people, but we had no idea how wildly successful it would be,” says Jeffrey Anzevino, director of land use advocacy for Scenic Hudson. “But at the time, everyone was focused on converting the abandoned bridge into a park,...
Highland Landing Park chair pitches Skyline-to-Walkway concept to Lloyd Town Board (with photo gallery)

Highland Landing Park chair pitches Skyline-to-Walkway concept to Lloyd Town Board (with photo gallery)

  With the state-of-the-art bulkhead and docks at the Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park along the Hudson River nearly completed, Matt Smith, chair of the Highland Landing Park Association, has already been laying the groundwork for a proposal to install a “skyline” or gondola that would take people from the riverfront to the Walkway Over...
Remembering rebellion: A list of local Independence Day events

Remembering rebellion: A list of local Independence Day events

Looking to celebrate that historic day in 1776, when Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and the rest of the Continental Congress threw down the gauntlet, declaring open rebellion against the mighty British Empire? Good. New Paltz and Highland have you covered. Both communities have scheduled occasions that will help you sate the need to...
Frozen Caboose officially opens at Walkway entrance

Frozen Caboose officially opens at Walkway entrance

This past Sunday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Frozen Caboose, an ice cream store that recently opened on Haviland Road near the entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson in Highland. The owners are local Highlanders Joe and Jeannie Valentino, and the ribbon-cutting ceremony included representatives of the Lloyd Town Board, the Lloyd...
Lloyd Historical Society to sponsor program on the Half Moon and Hudson Valley history

Lloyd Historical Society to sponsor program on the Half Moon and Hudson Valley history

Sometimes, from up on Walkway Over the Hudson or anywhere along the Hudson shore, you can watch the passage of a lovely wooden vessel, its gracefully curving sides decorated with a brightly colored border and its sails billowing. It seems to arrive out of the past and sail on until it disappears into the unknown....
Walkway kicks off another world record effort

Walkway kicks off another world record effort

The nonprofit group Walkway Over the Hudson kicked off its drive to break another Guinness World Record this week by opening registration for people to participate in a May 4 effort to establish a new world record on Walkway Over the Hudson State Park. Organizers said the event, which coincides with New York State’s I...
Walkway volunteers get shelter, donors praised

Walkway volunteers get shelter, donors praised

During a snow storm on a gray November afternoon, officials with the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park unveiled the latest feature along the 1.28 mile pedestrian bridge — a pavilion to shelter volunteers during inclement weather. Walkway volunteers, known as “ambassadors,” have been on the bridge since 2010 educating visitors about its history as...
Ethan Jackman to open scooter rental near Walkway

Ethan Jackman to open scooter rental near Walkway

Highland has a new railway station and it will be open for business this Friday, Aug. 24. Although it looks like a railway station, it’s really the former freight house for the George W. Pratt & Son lumberyard, which opened in 1889. That was the same year in which the Poughkeepsie/Highland railroad bridge opened, which...
How to rezone, redevelop and revitalize the Walkway’s gateway to Highland

How to rezone, redevelop and revitalize the Walkway’s gateway to Highland

A meeting of the minds was held in the Town of Lloyd last Wednesday to look at ways in which the town might rezone, redevelop and revitalize various corridors to try and build off the approximately one million visitors to the Walkway Over the Hudson who have poured into the Hudson Valley since the pedestrian...