Hudson River Skywalk

Experience panoramic views from hundreds of feet in the air. Look towards the mountains to see if you can identify the features of Rip Van Winkle sleeping!

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Hudson River Skywalk

Experience Hudson River Skywalk’s panoramic views from hundreds of feet in the air! The Hudson River Skywalk is a one-mile long sidewalk of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and scenic pedestrian trail linking two historical sites across the Hudson. The Skywalk connects the historic homes of Hudson River School painters, Thomas Cole (The Thomas Cole Historic Site) and Frederic Church (Olana State Historic Site).

Part of Governor Cuomo’s tourism initiative, the skywalk contains three scenic viewpoints and is free and open to the public year-round. A pedestrian-friendly roundabout will be built to provide tourists a direct connection from the east end of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge to the Olana State Historic Site in fall 2019.

Annual Skywalk Festival

Olana State Historic Site hosts the annual Skywalk Festival during the fall season. A community day and trek along the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, guests can explore The Thomas Cole National Historic Site at one end and Olana State Historic Site at the other.

Take Amtrak to Hudson River Skywalk

Experience Hudson River Skywalk via Amtrak to Hudson Station in Hudson—Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Hudson Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Hudson office today at: (518) 828-5492.