The ever-active Trips Committee recently announced a new trip for Wednesday, October 2.
Participants will traverse the Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland to Poughkeepsie and stroll over the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge at 1.28 miles. It is a former railway bridge and now a New York State Park, 212 feet above the river with 360°panoramic views;
Walkers will join the mix of individuals who stroll, cycle, walk, jog, roller blade, walk dogs and push strollers. Kendal participants must be able to walk the entire distance one way since the van picks up residents on the other side. It is wheelchair accessible and there are benches on the bridge.
Th new $3 million Dutchess Welcome Center in Poughkeepsie, which opened June 20, includes amenities like restrooms, outdoor patio with seating, tourist information, bike racks and a dog-friendly water fountain. Priority will be given to residents who have not already taken this trip but some space may be open for repeat participants.
Sign-up as usual is in the Trips Book located in the Activities Alcove.