Row for the Cure - Poughkeepsie

  • Jun 4, 2017
  • sprint
  • Poughkeepsie, NY (USA)
  • Hosted By: Wappingers Crew Club
  • 2017 Registered Regatta

Walkway Over the Hudson

Nearby the HRRA boathouse, is the recently opened Walkway Over the Hudson.  The Walkway Over the Hudson is a 1.3 mile long pedestrian and bicycle trail that was built on what had been the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge.  The bridge, which originally opened in 1888, was closed in 1974 after fire severely damaged the tracks.

Thirty-five years later, after an amazing transformation, the walkway opened to the public on Saturday, October 3, 2009 as the world's longest elevated park.

The HRRA community boathouse and the finish line for the Poughkeepsie Row for the Cure are clearly visible from the walkway, and if you have time during or after the regatta would be a nice park to visit.

The park hours are 7:00 a.m. to sunset, year-round, weather permitting.

For photos and additional information about the Walkway Over the Hudson, please visit their website:


Dutchess Rail Trail

The Dutchess Rail Trail is a 13 mile paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that was built on a rail trail.  It runs from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway Over the Hudson.

For more information about the Dutchess Rail Trail, please visit the website:


Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

In Hyde Park just north of the boathouse is the home of F. D. Rossevelt, a National Historic Site.

The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.


Vanderbilt Mansion – National Historic Site

In Hyde Park, also just north of the boathouse is the Vanderbilt Mansion. In terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems and landscape, it is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War.


Locust Grove – Samuel F. B. Morse House

Just south of the boathouse, overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie is, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate includes an Italianate villa designed in 1851 by architect Alexander Jackson Davis for artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse.  Today the estate, with miles of carriage roads, landscaped grounds, historic gardens and Hudson River views, is a not-for-profit museum and nature preserve established by Annette Innis Young, whose inherited collections of art and antiques are exhibited in the mansion’s 25 rooms.