With Christmas almost in the rearview mirror, we barely have time to think about New Year. Time seems to be flying by these days. This time next week we will all be ushering in 2024.

There is a lot planned for the new year. We will be hearing about politics since it is a presidential election year. We will also get one extra day, Yes, it is a leap year too. 2024 has much promise but I think we will have to generate some good vibes.

Things to do in the New Year in the Hudson Valley

The best way I know how to make sure 2024 gets off on the right foot is to plan a few things early in the year that I know I am going to stick to. Call them resolutions but they are more being committed to a few things I want to get done.

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For instance, I promised myself I would walk more in 2024. I don't know about you but I felt like 2023 had me trapped in sloth mode. So one way to get moving is to pick an organized walking event and make it part of the first day of the new year.

First-Day Hike with One-of-a-Kind View in Poughkeepsie, New York

Lucky for all of us there just so happened to be a First Day Hike on the Walkway Over the Hudson. You can decide if you want to walk from the Dutchess County side at Parker Avenue or if you'd rather you can start in Highland on Haviland Road.

The great thing about this hike is it is complimentary and open to all so no need to get a ticket. Just show up at 1 PM for a group walk to the center of the bridge where they have planned giveaways and fun for all who decide to walk.

What is the Walkway Over the Hudson

The Walkway Over the Hudson is the World's Largest Pedestrian Bridge. It is flat, paved, and 1.28 miles crossed. Four-legged friends are welcome but they must be well-behaved and on a non-retractable leash no longer than 4 feet.

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