POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A dramatic bird’s eye view of the Walkway over the Hudson is expected to draw tourists to the two communities the park connects -- the City of Poughkeepsie and the Town of Lloyd, say local officials.
The four-minute video, shot by drone, was debuted at Poughkeepsie's First Friday celebration at the Bardavon Opera House last week.
Hosting the presentation were Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison, Town of Lloyd Supervisor Paul Hansut, County Executive Marc Molinaro, and Walkway executive director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart.
Representatives of the Greater Walkway Experience, partners Scenic Hudson and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, also took part in the event.
According to Molinaro, the video not only showcases the Hudson Valley’s beautiful landscape, it also highlights the “vast array” of entertainment, dining, arts, cultural and outdoor activities available in Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, and Lloyd.
Molinaro said the aerial tour complements signs that have been installed in newly created Discovery Zones throughout the City of Poughkeepsie and the Town of Lloyd.
The video also helps boost local businesses, organizations and attractions, according to Frank Castella Jr., president and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“How could anyone see this video and not get excited about coming to experience all our region has to offer?,” said Jeffrey Anzevino, Scenic Hudson’s director of land use advocacy.
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