SPRING INTO
DUTCHESS
COUNTY!

SEE HISTORY
DIFFERENTLY
You can learn about history in a book. You can EXPERIENCE history in Dutchess County, NY.
YOU DESERVE MORE
COLOR IN YOUR
MORNING.
[Balloon Festival over the Hudson Valley]
LOCATION. LOCATION.
LOCATION.

Come to a place with
picture-perfect views.

DO WONDERS
FOR YOUR SOUL
Reconnect with your family, away from
distractions and back to basics.
YOU DESERVE
TO SEE YOUR KIDS SMILE
Come see what's good for the whole family.
YOU DESERVE
SOMETHING MADE FROM SCRATCH
Made right before your eyes.

YOU DESERVE
SOME OLD SCHOOL FUN

Come visit what used to make you smile...and still does.

Welcome to Dutchess County!

Begin your Hudson River Valley getaway here, in Dutchess County! Sure, it's easy to get here - by car, train, bus and air. Covering 800 square miles, there's an abundance of natural scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, historic landmarks, restaurants, festivals and more.

What's even more important? The varied experiences you'll discover. Strolls across the Walkway Over the Hudson, treks through the Appalachian Trail, and sips along the Dutchess Wine Trail. Tours of the FDR National Historic Site, spins on the Dutchess County Fair Ferris Wheel, and tastes of the Culinary Institute of America restaurants. Cruises down the Hudson River, bushels of pick-your-own apples, and contemporary art from modern masters.

Couples getaway? Family vacation? Business travel? Whatever brings you to upstate New York, you'll find countless things to do in Dutchess County!

In the Spotlight!

New Art Installations at Vassar College

Located on the beautiful campus of Vassar College, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art center is home to two new art installations and exhibits.Read More...

Hudson Valley Garden Fair Celebrates Area Gardening

Hudson Valley Garden Association presents their second annual fundraising event, Hudson Valley Garden Fair, on Saturday, May 3, from 10am-4pm at Montgomery...Read More...

Easter Brunch and Sunday Dinner

Spring is finally here, and it only gets better in Dutchess County. Take the children out on an Easter egg hunt, or have the family dressed in their best...Read More...

Plan Now to Cycle the Discover Hudson Valley Ride

Bike New York presents the annual Discover Hudson Valley Ride on Sunday, June 29th, beginning in Poughkeepsie. Participants can choose to ride through...Read More...

Earth Day: Fourth Annual Green Symposium

On Tuesday, April 29th, the Living Green Committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its 4th annual Green Symposium, one...Read More...

Beacon Barks

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Beacon Barks will take place on Main Street in Beacon, NY starting at 10am. The event is Hudson Valley’s one and only...Read More...

Home Run Helicopter Drop at the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic

Dig out those old baseball caps and come out to support the Leadership Dutchess 25th Anniversary class of the Chamber Foundation, Inc. on Wednesday,...Read More...

'Handshake Across the Hudson' Guinness World Record Effort

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro (2nd) and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein (3rd) joined Dutchess County Tourism Director Mary Kay Vrba (l.)...Read More...

Staatsburgh State Historic Site: An Afternoon in the Past

by Joanna Sheldon, Public Relations Assistant/Marist College

Located within the boundaries of Mills-Norrie State Park, the Mills Mansion (also known as Staatsburgh) was built in 1832 and greatly expanded in the 1890s...Read More...

Chris Young & Jerrod Niemann are Playing Poughkeepsie!

Grammy-nominated recording artist, Chris Young, will be playing at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Saturday, May 3rd. At the age of 28, Young has five Number...Read More...