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!

 

Featured Spotlights

Clinton Vineyards, Situated on 100 Acres of Hudson Valley Countryside, is a Perfect Day Trip

Award-Winning Independent Winery offers Estate-Bottled White Wines, plus Sparkling & Dessert Wines

New Yorkers with a sense of adventure and discerning palates have a marvelous day trip available. Clinton Vineyards, an independent winery located on 100...Read More...

Fall in Love with Half Moon Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS!

At The Culinary Institute of America April 24-May 10

Half Moon Theatre opens its inaugural spring season at The Culinary Institute of America with the beloved classic, The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running...Read More...

Flea Markets are in Season!

  There's nothing like a treasure hunt! Mark your calendars, the next Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market show is May 23-24 There’s...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

The Dutcher Golf Course in Pawling

Open for the Season!

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Harlem Valley sits one of golf’s hidden gems; the Dutcher Golf Course. This 42 acre course, built as a 3-hole...Read More...

Recipe for Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup from The Culinary Institute of America kitchen

In the weeks ahead, we will be sharing with you, our lucky readers several seasonal spring recipes from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Spring...Read More...

Hudson Valley Garden Fair to Usher in Spring at Montgomery Place

Emerging from a trying winter season, the Hudson Valley Garden Association welcomes spring with their 3rd annual fundraising event, the Hudson Valley Garden...Read More...

See Jorma Kaukonen: Live at Beacon's Towne Crier

By Jenna Kunze, PR/Marketing Assistant, Marist College

The Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna founder and guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen, is breaking ground one again, this time solo. On tour for his album that was...Read More...

Love My Park Day

Show NYS Parks and Historic Sites Some Love on May 2!

Registration is now open for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 2! Nearly 90 New York State Parks and Historic Sites host events this...Read More...

Wheels in motion: GFA Hudson Valley Biking Adventures!

            This is the path Robert Frost was talking about; the path less traveled is a biker’s...Read More...