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

Flamenco Vivo / Carlota Santana "Juerga Flamenca"

Sat., April 30th at Kaatsbaan! Join a truly special evening "Juerga Flamenca" on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 pm (seating is limited so reserve early)...Read More...

The Mike and Ruthy Band play the Towne Crier Cafe on Friday, April 29!

Hudson Valley rural rockers, The Mike + Ruthy Band, are playing the Towne Crier Cafe on Friday, April 29 at 8pm. Towne Crier Café is located...Read More...

Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) Plays Daryl's House Club on April 28 Guitarist/Band Leader of An Evening of Blues, Rock and Tull

Martin Barre will play at Daryl’s House Club on Thursday, April 28 at 8 pm. Daryl Hall’s club is located at 120 Route 22, in Pawling. There...Read More...

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE on May 1st!

If you and your little ones love Daniel Tiger on PBS, now you can catch Daniel Tiger LIVE! when the Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood tour pulls into Poughkeepsie,...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Rhinebeck 2016 Car Show & Swap Meet

Returning attendees of the annual Rhinebeck 2016 Car Show at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds won't believe this year marks the 46th Anniversary! Rhinebeck...Read More...

Half Moon Theatre: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

At The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park Catch the 2013 Tony Award-Winner for Best Play, written by the terrific Christopher Durang! Vanya and...Read More...

Special Temporary Exhibit: "The Roosevelts' Art: Personal Stories"

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum opened a new special exhibition, "The Roosevelts' Art: Personal Stories" this month....Read More...

Tangent Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation Runs thru May 8 in Tivoli

Circle Mirror Transformation will run April 14 – May 8, with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm; and Sunday at 3pm. Don’t miss seeing...Read More...

Staatsburgh State Historic Site is Open for the 2016 Season

Highlights Gilded Age Opulence, Tales of the Titanic, Tea Talks & More Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as the Mills Mansion has opened...Read More...

Major Indoor Rock Climbing Facility opens in Hudson Valley Poughkeepsie

The Hudson Valley gains a major indoor Rock Climbing facility with the arrival of the much anticipated “Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms”. The...Read More...