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.

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!

Visit ILOVENY.com for up-to-date color information and best vantage spots for leaf peeping!

Featured Spotlights

I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Reports Have Begun!

Each autumn, travelers from around the world experience one of nature's most colorful events; New York State's spectacular, blazing fall foliage...Read More...

Local Farms for Apple Picking

The fall season and foliage is at peak! Drink a pumpkin latte or beer and savor some squash soup - and visit our pick-your-own farms before they're...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

The 15th Annual WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL

The 15th Annual WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL kicks off October 15-19 with an amazing lineup of films, panels and special events. Screenings and events take...Read More...

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival Returns to Fairgrounds

The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival returns to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on October 16Th through 19Th. The first two days are largely workshops...Read More...

The Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre Partner in Hyde Park

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Half Moon Theatre (HMT), a year-round professional theatre company, have formed a partnership to bring New...Read More...

New York By Rail® is your Amtrak® Travel Guide to Hudson Valley Destinations

Learn about great destinations in the New York by Rail travel guide. Plan your next getaway; its easy! Throughout its long history, the Hudson Valley’s...Read More...

Meet over 40 Mid-Hudson Valley artists in their studios at the 8th Annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour

This October over 40 local artists throughout Eastern Dutchess County New York will open their studios to the public for the 8th annual ArtEast Open Studio...Read More...

Rosanne Cash & her band at the Bardavon on October 18th

One of the most compelling figures in pop music

13 time Grammy nominee Rosanne Cash and her band perform at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, October 18th at 8pm. Singer and songwriter Rosanne...Read More...

Loeb Art Center: 1st Us Exhibition Exploring Renaissance Augsburg's Innovations in Works On Paper

The city of Augsburg, Germany has an impressive Renaissance heritage, notably in printmaking innovations, but has long been eclipsed in America by the...Read More...

4th Annual Art Exhibit "Meeting Past" at The Akin Library and Museums

80 Contemporary Artists find resonance between their work and historic artifacts in this new exhibit, on view at Pawling’s Akin Library and Museums...Read More...

Hike in to see the Remarkable "Stone Church" in the Town of Dover!

Looking for a new place to hike? Check out one of the Hudson Valley’s great natural wonders, Stone Church in Dover, a truly remarkable geological...Read More...

Scotland's Battlefield Band in Concert Oct. 31st!

Visit the Towne Crier in Their New Home In Beacon

Scotland's Battlefield Band performs in concert in Beacon on October 31st! Find out more about this unique group's upcoming concert at the...Read More...