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

Insane Inflatable 5K Obstacle This Weeeknd at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck!

On July 31, August 1 & 2, don’t miss The Insane Inflatable 5K (3.1 miles) Obstacle course set up at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck....Read More...

Summer Concerts in the Park!

Summer nights are the perfect time to grab a blanket, make a picnic, and enjoy a free outdoor concert in the park. Many of the towns and villages in Dutchess...Read More...

This weekend: The Wassaic Project Summer Festival & 8th Exhibition: Deep End

Summer Festival also scheduled!

Deep End, the Wassaic Project's eighth annual exhibition, draws inspiration from J. G. Ballard's post-apocalyptic short story of Earth's last...Read More...

Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Final Powerhouse Theater Weekend

Now - August 2 in Poughkeepsie

For 31 years Vassar College and New York Stage and Film have partnered to bring to life the Powerhouse Theater season, a unique collaboration between...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Community Celebration Returns to Upper Landing Park on Saturday August 8!

The Dyson Foundation in association with the Bardavon presents the second Upper Landing Park Community Celebration on Saturday, August 8th. The...Read More...

Photowork '15 A National Juried Photography Exhibition Opening At Barrett Art Center

  Dutchess County Art Association hosts their annual PhotoWork ‘15 at Barret Art Center!   PhotoWork ‘15 is a premier national...Read More...

World Premier of Hudson Valley Honor Flight: Generation Bridge Saturday, August 15th at The Culinary Institute of America

Dutchess County is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II by hosting the World Premier of Hudson Valley Honor Flight: Generation Bridge...Read More...

CONSTELLATION

By Melissa McGill, Pollepel Island, Hudson River

June 2015 –2017 Imagine yourself and thousands of others experiencing the emergence of a new constellation over a mysterious island in the...Read More...

Bannerman Castle Seasonal Tours & Special Events

Take a boat from Beacon to & from the Island

From armaments to tourism, Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island on the Hudson is a thriving heritage and cultural tourism site. The popular tours of this...Read More...

Bard SummerScape Well into Season; Bard Music Festival to Follow

Bard Music Festival Examines Carlos Chavez; Spi

Now in its 13th season, Bard SummerScape presents eight weeks of stellar events in opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret now through August 16. The...Read More...