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!

Featured Spotlights

Summer Concerts in the Park!

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

Get the New York Fish & Wildlife App and Get Sporting Licenses Online!

As you  enjoy your summer weekends, why not check out a new resource to use for your outdoor adventures? The NYS DEC has taken s big step in...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Beacon Sloop Club Annual Corn Festival

The Beacon Sloop Club’s annual Corn Festival will take place Sunday August 10th, from 12 noon to 5pm, rain or shine,  at Pete & Toshi Seeger...Read More...

Hudson Horror Show 9

The movie festival that even modern technology could not kill, Hudson Horror Show, is back from the grave and hungry for your soul!  Hudson Horror...Read More...

Rhett Tyler Will Rock The Blues At Towne Crier Cafe

Blues-rock guitar hero Rhett Tyler will perform at the Towne Crier Cafe on Saturday July 26th with his band Early Warning for their debut performance at...Read More...

RiverWinds Gallery's Exciting Summer Showcase

Beacon is an art-lovers dream city, and RiverWinds Gallery has a great showcase of local artists. RiverWinds Gallery marks its 11th Anniversary with...Read More...

The Wassaic Project

The Wassaic Project has an exciting summer season for all to enjoy. Their focus on art, music, film, dance and food is sure to interest everyone. Their...Read More...

Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Experience the Gilded Age firsthand at the home of the Mills family.

By Amy Sheldon Staatsburgh State Historic site, is a gem located just north of the center of Hyde Park. Here lies the country home of Ogden Mills and...Read More...

Loeb Art Center Features a Self-Taught Artists Gallery

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center has a collection of more than 100 works made by self-taught artists and Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art, the Art...Read More...

Hudson Valley Renegades at Dutchess Stadium

See Minor League Games Through September!

Take me out to the ball game! This summer when you visit Dutchess County, don’t miss out on perfect night at Dutchess Stadium, watching some great...Read More...

Touring Top Cottage, Private Retreat!

Tucked in a quiet country neighborhood sits Top Cottage, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's peaceful retreat. A secret treasure, which even most locals don't know is there Read More...

Learning Vacations Offer More Than Just an Escape!

Omega's Theme Weeks Deliver Something for Everyone

A growing trend in travel, learning vacations pair fun getaways with educational opportunities that appeal to those who want more than just downtime. Omega...Read More...

Harlem Valley Rail Ride

Mark your calendars and register for the Harlem Valley Rail Ride on Sunday, July 27th! The ride starts and ends at the Eddie Collins Field in Millerton. Read More...

Home of Eleanor Roosevelt Celebrates 30 Years as National Historic Site with New Exhibits Exploring the Development of Mrs. Roosevelt as an Activist

Eleanor Roosevelt didn’t start out to be an activist, feminist and humanitarian icon; she simply explored her own interests and those of her friends...Read More...

Summer Exhibits at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College

There are three new and exciting exhibits at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) this summer. CCS Bard was founded in 1990 as...Read More...

Justin Vivian Bond Hosts Bard's Beloved Spiegeltent for SummerScape 2014

Providing a Sumptuous Series with Cutting-Edge Cabaret, Live Music, Dancing, Dining, and More Featured Acts Include Amanda Palmer, Martha Wainwright,...Read More...