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

Memorial Day Observances in Dutchess County

Memorial Day is one of the most American holidays, observed on the last Monday of May. We pause to honor our brave service men and women who died while...Read More...

Mount Gulian Hosts Dinner and Conversation with President Theodore Roosevelt

On Saturday, June 4, Mount Gulian Historic Site holds its 21st Annual Historical Dinner, from 5 to 9 pm. The evening includes an early 20th century inspired...Read More...

Memorial Day Weekend at the FDR Home, Library and Museum

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site host a series of terrific patriotic...Read More...

Montgomery Place Hosts Tours of Historic Mansion

Every Saturday! Starts June 4 Bard has announced that the Montgomery Place campus will begin hosting guided tours of the historic Montgomery Place...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

See ALBERT CUMMINGS Play the Blues in Beacon! Friday, June 3

Albert Cummings, master guitarist and fan favorite, takes the stage at the Towne Crier Café on Friday, June 3rd at 8:30 pm.  Albert Cummings...Read More...

New Casual Dining Option Opens at The Culinary Institute of America: The Tavern at American Bounty has a New Look

Renovations were made to the lounge at The Culinary Institute of America's award-wining American Bounty Restaurant to create The Tavern at American...Read More...

Country Living Fair Returns to Rhinebeck from June 3-5!

The Country Living Fair brings the popular magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience. The show features...Read More...

10th Annual Bellefield Design Lecture: A Garden Writer's Journey

10th Annual Bellefield Design Lecture: A Garden Writer's Journey, will be presented by Paula Deitz on June 5, 2016 at 2 pm. The garden is located...Read More...

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle at Bard: 66th Concert Season Opens in June!

The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle (HVCMC) series at Bard College presents three chamber music concerts in June. The Saturday evening concerts, presented...Read More...

32nd Powerhouse Season at Vassar College, June 24 to July 31

Vassar & New York Stage and Film announced the programming for the 32nd Powerhouse Season, which runs June 24 to July 31 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie....Read More...

Queen City Pride in Poughkeepsie

Happy Gay Pride Month Hudson Valley! Join us in Poughkeepsie on First Friday, June 3rd to kick off LGBTQ Pride month with a FREE night out at Shadows...Read More...

Dutchess County Airport 5th Annual Open House & Car Show to be Held June 4th

The Dutchess County Airport will host the 5th annual Open House & Car Show on Saturday, June 4th from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission and parking are...Read More...