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

REAWAKENING THE SACRED at the 4TH ANNUAL SACRED EARTH FESTIVAL on Sunday, September 6

The Green Brain Initiative holds its 4th Annual Sacred Earth Festival on Sunday, September 6th from 12 noon to 4 pm in Pavilion 6 at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers...Read More...

Mount Gulian Historic Site Hosts "James F. Brown Day: A Celebration of Freedom" on September 5th!

On Saturday, September 5th from noon to 5 pm, Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon celebrates the life of James F. Brown, an escaped slave from Maryland...Read More...

8th annual Art Studio Views Tour

Labor Day weekend!

The 8th annual Art Studio Views tour, held over Labor Day weekend, has expanded this year beyond the border of Northern Dutchess County to include artists...Read More...

I LOVE NEW YORK Bus Tours

  Book trips at www.iloveny.com/bus.   Experience New York State wine tours, festivals, special events, and more on day and overnight...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

SPECIAL DOWNTON ABBEY THEMED AND DELUXE TOURS THIS FALL AT STAATSBURGH STATE HISTORIC SITE

Fans of the popular PBS television series can enjoy a “Downton Abbey experience” at Staatsburgh State Historic Site (also known as Mills Mansion)...Read More...

Dutchess County, Renegades Welcome Hudson Valley Fort to Dutchess Stadium

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and the Hudson Valley Renegades announced the Hudson Valley Fort, a minor-league football team playing in the...Read More...

BLACK VIOLIN TO PLAY TOWNE CRIER ON SEPT. 10

Black Violin plays the Towne Crier Cafe located at 379 Main St., Beacon on Thursday, September 10th, at 7:30 pm.    Founded by classically...Read More...

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS ADDS XTREME AGILITY CHALLENGE WITH COURSES FOR OLDER AND YOUNGER KIDS

Bounce! Trampoline Sports has completed construction on its new Bounce! Xtreme Ability Courses which offer an opportunity to combine fun and fitness for...Read More...

Two-Time Tony Winner and Younger TV Star SUTTON FOSTER Kicks Off Sizzling Half Moon Theatre Season at The Culinary Institute of America

Half Moon Theatre, the Hudson Valley’s professional regional theatre, announces it will continue its partnership with The Culinary Institute of America,...Read More...

Walking/tasting Tours of Rhinebeck Village Offered on Sundays

Culinary crawls showcase the best of area edibles and drinkables with guided tours that visit restaurants, food shops and the Rhinebeck Farmers Market

Visitors to Rhinebeck now have a great way to get up close and personal with the people who create and serve the area’s artisan food and beverage...Read More...

The Bardavon Welcomes The MET: LIVE IN HD 2015/16 SEASON

Opera aficionado? Don’t worry that you’ll miss an opera while you’re on vacation! Met: Live in HD once again offers a variety of operatic...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...