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.
[Walkway Over the Hudson]
LOCATION. LOCATION.
LOCATION.

Come to a place with
picture-perfect views.

YOU DESERVE
SOMETHING MADE
FROM SCRATCH
Made right before your eyes.
[Hudson Beach Glass Ornaments]
YOU DESERVE
SOME OLD
SCHOOL FUN
Come visit what used to make
you smile...and still does.
DISCOVER THE HUDSON VALLEY
Experience some outdoor thrills.
DISCOVER THE HUDSON VALLEY
Discover all the beauty Dutchess has to offer.
DISTINCTLY DUTCHESS
Come tour our historic estates.

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

Pop-Up at Pangea: The Culinary Institute of America

Debuts a Pop-Up Restaurant with Conscious & Globally Inspired Cuisine

Pop-up into Pangea to experience amazing dishes and warm up to a new experience! The CIA Restaurant Group has a new addition to its slate of restaurants...Read More...

Modfest: Free Arts festival at Vassar College!

Here’s a wonderful way to give your budget a break after the holiday! Now in its 13th year, Modfest is a series of free performances and programs...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

The BARDAVON Presents in February: Rhapsody In Black & Through A Lens Darkly

Two award-winning programs about race in America that you won’t want to miss will be shown at The Bardavon, in collaboration with Vassar College...Read More...

FarmOn! in Dutchess County

Excerpt and Recipe from Tessa Edick's "Hudson Valley Food & Farming: Why Didn't Anyone Ever Tell Me That?"

The Hudson Valley is famous for landscapes, light and agriculture. It represents everything we love about America—hardworking people, fertile land,...Read More...

Winter Events Set at Staatsburgh

Although closed for walk-in tours until April 15th, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site, formerly known as Mills Mansion, is opening its doors for a collection...Read More...

Maple Syrup isn't just for Pancakes

Madava Farms, located in Dover Plains, is home to one of the largest Maple Syrup production facilities in the United States. The farm is home to Crown...Read More...

Seventh Annual Robbie Burns Night at The Rhinecliff!

On Friday, January 30th, The Rhinecliff is the place to be, for the seventh annual Robbie Burns Night, complete with dinner (Highland Beef Stewe w/ Neeps...Read More...

Robert Cray: Warm up Your Winter with Some Blues

The weather outside may be frightful, but the Robert Cray Band is sure to be delightful. Robert Cray and his band are coming to perform in Poughkeepsie...Read More...