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

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Presidents Day Weekend Events!

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Presidents Day Weekend Events! Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Sue Reich, and Documents...Read More...

Special Behind-the-Ropes tour at Clermont State Historic Site

Visitors to Go Behind Museum Ropes: A brand new tour at Clermont State Historic Site! For one weekend only this February, visitors to Clermont State...Read More...

Model Train & Railroad Hobby Show Rolls Into Fishkill Rec Center Sunday, February 14

The promoters of the Hudson Valley’s biggest railroad-themed events present their debut show in Dutchess County, when the Fishkill Model Train and...Read More...

14th Modfest at Vassar Celebrates the 20th & 21st century Arts

Through February 12! Now in its 14th year, Modfest is a series of performances and presentations in dance, drama, visual art, film, literature, poetry,...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

DC Sports Brings Indoor Golf and More to Wappingers Falls

DC Sports, a year-round family entertainment venue and sports bar, recently opened with new games for kids and adults. Soon it will boast 12 indoor arcade...Read More...

Bowling, Arcade, Laser Tag, All Available in New Family Entertainment Center

Spins Bowl Poughkeepsie has just opened a new family entertainment center! Their new flagship site has 34-lane bowling on new synthetic lanes with innovative...Read More...

NEW Pine Plains Inn - Perfect Place to Explore Northern Dutchess!

If you’re looking for a charming location with great food and shopping nearby, the Pine Plains Inn is the place to stay. Located in the quaint town...Read More...

2016 Special Olympics Winter Games at Bowdoin Park

Hudson Valley hosts New York State Games Feb. 19-20! The Hudson Valley region will host the State Winter Games for the first time ever on Feb. 19th-21st....Read More...

Three ways to make 2016 your best year ever!

Fuel your passion for food & wine at The CIA Don't you get tired of the same old New Year's resolutions? Lose weight. Exercise. Get organized....Read More...

American Paintings Exhibit: American Stories 1800-1950 at the Loeb Art Center in Poughkeepsie

A new exhibition showcases the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s extensive, but not often exhibited, collection of American paintings. American Stories...Read More...