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

Bannerman Castle Seasonal Tours & Special Events

Take a boat from Beacon to & from the Island

From armaments to tourism, Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island on the Hudson is a thriving heritage and cultural tourism site. The popular tours of this...Read More...

CENTERstage Productions presents Seussical, the Musical

Looking for some place fun to the kids this holiday weekend? We have the solution! One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical The Musical,...Read More...

Bard SummerScape Opens for the Season!

Bard Music Festival Examines Carlos Chavez; Spi

Now in its 13th season, Bard SummerScape presents eight weeks of stellar events in opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret June 25 – August...Read More...

Vassar and New York Stage and Film Present the Powerhouse Theater Season

July 25 - August 2 in Poughkeepsie

For 30 years Vassar College and New York Stage and Film have partnered to bring to life the Powerhouse Theater season, a unique collaboration between...Read More...

July 4th events in Dutchess

July 4th events  in Dutchess County!   Friday July 3rd:  East Fishkill Concert at East Fishkill Recreation Park with Adam and...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

The Wassaic Project Introduces its Eighth Annual Exhibition: Deep End

Summer Festival also scheduled!

Deep End, the Wassaic Project's eighth annual exhibition, draws inspiration from J. G. Ballard's post-apocalyptic short story of Earth's last...Read More...

Plan Your Getaway with Off Trail Camping

“The outdoors are our way of life in the Hudson Valley,” said Jesse Connor. That’s what inspired Jesse to open his business Off Trail...Read More...

Hudson Valley Renegades Baseball Start up the Season!

Grab your baseball hats and sunglasses because the Hudson Valley Renegades season is underway! Throughout every game the Renegades host, there are games...Read More...

Dutchess County's Annual Balloon Festival is July 10 -12!

By Tatum Cruz, PR Assistant The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 25th annual Balloon Festival on July the 10th through...Read More...

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Airshows Kick off the Season

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, presenting one of the...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...