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.
[Balloon Festival over the Hudson Valley]
LOCATION. LOCATION.
LOCATION.

Come to a place with
picture-perfect views.

YOU DESERVE
TO SEE YOUR KIDS SMILE
Come see what's good for the whole family.
YOU DESERVE
SOMETHING MADE FROM SCRATCH
Made right before your eyes.

YOU DESERVE
SOME OLD SCHOOL FUN

Come visit what used to make you smile...and still does.

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!

Visit ILOVENY.com for up-to-date color information and best vantage spots for leaf peeping!

Featured Spotlights

I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Reports Have Begun!

Each autumn, travelers from around the world experience one of nature's most colorful events; New York State's spectacular, blazing fall foliage...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

PROJECT 44 Dance Company Performs at Kaatsbaan

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli presents PROJECT 44 on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm. PROJECT 44, winner of Kaatsbaan's Spring 2013...Read More...

Let's Get Spooky: Halloween in Wassaic

Head to Wassaic for a day of Halloween Activities on Saturday, October 25 from 3pm on. It’s all hosted by the Wassaic Project, the Wassaic Volunteer...Read More...

The Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre Partner in Hyde Park

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Half Moon Theatre (HMT), a year-round professional theatre company, have formed a partnership to bring New...Read More...

New York By Rail® is your Amtrak® Travel Guide to Hudson Valley Destinations

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Meet over 40 Mid-Hudson Valley artists in their studios at the 8th Annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour

This October over 40 local artists throughout Eastern Dutchess County New York will open their studios to the public for the 8th annual ArtEast Open Studio...Read More...

Loeb Art Center: 1st Us Exhibition Exploring Renaissance Augsburg's Innovations in Works On Paper

The city of Augsburg, Germany has an impressive Renaissance heritage, notably in printmaking innovations, but has long been eclipsed in America by the...Read More...

Local Farms for Apple Picking

The fall season and foliage is at peak! Drink a pumpkin latte or beer and savor some squash soup - and visit our pick-your-own farms before they're...Read More...

Scotland's Battlefield Band in Concert Oct. 31st!

Visit the Towne Crier in Their New Home In Beacon

Scotland's Battlefield Band performs in concert in Beacon on October 31st! Find out more about this unique group's upcoming concert at the...Read More...