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

The Hudson Valley: A Culinary Destination

by Tracy Antonioli, the Suitcase Scholar

Attending a boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America was on my bucket list for many, many years. And as you may know, I had the good fortune of being...Read More...

Hyde Park - Home to FDR, Refuge for Eleanor

by Dave Zuchowski for JohnnyJet.com

The recent Ken Burns series on the Roosevelts that aired on PBS in September jogged my memory of a trip up the Hudson I planned a few years ago. It started...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Free Health & Wellness Expo at Mid-Hudson Civic Center, June 12th

On Saturday, June 13th Dutchess County and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park hosts three USTAF certified running events, which include a marathon,...Read More...

Dutchess County Airport 4th Annual Open House & Car Show on June 6th

The Dutchess County Airport hosts the 4th annual Open House & Car Show on Saturday, June 6th from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission and parking are...Read More...

Country Living Fair Returns to Rhinebeck from June 5-7!

Presented by Country Living Magazine from Fri. - Sun., June 5 -7 in Rhinebeck, rain or shine! The Fair gives you the chance to fully experience...Read More...

Storyhorse and the Bardavon present "The Little Things"

Monday, June 8 at 7pm at the Bardavon

Storyhorse and the Bardavon in association with Hudson Opera House present "The Little Things", a theatrical reading of a docudrama about one...Read More...

"All You Can Eat!" Half Moon Theatre's 5th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival at The Culinary Institute of America, June 12-13

Half Moon Theatre closes its exciting inaugural season at The Culinary Institute of America with its 5th annual Ten Minute Play Festival. This year’s...Read More...

Hudson Horror Show to Reel in Viewers June 13

  An appealing success, Hudson Horror Show #11 returns for its sixth year of hosting a 12-hour movie marathons celebrating films predating...Read More...

A Long Journey Home for Eleanor Roosevelt's Painting

Recently , a painting that belonged in Eleanor Roosevelt’s home was donated to the National PArk Service by Stefan Toomey, the man who owned it for...Read More...