Spend the present day in our Hudson Valley,
re-thinking history.


Spend the warm-weather days in
our Hudson Valley, exploring the great outdoors.


Distinctly Dutchess.


Spend your vacation time
savoring every moment.

Spend a weekend appreciating the past, present, and future.

Discover the Hudson Valley.

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

Easter Brunch and Sunday Dinner

  Spring is finally here, and it only gets better in Dutchess County. Take the children out on an Easter egg hunt or have the family dressed in...Read More...

Women's History Month: Spotlight on Historic Sites

March is Women's History Month! Meet many amazing Dutchess women to celebrate.

March is Women's History Month, and there are plenty of amazing women who called Dutchess their home to celebrate. Visit these historic sites...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opens For Tour Season

Site Features Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, opens for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours are offered Thursdays through Sundays...Read More...

ZviDance performs "Surveillance" at Kaatsbaan April 4th

Kaatsbaan presents ZviDance on Saturday, April 4th at 7:30 pm. The company performs its critically acclaimed 2014 work, “Surveillance” exploring...Read More...

Daryl's House to Host Touring Musicians

The month of April will bring finger-picking folk melodies to the relaxed venue of Daryl’s House in Pawling, with concerts from Ellis Paul and, the...Read More...

Love My Park Day

Show NYS Parks and Historic Sites Some Love on May 2!

Registration is now open for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 2! Nearly 90 New York State Parks and Historic Sites host events this...Read More...

Wheels in motion: GFA Hudson Valley Biking Adventures!

            This is the path Robert Frost was talking about; the path less traveled is a biker’s...Read More...

Art Books at RiverWinds Gallery

RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon presents ArtBooks by several Hudson Valley Artists, a wonderful collection of Salt Grass, Polariods, Street Art, Flowers,...Read More...

Tangent Theater Company Stages Lobby Hero as Spring Production

Lobby Hero, a 2001 play by Kenneth Lonergan, follows a young security guard as he deals with his strict supervisor, an overbearing cop and his new female...Read More...

SummerScape at Bard College

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for all SummerScape 2015 events are now on sale! SummerScape, now in its 13th year, is eight weeks of terrific events in opera, music, theater,...Read More...

Celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd

Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will be coming Dutchess County in May.  Between March and August of 2015, Brit Floyd will play over 100 shows...Read More...

"An Evening with Bernadette Peters"

Bernadette Peters will be performing at the Bardavon Gala on May 17th at 7pm. The Bardavon is a historic opera house, originally built in 1869 and renovated...Read More...