SPRING INTO
DUTCHESS
COUNTY!

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.

DO WONDERS
FOR YOUR SOUL
Reconnect with your family, away from
distractions and back to basics.
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!

Featured Spotlights

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest on September 6th and 7th at the beautiful Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck....Read More...

Private Studios of 19 Artists Featured In Labor Day Weekend Art Studio Views Event

Looking for a relaxing afternoon exploring Northern Dutchess County and checking out some great local art? Well, we have the perfect event for you! The...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Cruise from Poughkeepsie to Hudson!

Cruise the Hudson River just like the riverboats of the past!

Hudson Cruises is bringing Marika, their new boat, to Poughkeepsie. On Saturday the 6th, they’re offering a cruise from Poughkeepsie to Hudson one-way...Read More...

Sprout Creek Farm Wins Big at American Cheese Society Competition!

Poughkeepsie’s Sprout Creek Farm has registered very big wins for their cheese at this year’s American Cheese Society competition! The creamery...Read More...

Exciting Upcoming Events at the Towne Crier in Beacon

The Towne Crier in Beacon is a music destination, drawing music lovers of all kinds. But watch out Dutchess County because two strong female artists are...Read More...

Poughkeepsie Ice House Mural by Franc Palaia Now on View

Have you had a chance to check out the new *Poughkeepsie Ice House on the Hudson mural by Franc Palaia?  The waterfront restaurant next to Walkway...Read More...

Old Stone Farm Workshops 2014

Old Stone Farm is a wellness and education center dedicated to social awakening through personal transformation.  It’s also a luxury country...Read More...

SplashDown Beach, Easy to get to in Fishkill!

New Safari Outpost Attraction!

Love the relaxing waves of the beach, but also the exciting speed of water rides? SplashDown Beach is the perfect place for you and your family this summer. SplashDown...Read More...

READ MY PINS: The Madeleine Albright Collection on view

At the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Madeleine Albright is the former Secretary of State, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and a lover of pins. You now have a chance to see some...Read More...

Montgomery Place: Tour the home, gardens, & trails

Montgomery Place is a hidden treasure, tucked into the woods of Northern Dutchess County, which gives visitors a peek into the past.Read More...

Summer Concerts in the Park!

Summer nights are the perfect opportunity to grab a blanket, make a picnic, and enjoy a concert in the park. Many of the towns and villages in Dutchess...Read More...