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

Dutchess County Airport Hosts Wings of Freedom Tour

Rare WWII Aircraft on Display Sept 29 - Oct 1

The Dutchess County Airport hosts the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR from Monday, September 29th to Wednesday, October 1st.  The...Read More...

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...

Local Farms for Apple Picking

The fall season is here, and that means pumpkin beer and squash soup, cool sleeping weather - and pick-your-own farms! Farms are the perfect places to...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

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...

4th Annual Art Exhibit "Meeting Past" at The Akin Library and Museums

80 Contemporary Artists find resonance between their work and historic artifacts in this new exhibit, on view at Pawling’s Akin Library and Museums...Read More...

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Season Opens October 5th

Hear Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s (HVP) 55th season Opening concert includes Mahler’s monumental symphony, Beethoven’s moving overture, and...Read More...

Hike in to see the Remarkable "Stone Church" in the Town of Dover!

Looking for a new place to hike? Check out one of the Hudson Valley’s great natural wonders, Stone Church in Dover, a truly remarkable geological...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...