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

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...

Get the New York Fish & Wildlife App and Get Sporting Licenses Online!

As you  enjoy your summer weekends, why not check out a new resource to use for your outdoor adventures? The NYS DEC has taken s big step in...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Schooner Lois McClure 2014 Tour: "1814: From War to Peace", in port at Poughkeepsie, August 12

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's schooner Lois McClure will be in port in Poughkeepsie at Waryas Park on Tuesday, August 12, with public hours from...Read More...

READ MY PINS: THE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT COLLECTION

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...

3rd Annual Guthrie's Ghost Fundraiser: "PETE, WOODY and LEE"

Benefit for the Woody Sloop at the Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

In 2012, Hope Machine (Fred Gillen Jr. & Steve Kirkman) teamed up with folksingers David and Jacob Bernz, along with the wonderful...Read More...

Montgomery Place

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

Jazz in the Valley: August 17th at Waryas Park!

Come down the Poughkeepsie waterfront and swing and sway to an afternoon of jazz music on Sunday, August 17th. The 14th annual Jazz in the Valley festival...Read More...

John Gorka at the Towne Crier in Beacon

John Gorka will be in concert at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, NY on Friday, August 8th at 8:30 pm. The concert is in celebration of his 12th studio...Read More...

Beacon Sloop Club Annual Corn Festival

The Beacon Sloop Club’s annual Corn Festival will take place Sunday August 10th, from 12 noon to 5pm, rain or shine, at Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront...Read More...

Hudson Horror Show 9

The movie festival that even modern technology could not kill, Hudson Horror Show, is back from the grave and hungry for your soul!  Hudson Horror...Read More...

RiverWinds Gallery's Exciting Summer Showcase

Beacon is an art-lovers dream city, and RiverWinds Gallery has a great showcase of local artists. RiverWinds Gallery marks its 11th Anniversary with...Read More...

The Wassaic Project

The Wassaic Project has an exciting summer season for all to enjoy. Their focus on art, music, film, dance and food is sure to interest everyone. Their...Read More...

Loeb Art Center Features a Self-Taught Artists Gallery

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center has a collection of more than 100 works made by self-taught artists and Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art, the Art...Read More...

Hudson Valley Renegades at Dutchess Stadium

See Minor League Games Through September!

Take me out to the ball game! This summer when you visit Dutchess County, don’t miss out on perfect night at Dutchess Stadium, watching some great...Read More...