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 170th Dutchess County Fair Celebrates Agriculture & More!

August 25th - 30th in Rhinebeck!

The 170th Dutchess County Fair runs from Tuesday, August 25th – Sunday, August 30th. The Dutchess County Fair remains the second largest...Read More...

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery presents Jazz at the Grille

Millbrook Vineyard’s summer jazz concert series features amazing local talent, terrific food, and delicious wine…the perfect combination! If...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

REAWAKENING THE SACRED at the 4TH ANNUAL SACRED EARTH FESTIVAL on Sunday, September 6

The Green Brain Initiative holds its 4th Annual Sacred Earth Festival on Sunday, September 6th from 12 noon to 4 pm in Pavilion 6 at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers...Read More...

RUSTED ROOT PLAYS THE TOWNE CRIER ON AUGUST 27th!

In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Rusted Root have been on an extensive national tour to support their current release, “The Movement.” They'll...Read More...

Two-Time Tony Winner and Younger TV Star SUTTON FOSTER Kicks Off Sizzling Half Moon Theatre Season at The Culinary Institute of America

Half Moon Theatre, the Hudson Valley’s professional regional theatre, announces it will continue its partnership with The Culinary Institute of America,...Read More...

Walking/tasting Tours of Rhinebeck Village Offered on Sundays

Culinary crawls showcase the best of area edibles and drinkables with guided tours that visit restaurants, food shops and the Rhinebeck Farmers Market

Visitors to Rhinebeck now have a great way to get up close and personal with the people who create and serve the area’s artisan food and beverage...Read More...

Mount Gulian Historic Site Hosts "James F. Brown Day: A Celebration of Freedom" on September 5th!

On Saturday, September 5th from noon to 5 pm, Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon celebrates the life of James F. Brown, an escaped slave from Maryland...Read More...

The Bardavon Welcomes The MET: LIVE IN HD 2015/16 SEASON

Opera aficionado? Don’t worry that you’ll miss an opera while you’re on vacation! Met: Live in HD once again offers a variety of operatic...Read More...

8th annual Art Studio Views Tour

Labor Day weekend!

The 8th annual Art Studio Views tour, held over Labor Day weekend, has expanded this year beyond the border of Northern Dutchess County to include artists...Read More...

Summer Concerts in the Park!

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

I LOVE NEW YORK Bus Tours

  Book trips at www.iloveny.com/bus.   Experience New York State wine tours, festivals, special events, and more on day and overnight...Read More...