You can learn about history in a book. You can EXPERIENCE history in Dutchess County, NY.
[Balloon Festival over the Hudson Valley]

Come to a place with
picture-perfect views.

Come see what's good for the whole family.
Made right before your eyes.


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

Tour Decorated Great Estates & Historic Sites

As the holiday season opens, Dutchess County’s Great Estates have hung up up their ribbons and bows, set up the Christmas trees, and created a holly,...Read More...

Fresh Cut and Fragrant: Christmas Tree Promotion

Nov. 28 thru Dec. 21!

Dutchess County Christmas tree farms are waiting for you to arrive and choose and cut your perfect tree! Some of our farms also offer freshly cut trees...Read More...

Dutchess County 2014 Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Let us take you away to another time and place! The air is crisp and the night is clear. A smell of gingerbread comes wafting by from the bakery nearby....Read More...

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Dutchess County

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to plan your holiday dinner. Did you know it wasn’t a national holiday until 1863, when...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

LeAnn Rimes Performs in Poughkeepsie!

American country and pop singer, LeAnn Rimes performs at Poughkeepsie’s Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Friday, December 12th at 8pm. She has released...Read More...

The THE BAND Band pays tribute to THE BAND with The Last Waltz Anniversary Show Dec. 13th

The THE BAND Band with the TTBB Horns pays tribute to The Band with a Last Waltz Anniversary Show, on Saturday, December 13th at 8:30pm at the Towne Crier,...Read More...

The Bardavon presents New Paltz Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Dec. 13 & 14!

Giant fighting mice, sugar plum fairies, and huge toy soldiers will soon be dancing on the Bardavon stage. It’s time once again to take the magical...Read More...

Visiting Dutchess County Wine Country

I was following the Dutchess County Wine Trail in New York's Hudson Valley. Heavily forested, dotted with dairies, and orchards, the Hudson Valley was named a top USA road trip destination by National Geographic in 2013.Read More...

Decorate the Tree!

A children's coloring contest with prizes

Get out the glitter, the paints, stickers, and crayons. The holiday season has begun, and children aged 10 and under are invited to decorate the Christmas...Read More...

2 Way Brewing Company is Open to Visit in Beacon

2 Way Brewing Company is a brand new micro-craft brewery, just open and already producing high-quality, hand-made beer. Located on the Hudson River...Read More...

New York State IS "Wine Region of the Year"

Says Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

New York State (NYS) has been named "Wine Region of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, with the actual award to be presented at the Wine...Read More...

Museum in the Streets© of Millbrook, New York

The Village of Millbrook recently unveiled its Museum in the Streets© (MITS), a self-guided walking tour, featuring 32 permanent plaques, designed...Read More...

Arts Mid-Hudson Opens Dutchess Handmade, a Pop-Up Shop For Gifts

Shop local with a selection of handmade items from area artists this November and December, as Arts Mid-Hudson gathers the work of more than 40 artists...Read More...