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

CENTERstage Productions presents "Othello" April 10-26

Sam Scripps Shakespeare Festival in Rhinebeck

The CENTERstage Theatre Company opens its 9th annual Sam Scripps Shakespeare Festival with an all-male version of the tragedy Othello, running...Read More...

Tangent Theater Company Stages Lobby Hero as Spring Production

Lobby Hero, a 2001 play by Kenneth Lonergan, follows a young security guard as he deals with his strict supervisor, an overbearing cop and his new female...Read More...

In the Spotlight!

Hudson Valley Garden Fair to Usher in Spring at Montgomery Place

Emerging from a trying winter season, the Hudson Valley Garden Association welcomes spring with their 3rd annual fundraising event, the Hudson Valley Garden...Read More...

Fall in Love with Half Moon Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS!

At The Culinary Institute of America April 24-May 10

Half Moon Theatre opens its inaugural spring season at The Culinary Institute of America with the beloved classic, The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running...Read More...

The Countdown is On! Flea Markets are in Season!

  There's nothing like a treasure hunt! Mark your calendars, the next Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market show is Sunday, April...Read More...

Staatsburgh State Historic Site Open For Tour Season

Site Features Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, opened for the season on Thursday, April 16. Tours are offered Thursdays through Sundays...Read More...

Daryl's House to Host Touring Musicians

By Jenna Kunze, PR/Marketing Assistant, Marist College

The month of April will bring finger-picking folk melodies to the relaxed venue of Daryl’s House in Pawling, with an   April 25th concert...Read More...

Love My Park Day

Show NYS Parks and Historic Sites Some Love on May 2!

Registration is now open for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 2! Nearly 90 New York State Parks and Historic Sites host events this...Read More...

Wheels in motion: GFA Hudson Valley Biking Adventures!

            This is the path Robert Frost was talking about; the path less traveled is a biker’s...Read More...

SummerScape at Bard College

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for all SummerScape 2015 events are now on sale! SummerScape, now in its 13th year, is eight weeks of terrific events in opera, music, theater,...Read More...