In the Spotlight

Halloween Frights and Delights in Dutchess

If you are looking for a frightfully fun time this Halloween, or if you love a spooky ghost story, Dutchess County has you covered!   There ar...

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Great Estates Garden & Landscape Weekends

Explore the gardens and landscapes of Dutchess County’s Great Estates along the Hudson River. Experience the outdoor beauty of these estates fro...

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Top 10 Places to Get Cider Donuts in Dutchess

Fall foliage, apple picking and pumpkin beer are highlights of the fall season. However, few traditional treats in Dutchess County are as sweet a...

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Top 10 Events in September

You can touch the sky this September at the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Ballon Festival and taste the best that New York has to offer at the Hudson Val...

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Here's What to Do in Dutchess County During Vassar and Marist College's Family Weekend

Family Weekend is just around the corner for Vassar College and Marist College! September 30-October 2 is your opportunity to explore Dutchess County....

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Top 10 Events in October

With its impossibly beautiful foliage, its crisp autumn air and its bountiful harvests, there is nothing quite like October in Dutchess County! There ...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Accessible Hospitality

Accessible Hospitality Finalists: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum | Stony Kill Farm Foundation and NYS Department of Environment...

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Pick-Your-Own Apples, Pumpkins and More at These Dutchess Farms

Fall is nearly here, and we're ready for crisp apples, sweet cider donuts and perfect pumpkins! Farms offer an ideal outdoor activity for friends ...

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Discover Dutchess Sites on Path Through History Weekend

Sometimes the most interesting way to explore New York’s Hudson Valley is by discovering its storied past. Path Through History weekends are the...

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Explore 9 New Businesses in Dutchess County

What’s new in Dutchess County? Two of the Hudson Valley’s hottest cities for foodies, Beacon and Poughkeepsie, have several new additions ...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Finalists: Barton Orchards and Tree Top Adventures | Gravity Vault | Sinterklaas Congratulations ...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Dutchess County Executive's Award for Overall Distinction

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Dutchess County Executive's Award for Overall Distinction Finalists in September! ...

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2022 Awards of Distinction: Mary Kay Vrba Spirit Award

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Mary Kay Vrba Spirit Award recipient in September! ...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Hospitality Service

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Hospitality Service Award of Distinction finalists in September!  ...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Arts

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Arts Award of Distinction finalists in September! ...

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Dog-Friendly Jaunts in Dutchess

Wondering where you can go and bring along your pup in Dutchess County? Here’s a few of our dog-friendly hiking trails, historic ...

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Dutchess

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022) is quickly approaching, and there are so many ways to celebrate right here in Dutc...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Culinary

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Culinary Award of Distinction finalists in September!   ...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: History

History Finalists: Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn | Hopewell Depot Museum | Mesier Homestead under the custodianship of the Wappingers His...

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Top 10 Events in November

The holidays are right around the corner once the calendar flips to November, and winter’s chill is not far off. The Hudson Valley has its own, ...

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Top 10 Picnic Spots in Dutchess County

Beautiful weather means we can venture outside and enjoy the incredible beauty of Dutchess County! Head out to one of these spectacular spots for...

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2022 Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Outdoors

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Outdoors Award of Distinction finalists in September!   ...

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Our Summer Featured Photographers Capture the Beauty of Dutchess

Check out these gorgeous Dutchess County destinations through the lens of community photographers. Gather inspiration for your next trip, and discover...

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Accessible Travel Series: Dutchess County Fair

It may sound amazing, but despite being more than 170 years old, the Dutchess County Fair is still way ahead of its time!  Consider this: ...

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Try Dutchess County Products at Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Join us in Dutchess County the weekend of September 10th and 11th for the annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds...

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