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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival Floats Over Dutchess County

It’s that time again – the 31st Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival, hosted by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commer...

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Let the Dutchess Tourism Connection Finder Passport be your Guide to Family Fun

There are so many interesting places to go and exciting things to do as a family in Dutchess County!   Let the Dutchess Tourism Connection Fin...

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Top 10 Places to Get Ice Cream in Dutchess

Dutchess County truly is a place that experiences all seasons, from those cold, snowy winters, to the hot, humid summers. As things start to heat up o...

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Top 10 Events in August

August in Dutchess County means it’s time once again for the Dutchess County Fair, and this year’s Fair (Aug. 23-28) is certainly shaping ...

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2022 Jazz in the Valley Festival Brings Live Music to the Poughkeepsie Waterfront

Dutchess County is a one-of-a-kind destination for live music. Concerts run the gamut from intimate winery settings to large arenas. Of course, sittin...

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Minor-League Baseball is Major Fun with the Renegades

When you purchase a ticket to a Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game at Dutchess Stadium, you get so much more than a seat at the ballpark. You unloc...

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Alpaca Yoga and More Dutchess Farm Fitness

Yoga practice outdoors can do wonders for clearing the mind. Luckily, Dutchess County has several open air opportunities to say "om." Shavas...

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Prettiest Places to Dine Outdoors in Dutchess

Warm weather in the Hudson Valley brings patio meals on sunny days! Enjoy Dutchess cuisine al fresco at one of our many restaurants and eateries. Alth...

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There is Fun for Everyone at the Dutchess County Fair

It has been one of the biggest events in the Hudson Valley year after year for generations, and the Dutchess County Fair is back for its 176th go-arou...

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Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the Hudson River in Dutchess

The impressive Hudson River is actually a tidal estuary, an arm of the sea where salty sea water meets fresh water running off the land. Native tribes...

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Accessible Travel Series: Introducing the New Sensory Safe Suite at Dutchess Stadium

The Hudson Valley Renegades baseball team, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, proudly unveiled its Sensory Safe Suite at the beginning of t...

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Celebrate Oaxaca Week in Poughkeepsie

Come and be a part of a week-long celebration of Mexican culture and traditions during Oaxaca Week in Poughkeepsie! Oaxaca is a state in southern Mexi...

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Top 10 Events in July

The summer is in full swing and there are so many exciting events throughout Dutchess County! This is our Top 10 list for July, but why limit yourself...

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My Dutchess Story

Find out what the locals are saying about Dutchess County! Fermin Ortega and Irvin Gonzaga at Casa Ortega, Wappingers Falls What do you...

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Top 10 Destinations for the Perfect Kids Summer Vacation

Summer is the perfect time to come enjoy Dutchess County. Plan your trip to these Top 10 Destinations for the Perfect Kids Summer Vacation, ranging fr...

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Spend Upstate Art Weekend in Dutchess County

Ready to spend a weekend discovering immersive arts experiences? Plan your trip to Dutchess County during Upstate Art Weekend (July 22-24), an ann...

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Father's Day Activities and Gift Ideas in Dutchess County

Did you know Father's Day has been celebrated for over 100 years? It did not become an official U.S. holiday until 1972, even though Mother's ...

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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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Outdoor Summer Concerts in Dutchess County

Outdoor music performances come in all shapes and sizes: fist-pumping rock and roll, toe-tapping jazz, red-hot flamenco – and everything in betw...

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