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Dog Friendly in Dutchess County
Dog-Friendly Jaunts in Dutchess By: Whitney Bowers, Dutchess Tourism’s Director of Communications and New Dog Mom I know I'm not the only one who adopted a quarantine pup...
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Dutchess Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí. During Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin Americans express and celebrate their...
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Apple and Pumpkin Picking Dutchess County
Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins at These Dutchess Farms Fall is nearly here – bring on the crisp apples, sweet cider donuts and perfect pumpkins! Farms offer an ideal outdoor activity for friends and family,...
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Farm Fresh Recipes | Apple Cider Donuts
September Farm Fresh Recipes Farmers are the backbone that make Dutchess County one of the richest agricultural experiences in the Northeast. We’re excited about our series of...
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Fall Foliage Dutchess County New York
Best Places to View Fall Foliage Enjoying time outdoors is ideal these days. Here are just a dozen of the many terrific spots to view nature's bursts of color in Dutchess County during...
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Dutchess Tourism | Hot-Air Balloon Festival
Top 10 Events in September Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person...
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Dutchess Tourism| Hudson Valley Photography
September Featured Photographer: Julian Diamond What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Julian Diamond, and I’m a landscape and night photographer based in the heart...
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Dutchess County Book Stores
Top 10 Local Shops for Book Lovers Getting lost in the aisles of a local bookstore is only one of the many charming things you can do in Dutchess. Explore the nooks and crannies of our Top...
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Drafts and Craft Spirits: Dutchess County Road Trip
Dutchess Drafts and Craft Beverages - Summer 2020 Update Which Dutchess breweries, distilleries, cideries and even a new meadery are open right now? What are they offering in terms of seating options and new...
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Dutchess Tourism | Outdoor Concerts
A Dozen Outdoor Music Events in Dutchess Summer is the perfect time to have a night out, and there is no better (and safe) activity to enjoy than an outdoor concert! Here are our A Dozen Outdoor...
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Wine and Cheese Lovers Dutchess County
Dutchess County's Wine & Cheese Lovers Handbook Enjoying a bottle of wine and a spread of cheeses on the beautiful grounds of one of our local vineyards, or at home on your patio is a great way to spend...
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Dutchess Tourism | Picnic Spots
Top 10 Picnic Spots- Updated for 2020 Although the summer is looking a bit different this year, we can still enjoy the incredible beauty of Dutchess County! Head out to one of these spectacular...
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Dutchess Tourism | Farm Recipes
July Farm Fresh Recipes One of the many things you’ll experience when visiting Dutchess County is its popular agricultural scene. Home to many notable, family-owned...
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Dutchess Tourism | Outdoor Dining
Dining Outdoors in Dutchess: Sidewalks, String Lights and Smiles (behind face coverings) While you may still be unsure about your summer plans, one thing is for certain. Our restaurants, eateries and towns are innovating to offer some pretty...
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Dutchess County Gardens | Dutchess Tourism
Dutchess County Gardens to Visit this Summer Updated for 2020 Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Hyde Park Beatrix Farrand, one of America's first female landscape architects, created these enclosed formal...
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Dutchess County |
Top 10 Events in July Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person...
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Kelley
Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in Dutchess Dutchess County truly is a place that experiences all seasons, from those cold, snowy winters, to the hot, humid summers. As things heat up for the...
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Dutchess Tourism| Hudson Valley Photography
June Featured Photographer : Brian Hogaboom What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Brian Hogaboom and I am a local photographer from the Poughkeepsie area. I post many...
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Dutchess County Fair | Dutchess Tourism
Awards of Distinction Finalist Category Spotlight: Dutchess County Executive Overall Award What about your business / organization is inspiring to you? Dutchess County Fairgrounds: Teaching and promoting agriculture and creating family traditions. Hudson...
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Julie
Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Accessible Hospitality What about your business / organization is inspiring to you? Julie’s Jungle at Lime Kiln Park: Our inspiration comes from the people who inspire...
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On Set of I Know This Much is True | Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome gets behind-the-scenes and in the scenes of HBO's TV series "I Know This Much Is True" It’s a beautiful sunny day in Poughkeepsie. The narrow hilly streets of Little Italy are strewn with dirt, store fronts display unheard of prices,...
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Hudson Valley Landscape Photography | Dutchess County
May Featured Photographer: Maureen Gates from Sharp Images Photographic What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Maureen Gates. You can find my work at SharpImagesPhotographic.com or @SharpImagesPhotographic...
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Community Spirit Shines Through Dutchess' Tourism Businesses We love representing a county that works together, and it's in these difficult times that it matters most! In honor of National Travel & Tourism...
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Mother
Mother's Day Brunch Recipes from Local Dutchess County Chefs Mother's Day may look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't make mom feel extra special. It's the perfect opportunity...
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Spirit of St. Louis | Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome | Dutchess Tourism
HBO Discovers Treasures at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome: Part II We continue our Spotlight about HBO filming their TV series, The Plot Against America at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome here in Dutchess County. With...
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Family Entertainment | Dutchess County New York
Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Family Entertainment What about your business / organization is inspiring to you? Four Brothers Drive In Theatre: We are ever changing and adapting the way movie goers can...
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Dutchess County History | Awards Finalist Spotlight
Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: History Our Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction may have been postponed due to the current pandemic, but that's not stopping us from recognizing our amazing...
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Dutchess County Fishing Spots
Top 10 Fishing Spots in Dutchess County With all the currently instructions to stay home and follow social distancing guidelines, you may be wondering how that affects fishing season. Well the...
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Experience Dutchess County Virtually
Experience Dutchess County Virtually In quarantine? Homeschooling your kids? Or just located in another part of the country or world? You don’t have to travel far to be able to experience...
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Support Local Dutchess County Businesses
Top 10 Ways You Can Support Local Dutchess County Businesses We have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. In this time of isolation, we can continue to support one another, whether that...
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Women Who Influenced History in Dutchess County
Top 10 Women Who Influenced History in Dutchess County There are plenty of amazing Dutchess County women to celebrate. Visit these sites where many different women made history, and become inspired! Eleanor...
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Duchess County A Culinary Destination
Dutchess County: A Culinary Destination The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) was the first and only school of its kind in the United States. Originally opened in New Haven, Connecticut in...
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February Featured Photographer: Franc Palaia What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Franc Palaia and you can find my work at www.FrancPalaia.com. Describe...
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Eastern Dutchess Experiences
Engage All of Your Senses in Eastern Dutchess When you close your eyes to remember a favorite place, you recall how it looks, sounds, smells, feels and you can even almost taste a delicious meal. Is...
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Ice Cream
Dutchess County Sweet Tooth Trail From Beacon to Red Hook, bottom to top, Dutchess County has no shortage of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth this spring. Glazed Over Donuts 315 Main...
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Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Hidden in Plain Sight: Unexpected Places in Dutchess County The world's longest elevated pedestrian park. Salt caves. Recycled castles. There are unique places throughout Dutchess County that you may not even...
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In the Spotlight

Dog-Friendly Jaunts in Dutchess
By: Whitney Bowers, Dutchess Tourism’s Director of Communications and New Dog Mom I know I'm not the only one who adopted a quarantine pup... Read More about Dog-Friendly Jaunts in Dutchess

Dog Friendly in Dutchess County
Dog-Friendly Jaunts in Dutchess By: Whitney Bowers, Dutchess Tourism’s Director of Communications and New Dog Mom I know I'm not the only one who adopted a quarantine pup...
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Dutchess
Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí. During Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin Americans express and celebrate their... Read More about Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Dutchess

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Dutchess Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí. During Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin Americans express and celebrate their...
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Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Dutchess
To read this article on English, click here.  Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, los latinoamericanos expresan y celebran su amor por una identidad... Read More about Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Dutchess

Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Dutchess To read this article on English, click here.  Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, los latinoamericanos expresan y celebran su amor por una identidad...
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Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins at These Dutchess Farms
Fall is nearly here – bring on the crisp apples, sweet cider donuts and perfect pumpkins! Farms offer an ideal outdoor activity for friends and family,... Read More about Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins at These Dutchess Farms

Apple and Pumpkin Picking Dutchess County
Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins at These Dutchess Farms Fall is nearly here – bring on the crisp apples, sweet cider donuts and perfect pumpkins! Farms offer an ideal outdoor activity for friends and family,...
Read More about Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins at These Dutchess Farms
September Farm Fresh Recipes
Farmers are the backbone that make Dutchess County one of the richest agricultural experiences in the Northeast. We’re excited about our series of... Read More about September Farm Fresh Recipes

Farm Fresh Recipes | Apple Cider Donuts
September Farm Fresh Recipes Farmers are the backbone that make Dutchess County one of the richest agricultural experiences in the Northeast. We’re excited about our series of...
Read More about September Farm Fresh Recipes
Best Places to View Fall Foliage
Enjoying time outdoors is ideal these days. Here are just a dozen of the many terrific spots to view nature's bursts of color in Dutchess County during... Read More about Best Places to View Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage Dutchess County New York
Best Places to View Fall Foliage Enjoying time outdoors is ideal these days. Here are just a dozen of the many terrific spots to view nature's bursts of color in Dutchess County during...
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Top 10 Events in September
Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person... Read More about Top 10 Events in September

Dutchess Tourism | Hot-Air Balloon Festival
Top 10 Events in September Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person...
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August Farm Fresh Recipes
Farmers are the backbone that make Dutchess County one of the richest agricultural experiences in the Northeast. We’re excited about our series of... Read More about August Farm Fresh Recipes

Farm Fresh Recipes | Dutchess County | Burrata
August Farm Fresh Recipes Farmers are the backbone that make Dutchess County one of the richest agricultural experiences in the Northeast. We’re excited about our series of...
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September Featured Photographer: Julian Diamond
What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Julian Diamond, and I’m a landscape and night photographer based in the heart... Read More about September Featured Photographer: Julian Diamond

Dutchess Tourism| Hudson Valley Photography
September Featured Photographer: Julian Diamond What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Julian Diamond, and I’m a landscape and night photographer based in the heart...
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Top 10 Local Shops for Book Lovers
Getting lost in the aisles of a local bookstore is only one of the many charming things you can do in Dutchess. Explore the nooks and crannies of our Top... Read More about Top 10 Local Shops for Book Lovers

Dutchess County Book Stores
Top 10 Local Shops for Book Lovers Getting lost in the aisles of a local bookstore is only one of the many charming things you can do in Dutchess. Explore the nooks and crannies of our Top...
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Dutchess Drafts and Craft Beverages - Summer 2020 Update
Which Dutchess breweries, distilleries, cideries and even a new meadery are open right now? What are they offering in terms of seating options and new... Read More about Dutchess Drafts and Craft Beverages - Summer 2020 Update

Drafts and Craft Spirits: Dutchess County Road Trip
Dutchess Drafts and Craft Beverages - Summer 2020 Update Which Dutchess breweries, distilleries, cideries and even a new meadery are open right now? What are they offering in terms of seating options and new...
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August Featured Photographer: Chasing NY
What is your name and where can people find your work? Hello all, we are chasing_ny on Instagram and Daniela and Justin in real life. Describe... Read More about August Featured Photographer: Chasing NY

Dutchess Tourism| Hudson Valley Photography
August Featured Photographer: Chasing NY What is your name and where can people find your work? Hello all, we are chasing_ny on Instagram and Daniela and Justin in real life. Describe...
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A Dozen Outdoor Music Events in Dutchess
Summer is the perfect time to have a night out, and there is no better (and safe) activity to enjoy than an outdoor concert! Here are our A Dozen Outdoor... Read More about A Dozen Outdoor Music Events in Dutchess

Dutchess Tourism | Outdoor Concerts
A Dozen Outdoor Music Events in Dutchess Summer is the perfect time to have a night out, and there is no better (and safe) activity to enjoy than an outdoor concert! Here are our A Dozen Outdoor...
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Dutchess County's Wine & Cheese Lovers Handbook
Enjoying a bottle of wine and a spread of cheeses on the beautiful grounds of one of our local vineyards, or at home on your patio is a great way to spend... Read More about Dutchess County's Wine & Cheese Lovers Handbook

Wine and Cheese Lovers Dutchess County
Dutchess County's Wine & Cheese Lovers Handbook Enjoying a bottle of wine and a spread of cheeses on the beautiful grounds of one of our local vineyards, or at home on your patio is a great way to spend...
Read More about Dutchess County's Wine & Cheese Lovers Handbook
Top 10 Picnic Spots- Updated for 2020
Although the summer is looking a bit different this year, we can still enjoy the incredible beauty of Dutchess County! Head out to one of these spectacular... Read More about Top 10 Picnic Spots- Updated for 2020

Dutchess Tourism | Picnic Spots
Top 10 Picnic Spots- Updated for 2020 Although the summer is looking a bit different this year, we can still enjoy the incredible beauty of Dutchess County! Head out to one of these spectacular...
Read More about Top 10 Picnic Spots- Updated for 2020
July Farm Fresh Recipes
One of the many things you’ll experience when visiting Dutchess County is its popular agricultural scene. Home to many notable, family-owned... Read More about July Farm Fresh Recipes

Dutchess Tourism | Farm Recipes
July Farm Fresh Recipes One of the many things you’ll experience when visiting Dutchess County is its popular agricultural scene. Home to many notable, family-owned...
Read More about July Farm Fresh Recipes
Dining Outdoors in Dutchess: Sidewalks, String Lights and Smiles (behind face coverings)
While you may still be unsure about your summer plans, one thing is for certain. Our restaurants, eateries and towns are innovating to offer some pretty... Read More about Dining Outdoors in Dutchess: Sidewalks, String Lights and Smiles (behind face coverings)

Dutchess Tourism | Outdoor Dining
Dining Outdoors in Dutchess: Sidewalks, String Lights and Smiles (behind face coverings) While you may still be unsure about your summer plans, one thing is for certain. Our restaurants, eateries and towns are innovating to offer some pretty...
Read More about Dining Outdoors in Dutchess: Sidewalks, String Lights and Smiles (behind face coverings)
Dutchess County Gardens to Visit this Summer Updated for 2020
Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Hyde Park Beatrix Farrand, one of America's first female landscape architects, created these enclosed formal... Read More about Dutchess County Gardens to Visit this Summer Updated for 2020

Dutchess County Gardens | Dutchess Tourism
Dutchess County Gardens to Visit this Summer Updated for 2020 Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Hyde Park Beatrix Farrand, one of America's first female landscape architects, created these enclosed formal...
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Top 10 Events in July
Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person... Read More about Top 10 Events in July

Dutchess County |
Top 10 Events in July Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person...
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Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in Dutchess
Dutchess County truly is a place that experiences all seasons, from those cold, snowy winters, to the hot, humid summers. As things heat up for the... Read More about Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in Dutchess

Kelley
Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in Dutchess Dutchess County truly is a place that experiences all seasons, from those cold, snowy winters, to the hot, humid summers. As things heat up for the...
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June Featured Photographer : Brian Hogaboom
What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Brian Hogaboom and I am a local photographer from the Poughkeepsie area. I post many... Read More about June Featured Photographer : Brian Hogaboom

Dutchess Tourism| Hudson Valley Photography
June Featured Photographer : Brian Hogaboom What is your name and where can people find your work? My name is Brian Hogaboom and I am a local photographer from the Poughkeepsie area. I post many...
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Animal Lover's Guide to Dutchess County
Whether you’re looking for family fun or a unique encounter, this Animal Lover’s Guide to Dutchess County has a little bit of everything! Here... Read More about Animal Lover's Guide to Dutchess County

Dutchess County Fair Grounds | Dutchess Tourism
Animal Lover's Guide to Dutchess County Whether you’re looking for family fun or a unique encounter, this Animal Lover’s Guide to Dutchess County has a little bit of everything! Here...
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Top 10 Dutchess-made Specialty Food Products
Dutchess is home to many local food producers that will satisfy every craving, from the sweet to the savory and spicy. You can shop their products locally... Read More about Top 10 Dutchess-made Specialty Food Products

Top 10 Dutchess-made Specialty Food Products Dutchess is home to many local food producers that will satisfy every craving, from the sweet to the savory and spicy. You can shop their products locally...
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Top 10 Underrated Things to Do in Poughkeepsie
Whether you’ve never been to Poughkeepsie or you consider yourself an expert visitor, there are so many underrated things to explore in the Queen... Read More about Top 10 Underrated Things to Do in Poughkeepsie

Top 10 Underrated Things to Do in Poughkeepsie Whether you’ve never been to Poughkeepsie or you consider yourself an expert visitor, there are so many underrated things to explore in the Queen...
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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... Read More about Top 10 Ways to Enjoy the Hudson River in Dutchess

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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