March Featured Photographer: Kimberly Glatz Each month Dutchess Tourism features a local photographer to help showcase the beauty of Dutchess County.
This month meet Kimberly Glatz! See some...Read More
Create an At-Home Spa Experience with These Local Products There are plenty of reasons to be feeling stressed right now. We're in the middle of a pandemic. Maybe you're a healthcare worker. A teacher. A...Read More
Staff Picks: Favorite Pizza in Dutchess Happy National Pizza Day! In honor, our staff is sharing their favorite spots to grab a slice (or pie!) in Dutchess County.
Top 10 Sweet Shops for Valentine's Day Whether you're celebrating from near or far this year, you can still shower that special someone in love, and nothing says 'I love you' quite...Read More
Enjoy the Snow at These County Parks & More Are you ready to enjoy winter? After a recent snow storm, the hills and trails are prepped for optimal snowy fun!
COVID-19 Update: Most Dutchess County...Read More
February Featured Photographer: Roger Rosenbaum Each month Dutchess Tourism features a local photographer to help showcase the beauty of Dutchess County. This month meet Roger Rosenbaum! See some...Read More
Top 10 February Events 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
January Featured Photographer: Melvin Brinson What is your name and where can people find your work?
Hello, My name is Melvin Brinson Jr. I grew up in beautiful Pine Plains, NY, and currently live...Read More
10 Delicious Cocktails to Try this Winter in Dutchess County After you’ve taken a drive through our frosty landscape, get a taste of Dutchess with one of these 10 delicious cocktails specially made to...Read More
It's Spa Season in Dutchess After the year we’ve all had, it’s important to spend time practicing mindfulness, caring for our bodies and giving ourselves permission to...Read More
Winter Road Trip to These Quaint Towns As fall foliage fades, and crisp temperatures sweep Dutchess County, planning a cozy getaway sounds more and more enticing. Winter is the perfect time...Read More
Book Your Winter Getaway at these Standalone Properties in Dutchess Escape to Dutchess and stay in your own space! These properties offer the option to book a fully private accommodation, where guests have the entire house/cottage/annex...Read More
What We're Grateful for this Year As the holidays approach, each member of our staff is taking some time to reflect on what they're grateful for. Despite experiencing quite an unprecedented...Read More
November Featured Photographer: Jane Haslam What is your name and where can people find your work?
Hi I’m Jane, I have a rather lovely English accent and have my own photography studio and...Read More
Accessible Travel Series: Kathleen Marshall from Anderson Center for Autism Dutchess Tourism is committed to continuing to learn about ways we can make our destination more accessible. By communicating with local attractions,...Read More
Top 10 Coffee Shops in Dutchess Any time is a good time for coffee, but as the weather cools and seasonal flavors hit local menus, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a...Read More
Guide to the Perfect Autumnal Road Trip These days, many of us are craving a change of scenery - whether that means getting out of town or creating a special staycation! We’re breaking...Read More
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
Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins at These Dutchess Farms Fall is here, so bring on the crisp apples, sweet cider donuts and perfect pumpkins! Farms offer an ideal outdoor activity for friends and family,...Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Top 10 Picnic Spots Although the summer may look a bit different this year, we can still enjoy the incredible beauty of Dutchess County! Head out to one of these spectacular...Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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!
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...Read More
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.
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...Read More
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
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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...Read More
Top 10 February Events 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 February Events
Top 10 Events in December 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 December
Top 10 Fall Photos of 2020 There's no denying that fall is a magical season in Dutchess County. Scenic beauty sweeps the region, with leaves painting the landscape in bright...Read More about Top 10 Fall Photos of 2020
2020 Holiday Gift Guide As we approach the holiday season, don’t leave shopping until the last minute. Whether you’re a resident or planning a visit to the area, this...Read More about 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
Top 10 Events in November 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 November
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