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The eastern towns and villages of Dutchess County, connected by Route 22 and other bucolic back roads, have a long, proud agricultural tradition. Your northward trek through the Harlem Valley will bring you to several farms, a state-of-the-art sugar house, and an established winery.

S = Seasonal attraction or activity
SE = Open during scheduled events

Barton Orchards, Poughquag (S)
It’s more than just about picking your own produce here, because there are always adorable farm animals to pet, a playground to explore, and an expansive market of specialty foods to shop. Autumn weekends are the best times to visit when the Barton family opens the corn maze, runs hayrides, costume parades and other games, and brings in live music.

Madava Farms, Dover Plains
Continue north, straight to the source of the world’s purest maple syrup. The 24,000 red, black, and sugar maple trees on this property produce the acclaimed Crown Maple syrup. The 45-minute tour covers the process from sustainable treetapping through bottling. Time your visit to enjoy the café, then grab a trail map and head for the walking paths on the wooded grounds. Open weekends and for special events.

Cascade Mountain Winery & Restaurant, Amenia (S)
Cascade Mountain features a full line of award-winning table wines which can be tasted at the winery tasting bar or enjoyed in the restaurant. Customers come from all over the world to enjoy a few pleasant hours on top of the Berkshire foothills sampling the wines, and enjoying a meal along with other savories from around the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires. Open on weekends.

McEnroe Organic Farm, Millerton
You can’t miss the big red farm market on Route 22 between Amenia and Millerton. Whatever grows on these 1,000 acres is sold, including a full range of produce and nursery stock. You’ll also find meats, specialty groceries, prepared foods, and fresh baked goods. Have an organic garden at home? You can purchase their good-as-gold compost and top soil!

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