Dutchess County Tourism
Dutchess County, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, offers many exciting things to do year-round. Pack a picnic lunch and bring your family to enjoy the day viewing the beauty of the region at one of its many parks and historic sites. Cruise up the Hudson and explore the scores of mansions that dot the shores… many historically owned by the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts and Livingstons. The majestic Hudson River surrounded by mountains and rolling hills offers visitors breathtaking views.
For shoppers, Dutchess County is filled with specialty shops offering unique gifts, clothing and antiques created in the Hudson Valley by talented local artisans. It also is home to many award-winning wineries offering some of the countries finest wines. Its first-rate restaurants offer unique dining featuring many of the Valley's local bounty.
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For the adventurous, get ready to hike or camp. Dutchess County has many, parks and lakes offering fishing, cross-country skiing, golfing, boating and more. After the sun sets, enjoy the night life ranging from theater, comedy, dancing and concert events.
Explore World-Class Museums
When its time to settle in for the evening, Dutchess County has a wonderful variety of bed and breakfasts, inns and hotels offering visitors choices of accommodations from the Victorian era to contemporary. Wake up refreshed and ready to begin another day.
"The Hudson Valley has become a food capital, and the world is taking notice," -- Janet Crawshaw, co-publisher of The Valley Table magazine
"The Napa Valley of the East" -- The New York Times, 2004
Think Local First!
Remember, When You Shop, When You Dine, and Even When You Shop Online, Think Local First!
Then remember to think about ways to go even farther.