Dutchess County, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley is conveniently located between Albany and New York City. Businesses and residents flourish as employment and business opportunities increase, attracting newcomers, technology and industries to our area. The cultural life and educational institutions enrich the lives of young adults, older adults and businesses.
There is a diverse assortment of activities for the whole family to enjoy. From boating to visiting the historic homes and trails to shopping in antique centers or large shopping malls, Dutchess County is accessible by air, rail or car. You can find whatever you are looking for in Dutchess County!
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.
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.
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.