Beautiful landscapes are the heart of Dutchess County and focal point of many outdoor activities. Enjoy views of the Hudson River from above by climbing three local fire towers. Take the glass elevator from the riverfront up to the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge, which connects to the Dutchess Rail Trail’s 13 miles. Be right in the action; feel the wind on your face as you tour the Hudson by riverboat, sailboat, or kayak. For a more relaxed experience with nature, stroll our historic estate grounds and gardens. Take plenty of photos, as the views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains are breathtaking.

Learn more about your roots at the inspiring Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Tour Springwood, FDR’s lifelong home. Visit six Great Estates, gracious homes of the Vanderbilts and families who built America.

Have a memorable meal at The Culinary Institute of America. Visit our farms and markets to taste fresh-to the-table products; many restaurants feature local produce, too. Tour and taste at our wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Plan a getaway to Rhinebeck, renowned for its charming shops, antiques, galleries and fine dining. After strolling the galleries at Dia: Beacon, explore hip, happening Beacon and hear live music in the clubs.

Come discover what makes us distinctly Dutchess, and perfect for you.