With its surfeit of festivals, historic landmarks, restaurants and scenic beauty, Dutchess County is an excellent place for long getaways or day trips. Dutchess County contains 800 miles of breathtaking vistas, lively events and fascinating sites.
Located in the Hudson River Valley, Dutchess County is one hour and a half from New York City and accessible by air, bus, train and car. Poughkeepsie is the county seat. Towns defined by the state of NY include: Washington, Wappinger, Union Vale, Stanford, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Poughkeepsie, Pleasant Valley, Pine Plains, Pawling, North East, Milan, La Grange, Hyde Park, Fishkill, East Fishkill, Dover, Clinton, Beekman and Amenia. Located in the Town of Wappinger, The Dutchess County Airport offers general and corporate aviation transportation services.