Things to do in Dutchess CountyActivities in Dutchess County
Best Activities in Dutchess County
As well as its lush river scenery, Dutchess County is home to some of the Hudson Valley's greatest highways and peasant ports such as Millbrook, Millerton and Pine Plains. I' ve been living in Dutchess County for almost two centuries now and have tried to take full benefit of the area.
Dutchess offers a wide range of services for the visitor and the local population, from the Hudson River's pristine scenery and many hiking and cycling paths to first-class dining and wine-growing estates. From New York City, the Dutch woman's priceless heritage, historical places, museum and good dining are a top destinations for tourists from all over the Netherlands and the whole wide globe.
So what attracts the population to the area? "We are so accessible," added Mary Kay Vrba, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dutchess Tourism Inc. which monitors and supports the region. "Dutchess county attracts four million unique guests a year. These are some of the well-known and less well-known places that can be enjoyed by tourists and Dutchmen.
Walkways Over the Hudson State Historic Park : Highland in Ulster County is connected to Poughkeepsie in Dutchess by the longest raised street in the city. From the footpath, the unique view of the Hudson River attracts around 500,000 spectators annually, a mix of walkers and local people who use the range for hiking and biking.
It is a great place to take a stroll across the riverbank. edu ) The CIA, an international organization based on Route 9 in Hyde Park just outside Marist College, is producing talent cooks, many of whom will be living and working in the area once they finish their schooling. Slide Beacon was opened 13 years ago in a former Nabisco printshop on the shores of the Hudson rivers.
Nowadays, the Muzeum attracts around 75,000 people a year and shows works of fine arts from the sixties to the present day. Situated in the provinces of Dutchess and Columbia, this secret jewel has two stretches covering 15 cobbled leagues for city-dwellers. Historical sites: If you are a lover of the past, Dutchess County has countless ways to discover the past and its effects on contemporary people.
Park has the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library and Museum off Route 9, the exhibit and more about the man who guided America through the Great Depression and World War II. Val-Kill, home of Eleanor Roosevelt and the only national historical site devoted to a First lady, is not far from Route 9G.
The Vanderbilt Mansion Nacional History Site is also off Route 9 in Hyde Park. The parks, garden and hiking paths overlooking the Hudson River are among the best the area has to boast. Information about historical places of interest can be found at www.nps.gov. Locust Grove (www.lgny. org), an Italian mansion for the famous creator and artists Samuel Morse, is located a few kilometres from the FDR Home, on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie.
This 200 hectare property has a visitor centre and hiking paths overlooking the Hudson River. In Millbrook, in the east of Tyrrel Road, this beautiful gardens combine contemporary elements with older Mandarin and Mandarin gardens to provide a quiet and eye-catching experience for people. The Dutchess Wines Trail (www.dutchesswinetrail.com) at the east end of the province, which comprises Clinton Vineyards and the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, is a must for every Dutch-lover.
It leads the visitor to vines, farmhouses and fruit gardens and away from the crowds of densely settled areas. Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual ballon festival will take place from July 8-10, with warm aerial kickoffs scheduled at various venues. Numerous other activities take place throughout the year, from antiques and art fairs to display cases for meals and wines, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds () on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, where the trade show will take place from 23 to 28 August 2016.
There are too many good places to eat to mention here, but for a full tour information and tour guides in Dutchess County, please go to www.dutchesstourism.com. If you' re a league buff and want to capture some important leagues in play in the near term, the Hudson Valley Renegades are the Tampa Bay Rays' Class A partners.
The home matches will take place at Dutchess Stadium on Route 9D in Wappingers Falls.