Things To Do In Dutchess County

Crown Maple at Madava Farms
Tour the world’s largest maple sugarhouse, sample handmade sugar and maple syrup including Bourbon Barrel Aged syrup, shop, dine on farm fresh food and explore the 800 acres of densely forested maple trees.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Home, Library & Museum
Enjoy a guided tour of the birthplace of America’s 32nd U.S. President and the home where he hosted dignitaries such as Winston Churchill and Great Britain’s King George VI. Then visit America’s first presidential library, originally designed by FDR himself, and the only used by a sitting president.

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Tour the country estate and Gilded Age mansion of Frederick Vanderbilt, one of the richest men in America of the 19th century.

Walkway Over the Hudson
Get out your cameras to visit the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge spanning 1.28 miles across and 212′ above the Hudson River with a glass enclosed elevator to take you to amazing views.

The Culinary Institute of America
America’s premier culinary school teaching students from 30 countries. The CIA offers student-guided tours and dining at their award winning restaurants. http://www.ciarestaurantgroup.com/new-york-restaurants/

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Winter Art & Culture in Dutchess
Dance, drama, film, art & music all thrive in Dutchess County, and our museums and art galleries invite you to view a wide range of periods and styles of work, from antiquities, to present-day modernism, and even fine, artisanal craftwork.

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Spring Into Dutchess History
Immerse yourself in the Gilded Age and the early 20th century, marking the era of FDR, as you enjoy visiting some of our Great Estates along the Hudson River in Dutchess County.

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Your Summer Day in Dutchess
Enjoy a full day of fun, soaking in the some of the Distinctly Dutchess things to do from the Walkway Over the Hudson, to marveling at WWI-era planes in flight, to catching a drive-in movie!

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Fall Field To Fork in Dutchess
Taste your way through Dutchess County as many family-owned farms welcome you to pick-your-own produce, make purchases from their farm stands, or join them during family-oriented festivals; taste wines from local grapes, and perhaps stay for a picnic or concert.

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