Escape to No-Stress Dutchess County NY. Just 90 minutes north of Manhattan is your perfect escape in Dutchess County located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley of New York State. There’s something for everyone within its 800 square miles, including natural scenic beauty, outdoor recreation on land and water, impressive historic sites and an outstanding dining scene that features locally-sourced food and craft beverages.
Experience the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, a former railroad bridge turned Walkway that stretches 212 feet above the majestic Hudson River. Lace up your hiking boots and try the Appalachian Trail, hike to the top of Ferncliff Forest or see a stunning rock formation at Dover Stone Church.
Stroll around the pristine grounds and gardens at Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, the FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park.
Wherever you’re escaping from, let Dutchess County be your peaceful haven, worlds away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.