Elevate Your Spirit in Dutchess County, NY

Just 90 minutes north of Manhattan, Dutchess County, NY – in the heart of the Hudson Valley – is the perfect place to take in a view and tons of fresh, crisp air from spectacular vantage points. Panoramic views are calling your name atop the fire towers at Ferncliff Forest in Rhinebeck, Breakneck Ridge in Beacon, and Thompson Pond Preserve in Pine Plains – each connected to hiking trails of varying difficulty. The Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie is a former railroad bridge built in 1888, now part of the Empire State Trail and open to anyone looking to enjoy a breathtaking viewpoint above the Hudson River.

Or admire our landscapes with glass-in-hand – glass full of local craft beer, wine or cider that is! Zeus Brewing Company’s rooftop bar in Poughkeepsie is the best place to watch the twinkling lights of the Mid-Hudson Bridge over [...]

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