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Major Attractions

Major attractions in Dutchess County include: The Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Library and Museum, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, the Culinary Institute of America, Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball team, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and McCann Ice Arena, and the Young-Morse Historic Site - Locust Grove. The area also boasts of several wineries, public gardens, arboretums, a zoo, pick-your-own farms and an extensive network of parks and recreation centers with facilities for boating, swimming, walking, picnicking, biking, fishing, golfing, bird watching, camping, skiing, skating, ice sailing, equestrian events as well as hiking along rail trails and the Appalachian Trail.  For more information on these and other attractions see our tourism pages.

Parks and Recreation

Public parkland in Dutchess County totals 3,329 acres.  The county has 15 public golf courses, and 5 yacht clubs or boating facilities (public and private). For more information, see our Public Works - Parks webpage as well as our tourism section.

National Register of Historic Places

Nineteen historic districts are located within the 25 municipalities of Dutchess County with a total of 180 listed historical sites. For further information, please visit our tourism section. For information on purchasing a copy of the National Register of Historic Places in Dutchess County, see the pdf document, "List of Publications for Sale", on the Publications & Maps webpage of Dutchess County Planning and Development.


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