- Points of Interest -

Dutchess County has an ideal mix of rural and urban landscapes. This coupled with historical sites, cultural events, and fine educational institutions make our County a great place to live and visit.  Our Photo Gallery highlights only a fewof Dutchess County's points of interest that show the diversity and rich heritage of our area. Click on the thumbnails for an expanded view and more information about each point of interest.

(Click to expand...) Home of FDR - Hyde Park, NY

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York is a must-see for visitors to our area.  Start at the new Henry Wallace Visitor Center located on the grounds of the FDR site to visit Springwood, the place FDR considered home, as well as the Presidential Library and Museum.

(Click to expand...) The Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park, NY

The Culinary Institute of America provides a world-class culinary education and offers visitors a unique experience as well.  Visit one of the restaurants or cafe′s located on the campus of the CIA, take a public tour, or just enjoy the beautiful view that overlooks the Hudson River. 

(Click to expand...) The scenic Hudson River

There are countless places throughout Dutchess County where one can go to relax and enjoy the views of the scenic Hudson River.  One such place is from the grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York.

(Click to expand...) Dutchess Community College - Poughkeepsie, NY

Dutchess Community College is one of the finest junior colleges in New York State and has been serving the Hudson Valley for over fifty years.  It offers over sixty areas of academic study including career-oriented programs as well as those designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.

(Click to expand...) Hudson Valley Regional Airport - Wappingers Falls, NY

The Hudson Valley Regional Airport is located 7 miles south of the City of Poughkeepsie, in the Town of Wappinger.  It provides both corporate and general aviation transportation services.  Fuel services are available seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Visit the webpages of the Dutchess Couny Airport to learn more about the line services that it provides.

(Click to expand...) Locust Grove, Home of Samuel F. B. Morse - Poughkeepise, NY

Locust Grove is the 180-acre estate of Samuel F. B. Morse and a national historic landmark.  The home, grounds, and visitor center are open to the public; and guided tours, lectures, and special events are offered.  For more information about the history of the site, visiting hours and fees, visit the Locust Grove website.

(Click to expand...) Mid-Hudson Bridge - Poughkeepsie, NY

Spanning the Hudson River is the "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Mid-Hudson Bridge, a suspension bridge that connects Ulster and Dutchess County.  It was opened to the public in 1930 and today is used by over 13,000,000 vehicles annually.    

(Click to expand...) Main Street - Village of Fishkill, NY

Visitors to Dutchess County will find a pleasant mixture that combines both urban and rural settings.  In the Village of Fishkill, storefronts, quaint shops, and restaurants can be found lining Main Street.

(Click to expand...) Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY

Located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, in Poughkeepsie, New York, Marist College offers a variety of undergraduate as well as graduate courses of study.  The College is noted for its excellence as well as its leadership in the use of technology.

(Click to expand...) Bowdoin Park - Poughkeepsie, NY

Bowdoin Park is one of the many fine parks operated by the Dutchess County Parks Division.  From camping to hiking to swimming, whatever type of outdoor recreation you're looking to find, chances are that you'll find it at one of our parks.     

(Click to expand...) Mills Mansion - Staatsburg, NY

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as "Mills Mansion", is located within the Mills-Norrie State Park in Staatsburgh, New York.   Reminicent of the Gilded Age, the 65-room mansion overlooks the Hudson River and is a must-see at any time of the year.

(Click to expand...) Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY

Dutchess County is home to Vassar College,  a coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1861.  Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar is considered to be one of the most prestigious, as well as picturesque, colleges in the United States.

(Click to expand...) Bard Performing Art Center - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Bard College, located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is a small, selective four-year liberal arts college.  Within the College's 500 acres of park-like campus is located the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts which provides audiences with stellar performances and programs in orchestral, chamber, and jazz music and theater, dance, and opera by both American and international artists. 

(Click to expand...) Train Station - Poughkeepsie, NY

The Poughkeepsie Metro-North Railroad Station was built in 1918 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.  Today, the station, which is located at the foot of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York, serves the Hudson Line of Metro-North Railroad as well as northbound and southbound Amtrak trains.