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Dutchess at a Glance
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Dutchess County is in the heart of the Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and New York State's capital, Albany. The western border includes 30 miles of Hudson River shoreline with Connecticut forming the eastern border. The character of the area is predominantly suburban and rural with two cities on the Hudson River.


Stewart International Airport is just 40 minutes by car from Poughkeepsie, the County seat, and 10-15 minutes from Southern Dutchess. The Hudson Valley Regional Airport is located 7 miles south of the City of Poughkeepsie, in the Town of Wappinger, and provides corporate and general aviation transportation services.


We are serviced by Metro-North and Amtrak on the scenic Hudson line on the western border of the County; this service provides access to New York City and the Amtrak network. Metro-North's Harlem line connects eastern Dutchess County to White Plains and New York City.


Interstate 84, in the southern section of the County, provides access to the New York State Thruway (I-87) and Interstate 684. Route 9 and 22 are major north-south routes on the west and east sides of the County. The scenic Taconic State Parkway, a major north-south route, is in the central part of the County.

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