Dutchess County NY
Dutchess County NY-Mid Hudson Valley
Dutchess County NY is located on the east side of the Hudson River just above Putnam County, and has Columbia County to the north. It is within commuting distance to New York City just 85 miles away.
It became a County in 1683 and was so named for the Duchess of York. Dutchess County NY covers over 795.33 square miles of picturesque terrain and spectacular vistas of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.
What attract people to the region?
Dutchess County NY is full of history, there are still homes here dating back to the early 1700′s. The region is home to the FDR Presidential library which is located in Historic Hyde Park and annually attracts many visitors from around the world.
This is a culturally rich region of New York, with art museums such as Dia and Hessel showcasing work of many artists. Wonderful artistic performances at the Fisher Center at Bard and the fine institutions of Vassar, Marist, Bard ,and the Culinary Institute of America.
The Taconic State Parkway and Route 9 run the entire length of Dutchess County NY from north to south and connects with I84; a major highway. The County is also served by 2 Metro-North lines, the Harlem and Hudson River lines and the Amtrak trains which shares the Hudson Metro-North tracks.
Views, Dining and Recreation
In Dutchess County NY you will find views of the Berkshire foothills, horse farms in the east and the Hudson River with the Catskill Mountains as a backdrop to the west. Old and new farms keep the counties many farmer’s markets and restaurants well-stocked with local foods and promote agri-tourism.
This area is also a popular destination for second or vacation homes, and those priced out of some of the counties further south. It is no surprise that people move here. For many, the love affair started back in their childhood when their parents took them to Dutchess County NY for the summer. I have spoken to many who have fond memories of the cabin in the woods, picking blueberries, and fishing in one of the many streams
Dutchess County NY 4 Regions
There are four regions namely: Central, Northern and Southern and the Harlem Valley
Northern Dutchess County NY
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Central Dutchess County NY
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Harlem Valley Dutchess County
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Southern Dutchess County
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Dutchess County Towns
Amenia | Beekman | Clinton | Dover | East Fishkill | Fishkill | Hyde Park | La Grange | Milan | Northeast | Pawling | Pine Plains | Pleasant Valley | Poughkeepsie | Red Hook | Rhinebeck | Stanford | Union Vale | Wappinger | Washington
Dutchess County Cities and Villages
Beacon | Poughkeepsie | Fishkill | Millbrook | Millerton | Pawling | Tivoli