Live Music/Theater

Towne Crier Cafe – Beacon. Live music, cocktails and food.

The Mid-Hudson Civic Center – Poughkeepsie. Check our calendar of events for tickets to festivals, shows, and fairs.

The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie. Check our calendar of events for tickets to concerts.

Bardavon Opera House – Poughkeepsie. Historical landmark opera theater. Check our calendar of events for upcoming events.

Daryl’s House – Pawling. A live music venue and restaurant. Live music brunch on weekends. Check our calendar of events for upcoming events.

Paramount Hudson Valley – Peekskill. Theater.

 

Historic Grounds & Tours:

Locust Grove – Poughkeepsie. Trails, gift shop, waterfront view, house tours.

Boscobel House & Gardens – Garrison. Waterfront, gift shops, house tours.

Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island – Cold Spring. Take a ferry to learn the history of this island.

Vanderbilt Mansion – Hyde Park. Historical home offering trails, waterfront access, house tours, and events.

Mills Mansion – Staatsburg. Historical home offering trails, waterfront access, house tours and events.

Home of FDR – Hyde Park. Historical home offering trails, house tours, and events.

Eleanor Roosevelts Site – Hyde Park. Historical home offering house tours and events.

Wilderstein Historic Site – Rhinebeck. Historical home offering house tours and events.

Wing’s Castle – Millbrook. A true castle in the woods. Constructed by the original owner, this all stone home has magnificent craftsmanship. House tours and trails.

West Point Military Academy – West Point. Some of the best views of the Hudson Valley; visit the historic Thayer Hotel.

Madam Brett Homestead – Beacon. Oldest house in Dutchess County.

Historic Huguenot Street – New Paltz. Tours and special programs of the homes along the street.

 

Walks, Parks & Gardens

Poet’s Walk – Rhinebeck, NY. A nice scenic & leisurely walk

Dutchess County Rail Trail – Connects to the Walkway over the Hudson; connecting Ulster & Dutchess counties. Many different places to enter the trail. Bikes, roller blades, pets, walking all accepted.

The Walkway Over the Hudson – Poughkeepsie, NY. Enjoy this walk across the Hudson River in the worlds tallest and longest walkway over water in the US.

Taconic State Park – Copake Falls. Enjoy the day laying on the beach and taking a swim or hike to see some waterfalls and have a picnic.

Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park – Beacon. Trails, waterfront, kayak rentals

West Point Foundry Preserve – Cold Spring. Trail to the old foundry and bird preservation.

Vanderbilt Mansion – Hyde Park. These grounds are home to one of the most beautiful and multi-level gardens in the area with walking paths throughout.

Innisfree Gardens – Millbrook. Recognized and one of the world’s Best 10 Gardens. With bridges, a large centrally located pond, trails and more, enjoying the flowers and greenery transports you to an oasis.

 

Art/Museums

Motorcyclepedia Museum – Newburgh. Contains over 450 mostly American motorcycles. They not only collect and display bikes, they also restore and preserve the history of motorcycles.

Opus 40 – Saugerties. Handmade stone park that one man built over 40 years.

Storm King Art Center – New Windsor. Large outdoor sculpture garden.

Dia: Beacon – Beacon. Largest contemporary art museum on the East Coast.

Old Rhinebeck Aerodome – Rhinebeck. Antique aviation museum containing one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College – Poughkeepsie.

 

Shopping

Hudson Beach Glass – Beacon. Blow your own glass, gift shop.

Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market – Stormville. Select weekends Spring thru Fall.

Cold Spring Main Street – Shopping, antiques, restaurants, riverside views

Village of Rhinebeck – Shopping, Antiques, restaurants and more

Crossroads Gift Shop – Hopewell Jct. Gift Shop with housewares, clothing, jewelry and more unique gifts

Millbrook Main Street – Lots of upscale clothing stores, mixed with eclectic antique shops, with plenty of great places to eat and a park near by for a stroll.

Main Street Beacon – A great place to shop, eat, visit art galleries, and lots of retail shops.

New Paltz Main Street – Variety of shops and restaurants along Main Street. Across from the Gilded Otter Restaurant (going toward Mohonk) on the left is Water Street Market, a quaint shopping strip including a pet shop, café, clothing stores, jewelry, and large two-floor barn that has been made into a carefully curated antique store.

 

Family Fun

DC Sports – Wappingers – mini golf, bumper boats, volleyball pit, arcade games. Beer & wine, bar food.

Poughkeepsie – Indoor golf / Beer & Wine

Bounce! Trampoline Sports – Poughkeepsie. Indoor trampoline park

The Gravity Vault – Poughkeepsie. Indoor rock climbing

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum – Poughkeepsie

Poughkidsie – Poughkeepsie. Indoor activity area and walk-in crafts

Dutchess Stadium – Fishkill. Home to the Hudson Valley Renegades (baseball). Holds festivals thru out the season

Lilymoore Farm – LaGrangeville. Alpaca farm open to the public

Sprout Creek Farm – LaGrangeville. Hands on animal farm with gift shop including cheeses, milk and more.

Splashdown Beach – Fishkill. The biggest little waterpark

Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School – Millbrook. Zoo open to the public

 

Seasonal Fun

The Great Jack’olatern Blaze – Croton-on Hudson. Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by their team of artisans

Escape Room – Port Ewen. The infamous digital game in real life form.

Headless Horseman – Port Ewen. One of the top 10 haunted attractions in America.

Dutchess County Fair – Rhinebeck. Largest fair in the area held for one week at the end of August

 

Other

Chuang Yen Monastery – Carmel. Sacred & Religious site open to the public

Denning’s Point Distillery – Beacon. Tour and enjoy

Newburgh Waterfront – Many great restaurants with riverside seating.

West Point Military Academy – Some of the best views of the Hudson Valley, historic Thayer Hotel, West Point, NY

Crown Maple – Famous for their syrup, visit their farm and gift shop on weekend, Dover Plains, NY

Hudson Valley Bucket List – Beacon. Day tours to wineries, breweries, historical homes and more. Check our events calendar for upcoming events.

 

Spa

The Inn & Spa at Beacon – Beacon

Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz. World renowned spa.

Steven Amendola Salon & Spa – Fishkill. Massages, hair treatment, nail salon, facials and more

Buttermilk Falls – Milton. Full day spa. Full access to spa with purchase of at least one treatment.

 

Hiking

Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz. Large preserve with hiking, water sports, and indoor activities.

Bear Mountain State Park – Bear Mountain

Minnewaska State Park Preserve – New Paltz, NY. Day pass will get you access to all the trails and some of the best views of the Hudson Valley

Old Dover Stone Church – Dover. A unique and photogenic experience.

Breakneck Ridge – Beacon/Cold Spring. Not for the faint of heart, this hike is moderate to hard, but the reward is the view of the Hudson River, Storm King Mountain and Cold Spring, NY. On a clear day, see down to West Point!

Mt Beacon – Beacon. A couple ways to access. Coming from the Scenic NY Path, you will go up a steep staircase to start the hike. Moderate hike to get to the top, what locals call, the Fire Tower.

Appalachian Trail – Several entrances to the trail. Hike part of it, or help out at one of the stops with food, laundry, or taking some hikers into town to stock up on essentials.

 

Golf / Sports

Beekman Country Club – Beekman.

Dogwood Knolls Gold Course – Hopewell Jct.

James Baird State Park Golf Course and Driving Range – Pleasant Valley.

The Links Golf Course – Unionvale

Dutchess Stadium – Baseball. Grab your ticket and watch the minor league Renegades play for a fun night out!

Par Fore Golf Center – Hopewell Jct. Driving Range, mini golf, and batting cages

Hopewell Rec Center – Hopewell Jct. Baseball fields, football field, roller skating rink, skate park, playground and more.

Michie Stadium – West Point. The home of the Army Black Knights football.

DC Sports – Wappingers/Poughkeepsie. Indoor golf simulation.

 

Wineries, Breweries & Cideries

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery – Millbrook

Clinton Vineyards – Clinton Corners

Benmarl Winery – Marlboro

Weed Orchard & Winery – Marlboro

Robibero Winery – New Paltz

Bad Seed Cider Co – Highland

Graft Cider – Newburgh

Brooklyn Cider House – New Paltz

Treasury Cider – Hopewell Jct

2 Way Brewing Company – Beacon

Blue Collar Brewery – Poughkeepsie

Bull & Barrell Brew Pub – Brewster

Hudson Valley Brewery – Beacon
Hyde Park Brewing Company – Hyde Park

Mill House Brewing Company – Poughkeepsie

Newburgh Brewing Company – Newburgh

Route 6 Tap House – Mahopac

Plan Bee Farm Brewery – Poughkeepsie

Sloop Brewing Company – Fishkill