ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Great Estates offer art, history and architectural splendor. Visit Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock for classical, jazz and contemporary performances; hear international singers, comedians and classical performers at The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie. Gaze in wonder at Storm King Art Center.
The Hudson Valley is a delight for the young of every age. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome offers WWI-era airplanes, barnstorming airshow stunts. The Dutchess County Fair is a classic and beloved weeklong event. The Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival will take your breath away. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Poughkeepsie riverfront is awesome and interactive for the younger crowd.
CITY ACCESS, RURAL LIVING
City and country are close together in the Hudson Valley. Hike and bike in every direction, on the miles and miles of rail trails, on the Walkway Over the Hudson, or enjoy some of the finest climbing in the Shawangunk Mountains, known to climbers as “The Gunks.” Sail, swim and canoe on the Hudson River.
Poughkeepsie is the star of a video from Think Dutchess Alliance for Business. The video, filmed in and around Poughkeepsie, is designed to highlight the young talent that both lives and works in the city and playing a central role in the city’s revitalization.
From multiple farmers markets, farm wineries, community supported agriculture, craft beverage makers, local distilleries, organic growers, and cheese makers, the raw materials of the Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut translate into some of the finest farm-to-table food and restaurants in America.