Area Attractions




Millbrook

  • Wing's Castle
    Millbrook, NY (845) 677-9085
    A Hudson River stone castle constructed by artist/owner Peter and Toni Wing, using salvaged material from antique buildings. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day: Wednesday through Sunday. September –December: Weekends only. 12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    www.dupontcastle.com/castles/wings.htm


  • Trevor Zoo
    Millbrook, NY (845) 677-3704
    AZA-accredited zoo with over 100 exotic and indigenous animals in exhibits covering 4 acres. Open daily 8am-5pm.
    www.millbrook.org/oncampus/zoo.asp


  • Innisfree Garden
    Millbrook, NY (845) 677-8000
    A unique contribution to garden art in America, its design is influenced by a Chinese style dating back 1,000 years. 40-acre lake surrounded by cliffs, low hills, waterfalls and streams. Open April through October.
    www.innisfreegarden.org


  • Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum
    Millbrook, NY (845) 677-5359
    Specific trails and roads have been designated for public access, and the grounds provide visitors with a unique opportunity to connect with nature and view local wildlife.
    www.ecostudies.org


  • Millbrook Farmers Market
    Millbrook, NY
    The largest Farmers Market in Dutchess County featuring the freshest local produce and locally made fine food specialties. Open every Saturday 9am - 1pm from May through October.


  • Village of Millbrook
    www.millbrooknyonline.com


Poughkeepsie

  • Locust Grove - Samuel F. B. Morse Historic Site
    (845) 454-4500
    Home of Samuel F.B. Morse, designed by AJ Davis. Extensive furniture collection, china, art, telegraph exhibits, gardens, nature walk. Open daily May through October.
    www.morsehistoricsite.org


Hyde Park

  • Culinary Institute of America
    (845) 452-9600
    Five award-winning, student-staffed restaurants. 471-6608 for reservations. In addition to the restaurants, they offer public tours given by current CIA students and a bookstore featuring epicurean delights, cookbooks, souvenirs, and assorted kitchen utensils.
    www.ciachef.edu


  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site
    (845) 229-9115
    Lifelong home of President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, including gravesite and Rose Garden Area. Roosevelt Library/Museum, located on the grounds. Open daily 9am - 5pm.
    www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu


  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
    (845) 229-9115
    Home of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt, built between 1896 and 1898, representative of the "Gilded Age." Grounds, trails, formal gardens and a spectacular view of the Hudson River. Open daily 9am - 5pm.
    www.nps.gov/vama


Annandale-on-Hudson

  • Montgomery Place
    (845) 758-5461
    434 acre Livingston family estate with restored 23-room mansion and gardens, waterfall, walking trails, special events, views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Open April through October.
    www.hudsonvalley.org


Rhinebeck

  • Omega Institute
    (845-266-4444)
    Founded in 1977,Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation’s most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 195 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York and at exceptional locations around the world.


  • Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
    (845) 758-8610
    Antique aircraft and automobiles on display and in action. Weekend air shows at 2:30 p.m. Bi-plane rides available before and after shows. Open June through October.
    www.oldrhinebeck.org


For More Information About Visiting Rhinebeck Visit The Rhinebeck At A Glance Website


"Not in this County but Worth a Drive"

  • New York Wine and Culinary Center
    Canandaigua, NY (585) 394-7070
    Located on the northern shore of Canandaigua Lake, the New York Wine & Culinary Center is a stunning 20,000 square foot facility with something for everyone, from casual diners to wine sophisticates to budding chefs.
    www.nywcc.com


Miscellaneous

  • A suggested Dutchess County Culinary Travel Itinerary.
    www.iloveny.com


  • For Wine Tasting Packages including lodging, transportation and wine tastings in the Hudson Valley, please visit the Exclusive Wine Vacations website.
    www.exclusivewinevacations.com


  • For more information on places to visit or stay in the area, please visit the Dutchess County Tourism website.
    www.dutchesstourism.com