Tourism plays a vital role in the town of Rhinebeck and its surrounding areas. From a variety of historic sites, wine tours through the Millbrook Vineyards, or a visit to the Culinary Institute of America, Rhinebeck has activities for both visitors and residents of the area. For the naturalist, take a stroll through the Innisfree Gardens where you will find a 150-acre public garden featuring a 40-acre glacial lake. If you’re looking for a day at the winery, a food adventure, or a peaceful stroll through the quite, country setting, let Rhinebeck at a Glance be your guide.


Destinations Historic Sites Parks

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The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, as well as automobiles, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia spanning the period from 1900-1939.

  • 9 Norton Rd
    Red Hook, NY 12571
  • Phone: 845-752-3200
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Catskill Mountain Railroad

Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Kingston, Exit 19. Take Route 28 West to Mount Pleasant or Phoenicia to begin your journey on Ulster County's only scenic railway!

  • Phone: (845) 688-7400
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Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America is located in bucolic Hyde Park, NY on the Hudson River's east bank, 1 1/2 - 2 hours north of New York City on U.S. Route 9.


  • 1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538
  • Reservations 845-471-6608
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Garden Conservancy 2017

2017 Dutchess County Open Days

July 30,2017     Sept. 23, 2017   Oct.15, 2017      

Unlike pre-programmed garden tours, Open Days garden tours are self-guided and flexible. You can shape your itinerary and set the pace to suit your interests.

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Dutchess County Travel Guide

Welcome to Scenic Dutchess County, NY, nestled in the Hudson River Valley, 90 minutes from New York City, and accessible by car, train, bus and air.

Great Estates Pass

Events Calendar

Things to Do 

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Dutchess County Fairgrounds

In addition to producing the annual Dutchess County Fair which always runs the third full week in August, the organization hosts numerous outstanding events as the Crafts at Rhinebeck, Classic Car Shows, Antique Shows, a Sheep and Wool Festival and Wine and Food Festival.

2016 Dutchess County Fair Dates: August 23-28

  • 6550 Springbrook Ave
    Rhinebeck NY 12572
  • 845-876-4000
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Dutchess Rail Trails

Dutchess Rail Trail to Feature “Veterans Memorial Mile”

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Farms, Farm Tours, Farmers' Markets and More in Dutchess County

Take any road through Dutchess County, head in any direction, and eventually, you'll pass a farm.  

 More likely, several. Agriculture is a driving economic force in the Hudson Valley, and a way of life. To get the complete Dutchess County experience, avail yourself of the many opportunities to enjoy its bounty.  

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Hudson River Cruises

For thirty years, Hudson River excursions with Hudson River Cruises has provided  passengers a first hand view of the historic shoreline from the decks of the Rip Van Winkle.

  • 800-843-7472
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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Clearwater’s story began in 1966, when a handful of Hudson Valley residents came together believing that by learning to care for one boat on one river, the public could come to care for all our threatened waterways.

  • 724 Wolcott Ave.
    Beacon, NY 12508
  • (845) 265 8080
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Hudson Valley Bounty Dutchess County

When you buy local products you and your family benefit from healthy, fresh ingredients while helping preserve the environment.

Dutchess County Farms - Eat Locally

Farm Fresh Chart

Your guide to harvest times and availability for the incredible diversity of New York State produce.

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Hudson Valley Rengegades

A Minor League Baseball Team that executes MAJOR FUN! Here at Dutchess Stadium we encourage you to Be Your Own Fan! Which means you can make this experience yours! Don't hesitate to ask us questions or make suggestions, we love them!


  • 1500 Rt. 9D
    Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590
  • Renegades call 845.838.0094
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Innisfree Gardens

At Innisfree water is paramount.

  • Tyrell Road
    Millbrook, NY 12545
  • 845-677-8000
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Millbrook Winery

Welcome to Millbrook Winery & Vineyard. Called "the Hudson Valley's flagship winery" by The New York Times and "a great place to visit" by The Wall Street Journal.

  • 26 Wing Road
    Millbrook, NY 12545
  • 800.622.9463 or 845.677.8383
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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true "living" museum of antique aviation.

2017 Aerodrome Events 

  • 9 Norton Rd
    Red Hook, NY 12571
  • Phone: 845-752-3200
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Omega Institute

Welcome to Omega Institute, the nation's foremost educational retreat center.

  • 150 Lake Drive
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  • Call 877.944.2002
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Rhinebeck Tour Company

Welcome to Rhinebeck. Take a one hour, interactive, history mixed with contemporary, tour-guide lead walking tour. It's the hottest ticket in town, introducing all visitors to town tidbits and then some!

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Walkway over the Hudson

Our mission is to inspire people to connect to the beauty of the Hudson Valley through long-term stewardship of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

  • 61 Parker Avenue
    Poughkeepsie NY 12601
  • 845-834-2867
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Wing's Castle

A unique architectural site in the Millbrook area that shouldn't be missed is Wing's Castle.

  • 717 Bangall Road
    Millbrook, New York 12545
  • 845-677-9085
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Montgomery Place

Montgomery Place is best known as an architectural landmark designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and a landscape influenced by the great Andrew Jackson Downing.

Montgomery Place is located just off Route 9G, three miles north of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge
in Annandale-on-Hudson, in northern Dutchess County.

  • 845.758.5461
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Clermont State Historic Site

Clermont is an anchor in the Hudson River National Landmark District, a twenty-mile stretch of riverfront land in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia counties.

2016 Calendar

  • 1 Clermont Ave.
    Germantown. NY 12526
  • 518-537-4240
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Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

"All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River" FDR

  • 4097 Albany Post Road
    Hyde Park, New York 12538
  • (800) 337-8474
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New York State Parks and Historic Sites

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Olana State Historic Site

Visitors touring Olana, the majestic home of Frederic Church, will be led on a trip through time, seeing a remarkably preserved home, complete with much of the original furniture.

  • 5720 Route 9-G
    Hudson, NY 12534
  • (518) 828-0135
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Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Staatsburgh, is a New York State Historic Site located within the boundaries of Mills-Norrie State Park. It is an elegant example of the great estates built by America's financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age.


  • Old Post Road
    Staatsburg, NY 12580
  • (845) 889-8851
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Vanderbilt Mansion

Vanderbilt Mansion NHS, in terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems and landscape, is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War.

  • 4097 Albany Post Road
    Hyde Park, NY 12538
  • 845-229-9115
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Wilderstein Historic Site

  • 330 Morton Road
    Rhinebeck NY 12572
  • (845) 876-4818

Burger Hill

Open meadows and rural, scenic beauty describe Burger Hill.

  • Located on Route 9G, 2.5 miles south of the intersection of Route 9 and 9G.

Ferncliff Forest

ON A CLEAR DAY A view of the Hudson River and the Catskills from the observation tower at Ferncliff Forest, a 192-acre preserve near Rhinecliff, N.Y., that was once owned by the Astor family.

  • Mt Rutsen Rd
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  • (845) 876-3196

Garden Tour

Clermont Historic Garden

Innisfree Garden

Montgomery Place Garden

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Garden


James Baird State Park

James Baird State Park is situated on farmland once owned by James Baird, a contractor and engineer whose firm constructed the Lincoln Memorial.

  • 14 Maintenance Lane
    Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
  • Phone: (845) 452-1489

Poets' Walk

  • From the South:

Follow Route 9 North through Rhinebeck to 9G. Turn left onto 9G and follow to the intersection with Route 199. Turn left onto Route 199 (west) and follow to County Road 103, River Road. This is the last intersection before the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Turn right onto River Road. Poets' Walk Park is on the left side of the road.

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Wilcox Memorial Park

Wilcox Memorial Park, in the Town of Milan, tucked in northern Dutchess County is a delight to all who venture onto its 615 acres. Formerly the estate and farm of Mrs. Frederick P. Wilcox, its 18th century complex of farm buildings still stand today.

  • Route 199
    Milan, NY 12581
  • (845) 758-6100


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