Local Agri-Tourism Day Trips between the months of August thru October Dutchess County Tourism coordinates weekend one-day getaways for NYC metro area residents that were convenient, affordable, educational and fun. Dutchess County Tourism created five different itineraries offering farm-fresh experiences and culinary adventures as day trips. This was a 26% increase in visitation from 2011. Visitors made the connection through the "Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link," a One-Day Getaway available through Metro-North Railroad. The Farm Fresh program highlighted Dutchess County's idyllic green countryside which was just a relaxing train ride away from the New York City area.
Adventure, sightseeing, and outstanding bicycling awaiting visitors to New York's famed Hudson River Valley are highlighted in the new guidebook Cycling the Hudson Valley: A guide to history, art, and nature on the east and west sides of the majestic Hudson River. The guidebook describes in vivid detail one of New York's most beautiful, historic, and environmentally and culturally rich regions.