Take a short train ride from Grand Central to Wine Country

Plan your wine weekend early this fall, celebrate the bounty of the scenic Hudson Valley.

The Millbrook and Clinton Wineries are just down the road.  Spend the day shopping in nearby Millerton, home to internationally aclaimed Harney & Sons Fine Teas, great antique shops and excellent dinning.  Just across the street from the charming tea store is Gilmore Glassworks, exquisite fine art glass scultpure and original stemware.

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Every Saturday many nearby town host Farmer’s Markets, or if you like pick your own.  McEnroe Organic Farm provides first-hand know-how about organic farming and composting. Tour the expansive 700 acre working farm, then sample McEnroe’s gourmet delicacies at the full-service market!

You’ve got to enjoy our locally made artisanal cheeses from The Amazing Real Live Food Company (based in nearby Pine Plains – www.amazingreallive.com) from the Victualers at the McEnroe Market. The Chaseholm Farm Creamery is a small cheesemaking operation and the home of the Amazing Real Live Food Co. Chaseholm is a family run dairy farm that manages a 50-head milking herd of registered Holsteins. It is from the beautiful milk of these cows that produces probiotic cheeses and fine, artisanal cheeses (Fresh Herbed Farmer’s Cheese, Queso Blancos, Chaseholm Camembert, Moonlight Chaource, and Stella Vallis Tomme.

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The Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link shuttle will stay with you all day, transporting you to the various locations and bringing you back to the Wassaic Station for the return trip home.

Reservations for the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link shuttle are required in advance by calling 800-445-3131. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance and confirmed before you purchase a train ticket. Shuttle seats are limited, so you must have a reservation.

Once you’ve made your reservation, purchase your rail and shuttle ticket any Metro-North station with a ticket office, at all full-service ticket machines (except Beacon Station). Tickets and shuttle reservations are non-refundable.

Some activities, such as wine tasting, require an additional fee. For more information about these itinerary stops and other agricultural and culinary destinations throughout Dutchess County, please visitdutchesstourism.com/agri-index/.


Boot Camp | Culinary Institute of America

Plan your culinary getaway here in the valley.

The Boot Camp experience is a fabulous way to get away from it all and do something you really love—cook! The Culinary Institute of America’s Culinary Boot Camp programs are cited as a “Top Ten Destinations” — Food Network Magazine‘s September 2010 issue.

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CIA Cooking Classes—A memerable experience
At Boot Camp you’ll learn to cook and bake like a professional with the guidance of our famed chef-instructors. You’ll prepare and enjoy fabulous dishes and, on some culinary Boot Camp vacations, dine in one or more of the CIA’s award-winning restaurants. And when you’re done, you may just surprise yourself with how much you’ve grown as a home chef.

Check out our video clips for virtual lessons from our chef-instructors:

Cutting an Onion
Preparing Beurre Blanc
Roasting Chicken
Braising Osso Buco

The Culinary is located in Hyde Park, NY on the east bank of the Hudson River.  The campus is easily reached by plane, train, or car.

Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499


GPS Coordinates:

Decimal: 41.746, -73.933
GPS: N 41 44.759, W 73 55.976
Deg., Min., Sec.: N41 44 46, W73 55 59