4. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Photo courtesy Dutchess Tourism

Fans of flight history shouldn’t miss a visit to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a passion project that has been in operation more than sixty years, founded by Coel Palen, who started with six defunct World War I airplanes and created the first flying museum of antique aircraft and replicas. There are now more than sixty historical airplanes, with flight shows every Saturday and Sunday. You can even take a bi-plane ride.

The Rhinebeck Aerodrome is open until daily from May 1 to October 31st. You can check out the full list of upcoming events here, which include a very fall-inspired Pumpkin Bombing Air Show all month long, where pumpkins are dropped in lieu of bombs, and an Oktoberfest celebration with food, beer and music on Saturday, October 6th.

The Rhinebeck Aerodrome is located at 9 Norton Road, Red Hook, NY 12571.

Also check out Dutchess County’s 2018 Digital Destination Guide.