Introduction to Arlington, New York
Arlington, New York, in Dutchess county, is 31 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut and 66 miles N of New York, New York. The town is located in the Dutchess County metropolitan area. Arlington has a population of 12,481.
Prior to adopting its present name, Arlington was known as Bull's Head, East Poughkeepsie and Leetown. It was later named Arlington in honor of the Duke of Arlington. It lies within Dutchess County and is a suburb of Poughkeepsie City, which was founded in 1687 by Baltus Barent van Kleeck. The City of Poughkeepsie was incorporated in 1854.
Arlington and nearby Attractions
- James Baird State Park
- Poughkeepsie Skatepark
- Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
- Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
- Historic Hyde Park Trail
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library & Museum
Things To Do In Arlington
While staying in Arlington, you can visit the James Baird State Park and Historic Hyde Park Trail. You can also enjoy boating and fishing on the Sunset Lake and Vassar Lake. The town also offers several scenic trails and picnic shelters.
Dutchess County Airport is nearby.
Arlington Higher Education
Marist College and Dutchess Community College are very close to the town.