It’s maple season, Escapemakers! When cold wintry days start to transform into spring, northeasterners know that this short and sweet (yes, pun intended) season is upon us. This rings especially true for the state of Vermont. Vermont maple syrup — rich in flavor, rich in heritage — is a signature agricultural product in the Green Mountain State. The sugar makers of Vermont care deeply for the high quality maple syrup products they create, building relationships…

On a chilly afternoon in late December in Sharon Springs, NY, a small upstate village located just 180 miles north of NYC, farmer Jay Lavery decided to spice up his daily barn chores at his Permaculture Inn farm. With his goats by his side and his broom in hand, Lavery performed a soon-t0-be-viral dance to Sia’s Cheap Thrills. What was meant as a light-hearted and fun shared video has not only brought smiles to over…

Waterfalls, wineries, things to do, places to eat…it’s all here! But can you spot the “vintage” Ithaca Commons? Or perhaps one of your favorite artists on the marquee at the State Theatre? See the whole city from your desktop with this fun documentary-style piece on all there is to do in the “GORGES” city of Ithaca, NY. For more inspiration for your next weekend getaway, Visit Ithaca online today!

For those who enjoy finely-crafted beverages, Long Island, New York is paradise. With dozens of Long Island brewery operations, fifty wineries and even a distillery that uses locally-grown potatoes, you’re sure to find your drink of choice (or even a new favorite) here in Long Island’s Suffolk County. Drink responsibly. Video created by CASBAH PICTURES, for the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit the Long Island Craft Beverage Trail map at: http://www.LIBeverageTrail.com See more…

At Amtrak we know the future of the Northeast Corridor depends on the investments we make today, which is why we are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of the next-generation of high-speed rail. The new trainsets will replace the current Acela Express equipment and begin service in 2021. For this project, we are pleased to be partnering with Alstom, a leading global provider of innovative systems and equipment in the railway sector. Alstom will…

Fall Foliage Science with Mike Snyder Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Mike Snyder talks about the science behind Vermont’s Fall Foliage. With Owl’s Head Trail in Groton State Forest as a scenic background, Mike discusses what helps reveal the glorious red, orange and yellow colors in the leaves as the trees prepare for winter. See more EscapeMaker.com videos on our YouTube channel!  

Westchester has it all in the fall! From apple picking to pumpkin patches, spooky Halloween adventures to family friendly fun, you’ll find your perfect autumnal getaway in Westchester. See the colorful foliage, breathe in the crisp air and enjoy all Westchester has to offer during one of our favorite seasons of the year. Plan your trip at http://escapes.visitwestchesterny.com/ See more EscapeMaker.com videos on our YouTube channel!    

Bring your bike, lace up your boots, grab the bridle for an adventure outdoors in upstate New York. Make the most of the Hudson River Valley landscape. Outdoor recreation in Dutchess County includes biking, hiking, horseback riding, golf, kayaking, archery and skeet shooting. See more EscapeMaker.com videos on our YouTube channel!    

This project was supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through grant 14SCBGP-NY-0036 . Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA. See more EscapeMaker.com videos on our YouTube channel!