FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY August 16, 2018  ESCAPEMAKER’S 4th ANNUAL APPLEPALOOZA CELEBRATES LOCAL FARM TRAVEL, NEW YORK APPLES, CIDER, AND LOCAL WINE & CRAFT BEVERAGES Lower Manhattan and South Street Seaport District residents and visitors from everywhere are invited to a special fall apple harvest celebration on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11:00am-5:30pm on Piers 16 & 17. EscapeMaker.com, New York’s premiere guide to local getaways, day trips and farm escapes, will host its 4th Annual…

DUTCHESS FARMS & APPLE PICKING TOURS (VIA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD FROM GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL + SHUTTLE  OR DIRECT BUSES FROM MIDTOWN – BRYANT PARK) Select weekends in September & October! Dear EscapeMakers — This Fall, let us transport you to Beacon, Fishkill Farms, Sprout Creek Farm, Meadowbrook Farm, Rhinebeck, Greig Farm, Rose Hill Farms, Mead Orchards, Hahn Farm and Kesicke Farm for apple and pumpkin picking, cheese tasting, corn maze explorations and visits with farm animals!…

Here at EscapeMaker, we aim to inspire exploration, education and relaxation via agritourism. We’re constantly searching out scenic spots, farm visits, local eats and more to get all you EscapeMakers out of the city and back to the land. We often put together lists of wineries to visit, trails of farms to check out, must-attend events and festivals, but lately we’ve been receiving requests for specific location guides when chatting it up with all you…

Enjoy a mid-week escape to the country Kaatsbaan Lodge, in Saugerties, is located less than 2 hours from NYC along the western edge of the Hudson River, at the base of the Catskill Mountains. Dear EscapeMakers – go for a romantic escape and relax by the fireside or plan a quick family getaway. Enjoy late summer and early Autumn in the Catskills — swim, hike, paddle, tennis or golf… For the serious tennis player –…

Soak in the Last Days of Summer in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear Escapemakers – Summer may be winding down but the Sullivan Catskills is still hot! Here are FIVE great ways to experience farms, food and fun this August… 1. Farming with Kids – Saturdays August – October Children of all ages, toddlers to teens, can perform farm chores while having a great time and learning something new. Apple Pond Farm is an 80-acre organic…

Dear EscapeMakers — Beat the heat and make a splash! Your summer adventure awaits just a short trip from New York City in the Central New York Vacation Region. Skip the long rides to the ocean, hop in the car and let your journey begin — and don’t forget to pack your swim suit! Plan your perfect outdoor adventure, complete with stand up paddle boarding, a scenic hike to one of CNY’s gorgeous waterfalls or…

Dear EscapeMakers — In the land of gorges and waterfalls, while hiking among some of the most scenic state parks in NYS, one can certainly work up an appetite! What better to satiate that hunger than local and delicious farm fresh foods. Ithaca is home to one of the most renowned farmers markets in the country – the Ithaca Farmers Market! This waterfront market, on the shores of Cayuga Lake, offers a surprise around every…

Dear EscapeMakers — Travel less than an hour from NYC for some good old-fashioned fun! Somerset County New Jersey will continue their annual 4-H Fair tradition on Wednesday August 8th through Friday August 10th (10am-10pm) at North Branch Park located in Bridgewater NJ. This is a FREE family-friendly event with no admission or parking fees and no fees on midway or carnival rides. All day professional & amateur entertainment can be enjoyed as well! The…

One of the most special parts about living in New York is the quick access to so many different Northeast regions, famous for their fresh air and utter beauty. Spend the weekend in Central New York, where you can take off on a rare adventure below ground at the Howe Caverns! 156 ft below the earth’s surface, your journey will wind through limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, under massive boulders, until you discover a subterranean riverbed…

In many ways, Critz Farms hard cider took more than a century to get here. Matthew and Juanita Critz use an antique apple press, name the ciders in tribute to their farm’s 200-year history and use hops with roots in the 1800s. It’s all about taking time at Critz Farms Brewing & Cider Co. Matthew spent five years perfecting his award-winning ciders made from carefully selected and locally sourced apples – many from their own…