You don’t have to be into wine to enjoy your time at Owera Vineyards. You just have to be up for an experience, one that includes great food, amazing views and good conversation. That’s the vision of the founding family that planted their vineyard outside the village of Cazenovia in 2008. It was an adventurous endeavor for Nancy and Peter Muserlian at the time. While this is a lakeside community, it falls outside of New…

Dear EscapeMakers — If you’re looking for the ULTIMATE local wine getaway just an hour or so from NYC, we’ve got the scoop! Book an exclusive 2-night escape at the eco-friendly Chauncey Hotel during: Central Jersey Art & Wine Weekend! July 26-29 Thepackage includes 2-nights hotel, breakfast and a dinner at Chauncey Hotel for two, plus a series of wine tastings for two at Terhune Orchards, Unionville Vineyards Summer Artisan Market and Sourland Mountain Spirits,…

Dear EscapeMakers — Stroll through orchards rich with glistening fruit, gaze at the hills blanketed with autumnal-colored trees, and sip a golden, effervescent glass of goodness – Ithaca is the epicenterof craft beverages and culinary explorations! Plan that leaf-peeping, fall getaway around Finger Lakes Cider Week (September 27-October 6). Located at the base of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca is home to Cornell University, over 150 waterfalls, a booming craft cider scene, and jaw-dropping scenic views. With…

        Dear EscapeMakers — Break away from your normal summer routine and explore what Central New York agritourism has to offer! Bite into farm-fresh fruit while walking through a local farmers market or sip on a refreshing brew at one of the many breweries. Spend a sunny day with the kids at a u-pick blueberry farm where you can fill your basket with sweet, organic fruit. Did you know? Brewery Ommegang has a…

A trip to Cooperstown, NY, with its classic Main Street and iconic Hall of Fame, is like a trip back in time. And the trip to get there is timeless – rolling hills and sparkling waters far from the interstate. Whether it’s across the country or in your own backyard, this quiet corner of New York state will transport you. Nestled in the bucolic beauty, you’ll find Brewery Ommegang. The hop bines that line the…

Celebrate ‘merica with blueberry picking at Central NJ Farms! Dear EscapeMakers — Blueberry season is in full swing at Snyder’s Farm in Somerset, NJ starting June 29th until they are all picked out! July 13th, visit for Blueberry U-Pick & Movie under the stars. Only a 5-minute cab from the Somerset NJ Transit train station (1 hour from NYC),just grab a friend, a basket and go! And on July 6-7th from 10am-5pm, Terhune Orchards in…

Dear EscapeMakers — Less than an hour from NYC in Somerset County, New Jersey, Duke Farms will be all aglow at the Firefly Festival! On Friday July 12th & Saturday July 13th, experience the magic of fireflies at the Firefly Festival, one of the world’s most renowned environmental destinations! During this family-friendly event, you’ll meander along a self-guided 1.5-mile loop through woodlands and meadows to get a glimpse of fireflies in action. Stop at over…

SOURLAND MOUNTAIN FEST – LOCAL FOOD & WINE WITH AN AMAZING VIEW! Dear EscapeMakers — Discover the NEW Jersey you haven’t seen yet! This Saturday is the Sourland Mountain Festival – local food, local wines, local tunes and majestic views! Considered the “best kept wilderness secret,” it’s just an hour from New York and Philly. You’ll eat and drink some of Central Jersey’s finest offerings from Brick Farm Market, the Ryland Inn, and Unionville Vineyard…

Summer is here and weekend getaways are calling! Spend a few days out of the city and get back to the land. Whether that’s on a guided wine tasting and berry picking tour or at a New York bagel festival, the gorgeous regions just outside NYC are beckoning with beauty, excitement and relaxation. Need some inspiration? Look no further. June 22: Hudson Valley Wine & Strawberry Tour. Join us on a wine and strawberry farm…

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