Fall Fun for Everyone! Dear EscapeMakers — Happy Fall Y’all! The days are getting shorter, the air a bit cooler, and very soon their Insta-worthy Fall foliage will emerge. From festivals to pumpkin parties, here are 12 ways to experience Fall in the Sullivan Catskills. Grab your calendar, reserve a room & escape for the weekend! They’re waiting for you! EXPLORE THE SULLIVAN CATSKILLS Follow at: 1. Sullivan Catskills Farm to Table Week September 20-29 2….

No one could have predicted the explosion in hard cider production and cideries in New York State over the last few years! That is except for a few visionaries that took a gamble with a dollar and a dream. In 2013, an inspired young man from Columbia County had a dream to support New York agriculture by crafting quality hard ciders using apples grown in Hudson Valley orchards — those that he explored, harvested and…

Presented by the New York Apple Association! Join us SUNDAY September 29th for EscapeMaker.com’s 5th Annual Applepalooza A FREE AGRITOURISM / CRAFT BEVERAGE TASTING EVENT on PIER 17. Sponsored by Edible Manhattan Magazine, Metro-North Railroad, and Fulton Stall Market!   FUN FOR ALL AGES! Live music, craft beverages, book apple picking tours,  cider donut eating contests and games for kids! Find out where to go apple picking in New York State! Taste apples with local…

Dear EscapeMakers — Tackle the corn maze challenge and harvest your perfect pumpkin at the Norz Hill Farm Fall Festival! Don’t miss this family-owned and operated farm of almost 100 years! Every weekend in September and October, visit Norz Hill Farm and pick from over 45 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash! You and your family will find all the right fall decorations, tour the farm and befriend the animals, enjoy pony rides and visit…

Dear EscapeMakers – Fat Apple Farm presents its 3rd Annual Harvest Celebration Weekend on Saturday, October 12th through Sunday, October 13th! Book an all-inclusive overnight Hudson Valley farm escape (located in Columbia County — only 2 hours from NYC) for only $150/per person. Enjoy the fresh air, delicious food and the breathtaking bucolic views! Your ticket includes a farm walking tour, floral workshop, butchering demo, a kimchi workshop, morning yoga class, a delicious farm-to-table dinner…

Dear EscapeMakers — Who doesn’t love fall – the crisp air, warm cider donuts, cozy sweaters, and leaves crunching beneath your boots? Fall is best enjoyed in Ithaca, the heart of the Finger Lakes: hundreds of gorges, scenic views, winding trails, hidden spots and moments to take your breath away. An enjoyable scenic 4-hour ride from NYC, Ithaca is most well-known for Cornell University, being named America’s Best Wine Region (for the second year in…

  Dear EscapeMakers — It is officially that time of year when summer starts to fade and fall foliage begins to cover the landscape of CNY. Fun fall festivities are underway, and we’ve got you covered. Kicking off the harvest season is Family Farm Day on August 24. Explore local farms in Schoharie, Otsego and Delaware counties taking tours, engaging in activities, getting the opportunity to be up close with the animals and enjoying samples…

The modern craft beer connoisseur carries a sophisticated palette, so Jason Gardner and Kristen Lyons have to make great beer. The two engineers build their brews on that simple philosophy, bringing together science, art and a close community of patrons who frequent Binghamton Brewing Co. Jason and Kristen created their precise process as home-brewers aspiring to produce Belgian-style ales on par with esteemed beer makers like Brewery Ommegang. The inventive pair boosts their own efficiency…

Dear EscapeMakers, Grab your friends and flasks and make your escape to Central Jersey, where their craft beverage scene is booming once again! Regulatory changes and sophisticated consumers are powering a boom in craft beverage making, including wines, beer, hard cider, and distilled spirits!   Self-guided bootlegger’s trail! Use the new Central Jersey Canal Region Map to help you design your own Central Jersey craft beverage tour. Stops include: • New Jersey’s farm distillery, Sourland…

Dear EscapeMakers — Golden leaves, crisp apples and pumpkin pie. It might be the heat of the summer, but autumn is fast approaching. Of all the seasons, fall is most magical in Ithaca — the heart of the Finger Lakes. Plentiful in vibrantly hued leaves, agriculinary experiences, and copious amounts of fruits and vegetables, the harvest season is called that for a reason! As the agriculture season nears its end, it calls for celebratory times:…