Peace and Carrots Farm is a 4-acre, 75-member, non-certified CSA in its fourth year. The farm has been a dairy operation for four generations and Peace and Carrots’ parcel takes up only 3 of about 200 acres that composes the farm as a whole. The farm is located in the Hudson Valley, which is known for its natural beauty. Laura Nywening grew up on C.F. Johnson and Son Farm, making forts in the surrounding woods,…

The weather is changing and the scarves and mittens have come out of hibernation. So when it’s too cold to frolic through orchards or hike through the hills and valleys, where should our much needed winter weekend getaways be spent? We’ve got lots of great ideas for fun and cozy trips that will keep you out of the cold!   Hudson Valley Culinary Crawl: The Hudson Valley is known for its abundance of delicious food….

At last, the holiday season is upon us! We’ve composted our farm-picked pumpkins and gourds, cleared off our Thanksgiving tables, and now it’s time to start checking off that December bucket list. First up, picking out and cutting down your very own Christmas tree! It’s not as daunting as it may seem – New York state is filled with Christmas tree farms within a couple hours from the city. Grab some hot cocoa, jump in…

Lowland Farm is named for the flat expanse of rich, grassy pastures and fields that slope into lofty hills skirted by the rambling Pochuck Creek. Farmer Will Brown aims to raise the farm’s animals responsibly, to graze its land in a sustainable fashion, and to price its grass-fed beef & pork reasonably. Lowland Farm’s cows spend their entire lives out of doors, grazing on open pastures in Amity, by the Black Dirt fields of Pine…

Headed home for the holidays and not sure how to bring your pets along with you in a safe and stress-free way? WE HAVE GREAT NEWS! For just $25, Amtrak now allows small dogs and cats aboard the Adirondack, Empire Service, Maple Leaf and Ethan Allen Express trains! Check out the rules and guidelines here.

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…

Celebrate in #corningflx this holiday season! Dear EscapeMakers — The holidays are a magical time in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. Charismatic small town store shelves are lined with the perfect gift for family and friends. Sparkly lights line snow covered streets while families are out celebrating the season at various traditional and unique events. Christmas cheer can be felt throughout the region at events where families and friends can visit with Santa, build…

  Dear EscapeMakers – We support our apple growers all year-long and although picking season may be over, get inspired to make a late fall weekend getaway! Many farmers still have open farm store hours and/or supply their local upstate restaurants with delicious apple baked goods. Watch our “Apples for the Holidays” video brought to you by the New York Apple Association and with support of  Greenmarket! …And if you’re anything like us after apple…

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!