Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more…

Dear EscapeMakers — If you missed our Ithaca Craft Beverage Festival last Sunday to plan a summer escape, it’s not too late! Look no further than the Finger Lakes. From picturesque farm-scapes stretching across the rolling hills, to waterfalls carving through the glacial rock…no matter where you are, Ithaca truly is ‘Gorges‘.  Have you ever seen a bison in real life? How about an alpaca? Well, this is your opportunity! Visit Ithaca for Open Farm…

The winning tickets for Getaway Day are: 014407 – 2 Blueberry & Peach Picking Tours with Metro-North Railroad on 7/27/19 014438 – Overnight Getaway for 2 to the Hudson Valley If you have either of these 2 tickets, please email us at info@escapemaker.com to reedem!

Dear EscapeMakers — There’s a NEW Jersey you haven’t seen yet! We’re excited to announce that just this week, a coalition of New Jersey farmers, beverage makers and farm-to-table restaurateurs launched a new website, DiscoverCentralNJ.com – a guide to help you find the special places, food, and drink that earned the Garden State its nickname! Central New Jersey is located within 1 hour of NYC, completely accessible by NJ Transit, and is steeped in agricultural…

Dear EscapeMakers — Join us for the Ithaca Craft Beverage Festival on Sunday, June 9th from 11am-5pm, presented by VisitIthaca.com! Fulton Stall Market hosts our event in conjunction with their usual Sunday outdoor market. The event features live music, local food, and craft beverages for sample and sale, such as cider, wine, beer, and distilled spirits. These items are made locally from the area known for its farm-to-fork scene, craft beverage trails, outdoor recreation and…

Dear EscapeMakers — Rock, formal, native, rose, peony, ornamental — whatever garden passion, the beauty and aroma of diverse gardens can be found in Somerset County, NJ! The County is home to five renowned garden experiences for you to explore. Plan a visit to Duke Farms, Leonard J. Buck Garden, Peony’s Envy, the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden or Hidden Spring Lavender. Gardens Getaways are ideal during Spring and Summer when many plants…

Dear EscapeMakers – Fat Apple Farm presents its 2nd Annual Spring Celebration Weekend on Saturday, May 25th-Sunday May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend)! Book an all-inclusive overnight Hudson Valley escape on the farm (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 and forage walking tour, floral workshop, butchering demo, delicious farm-to-table dinner feast featuring…

Spring has sprung and with it comes celebrations of gorgeous spring produce and heading outdoors for the foreseeable future! Check out this festive list of agritourism experiences happening just outside New York City all spring long, from wine tastings to floral workshops to farm-to-table meals! Start planning your next weekend getaway ASAP. 27th Annual Wine & Herb Festival: The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes invites you to get your garden started early!…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BROOKLYN, NY March 28, 2019 Now in its third year running the popular Farm Fresh Tours in Dutchess County, EscapeMaker.com is offering new farm and winery excursions via Metro-North Railroad and direct bus from NYC. EscapeMaker.com, New York’s guide to local farm escapes and weekend getaways since 2000, presents its third year of farm, food and craft beverage tours in the Hudson Valley’s Dutchess County. The EscapeMaker team will continue its…

Here at EscapeMaker, we are on a mission to connect all you adventurous, curious, farm- and food-loving travelers to unique local experiences. We’re here to open your eyes to the herculean effort that goes into getting those fresh apples into your farmers market tote, or crafting that crisp, hoppy pint of beer in your hand. In our new “Escape to the Maker” series, we hope you’ll take time to learn a little bit more about…