Dear EscapeMakers — There are still apples to be picked at pick-your-own orchards in New York State and brilliant fall foliage leaves to be peeped – and only a few hours from NYC! Watch our Apple Agritourism video brought to you by the New York Apple Association and with the support of GrowNYC Greenmarket!   Thanks to Pennings Farm, Warwick Valley B&B, Wilklow Orchards, Bad Seed Cider, The 1850 House and Stone Ridge Orchard. Visit…

  Dear EscapeMakers — Cider Week is almost here (10/21-10/30) and New York apple farmers and cider makers are counting on your support! It’s time to drink, pick, crunch and bake apples galore! Cider Week NYC celebrates craft cider by increasing its presence in top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City through cider-centric tastings, dinners, classes and more! What’s your favorite apple? For a variety guide, nutrition info and recipes, visit New…

Dear EscapeMakers — See below for escapes ideas off Amtrak’s routes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont! Plus, now you can get 20% off with the VisitVermont discount! For a list of overnight packages via AMTRAK, visit Vermont Tourism, click here!  MT. SNOW HARVEST/OKTOBER FEST Oct. 8-9th Features beer from 25+ German and local breweries, food, crafts, pumpkin painting and more – the perfect Vermont family-friendly event for fall foliage season! More on lodging. STOP: Brattleboro…

Roxbury Farm is a community-supported farm, which was founded by Jean-Paul Courtens in 1990. Roxbury grows vegetables, herbs, grass-fed pork, lamb, and beef for over 1000 shareholders representing over 1200 families in four communities–Columbia County, the Capital Region, Westchester County and Manhattan–on 375 acres in Kinderhook, New York. In 2016, Roxbury Farm CSA is celebrating its 26th year as a CSA community. Since 1991, when it started with 30 members in Manhattan, the farm has…

Bring your bike, lace up your boots, grab the bridle for an adventure outdoors in upstate New York. Make the most of the Hudson River Valley landscape. Outdoor recreation in Dutchess County includes biking, hiking, horseback riding, golf, kayaking, archery and skeet shooting. See more EscapeMaker.com videos on our YouTube channel!    

  Dear EscapeMakers — Mmmmmm! Apple season is upon us and New York State apple farmers, growers and cider makers are counting on your support! It’s time to pick, drink, crunch and bake as many apples as you can get your hands on! What’s your favorite apple? For a variety guide, nutrition info and recipes, visit New York Apple Country! Get info info on pick-your-own orchards in New York State! From the Greater Niagara Region…

Autumn, at last, has arrived. And we all know that that means: APPLES! The orchards are swarming with visitors, the apple trees are bountiful with fruit, and the farmers markets are brimming with cider, apple butter, jam, pastries, pies and more. So how can you maximize this delicious time of year near you? There are festivals, tastings and tours galore just outside New York City check them out and share your pictures and experiences on…

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Fall Getaways await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State!   GREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE Sept. 30th – Nov. 13th / The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event, the Blaze, returns with more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns, hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. Meander through a historic, 18th century riverside landscape at Van Cortlandt Manor! Click here for…

  Dear EscapeMakers – Amtrak’s Dome Car arrives Sept. 29th! Just in time for the leaf peepers, the vintage dome car returns to the Adirondack® service for the fall season through November 1st! An upper level with windows on all sides, as well as overhead, will provide superb panoramic views all the way from Albany, along Lake Champlain and across the border into Montreal! The dome will be available on the northbound Adirondack® on Thursdays,…

Dear EscapeMakers — Join us for Applepalooza on Friday, September 16th in the Union Square Greenmarket – 10am-4pm! FREE apples, cider, donuts, spirits, hard cider, pie, juice and all things apple! With free tastes from Greenmarket farmers & the New York Cider Association! Plus, get agritourism info from EscapeMaker on local vacations and New York Apple Country on pick-your-own orchards in New York State! From the Greater Niagara Region to the Finger Lakes to the…