Dear EscapeMakers — If you’ve got spring fever, it may be time for your next weekend getaway. And what better place to escape to than the scenic Central New York Vacation Region? As you make your way up and out of the city, enjoy the views of mountainous landscapes and beautiful greenery along meandering roads.In just a few short hours, you will have arrived. Relax and practice your golf swing. You don’t  have to play…

Dear EscapeMakers — Wow, it feels like summer! And speaking of summer, we hope you join us for our: DUTCHESS FARMS & WINERIES WEEKEND (2.5 HOURS VIA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD FROM GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL) Saturday, June 9 & Sunday, June 10th NEW THIS YEAR! Take Metro-North Railroad to Dutchess County’s Wassaic Station and we’ll transport you to various farms and wineries – no car needed! Select your own Dutchess farm fresh stops via our hop on/off…

Dear EscapeMakers —  Less than an hour from NYC, let Somerset County, New Jersey add a touch of color to your spring! These May and June garden events are sure to brighten up the weekend and warm up the lingering chill. Spend a day smelling the roses, frolickingin lavender fields, exploring native orchids or touring the largest community garden in the country. All that and more awaits garden lovers of all ages in the heart…

 Dear EscapeMakers — Looking for the perfect city escape this spring? Look no further than the Central New York Vacation Region. Just a few short hours from NYC, find eight counties of fun to explore. Kick back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the region while strolling along the Erie Canal and watch as it comes to life with blooming flowers and flowing streams. More experienced adventurers will find their thrills on over 350 miles…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BROOKLYN, NY April 10, 2018 EscapeMaker.com, New York’s guide to local farm escapes and weekend getaways since 2000, kicks off its second year of farm, food and craft beverage tours in the Hudson Valley. After a successful first season operating Dutchess Tourism Inc.’s Farm Fresh Tours with Metro-North Railroad in 2017, the EscapeMaker team is continuing that program and also partnering with Urban Adventures NYC to offer full day farm and…

Valid Thurs.- Mon.only for travel Jan. 4- April 26, 2017. Black out dates apply. Up to one child aged 2-15 may ride with each adult at halffare. Reservations 3 days in advance. Subject to availability.Visit Amtrak.com or call  1-800-USA RAIL. See offer page for full Terms & Conditions.Service on the Adirondack® is financed primarily through funds  made availableby the New York State Department of Transportation. Dear EscapeMakers, Cozy up to Montreal and escape across the border…

Dear EscapeMakers — What a crazy winter but as soon as the last snow melts, you’re going to want to hightail it to Somerset County, NJ! It’s just across the river from NYC and home to six internationally recognized garden experiences. Make plans to discover them all! Rock, formal, native, rose, peony, ornamental, whatever your garden passion, the beauty and aroma of gardens can be found in Somerset County. See below for a list of…

Dear EscapeMakers — Celebrate New York’s Maple Weekend this weekend March 24-25 at Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center! Hilltop Hanover is partnering with White Oak Farm (the closest sugar house to New York City) to provide visitors with a delicious and unique experience. Enjoy pancakes while overlooking the Croton watershed and Manhattan skyline. Then guests can make their way to White Oak Farm, just one mile down the road, for a tour of their beautiful…

Maple Weekend in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear EscapeMakers – Imagine sipping freshly boiled sap while learning about the age-old process of tapping maple trees. Enjoy New York Maple Weekend in the Sullivan Catskills. Pack up the kids and spend the weekend at Frost Valley YMCA learning about their maple sugaring operation while enjoying all of their on-site activities like archery, cross country skiing, snow tubing and more. Visit Justus Asthalter Maple Syrup, a fourth generation…

Say “I do” in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear EscapeMakers – If you’re newly engaged, congratulations! Since there’s so much preparation that goes into your big day, we’d like to help by telling you about the Sullivan Catskills – a perfect place to say “I Do”. Your guests will be treated to a weekend celebration they’ll never forget… Imagine fresh, local food reflecting your palette, craft spirits and a natural back drop that begs to be…