Dear EscapeMakers — If you’re looking for the ULTIMATE local wine getaway just an hour or so from NYC, we’ve got the scoop! Book an exclusive 2-night escape at the eco-friendly Chauncey Hotel during: Central Jersey Art & Wine Weekend! July 26-29 Thepackage includes 2-nights hotel, breakfast and a dinner at Chauncey Hotel for two, plus a series of wine tastings for two at Terhune Orchards, Unionville Vineyards Summer Artisan Market and Sourland Mountain Spirits,…

Dear EscapeMakers — Stroll through orchards rich with glistening fruit, gaze at the hills blanketed with autumnal-colored trees, and sip a golden, effervescent glass of goodness – Ithaca is the epicenterof craft beverages and culinary explorations! Plan that leaf-peeping, fall getaway around Finger Lakes Cider Week (September 27-October 6). Located at the base of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca is home to Cornell University, over 150 waterfalls, a booming craft cider scene, and jaw-dropping scenic views. With…

        Dear EscapeMakers — Break away from your normal summer routine and explore what Central New York agritourism has to offer! Bite into farm-fresh fruit while walking through a local farmers market or sip on a refreshing brew at one of the many breweries. Spend a sunny day with the kids at a u-pick blueberry farm where you can fill your basket with sweet, organic fruit. Did you know? Brewery Ommegang has a…

Celebrate ‘merica with blueberry picking at Central NJ Farms! Dear EscapeMakers — Blueberry season is in full swing at Snyder’s Farm in Somerset, NJ starting June 29th until they are all picked out! July 13th, visit for Blueberry U-Pick & Movie under the stars. Only a 5-minute cab from the Somerset NJ Transit train station (1 hour from NYC),just grab a friend, a basket and go! And on July 6-7th from 10am-5pm, Terhune Orchards in…

SOURLAND MOUNTAIN FEST – LOCAL FOOD & WINE WITH AN AMAZING VIEW! Dear EscapeMakers — Discover the NEW Jersey you haven’t seen yet! This Saturday is the Sourland Mountain Festival – local food, local wines, local tunes and majestic views! Considered the “best kept wilderness secret,” it’s just an hour from New York and Philly. You’ll eat and drink some of Central Jersey’s finest offerings from Brick Farm Market, the Ryland Inn, and Unionville Vineyard…

Escape the city for a culinary adventure. Check out these Hudson Valley hotspots for a trip your taste buds will thank you for.  Destination Cider The ultimate summer tasting line up. Read more Wine Down And Relax Sip, Stroll, Savor. Read more Explore Orange County A weekend retreat to satisfy every appetite. Read more   Beacon Has It! Go to Beacon, do these ten things. Read more Hungry for more? Visit ValleyTable.com for more Hudson…

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…

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…