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…

Dear EscapeMakers — Take advantage of EARLY BIRD PRICING or buy the series at a discount! We’ve brought together local farmers, chefs and producers offering artisanal sips and bites for an evening Local Tasting Showcase Series! Get inspired to visit these great folks in person on your next local getaway!Our series includes 3 evening events and serves as a fundraiser for Fulton Stall Market, a shop that features 60+ local food & beverage producers, a…

  Join us THIS Thursday 2/8! Use code: FSM2018 for $10 OFF! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Local Food & Wine Tasting Showcase Thursday, February 8th (6:00pm – 9:00pm) Fulton Stall Market, 91 South St., New York, NY 10038Dear EscapeMakers, join us for a wonderful evening featuring: TheTuck Room’s Chef Greg Power & Chef/Bartender Adam Seger serving roast pig appetizers and custom cocktails, Cascade Mountain Winery, Millbrook Winery, Mysto Mead, Balsam Vermouth, Om Champagne Tea, Riss’…

  Dear EscapeMakers, Make your New Year’s resolution to explore some craft beverage trails! And if you enjoy hard cider, New York State is the epicenter! Book a cozy weekend in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills or the Finger Lakes or even beyond! And be sure to check out the New York Apple Association’s statewide map of cider locations! Click here for a few local winter travel ideas!    

Winter Getaways for Family Fun in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear EscapeMakers – There’s nothing like a fun-filled snowy day in the Sullivan Catskills. Whether you have little ones or kids that are grown, a winter getaway packed with family fun will leave you with memories to last a lifetime…If you’re looking for an all-inclusive family resort, the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center is your best bet. Whether you’re a family of two or eight,…

  Valid Thurs.- Mon. only for travel Jan. 4- April 26, 2017. Blackout dates apply Up to one child aged 2-15 may ride with each adult at half fare. 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 available by the New York State Department of Transportation. Dear EscapeMakers — Cozy up…

Dear EscapeMakers — Winter’s chill has finally made it to the Finger Lakes region, but Ithaca, NY is proud to offer a wealth of memorable food and farming-related events even in the colder months. Ithaca is never short on festivals, and winter is no exception – this year’s Ice Festival on December 9th will feature a Chowder Cook-off, and the weird and wonderful Rutabaga Curl at the Ithaca Farmers Market on December 16th is a…