Dear EscapeMakers – Escape to the mountains! Kaatsbaan Lodge, in Saugerties, is located 100 miles north of NYC along the western edge of the Hudson River, at the base of the Catskill Mountains. Mid-Week rates for an all-inclusive* double room are up to $200 less for a 2-night stay than weekend rates! *(lodging & all meals included) Kids under 3 stay FREE! Kids 4-12, add only $25 per night/child Kids 13-17, add only $50 per…

Dear EscapeMakers — Less than an hour from NYC in Somerset County, New Jersey, Duke Farms will be all aglow at the Firefly Festival! On Friday July 13th & Saturday July 14th, experience the magic of fireflies at the Firefly Festival – at one of the world’s most renowned environmental destinations! During this family-friendly event, you’ll meander along a self-guided 1.5-mile loop through woodlands and meadows to get a glimpse of fireflies in action. Stop…

Dear EscapeMakers — Join us this July! DUTCHESS PINTS & POLITICAL FIGURES TOUR (VIA DIRECT BUS TO THE HUDSON VALLEY FROM BRYANT PARK) Saturday, July 21st & Sunday, July 22nd — Included: Lunch & dinner, tours of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val Kill Cottage, the FDR Home “Springwood Estate” and Hyde Park Brewery, plus a beer sampler and a crash course in brewing! RESERVE NOW! DUTCHESS FRUIT FARMS & BERRY PICKING (VIA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD FROM GRAND CENTRAL…

Dear EscapeMakers — Check everything off your summer bucket list with the ultimate vacation to the Central New York Vacation Region. Creating your own outdoor adventure has never been easier, whether you’re reaching for the beach bag or a hiking pack. With eight counties of excitement to explore, there truly is something for everyone in CNY. Find solace in spending a night under the stars at one of many private campgrounds throughout the region. Set up…

Dear EscapeMakers — Less than an hour from NYC in Somerset County, New Jersey, Colonial Park Gardens is the place to be on June 9th! Their annual Rose Day Festival celebrates one of the first signs of summer. Roses in Bloom! In the heart of the park, the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of roses of many varieties, with both modern and historic significance. Stroll through the gardens, enjoying music and…

Dear EscapeMakers – Looking to learn a new skill, get outdoors and stay at an all-inclusive Catskills lodge committed to sustainability, solar energy, composting and sourcing local food, beverage and ingredients from their organic farm? See the Kaatsbann Lodge’s offer below! Kaatsbaan Lodge is the home of Total Tennis, The Northeast’s only year round tennis camp. They are located in Saugerties, NY — 100 miles north of NYC. Total Tennis is ranked the #1 Tennis…

 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…