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 12th & Saturday July 13th, experience the magic of fireflies at the Firefly Festival, 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 at over…

The winning tickets for Getaway Day are: 014407 – 2 Blueberry & Peach Picking Tours with Metro-North Railroad on 7/27/19 014438 – Overnight Getaway for 2 to the Hudson Valley If you have either of these 2 tickets, please email us at info@escapemaker.com to reedem!

Central New York serves up one of nature’s sweetest treats in syrups, sugars and more. Grab some off the shelf or see how its made at many farms across the region. Maple season takes place in New York State every March, so start making your plans for a Maple Weekend getaway to CNY! Get to know the Best in Fresh at http://www.cnyfresh.com  

Hi Everyone – thanks for coming to Applepalooza on Sunday and entering to win the raffle for the 1 night getaway and the Farm Fresh tours! First prize of the overnight getaway goes to ticket number 016474! Runner prize up goes to ticket number 010355 for two Farm Fresh Tour tickets! Please call 718-398-5766 to redeem your ticket. Thanks again!  

When the weather heats up, nothing cools us down quite like a crisp, chilled, local beer. With a surplus of brewery options these days in and around New York, it’s impossible to pick just one hoppin’ spot to visit. Check out a list of some of our favorite breweries – new and old – below and plan your weekend getaway to hit one, two or ALL of these delicious spots this summer! The Hudson Valley…

Wellspring Forest Farm & School, located in Trumansburg, NY in Tompkins County (in the Ithaca region) is a farm and homestead regenerating the landscape to be healthy, diverse and resilient. The farm demonstrates techniques that restore forest ecosystems, build soil, and preserve water quality while producing food, medicine and materials. Each enterprise on the farm is designed to be economically profitable, yet no system works in isolation, as all things in nature are connected. The school is…

Thanks to everyone who purchased our Farm Animal Calendar at Latke Fest! The winner of a 2018 Farm Fresh Getaway is ticket number #0002391. Please contact us if you have the winning ticket at 877-997-2726. Thanks!

Prohibition Distillery is located two hours northwest of New York City in historic Roscoe, NY in Sullivan County. Most people know this Catskill town as the home of American fly fishing, but Brian and his team like to think of it as a “Distilling town with a fishing problem”. Prohibition Distillery is the home to award-winning Bootlegger21 NY Vodka, Gin and Bourbon. Prohibition’s goal is to produce the highest quality spirits, help the local economy,…

Thanks to everyone who came out for Apple Palooza in the Union Square Greenmarket on Friday, September 15th! The winner of the Farm Fresh One Night Getaway is tickets number #014344. Please contact us if you have the winning ticket at 877-997-2726. Thanks!

Beginning this Spring, EscapeMaker.com, who is celebrating their 15-year anniversary as NYC’s guide to local getaways and farm escapes, will expand its partnership formally with Greenmarket, a Program of GrowNYC. EscapeMaker will not only educate shoppers about agritourism-themed activities, local vacations and weekend getaways to wineries and craft breweries, but also promote farmers already selling in Greenmarket. Drawing a 250-mile travel radius around New York City from New England to the Mid-Atlantic States, EscapeMaker offers getaway…