Women’s History Month may be coming to a close, but the celebration of women cannot and should not be limited to one month out of the year. This evergreen celebration is as important now as it has ever been, and for those of you looking for special ways to remember and honor strong females past and present, we’ve got a few ideas for you…day trips, weekend getaways and the perfect spring escapes!
Plan a getaway to the Finger Lakes to visit the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY. The Hall of Fame is the nation’s oldest membership organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of great American women, including inspirations like Maya Angelou, Julia Child, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Betty Ford, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Helen Keller, Coretta Scott King, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Janet Reno, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Edith Wharton, Oprah Winfrey and so many more. Make a whole weekend out of it by booking EscapeMaker’s Craft Beverage Package in the Finger Lakes!
Discover New York State’s Women’s Heritage Trail, filled with historic sites and museums that celebrate the achievements and history of women in NY. Visit the Hudson Valley’s Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Dutchess County; the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home just outside of Syracuse, celebrating Gage who was a noted speaker and writer on woman’s suffrage, and an abolitionist; the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum in Chautauqua County; or visit the national historic landmark, the Susan B. Anthony House, in Rochester.
Or, celebrate women in agriculture by visiting some of the female-led farms and producers across the state and in New York’s citywide Greenmarkets. Meet two of the Hudson Valley’s finest: Elizabeth Ryan of Breezy Hill Orchard in Dutchess County and Beth Linskey of Beth’s Farm Kitchen in Columbia County; catch up with Franca Tantillo at her Berried Treasure Farm in Delaware County; enjoy Joan Tifford’s Fantastic Gardens in Long Island, and more!
There are inspirational women all around you — so go out and explore their history and celebrate these amazing individuals all year long!
Or for something for the farm-loving foodies, support some of the amazing female farmers and producers in the region:
Elizabeth Ryan, Breezy Hill