It’s fall, y’all! This quintessential New York season brims with changing leaves, steaming cider, crumbly donuts, and apple picking galore. There are endless farms and orchards that you can escape to from NYC, whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a relaxing weekend getaway. Check out the list below and make sure your next getaway includes a visit to one of these fabulous farms. U-PICK FARMS AROUND NYC Between COVID protocols and a…

A lot of folks are wondering if New York’s annual traditional of picking apples in bucolic orchards among the fiery fall leaves and baked cider donuts is a safe activity for 2020. EscapeMaker founder & CEO Caylin Sanders joined Heritage Radio Network to answer that question. YES! Supporting local farms and farmers is so important right now, so as long as proper precautions (Wear a mask! Wash your hands! Social distance!) are taken, apple picking…

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect fall food and beverage getaways, festivals and packages await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack Service route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State! ADIRONDACK BALLOON FESTIVAL – 9/21 – 9/24. Don’t miss this spectacular, FREE event! The 45th annual Adirondack Balloon Festival is the oldest and largest balloon event on the East Coast. Make a weekend out of it at a cozy B&B nearby. STOP: Adirondack to Fort Edward…