The Halloween season is upon us and that means it’s time to pick pumpkins, carve jack o’ lanterns, devise creative costumes, visit haunted houses and celebrate all the warm harvest feelings that emerge this time of year. What to do, where to go, and how to get there? We’ve got some ideas for you! For all you thrill-seekers, New York is your oyster when it comes to haunted experiences. The Haunted History Trail of New York

  Dear EscapeMakers — Mmmmmm! Apple season is upon us and New York State apple farmers, growers and cider makers are counting on your support! It’s time to pick, drink, crunch and bake as many apples as you can get your hands on! What’s your favorite apple? For a variety guide, nutrition info and recipes, visit New York Apple Country! Get info info on pick-your-own orchards in New York State! From the Greater Niagara Region

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Fall Getaways await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State!   GREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE Sept. 30th – Nov. 13th / The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event, the Blaze, returns with more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns, hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. Meander through a historic, 18th century riverside landscape at Van Cortlandt Manor! Click here for