Dear EscapeMakers — Break away from your normal summer routine and explore what Central New York agritourism has to offer! Bite into farm-fresh fruit while walking through a local farmers market or sip on a refreshing brew at one of the many breweries. Spend a sunny day with the kids at a u-pick blueberry farm where you can fill your basket with sweet, organic fruit. Did you know? Brewery Ommegang has a…

Dear EscapeMakers — Beat the heat and make a splash! Your summer adventure awaits just a short trip from New York City in the Central New York Vacation Region. Skip the long rides to the ocean, hop in the car and let your journey begin — and don’t forget to pack your swim suit! Plan your perfect outdoor adventure, complete with stand up paddle boarding, a scenic hike to one of CNY’s gorgeous waterfalls or…

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…

 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 — 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…

Dear EscapeMakers —  Surrounded by the beauty of the Hudson Valley, Westchester County offers a bounty of activities this fall for your next adventure. Captain Lawrence Brewery is home to an incredible selection of locally produced beers. Take a Brewery tour and learn about the brewing process from start to finish. Tours are offered on Saturdays & Sundays and end with a delicious sampling of beer that has not been poured in the beer hall…

 Dear EscapeMakers — Step away from “busy” and fall into relaxation, served up with fresh food and the craft brew scene this season in Central New York. There is so much to do, see and experience in Central New York and fall is a great time to take advantage of it all! Always a classic family trip, Central New York offers dozens of patches where you’ll find gorgeous gourds and other goods. You might also get…

Escape to the Perfect: Fall in the Great Western Catskills  Dear EscapeMakers — Just about 2 hours from New York City, find yourself in true farm country in Delaware County.This harvest season, as the stunning fall foliage adorns the rolling mountain landscape, their farmers welcome you to enjoy their bounty in the most literal sense – community events featuring local food, drink and farm life: Taste of the Catskills (Oct. 7-8) is a family fall…

Dear EscapeMakers — In Central New York, take your pick from eight quaint counties that each offer amenities and activities worth experiencing. You deserve to treat yourself, and there’s no better place to do it than in the heart of New York State. Savor tasty flavors from one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries and breweries. After enjoying some of CNY’s tastiest cuisine, consider tapping into Brew Central, America’s Craft Brew Destination. A great brewing tradition and current quality put…