Dear EscapeMakers — Last chance! The season was extended due to the warmer weather this year, so there’s still a few pick-your-own orchards with apples to be harvested. Get out this weekend before they are all gone! Those Thanksgiving pies are counting on you! Plus, it wouldn’t be fall without apple cider doughnuts and hot apple cider. Stock up at farm stores across the state – you deserve a treat! And of course, if you

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