Dear EscapeMakers – Tis’ the season to support independent makers, artists and artisans. Lucky for you, the Sullivan Catskills is a holiday shoppers dream come true! Plan a weekend shopping trip; make your list, check it twice. There’s something unique, one-of-a-kind, and made with local love waiting for you… The Farmhouse Project Pop-up Shop Friday-Sunday thru December 22 – 11am – 7pm Shop The Farmhouse Project Pop-Up Shop in Livingston Manor for their new winter…

        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 — 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…

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Summer food and beverage getaways await you off Amtrak’s Empire Service route! Plus, SAVE15% on Amtrak travel within New York State! RIB FESTIVAL – 7/28-7/30. Head to the Buffalo Rib Fest, a 3-day food & music festival featuring award-winning NY State rib vendors, cold beer and live music. More on lodging. STOP: Empire Service to Buffalo + walk (10 min.). THE GREAT AMERICAN IRISH FESTIVAL – 7/28-7/30. Tap into your…

Dear EscapeMakers — Central New York is a great place to spend a weekend or a few days with the family, your significant other or a group of friends. Take the time out of your daily hustle and bustle to visit. Only a 4-hour drive from the city, there’s no excuse to miss out on all of the excitement that is offered in CNY! Take some time to try something different. Experience a unique wine…

Dear EscapeMakers — Spring may have just arrived, but Ithaca NY is wrapping up the wintery weather in style! Before the snow melts, marvel at one of 150 majestic waterfalls that are frozen in time, and enjoy seasonal tastings at award-winning craft breweries and wineries. Dine at one of Ithaca’s renowned farm-to-table restaurants while relishing their warm and cozy ambiance. Engage in family-friendly, hands-on experiences at local museums and festivals. Enjoy the final frosty days…

Celebrate in #corningflx this holiday season! Dear EscapeMakers — The holidays are a magical time in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. Charismatic small town store shelves are lined with the perfect gift for family and friends. Sparkly lights line snow covered streets while families are out celebrating the season at various traditional and unique events. Christmas cheer can be felt throughout the region at events where families and friends can visit with Santa, build…

Local Berry Picking WHERE TO PICK FRUIT & BERRIES THIS SUMMER! Summer is here and now is the perfect time to visit a farm to pick your own fresh, local, juicy berries! Not sure where to go? We’ve compiled a list of some of the top U-Pick farms within a few hours of New York City. Plan your day trip or weekend getaway today! And if you’re really in the berry mood, come to our…

If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Quick Local Getaways within 500 miles! Winter Fun in the Finger Lakes Dear EscapeMakers — There comes a point every year where the cold gets you down and you’re looking for something to do. Cure your Winter Blues where you’ll receive a warm welcome. All of the same fun and experiences without any crowds or long lines makes Winter the perfect time…