Women’s History Month may be coming to a close, but the celebration of women cannot and should not be limited to one month out of the year. This evergreen celebration is as important now as it has ever been, and for those of you looking for special ways to remember and honor strong females past and present, we’ve got a few ideas for you…day trips, weekend getaways and the perfect spring escapes! Plan a getaway…

Dear EscapeMakers — Got a sweet tooth? BYOW (Bring your own waffles)! Join us for our first event of the season: MAPLE FEST at the GrowNYC Union Square Greenmarket Friday, March 17th from 10am-4pm! FREE! ALL AGES! Free samples, live music, maple samples, maple flavored products and more! Plus, pick up free info from our local travel getaway partner agritourism destinations like Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes,  Sullivan County Catskills, Amtrak, Vermont Tourism, Westchester…

DID YOU KNOW over half of the country’s maple syrup comes from Vermont and New York State? Celebrate the maple sugaring season this March at a Maple Weekend, Open House or festival near you via Amtrak, Metro-North, Zipcar or bus!   Hudson Valley, New York: Crown Maple at Madava Farm Maple Weekends: 3/18-3/19 & 3/25-3/26 www.crownmaple.com   White Oak Farm + Hilltop Hanover Farm Maple Weekends: 3/18-3/19 & 3/25-3/26 www.whiteoakfarm1.com   Soukup Farms Maple Weekends:…

Dutchess Comunity College is offering courses that take place here at Sprout Creek Farm. Mark Fredette is CIA graduate with over 20 years of experience. For detailed course description and listing, Click Here *Please register via DCC. Click here. *Wappingers School District is also offering classes with Mark. Click here to register.

Shoppers at GrowNYC’s Union Square Greenmarket will be greeted with a special treat on March 17th, 2017 when EscapeMaker.com, New York’s guide to local getaways and farm escapes, hosts its second annual Maple Fest. The event will run from 10am – 4pm on the north side of the square and will feature maple product samples, dancing maple trees, competing pancakes and more. Attendees will get to taste maple yogurt, maple candy, icy local treat “sugar…

Happy President’s Day Weekend, EscapeMakers! As we celebrate a three-day weekend and great presidents from the past, we would be remiss not to explore the American history right here in our backyard. The Northeast is rich with historic sites and landmarks, and now, perhaps more than ever, it is important to reflect on these great and progressive events and places that have helped define what it truly means to be American. Whether you only have…