Dear EscapeMakers & Car-less Travelers — Late fall is the perfect time for a quick weekend getaway to a cozy B&B! The eco-friendly Croff House is a gorgeous Victorian inn circa 1875 and just 2.25 hours from NYC (walkable from the Amtrak station) and right in the heart of town! Let Innkeeper’s Russ & Duncan treat you to their delectable homemade breakfast made with locally sourced ingredients from the Hudson farmer’s market and local…

        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 — Celebrate New York’s Maple Weekend this weekend March 24-25 at Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center! Hilltop Hanover is partnering with White Oak Farm (the closest sugar house to New York City) to provide visitors with a delicious and unique experience. Enjoy pancakes while overlooking the Croton watershed and Manhattan skyline. Then guests can make their way to White Oak Farm, just one mile down the road, for a tour of their beautiful…

Maple Weekend in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear EscapeMakers – Imagine sipping freshly boiled sap while learning about the age-old process of tapping maple trees. Enjoy New York Maple Weekend in the Sullivan Catskills. Pack up the kids and spend the weekend at Frost Valley YMCA learning about their maple sugaring operation while enjoying all of their on-site activities like archery, cross country skiing, snow tubing and more. Visit Justus Asthalter Maple Syrup, a fourth generation…

Dear EscapeMakers — Dutchess County offers 800 square miles of breathtaking vistas; fascinating historic and cultural sites; family-friendly activities; artisanal food and wine offerings; and colorful fairs and festivals. Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival July 22: Hudson River Rowing Association dock, Poughkeepsie An extraordinary day of exhilarating dragon boat races, good food, music, games, and fun along the Hudson River. Harlem Valley Rail Ride July 30: Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Millerton Horse & dairy…

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…