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 — Apple season is under way! From the Greater Niagara Region to the Finger Lakes to the Hudson Valley to Long Island, apple picking and fall festivals make great family day trips or romantic weekend getaways! Get info on pick-your-own orchards in New York State to explore on your own! Of course, you can always visit farmers markets in New York State and at Greenmarkets across NYC to stock up on your favorite variety…

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 — Stop at a local farm, meet the farmers, tour the crop fields, and visit with the animals. On Open Farm Days, August 12th & 13th, participating farms in Tompkins County will be opening their doors (and barns, and pastures, and more) just for you! Experience life on a local farm and learn about how your food is grown and the people in the community who help bring the farm to your fork!…

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 — 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…

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Summer food and beverage getaways await you off  Amtrak’s Adirondack route! Plus, SAVE15% on Amtrak travel within New York State! CELEBRATE JULY 4TH AT TICONDEROGA A town-wide celebration! For five days, interact with local food vendors and farmers selling local goods, a parade, live music, and of course, fireworks! Click here for area lodging options. STOP: Ticonderoga + cab (5 mins.). ILOVEBBQ FEST – 7/7-7/9 – This famous competition draws competitors…

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…

Ithaca, New York is in Full Bloom. Indeed, Spring has sprung, and in Ithaca that means the greenery isn’t the only thing that comes to life. April marks the reopening of their nationally acclaimed Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing, where you can literally kayak, paddleboard or boat up to shore. If you’re not the nautical type, bike or run to this community hub of art, food, wine and cider tasting, with live music and…

Come out for a fun-filled day celebrating all things apple with GrowNYC and EscapeMaker.com at Union Square Greenmarket!