The cold and grey days have settled in and now, more than ever, we’re seriously in need of a weekend getaway! Winter just outside New York City is such a magical time — cozy up by the fire at a bed and breakfast, sip local wine, explore the snow-covered mountains and waterfalls, and so much more. Check out our monthly escape inspiration below and get going on your next getaway!
February 7th: Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour (Ithaca, NY)
During Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours’ newest experience, sip and snack your way through Downtown Ithaca with visits to neighborhood bars and local beverage purveyors. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and light tastings at four local establishments; sample craft beer, artisan cider, local wine, and a craft cocktail; and relax while your guide shares the history of each beverage and each bar. Accompanying these scrumptious samplings you’ll be treated to insights about each establishment – all neighborhood favorites with a unique story and setting. In addition, you’ll discuss the unique history of each drink in New York State, exploring when it was first introduced and what has spurred on its recent popularity.
February 8th: 32nd Annual Ice Fishing Contest (Hurleyville, NY)
The Hurleyville Fire Department and Town of Fallsburg Youth Commission are hosting the 32nd Annual Ice Fishing Contest! $5 per adult and free for kids 15 and under. Raffle, refreshments and a fun winter activity. There will be trophies, prizes and bait and a special Fireman’s Contest. Bundle up and come on out! Stay for the weekend and check out the outdoor activities, local craft beverages, and cozy inns Sullivan Catskills has to offer.
February 14th: Anti-Valentine’s Day at Harvest Moon Brewery
Not that into Valentine’s Day? Harvest Moon Brewery in Central New Jersey is throwing just the party for you. Get your friends together to drink, dance and forget being single! Stay for the weekend and check out the local farms, wineries, breweries, cozy inns and more in CNJ.
February 22nd: The North Brewery’s Anniversary VII
Spend the weekend in Central New York exploring all of the delicious local craft beverage makers along Brew Central! For starters, mark your cal for the 7th anniversary of The North Brewery on Feb. 22! Eat, drink and stay warm despite the crisp air and grey skies.
February 29th: Hudson Brewing’s Annual Pineapple Party (Hudson, NY)
Spend the weekend eating, drinking, antique shopping, and relaxing in the charming Hudson, NY! Book a 1-2 night stay at The Croff House, refined B&B housed in an ornate late 19th-century home, for the weekend of February 29th so you can warm up with a brewery luau at Hudson Brewing. Dust off your coconuts and grass skirts! This annual Pineapple Party will be an all day Winter Luau starting at 12pm. Pineapple cocktails, food, and live music by the Ronson Brothers from 6-9pm!
February 29th: The Gathering of Farm Cideries (Albany, NY)
The Gathering of the Farm Cideries, the premier New York State craft cider celebration, returns to Albany on Saturday, February 29, 2020! Nine Pin Cider is hosting its 6th annual Gathering, welcoming some new cideries to the event! Join on Nine Pin’s production floor with farm cideries from all corners of New York for a tasting, educational and market experience that only New York State can offer. Enjoy free samples of unique batches of ciders all made from New York Apples with the ability to meet cider makers and purchase limited and exclusive ciders by the bottle, can or growler to go! Tickets can be purchased here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the New York Cider Association.