A Guide to Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Harriman State Park

By |2022-07-22T11:43:28+00:00July 8th, 2022|Weekend Guides|

Did you know: New York’s second largest park is just 30 miles from NYC? Harriman State Park is a haven for hikers, cyclists, and lovers of the outdoors. Known for its 31 lakes, it also features 200+ miles of hiking trails, along streams, woods, and beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley and NYC. Sound overwhelming? Let us help!

A Guide to Portland, Maine

By |2022-07-12T22:45:41+00:00July 6th, 2022|Destination Guides|

Just over 300 miles from NYC, a trip to Portland, Maine is likely just how you picture it... which is, filled with lighthouses and lobster rolls. This historic sea town marries the old world and the new world — from its cobblestone downtown streets to a bustling dining scene, ...

A Guide to Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, NY

By |2022-06-28T12:40:41+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Weekend Guides|

At six million acres large, the Adirondack Mountains are the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states. The park is bigger than the Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined — and it’s right in our backyard! Many New Yorkers think the ...

Introducing: the Escape Club by Escape Brooklyn

By |2022-04-29T18:42:07+00:00April 24th, 2022|Travel|

Escape Brooklyn is thrilled to introduce our monthly newsletter: the Escape Club. Each month, subscribers will get access to discounts and giveaways to some of our favorite Upstate hotels, Airbnbs, restaurants, shops and more with loads of discounts and perks, exclusive to our Escape Club members. Looking to buy Upstate? Every month, ...

A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2022-04-29T18:38:57+00:00April 7th, 2022|Weekend Guides|

Hudson, NY is the perfect town for your maiden voyage upstate — in fact, it was ours! This once "sleepy town" now brands itself the "downtown of Upstate" with 200 independent establishments including antique and boutique shops, hotels, art galleries, restaurants and bars, mostly along Warren Street. Visually, this charming town is a treat, delighting visitors and aesthetes with its stunning and Wes Anderson-esque architecture. The restoration of some 300 historic buildings in two square miles makes it one of the historically richest, and most diverse architectural cities in New York State.

A Guide to Milford, PA

By |2022-01-15T22:29:42+00:00January 5th, 2022|Weekend Guides|

70 miles from NYC in the Pocono Mountains, Milford, PA is the embodiment of small town, American charm. For many New Yorkers — including myself — its treelined Main Street will spark nostalgia. As a transplant from Ohio, it was hard to put my finger on ...

A Guide to Promised Land State Park in the Poconos, PA

By |2022-04-21T22:28:15+00:00October 5th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

One hundred miles from New York City (and ~125 from Philadelphia) lies Promised Land State Park. Located in the Poconos region, famous for its natural scenic beauty and 150 lakes, this somewhat-undiscovered gem of a park boasts 50 miles of hiking trails, winding country roads and a new boutique hotel that’s completely upped the game in the local hospitality scene. 

A Guide to Beacon, NY

By |2022-08-30T12:24:47+00:00October 4th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

When people ask us where to take a day trip, we always recommend Beacon — and when they ask us where to spend a weekend off the MetroNorth, we always recommend Beacon. The city has been an Escaper’s destination for well over a decade, with top-notch shopping, hiking, ...

A Guide to Woodstock, NY

By |2022-08-15T16:25:42+00:00September 1st, 2021|Weekend Guides|

For many, the word Woodstock conjures up images of tie dye, hippies, and free love at the 3-day outdoor music festival... that did not actually take place here. (It actually took place in Bethel, which is about 1.5 hours southwest.) That didn't stop Woodstock from becoming a bohemian destination though; ...

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