Escapes

Autumn Family-Fun Daytrips: 3 Places to Pick Apples Near Greenwich

Autumn Family-Fun Daytrips: 3 Places to Pick Apples Near Greenwich

With summer fading away, chilly autumn nights beginning to arrive, and changing colors emerging on the foliage -- now is the time to plan some apple orchard and pumpkin patch daytrips for the entire family to enjoy!

ESCAPES: Arthur Avenue - Italian Food Oasis in the Bronx

ESCAPES: Arthur Avenue - Italian Food Oasis in the Bronx

You need not be Italian to appreciate the section of the Bronx known as Arthur Avenue. This Italian food-lovers oasis is the perfect Escape destination - just a stones throw from Greenwich. It's an active and exciting neighborhood, truly a feast for all of the senses, offering some of the best shops for bread, pasta, meats, cheeses, pastries, seafood - and, above all, history.

New England Innkeeper Recipe - Sweet Dreams Coconut Pound Cake

New England Innkeeper Recipe - Sweet Dreams Coconut Pound Cake

Hello, Living Greenwich!

My name is Charlene Taubert (aka the New England Innkeeper) – and my life has been one dedicated to the hospitality profession/passion at all levels.

ESCAPES: Enjoy a Taste of Autumn at a Local Orchard

ESCAPES: Enjoy a Taste of Autumn at a Local Orchard

Apple-picking season may be over - but that doesn't mean there aren't still bushels of reasons to visit a picturesque Connecticut orchard for some authentic and timeless seasonal enjoyment.

There's nothing like hitting the road (and turning off your smartphone) for a day of unplugged autumn mindfulness. Take a day off and enjoy a visually stunning ride beneath canopies of vibrant fall colors on winding country roads. Let the oranges and reds fill your soul with smiles as sun breaks through the fiery foliage and you catch the whisper of wood smoke on the falling-leave breezes.

Escapes: Storm King Art Center - Sculpture in the Autumn Air

Escapes: Storm King Art Center - Sculpture in the Autumn Air

This is the time of year we've been waiting for. The sweater weather and fiery colors of autumn foliage make us just want to grab the car keys, hit the road, and take a long scenic ride beneath a psychedelic canopy of rustling and intermittently falling leaves to go see something new! And if it's an outdoor excursion waiting for us on the other end - even better!

One particular destination that feels as if it was absolutely created with fall day-trips in mind is the Storm King Art Center, just over an hour north in New Windsor, New York.

The lower Hudson Valley is stunning this time of year and the Art Center - with it's 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands - provides the perfect 'changing-seasons' setting for their collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

Escapes: Playing Tourist In Nearby Millerton, NY

Escapes: Playing Tourist In Nearby Millerton, NY

'Escapes' is a recurring feature on Living Greenwich that we put together to serve as inspiration for your future daytrips and 'not-too-far-away' road trips. Have you been somewhere interesting lately? Let us know, and maybe we'll feature it in a future installment!

After hearing much about Millerton, NY, a village just 5 miles North of Sharon, CT, Living Greenwich decided to pay a visit and see for ourselves what makes Millerton such a popular destination for weekenders from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Located between the hills of Litchfield County and the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Millerton is a wonderful day-trip with much to offer.

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