The amazing restaurants, fascinating museums, beautiful galleries, outdoor activities, great shopping, and an unmatched beauty are just a few of the things that bring visitors to the Hudson Valley and cause those of us that live here to be so thankful! There is a darker side to the valley too though—one reserved only for the strong of heart…places that test the true courage buried deep inside…places that send chills up your spine. We are talking about the Halloween haunts of the Hudson Valley. Do you have what it takes to visit these spooky, ghostly, and eerie places?
Some great places around the Caldwell House that are putting on some fun Halloween events. Whether you live here or will be visiting with us during this season, we thought we’d highlight a few so you don’t miss out on what is happening.
Sleepy Hollow—is legendary for having a myriad of great Halloween happenings. Through November, you can take a nighttime tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Until the end of October, the 300-year-old Philipsburg Manor turns into a haunted trail that is not for the faint of heart. On October 24-25, 2014, you can also take advantage of a hair-raising haunted hayride with a block party before or after.
Croton-on-Hudson—Throughout October and the beginning of November you can visit The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze. This is truly Hudson Valley’s most vibrant Halloween event. Walk through a trail and be in awe at over 5000 individually hand-carved pumpkins light up the night. The atmosphere is filled with professional lighting and original music—it is a one-of-a-kind happening that you are going to want to see. Tickets must be purchased in advance so get yours before it is sold out.
Tarrytown—Experience a spooky, indoor Halloween tour at the Lyndhurst Mansion. Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities tour will be going on from October 17-November 2, 2014. See this ghoulishly decorated gothic castle at night and enjoy some refreshments in the Carriage House visitor’s center afterwards.
There are many more great things going on this fall—just ask Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast owners John and Dena and they can help you plan a great day of adventure. They can also help with a picnic lunch on the go or steer you to their favorite local restaurants. Don’t miss out on all the fun—join us for a great fall getaway. Check availability online or contact us at (845) 496-2954 for reservation information.