Spooky Fun in the Hudson Valley: Halloween Attractions You Can’t Miss!

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Are you looking for some chilling fun during the spooky season? Look no further than the gorgeous Hudson Valley! This region is home to some of the most unforgettable Halloween attractions that will leave you screaming and asking for more! From the largest Halloween parade to a haunted hayride, there is no shortage of fun.

1. Nyack Halloween Parade (October 28) | Rockland County

The Nyack Halloween Parade is an unforgettable experience - one the largest Halloween parade in the New York City area, second only to the iconic Greenwich Village parade. It has also been named one of Travel Channel’s “Top 10 Halloween Parades in America.” With more than 20,000 people lining Main Street every year, you will feel the Halloween vibe in Nyack. This event is not just about showing off your unique costumes, but there is also great music and a real party atmosphere. Don't forget, the parade will start at 5 PM on Saturday, October 28th so get there early to get the best seats in the house!

2. Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Attractions (September 23 - October 29) | Ulster County

If you dare to be scared, Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions should be on your list of Halloween attractions to visit in the Hudson Valley. This unique experience is not for the faint of heart as you will encounter intense scares, illusions, and impressive costumes. The attraction is famous for its changing themes, so even if you've been here before, you're in for a surprise. To make things even better, it’s happening every weekend starting September 23rd through October 29th, so bring a group of friends and make it a spooky adventure that you'll all remember! Visit headlesshorseman.com to purchase tickets.

3. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze (September 15 - November 19) | Westchester County

If you're looking for a family-friendly Halloween activity, The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze should be your top pick. Walk through the immersive pumpkin trail where thousands of intricately carved jack-o'lanterns light up the night. The pumpkins are all hand-carved by local artisans, making each one unique. Synchronized lighting, special effects, and an all-original soundtrack complete the magical experience. This attraction runs from September 15th to November 19th, so make sure to catch it before it's too late! Visit hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze/ for more information.

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly pumpkin trail or a scream-worthy haunted attraction, the Hudson Valley has it all. So, grab your friends and family and get ready for some spooky fun that you won't forget!

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