New York October 09, 2017
The One Small Town In New York That Transforms Into A Terrifying Halloween Wonderland
It may not be the first initial thing that you relate to our state, but New York has more haunted and abandoned places then we can keep track of. With the month of October finally here and our foliage at its peak, now is an amazing time to visit the Empire State if you’re interested in exploring spooky settings that will get you in the mood for Halloween. You’ll find that nearly all of New York’s regions do something fun for the eerie holiday, but there’s one town in particular that that turns into a completely different world around this time of year.
Home to roughly 10,000 residents in Westchester County, the village of Sleepy Hollow turns into quite the spooky place during the month of October.
A favorite destination to visit during this time of year for anyone who's familiar with the history of author Washington Irving, the stories surrounding the famous Headless Horseman live at large in Sleepy Hollow.
The town itself is charming to visit all throughout the year, but once October rolls around you'll find that locals quickly get into the holiday spirit.
Every year the town hosts a Haunted Hayride, taking you through Sleepy Hollow and past points of interests in this chilling area.
This year you can enjoy Sleepy Hollow's Haunted Hayride on both October 27th and October 28th. Tickets for the hayride are sold only online and the ride will take you by where Ichabod Crane fled from the Headless Horseman, through the woods and streets of the town. At the end of the rides at 5PM visitors will get the chance to experience a block party that will keep you even further entertained. To find out more about the hayride and to purchase your tickets,
One of the most popular and creepy places to visit in town though is the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery right off of Broadway.
During the month of October the cemetery has Evening Lantern Tours, where you'll be able to walk around the cemetery at night, making for a more chilling atmosphere.
The Lantern Tours are the same as a regular tours that are offered during the day, but the fact that you get to walk through the cemetery at night and right around Halloween season makes it all the more spookier.
If you really want to crank the scare level up a notch you could also get tickets for Sleepy Hollow Cemetery's Murder and Mayhem Evening Lantern Tours!
On these frightening tours you'll learn more about the famous spirits and graves that make up this cemetery. Due to the content of this spine-tingling tour, children are not allowed to participate. It's
scary. The Murder and Mayhem tours are given on every Thursday and Saturday in October, to find out about all of the tours offered and to buy your tickets
Another amazing place you need to check out in Sleepy Hollow? The historic site that is Philipsburg Manor, annually transforming into Horseman's Hollow.
If you're unfamiliar with Philisburg Manor, the small town destination is a historic site that was once a farming, milling and trading center. Well-preserved for all to see and learn about, the pieces of history here are hundreds of years old and will remind you of how far New York's civilization has come.
Horseman's Hollow might just be the most terrifying spot in town, taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and turning it into something straight out of your nightmares.
Those who decide to be brave enough to come to Horseman's Hollow will find a frightening corner of town taken over by the dead, ghosts, monsters and even the Headless Horseman himself. Visitors will walk along a haunted trail and eventually come across unlucky locals that have had the unfortunate experience to come in contact with the Headless Horseman.
A scary scene that you'll never forget, the Horseman's Hollow event is running for 15 nights during the month of October. Many of the nights have already sold out, so you'll want to get your tickets sooner than later if you plan on going! To find out more information about this erie event and to buy your tickets,
So, who's ready to get in the Halloween spirit with a trip down to Sleepy Hollow?
So what will it be? A creepy tour through a haunted cemetery, haunted hayride, haunting experience through Horseman's Hollow or maybe all three? The spooky possibilities feel endless in this town. To find out more things to do in the area during the month of October, visit Sleepy Hollow's town site by
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