When the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, fall has arrived and that means Halloween is hot on its heels. This October, take the spooky entertainment up a notch and visit one of these towns for eerie spirits, spectacular jack-o-lanterns, heart-racing frights and plenty of family fun.
Home of the legendary Headless Horseman, there’s nowhere more perfect for spending a haunted evening than at Sleepy Holloween events, as they call them. Take a spooky lantern tour of a cemetery or a walking tour packed full of facts about the town’s history. Kids will love The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, featuring over 7,000 carved pumpkins on display. Visit old, gothic mansions to get in the Halloween spirit before hopping on a haunted hayride. Older kids may enjoy the frights awaiting those who dare to wander the halls of Horseman’s Hollow when it’s filled with witches, ghosts, undead soldiers and other scary characters. Sleepy Hollow also offers shadow puppetry specifically for little ones, as well as concerts, parades and painting classes all month long.