You don’t need to be 7 years old to love everything about Halloween. And this time of year, there’s no need to travel very far from home to find a Halloween-themed activity that will match your scare-threshold. From corn mazes and cemetery walks to haunted houses and scream parks, there’s sure to be an attraction or event near you that will fits your definition of what’s spooky, ghoulish or just plain fun.
So put on your costume, say a few spells, grab a flashlight, check the back seat for zombies and hit the road for one of these Halloween happenings:
In New York’s Hudson Valley – the setting for Washington Irving’s headless horseman – Sleepy Hollow offers haunted hayrides, parades, daytime and nighttime cemetery tours, and Horseman’s Hollow, a haunted walking trail inhabited by vampires, witches, ghouls, ghosts and other creatures.
Nearby Croton-on-Hudson hosts the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze, a walk-through experience with more than 7,000 illuminated pumpkins creating elaborate, spooky displays. (Prices and dates vary)