There's something about Halloween that I love. Maybe it's the dressing up, the memories of bags and bags of candy from when I was young or the mere fact that Halloween can be enjoyed by any and all ages.
With this said, it's the latter point that I want to touch on for this post.
One of the first Halloween's I experienced since moving to New York City was heading to Sleepy Hollow, New York, which is about 25 miles north of the city. Yet, it was more than just about Halloween on that trip to the area, as I also incorporated some additional stops to make it a full day (and night) out.
The day began by touring the amazing Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate. I have a soft spot for touring houses, or more specifically historical mansions, so this was a site that had been on my list to see. It really is as amazing in person as it seems and offers views that add to the experience.
From there, it was back down the hill to Philipsburg Manor, which is a 17th century historic site. Although I recommend allowing enough time to see this Manor before it gets dark, as once the darkness sets in, the area becomes the backdrop for Halloween fun.
Once the sun sets, it's time for the Halloween experience to get turned up. You are certain to spot the Headless Horseman, which is part of the Horseman's Hollow. Of course, you better be prepared to be scared and hold on tight, as it's one scary adventure awaiting for you within the Horseman's Hollow. It's Halloween after all!
In addition to the Horseman's Hollow, Sleepy Hollow also offers cemetery tours, which is on my list for this year, among other Halloween-related activities. And, they not only cater to adults but also have many children-friendly activities too.
Above all, remember the day (and night) should be fun and be enjoyed, at least that's what I like most about it. Halloween offers a chance to tap your inner child, free of the stresses of daily life.
For more information, be sure to check out hudsonvalley.org.
And, to get your spook on, be sure to go for a white or black Adea Layering Top and build the rest of your outfit - or costume - from there.
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