New York Halloween

From haunted Hudson Valley to the mysterious waters of the St. Lawrence Seaway, New York steeps in mystery and Halloween brings it to a boil. Home to Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane, the ghosts of native Americans, early Dutch explorers and revolutionary soldiers haunt these regions. Nowhere is Halloween celebrated in so many ways.

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Explore a moonlit Fort Ticonderoga with a Garrison Ghost Tour, or a Haunted Weekend at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing that takes you on a creepy crawl of Fort William Henry. At Fright Fest you'll find a whole amusement park full of chills at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George. Walk on the dark side with a Marble Orchard Ghost Walk in Lewiston, or lurch over to the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

For families

At Van Cortlandt Manor's Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, thousands of glowing jack o' lanterns guide a dizzying lantern-lit walk through swooping pumpkin ghosts. Parades and musical hayrides highlight the Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. Halloweekends turn Sylvan Beach into a Haunted Amusement Park with a Blood Bath Haunted House and Scream Land. The Binghamton Zoo's  Howl-O-Weekends provide a kid-friendly scare with crafts, candy and kid's games.

Take a haunted hayride

Corn mazes and hayrides haunt every hamlet. On the scarier side, Double M Haunted Hayrides beckon twilight wanderers through dark woods to flesh-eating zombies. Old McDonald's Haymazing Adventure headlines Darien Lake Theme Park's Family FrightFest. Ulster Park's Headless Horseman Hayrides serve plenty of chills for all ages in 45 acres of haunted woodlands and mazes, while talking pumpkins and horse-drawn hayrides lure families to Erie Canal Village.

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For bigger chills, there's always Sleepy Hollow and Horseman's Hollow, where Philipsburg Manor  becomes a terrifying landscape with elaborate costumes and effects that send scaredy cats running. Scare up some fun at Kevin McCurdy's Haunted Mansion and face your deepest fears with attractions like The Collector, HellBilly Horrors and Zombie Apocalypse. You're almost guaranteed to survive.

The real deal

Prefer a genuine haunting? New York has legions of ghosts, like the spectral residents of Cooperstown's grand Otesaga Hotel and ask for their Sleep with The Spirits package, where apparitions may be seen walking hand-in-hand in period clothing. Or the spirits of Dunkirk Lighthouse where in October ghost hunters climb 61 spiral stairs to a real paranormal investigation.  Gather your courage and your friends if you dare to Explore the Hauntings of New York!   

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Haunted History Trail
Haunted Places New York
The Shadowlands


Dr. Morbid's Haunted House
Fort Ticonderoga
The Sagamore


Double M Haunted Hayrides
Liberty Ridge Farm
Six Flags Great Escape


Blackthorne Resort Massacre Mansion
Catskill Mountain Railroad
Saugerties Village Invasion


Erie Canal Village
Howe Caverns
Night Terrors Haunted Farm
The Otesaga
Sylvan Beach Amusement Park


Dunkirk Lighthouse
Nightmare Hayride on Sommerville St.


Haunted Hayrides of Greater Rochester
Screamers' Hollow


Aquarium of Niagara
Buffalo's House of Horrors
Buffalo Zoo
Fright World Buffalo
Lockport Haunted Cave
Marble Orchard Ghost Walk
Old Fort Niagara


Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Headless Horseman Hayrides
Horseman's Hollow
Kevin McCurdy's Haunted Mansion
Sleepy Hollow Halloween


Bayville Scream Park
Gateways Haunted Playhouse


Bronx Zoo  
Coney Island Creepshow at the Freakshow
Nightmare New York
Tuxedo Park Forest of Fear and Slaughterhouse
Village Halloween Parade
Wall Street Walks


Clayton Punkin' Chunkin'
Thompson Park Boo at the Zoo

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