Fall is for freaky, fun Halloween events all season long. Ghost tours and haunted houses will give you a heart-pounding rush and guaranteed goosebumps. But don't worry there's plenty of not-so-scary things for the little ones too. Get your group of friends and the whole family ready for a seriously spooky Halloween in New York.
Fun for Families
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, where thousands of hand-carved pumpkins ignite historic Van Cortlandt Manor, is a Halloween must-see. This Hudson Valley favorite sells out fast so get your tickets now and prepare to be dazzled as pumpkins light up the night. Whether you're dressed as a black cat or not, there's plenty of animals at the Binghamton Zoo's Howl-O-Weekends where kid-friendly scares, crafts, games and parades bring you Halloween fun throughout October.
For bigger chills, check out Horseman's Hollow, where Philipsburg Manor becomes a terrifying landscape with elaborate costumes and effects that send scaredy cats running. 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. Feel the spirit of Halloween with ghost tours at the Dunkirk Lighthouse--it's a spooky sight you won't want to miss.