Nearby: Fall Fun in the Hudson Valley

One of the perks of being the only borough connected to the mainland is being able to travel north and exploring some of the fun things to do in neighboring towns. It’s always nice to escape the city and have a little fun outdoors, especially in the fall. Two great ideas for fall and Halloween fun are located right in the Hudson Valley- less than 40 minutes from the Bronx.

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze

Photo © Matt Gillis

2014 Evenings
Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31
Nov. 1-2, 6-9, 14-16

at Van Cortlandt Manor

Advance Tickets Required
Times Vary by Evening

5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walkthrough experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display — all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Many Bronxites make this event part of their yearly Halloween tradition. Kids love seeing the thousands of carved pumpkins, lit up as they walk around- enjoying the amazing creations and extended bedtimes! Learn more about it here.

Adults, $20; Children 3-17, $16  (Saturdays $25, $20)
FREE for children under 3 + members



Horseman’s Hollow

Photo © Tom Nycz

Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31
Nov. 1

at Philipsburg Manor

Advance tickets required.
Times vary by evening.

Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman.

How can you live in driving distance from Sleepy Hollow and not experience this! Not for small children or the timid, but if you want a fun night of scares and experiencing a terrifying tale of the headless horseman- don’t miss it! Learn more about it here.

$20 (Saturdays $25)
Members receive a $5 discount per ticket


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