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There’s More to Sleepy Hollow than Halloween…

Courtesy of Westchester County Office of Tourism
Courtesy of Westchester County Office of Tourism

Westchester, minutes north of New York City, is the ideal fall destination – gorgeous foliage and many exciting family events! You know the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, now check out the wonderful fall activities, from Native American celebrations to Halloween thrills, all season long.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1
Green Corn Festival
Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow
914 631-3992
Demonstrations of Native American dance, song and cooking. Folk tales, music, crafts

Sept. 26-28
Lower Hudson Valley Native American Heritage Celebration
FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights
718 686-9297
Native American song, dance, drumming, food, arts & crafts, birds of prey, pony rides, tipi-raising.

Oct. 3-4, 10-12, 16-18, 22-25, 28-31, Nov. 1
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson
914 271-8981
The Hudson Valley’s biggest, most exciting Halloween event with a display of more than 4,000 hand-carved, illuminated jack o’lanterns.

Oct. 17-18, 24-25
Legend Weekend
Washington Irvings’s Sunnyside, Tarrytown
Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow
914 631-8200 x618
Games for children, puppet shows, spooky ghost stories, woodland walks all on haunted landscapes with an appearance by the Headless Horseman.

When planning your visit, most of the nearest hotels are in Tarrytown, NY.   Find the best rates and book your hotel with us using our secure booking engine.  A few I’d recommend are:

Westchester Marriott:  670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY  10591   (family rooms, indoor pool, pets accepted, smoke-free, Allie’s American Grille and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse restaurants on-site)

Tarrytown House Resort:  East Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY  10591 (indoor and outdoor pools, impressive mansions on 26 acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley, luxury resort often under $200/night)

 Springhill Suites by Marriott Tarrytown Greenburgh:   480 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY  10591  (All-suites hotel with indoor pool and free breakfast.  Microwave & fridge in room, restaurants nearby.  Beautiful grounds in the scenic Hudson River Valley.) 

Have you been to Sleepy Hollow or nearby?  Tell us about your trip in the comments below!!

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