You Need to Do One of these Three Unique Halloween Events
Just because the warmer weather is heading out for the season it doesn't mean that you should stop heading outdoors. Many of our nature-focused attractions will continue to offer things to do throughout the colder weather.
You can count on enjoying all the Hudson Valley has to offer year-round with help from organizations dedicated to the outdoors and the natural surroundings in our area. As a matter of fact, many of them have things going on for Halloween.
Outdoor Nature Activities this Fall in the Hudson Valley
The Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park, along with the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and even the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge all have activities scheduled in October and November.
This weekend at the Trailside Museums and Zoo it is Boo at the Zoo on Saturday. Come out starting at 10:30 to make bear treats then watch the bears enjoy them at 11 AM costumes are encouraged. From 11 to 3 they will have crafts games and activities. Plus you can learn about owls, vultures, possums, and other spooky animals.
Parking at Bear Mountian State Park is $10. Admission to the Zoo is $1 per person as a suggested donation. Plan for time to get to the bear den, about a 20-minute walk to bear den from the parking lot.
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The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum (HHNM) has its annual iSPY Halloween Trail open this Saturday. Get your tickets in advance for this spook-tacular family fun event where you search for clues and hidden prizes. Admission is $10 per person for children 3 and up. Costumes are encouraged.
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Then on Saturday, November 18 join the HHNM for their Hawk Walk. This is a walk like no other with an opportunity to stroll the fields and forest accompanied by free-flighted hawks and guided by experts from Goshen’s TC Bird Management. Following the walk, you will get to have a Hawk meet and greet plus you can meet at least three other species of raptors be sure to register in advance.
The Ashokan Center is inviting all ages this Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM for Halloween at the Ashokan. Costumes are encouraged for this daytime event to celebrate Halloween. They have planned a costume contest plus there will be a spooky and historic scavenger hunt which begins at 10 and ends by 12 just before the costume contest. They cap it off at 1 PM with a live reptile show.
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