It's Halloween and that means it's time for ghosts, goblins, spirits, and candlelight, lots of candlelight at some of New York State Parks and Historical sites. If spooky, creepy legends and tales of the Hudson Valley intrigue you, then get ready for a weekend full of Halloween fun because the New York State Parks and Historical Sites have a wide variety of frightful activities planned for you. Here's a few highlights.

Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29; 6-9: Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours at Clermont State Historic Site. Take a candlelight tour of the house, it's grounds, and learn about it's ghostly history. $10 per adult, $5 per child, Friends of Clermont $5. Reservations are required.

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Saturday, October 29; 10 am- 1 pm: Don't miss the Halloween Spooktacular at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site. There will be ghoulish games, crafts, and a costume contest. Plus enjoy a free viewing of the movie 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' in the Carriage barn.


Sunday, October 30; 1 pm: Enjoy The Charms of Hallowe'en Tea at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site. Go back in time when this holiday was all about fortune-telling, merriment, and romance. Learn about the origins of Halloween and it's customs, costumes are welcome. Admission is $30 per person and $25 Friends of Mill Mansion. Reservations are required and can be placed by calling 845-889-8851.

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To find more spooky events at other NY State Park locations, click here. Happy Halloween!