Best Places to Travel for Halloween
Here are couple of fun and spooky destinations you can visit on Halloween.
Hudson River Valley, NY and the Catskills, NY
The Hudson River spans nearly three miles wide and runs through mountains and promontories. Holding numerous wine vineyards, pumpkin and apple picking and other outdoor activities, you can enjoy the best crisp air and spectacular views of fall. The Hudson River Valley and Catskills include towns such as Nyack, Goshen, Bear Mountain State Park, Rhinebeck, New Paltz, Kingston, Hyde Park, Tarrytown, United States Military Academy West Point, Woodstock, Ulster Park, and the legendary Sleepy Hollow (where the ghost of the Headless Horseman is said to haunt) amongst other towns. For a scare before Halloween, go for a nighttime visit to the Headless Horseman Haunted Hayride in Ulster Park. The Catskills in autumn are home to some of the most beautiful harvest, weather, and festivals in NY. At Lookout Point, experience the scenic view of five different states, or go to Andes to overlook the Catskill Forest Preserve.
Providence, Rhode Island is the perfect getaway for fall. The tree-lined streets and riverwalk’s offer the greatest views of the fall foliage. Prospect Terrace offers a panoramic view of the historic Providence skyline. Its many outdoor attractions, including bike paths, rolling green hills, and botanical gardens will have you enjoying the beautiful colors of fall. While you’re there, be sure to make your way over to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular to see the nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns lining the wetland trail.
Salem offers spectacular views of fall foliage at the waterfront, and is famous for its many spooky attractions and historic landmarks. Known for the Witch Trials of 1692, you can find residents and tourists celebrating Halloween and remembering the city’s haunted past. To view their Haunted Happenings Festival, click here. Salem is perfect for the Halloween lover in everyone. Salem is also home to The House of Seven Gables, and The Witch House. For an extra trip, you can take a ferry ride to Boston, and view some more changing scenery.
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