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View photos of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. attractions and get tips from other families to plan your trip. Explore the best attractions in Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown including Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculture, Kykuit, Philipsburg Manor.
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Visit our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendars for these and other venues. It is not October yet, but there is still a lot to see and do in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. Don't miss the famous bars at Tarrytown Music Hall, up-and-coming talents at Hudson Valley Writers' Center, hikes on Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, hikes, kayaking, shopping at a farmers' fair.
Don't miss the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to show your respect to Washington Irving, the creator of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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Sleepy Hollow is a great place for a week-end trip with a Halloween name that everyone will love, and not just on October 31st. The birth place of the headless rider and the neighbouring Tarrytown, birth place of Legend of Sleepy Hollow writer Washington Irving, the town goes to Halloween, with week-long festivities, hay cart rides and processions.
There are also many attractions in the area that travellers can visit all year round. Begin your early week-end with a early bird's eye view of Lynhurst Castle, the outside of which was used for films inspired by the classical Dark Shadows vintage soaps. From 10 o'clock in the mornings, the trips begin to explore this historical property with Gothic aura.
In the afternoons, a trip to Washington Irving's Sunnyside Estates allows you to see the house on the author's riverbank and see its magnificent architectural style. Historical and artistic activity by the headless rider is ideal for the family. Located in Croton-on-Hudson, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is a one-of-a-kind show of literally thousand sculptured squashes combined with witty musical and light drama to create theme-scenes.
Alternatively, on selected October nights, the historical mansion Philipsburg is transformed into the walk-in Horseman's Hollow. That' not your usual spooky thing - no Freddy, Jason or Michael here. His great horrors and first-class suits, costume kits and specialties have a historical topic, as if a town had been pursued by Sleepy Hollow during the Legend.
In all seasons the farm is a day trip worthwhile, with its working Gristmühle and its practical 18 th cent. Rockefeller's Rockefeller property has back in the light of day a beautiful Kykuit Garden, an extensive subterranean arts museum and a fine selection of classical cars and buses.
The graveyard is unbelievably scenic and most visitors come with just the right amount of creepiness. The Rockefeller State Parc provides a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, jogging, birding, angling (New York State angling licence required), picnic, horse back rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, photographing, drawing and geo-caching (parking pass required).
In the daytime the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is offering a trip to Washington Irving and the Legends of Sleepy Hollow. "Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow is the rock cathedral and the adjacent cemetery in Irving's history. On autumn nights Irving's "Legend" tells the infamous story by candle light with cantlelight.
The Sleepy Hollow and neighbouring Tarrytown have a profound immigration story that leads to a wealth of cuisines: Don't miss the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmer's Markets in Patriots Park, where you can find Hudson Valley products, meats, bread and wines. The Sweet Grass Grill is a beautiful barbeque barbecue that provides high end and low end choices with something for every taste.
Equus is the perfect place for a memorable dinner or a relaxing dinner with stunning view over the Hudson Valley. It' a little above the creek, about 6mph from Tarrytown and 7mph from Sleepy Hollow.