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Scariest Haunted Houses in the Hudson Valley 

It's Spooky Season, Get Your Scare on at One of these Terrifying Haunted Attractions

Last Updated: 10/12/2022 1:08 pm
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As Halloween creeps closer, tons of attractions in Hudson Valley are gearing up to deliver terror to thrill-seekers. Spend the weekend exploring haunted houses, getting lost in a corn maze, or getting spooked on a Halloween-y hayride. No matter what type of with bone-chilling fun you're in search of, the Hudson Valley has you covered.

The Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted Houses is a terrifying and immersive outdoor nightmare situated on a 250-year-old farm in Ulster Park. This frightful attraction celebrates 30 years in 2022 and includes a one-mile theatrical hayride, four-acre cornmaze, cemetery, and eight haunted houses Lunar Motel, Nightshade Nursery and Greenhouse, Glutton’s Diner and Slaughterhouse, Horseman’s Tomb, The Feeding, and Two Raven Manor. Throughout the night plenty of creepy creatures will pop out, keeping you shrieking until you are hoarse. But don't take our word for it, the Headless Horseman was voted one of the “Top 10 Haunted Houses in America” by Yahoo! Travel among a slew of other accolades. Open through October 30.

Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion | Wappingers Falls

Inciting fear and terror for over four decades, Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion is the original Halloween tradition of the Hudson Valley. “The Mansion” is one of the first haunted attractions to utilize a storyline, encouraging guests to become apart of the show.  Walk through the eerie Bedlam asylum before running for your life through the Wicked Woods with its cast of terrifying characters. Recognizing that each guest and group is different, The Mansion strives to use scare tactics and haunting approaches that are perfectly tailored to spook each party to perfection. The Mansion opens for its 46th season on October 1 and runs through Halloween.

Pure Terror Scream Park | Monroe

If you think you have what it takes to go the distance, head to Monroe’s Pure Terror Scream Park, which is the current Guinness World Record holder for longest overall walk-through haunted attraction. This extreme destination features a whopping 10 haunted houses. Run from the criminally deranged in the brand new Bedlam State Asylum, slip from the clutches of thirsty vampires in the Crypt, stay vigilant in the overgrown Cemetery of Resurrection. The Clowns in Psycho Circus will have you contorted with fear and the twisted nuns will make a play for your soul in Desecration. Come face to face with terrifying killers in Legends of Horror. Looking for a real scare? Try the pitch-black Terror in the Dark. Pure Terror Scream Park opens on September 24 at 7pm and runs Friday through Sunday until October 30.

Horseman’s Hollow | Sleepy Hollow [CLOSED FOR 2022]

Horseman’s Hollow is the haunted trail of your nightmares. Take a 35-minute walk through 18th-century Sleepy Hollow, where the townsfolks have all gone mad and the whole village is cursed with the undead and evil. Beware of the central figure of terror, who stalks the village in search of his head. Be sure to visit the landmarks of cemetery, tavern, and Old Dutch Church. Horseman’s Hollow is a perfect Halloween attraction for those who love historical horror.

The Barn of Terror [CLOSED FOR 2022]

Scaring the public since 2012, The Barn of Terror is home to things that go bump in the night. Every year the theme changes (“The Circle of Hell”, "The Corn Remembers"), pulling in a gruesome cast of characters to haunt your dreams and skulk about the The Barn’s eight rooms. Adrenaline junkies will also have access to a horrifying silo, a mind-bending corn maze, a shocking mineshaft, an eerie field house, and the accursed Cornville. Barn of Terror was named one of the “Top Ten Haunted Houses in New York State” by USA Today.
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