Headless Horseman Hayrides in Ulster Park, New York. (Photo courtesy of facebook.com/HeadlessHorsemanH5)

by Rebecca Gordils

It’s that time of year again! Sweatshirts, bonfires, crunchy leaves, hayrides, and all things spooky!

Looking for some scary fun to have with friends this Halloween season in the Hudson Valley? Travel up Route 9w for about an hour to Ulster Park and try out the Headless Horseman Hayrides!

What could be more fun than a Halloween village complete with pumpkin pie, sweets, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, gifts, and of course the attractions!

A haunted hayride, followed by a trip through a haunted motel, a trip through a cornfield, a haunted house, and scary characters popping up all along the way: the best way to get that scary rush and have fun with your friends.

The park started out with just the Headless Horseman attraction and has expanded to cater more frights, including a very talented acting team trained to scare the living daylights out of you!

“The clowns were the worst. One was at least seven feet tall, and they kept following us. Not going to lie, it was awesome!” said Cornwall native Michael Hines.

Tickets are just over $40, which is well worth the ten activities your ticket offers. Recently, they have also been giving away Wendy’s frosty vouchers with tickets, so get yours while you can.

Why not go to one of the best-rated haunted attractions that this country has to offer, right here in the Hudson Valley? Grab a few friends, dress warmly, head north, and be ready for the ride of your life!