When we arrived at Cross Estate Garden in the Jockey Hollow area the smell was amazing! The volunteers were just finishing watering the garden and I have to say that is an awesome smell. Everything has a fresh, earthy smell and the water droplets make the plants look dewy and vibrant. As I mentioned it is a small garden but wonderfully maintained, I highly suggest checking the whole area out.
Every year Historic Hudson Valley has The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at The Van Cortlandt Manor. I highly suggest anyone to take an adventure to see this wondrous sight of thousands of illuminated pumpkins, both real and fake. Tickets do sell out quickly so I strongly urge you to plan in advance. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with adventures in and around Sleepy Hollow. Who doesn’t love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow !
Lyndhurst Mansion was once the home to many famous important people. The last family to live on the ground was that of Railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Many Music videos, TV shows, and movies have been filmed here as well. It was all decked out in all things Halloween, they had actors inside performing an Alice in Wonderland themed story, It was very cute. Right after Halloween they close the mansion so that they can prepare for Christmas…this I would love to see! Unfortunately because they have a professional lighting crew come in and for the sake of the actors they do not allow pictures of the interior during the holiday events.