Lots of folks have been looking for fun and scary things to do in the Hudson Valley so I thought I'd share this info from Orange County Tourism. Happy Halloween!
The Forest of Fear
Ghosts, ghouls, and fiendish freaks lurk in the shadows of one of the most terrifying haunted houses around! Take the Coffin Ride, see the Slaughterhouse Sideshow, then witness the Monster Smash battle. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through October 28th. Route 17A, Tuxedo/Sterling Forest, NY 10987. (845) 351-5174, www.renfair.com/forestoffear. Stay nearby at the Comfort Inn, Goshen. (845) 291-1282 www.comfortinngoshen.com
Pure Terror Screampark
Visit the House of Terror, the Butcher's Revenge, and Terror under the Big Top at your own risk. Are you brave enough to enter all three? 7-11pm, Thursday through Sunday through October 28th. The Castle Fun Center, 109 Brookside Avenue, Chester, NY 10918. (845) 469-2116, www.pureterror.com. Stay nearby at the Holiday Inn Express, Chester. (845) 469-3000 www.hieexpress.com/chester
The Terror Dome
Barn of Terror, Dr. Mangle's Medical Clinic, and Lost in the Dark will have you screaming in fright. 7-11pm, Friday and Saturday through October 27th. 84 Lakeside Road, Newburgh, NY 12550. e-mail: Scream@TerrorDome.com; www.terrordome.com
Stay nearby at the Homewood Suites, New Windsor. (845) 567-2700. http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/homewood-suites-by-hilton-newburgh-stewart-airport-SWFNWHW/index.htm l Stay nearby at the Courtyard Marriott, Newburgh. (845) 567-4800 www.courtyard.com/hpnnb
Fright Nights at Pierson’s Farm
The Haunted Barn, Ghastly Cemetery and Corn Maze are bloodier, creepier and bigger than ever before. Bring your flashlight for the maze or you may never find your way out. 7-11pm, October 20th, 26th & 27th. 1448 Route 211 West, Middletown, NY 10940. (845) 386-1882, http://www.piersonsfarm.com/specialevents.htm
What’s not scary is the drive to Orange County, located just an hour from New York City. The New York State Thruway, I-84, and Route 17 are all direct routes. Find a complete list of attractions and events at www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide call 800-762-8687, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Orange County Tourism is headquarters for tourism in the county and is part of the I LOVE NEW YORK program.