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Fri 19 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours
Friday, October 19, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

The highlight of Clermont's fall season! Guests will find themselves travelin gback in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion's 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns.

Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 ​

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children $5

Reservations Required. Call (518) 537-4240

Fri 19 Oct
Haunted House Tour
Friday, October 19, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Family Program: Have you ever wanted to visit the South Side Sportsmen’s Club after dark? This is your chance! Join us for a spooky, special edition house tour, including ghost stories! - just in time for Halloween. BOO! For ages 7 and up. Reservations are required: (631) 581 -1072
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Oct
Historic Haunts of Long Island
Saturday, October 20, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Family Program: Journey through Long Island's history as preserved in its ghost stories and spirits with author Karriann Flanagan Brosky. Reservations are required: (631) 581 -1072 or Friends of Connetquot
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Oct
Wicked Woods at Green Lakes
Saturday, October 20, 2018 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

4:00pm - 6:00pm ~ Trick or Treat Trail along the beach. Participants encouraged to dress up! Local businesses on hand to pass out goodies.
4:00pm - 6:30pm ~ Halloween Headquarters at Old Administration Building ~ Halloween Craft, Halloween themed Photo Booth (bring own camera)
4:00pm – Dusk ~ in the Beach Area Activities Miniature Golf, Bounce Houses4:00pm – 6:00pm ~ The Concession Stand will be open to purchase food
6:45pm - 7:45pm ~ Haunted Trail at Tulip Hill (Recommended for ages 10 and up). The line forms in the Tulip Hill parking lot - this line will be closed at 7:45 PM
At Dusk ~ The classic large bonfire will be lit on the beach for all to enjoy

Fun for all ages ~ Pets not allowed inside buildings and must be leashed and under control at all times ~ Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Co-sponsored by the Village of Fayetteville Recreation, the Town of Manlius Recreation, the Village of Manlius Parks and Recreation, the Village of Minoa and the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

Sat 20 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours
Saturday, October 20, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

The highlight of Clermont's fall season! Guests will find themselves travelin gback in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion's 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns.

Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 ​

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children $5

Reservations Required. Call (518) 537-4240

Sat 20 Oct
It Was Dark Back Then
Saturday, October 20, 2018 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
(845) 561-1765 ext 19

From 7:00 – 10:30 PM tour the grounds by night if you dare. In the spirit of 18th century literature costumed interpreters from the New Windsor Cantonment and Knox's Headquarters State Historic Sites submit for your approval a haunting tale. The eerie night-cloaked grounds of the historic Knox's Headquarters, the 1754 Ellison home, serve as a stage for this macabre presentation about strange happenings. Call (845) 561-1765 X19 to make reservations.

Registration: Required
Thu 25 Oct
St. Helena- Ghost Town of the Genesee: Thursday Nature Walks
Thursday, October 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. Meet at 10am. Follow the weekly changes of autumn scenery though a mixture of topics dealing with history, fall foliage, flowers, migratory birds, small animals and especially the annual profusion of mushrooms.
Thu 25 Oct
St. Helena- Ghost Town of the Genesee: Thursday Nature Walks
Thursday, October 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. Meet at 10am. Follow the weekly changes of autumn scenery though a mixture of topics dealing with history, fall foliage, flowers, migratory birds, small animals and especially the annual profusion of mushrooms.
Fri 26 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours
Friday, October 26, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

The highlight of Clermont's fall season! Guests will find themselves travelin gback in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion's 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns.

Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 ​

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children $5

Reservations Required. Call (518) 537-4240

Fri 26 Oct
Critters of the Night Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, October 26, 2018 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Under the cover of darkness, the forest comes alive with sounds of animals and insects adapted to night-life! Join us for a sensory hike through the fields and forests surrounding the Nature Center, as we search for elusive critters of the night. Learn to identify some common night sounds and give your best owl call a shot! This program is appropriate for adults and children age 8 and older. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Oct
Critters of the Night Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, October 26, 2018 06:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Under the cover of darkness, the forest comes alive with sounds of animals and insects adapted to night-life! Join us for a sensory hike through the fields and forests surrounding the Nature Center, as we search for elusive critters of the night. Learn to identify some common night sounds and give your best owl call a shot! This program is appropriate for adults and children age 8 and older. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Oct
GREAT JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR SAIL
Saturday, October 27, 2018 03:00 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
(631) 667-5055

The 6th Annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Sail will take place at Belmont Lake State Park. The first 50 carved pumpkins received are placed on flotation devices with candles inserted inside and sailed around the lake behind kayaks. Children's activities include crafts, games, inflatables, funny photos and trick-or-treat stations. They can also visit the not-so-scary ‘Spooky Den'.

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm; 6:15pm – Pumpkin Sail begins

Sat 27 Oct
Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Trick-or-treat on our trails! Wear a costume to this family-friendly event. Best for ages 5 and up; this program includes a mile hike.

Sat 27 Oct
Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Trick-or-treat on our trails! Wear a costume to this family-friendly event. Best for ages 5 and up; this program includes a mile hike.

Sat 27 Oct
Trick or Treat Nature Trail
Saturday, October 27, 2018 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

It's that time of year again! Who will greet you with stories and games along the trail? Come meet them along a trail lit by jack-o-lanterns. Program is now held at our new welcome center so please come to 254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way in Grafton, NY. Pre-registration for a time slot is required by calling 518-279-1155.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Oct
Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

The highlight of Clermont's fall season! Guests will find themselves travelin gback in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion's 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns.

Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 ​

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children $5

Reservations Required. Call (518) 537-4240

Sat 27 Oct
Haunted Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

It is that time of year again. Come and partake in the festivities here at Moreau Lake State Park. The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit) will be sponsoring this event. Take a haunted walk with refreshments and activities afterwards. Advance registration is required and a $5 fee/car is required. Contact the park office at (518)-793-0511 to make reservations or if you have questions. Proceeds go to benefit the educational programs at the park.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Oct
Haunted Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

It is that time of year again. Come and partake in the festivities here at Moreau Lake State Park. The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit) will be sponsoring this event. Take a haunted walk with refreshments and activities afterwards. Advance registration is required and a $5 fee/car is required. Contact the park office at (518)-793-0511 to make reservations or if you have questions. Proceeds go to benefit the educational programs at the park.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Oct
Halloween Woodswalk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Join us for our annual Halloween Woodswalk. Participants will venture into the woods as a group, along with their naturalist guide, to interact with the woodland creatures they find along the way. Each walk lasts about 30 minutes and groups will head out at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm and 7:30pm. The nature center will be open as well with activities for all ages. Refreshments will be provided.

Sat 27 Oct
Halloween Woodswalk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Join us for our annual Halloween Woodswalk. Participants will venture into the woods as a group, along with their naturalist guide, to interact with the woodland creatures they find along the way. Each walk lasts about 30 minutes and groups will head out at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm and 7:30pm. The nature center will be open as well with activities for all ages. Refreshments will be provided.

Sun 28 Oct
Trek or Treat: Haunted History Hike
Sunday, October 28, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
(716) 284-5778

Join a park naturalist to discuss urban legends, myths, and the strange historical events of Devil’s Hole while hiking in the gorge and witnessing the foliar splendor. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Oct
Spooky Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, October 28, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Children's Program: Ghostly flyers? Scary bats? Join us for a short presentation about myths of some of nature’s most misunderstood animals. Then, search the park trail for spooky items on our scavenger hunt list. You can wear your Halloween costumes– just make sure you can walk safely. There will be tons of fun to go around! Reservations are required: (631) 581 -1072
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Oct
Halloween Myths
Sunday, October 28, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Children Program: Was that an owl or a ghost? Can bats really turn into vampires? What happens to wolves under a full moon? So many legends surrounding this time of year are based on animals. But what is real and what is just a story? Come discover the origins, myths, and truths behind some spooky Halloween tales Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Oct
Halloween Myths
Sunday, October 28, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Children Program: Was that an owl or a ghost? Can bats really turn into vampires? What happens to wolves under a full moon? So many legends surrounding this time of year are based on animals. But what is real and what is just a story? Come discover the origins, myths, and truths behind some spooky Halloween tales Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required