Top Haunted Houses near Westchester for 2022 Halloween Thrills

Head to Ulster Park, New York, to catch the spooky Headless Horseman Haunted attractions run by the Historic Haunted Hudson Valley. Photo courtesy of event
Head to Ulster Park, New York, to catch the spooky Headless Horseman Haunted attractions run by the Historic Haunted Hudson Valley. Photo courtesy of event

Nothing says Halloween like a spooky haunted house, and Westchester and the Hudson Valley are teeming with top-of-the-line haunted houses and scream parks, many of them boasting Hollywood-quality makeup and special effects. Whether you have teens keen on a thrilling screamfest or little ones who need a not-so-spooky haunted house experience, look no further. 

Read on for our list of the best haunted houses and scream parks in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, plus other Halloween events that are tamer and better suited to the younger set. Some of these events are annual traditions that are returning in 2022 after a COVID hiatus, including Hudson Horrors at Rye Playland and the annual Nyack and Tarrytown Halloween parades. 

Find our favorite FREE Halloween events and more Westchester Halloween activities in our Westchester and Hudson Valley Halloween Guide, which includes recommendations for top local corn mazespumpkin patches near Westchesterat-home Halloween activities, and much more. You’ll also find tons more seasonal events on our Family Activity Calendar, with new ones added frequently.

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