New York Jack O’Lantern Trail is a Sight You HAVE to See This Fall
Get into the spooky spirit with a trip to this attraction that's like nothing you've ever seen before - Thousands of glowing pumpkins cut out in the most interesting ways, creating an unbelievable experience.
And we're not talking about a bunch of funny or crazy faces cut into pumpkins, although you will still see that. But you'll also see jack o'lanterns stacked on top of each other to create astonishing structures like the Statue of Liberty or even a carousel. Oh, and the carousel actually moves!
It's called "The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze" and you'll find it at Van Cortlandt Manor (an 18th Century Living History Museum) in Croton-on-Hudson. That's about a three-and-a-half hour drive from the Utica area, but after looking at all the photos and reading about this magnificent trail, we think it will be well worth the trip.
And it looks like this year's display is going to be even bigger and better than before. According to Historic Hudson Valley, there will be more than 7,000 jack o'lanterns that have been carved by hand, to create the trail and the artwork and structures along the trail. That must have taken forever to hand-carve all those pumpkins...
It's hard to imagine what all these pumpkins lighting up the night would look like, if you've never seen it before. Luckily, the good people at Only In Your State shared a bunch of pictures from the trail. You can see those photos at: OnlyInYourState.com/new-york/pumpkin-blaze-ny Go ahead and take a peek, we'll wait.
Looks pretty awesome right?? We don't know about you, but after seeing all those photos, we definitely want to make our way there this fall.
Now the pumpkin trail isn't open yet, BUT it is opening soon. Here's the dates the trail is open, according to Historic Hudson Valley:
November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23 and 24
Tickets are available now and you won't want to wait to get them - We hear this event sells out every year. Cost is $22 for adults ($27 on Fridays and Saturdays), $16 for children 3-17 ($20 on Fridays and Saturdays) and free for children under 3. You can get more information and purchase your tickets, by visiting: HudsonValley.org/events/blaze