Sleepy Hollow : One Spooky Town

Welcome To Sleepy Hollow

Welcome To Sleepy Hollow

Alli Getchell, Staff Writer

Sleepy Hollow is a town enchanted by Halloween and the tale of the headless horseman. In the fall, not only do the leaves change to beautiful colors, but the entire town is decorated for the events that take place.

During the season, attractions in the area draw in thousands of visitors. There are all kinds of events for different types of people. For example, there are haunted hayrides, gothic mansions, cemetery tours, street fairs, and obviously, the headless horseman. If you’re searching for a spooky time, the Philipsburg Manor hosts several scary events for people who love the thrill of Halloween. For instance, The Horseman’s Hollow is an extreme horror event, involving dead and undead creatures of the night, lurking around, screaming and jumping, scaring poor innocent humans.

Old historic sites are settled into the town such as, The Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, and the Headless Horseman Bridge. Near the Philipsburg Manor, a small diner called, The Horseman is there year-round, attracting tourists of all kinds. Around town, the decorations consist of pumpkins, ghosts, scarecrows, and of course the headless horseman.

Another attraction is the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, which includes over 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins and a tour with different themes displayed on the pumpkins. Of course a visit to Sleepy Hollow isn’t complete without taking a tour through one of their cemeteries. Famous people like, Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller are resting in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The cozy (but spooky) town of Sleepy Hollow has everything a tourist or resident may want and more!