Haunted house, hayrides at Mine Kill State Park

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North Blenheim — A hauntingly good time can be had on October 27 at Mine Kill State Park and the NYPA Visitor’s Center in North Blenheim, beginning at noon.

Enjoy the annual Halloween Party at the NYPA Visitor’s Center in North Blenheim from noon-2 p.m., including a Halloween parade and haunted hayride.

From 3-5 p.m., join the Friends of Mine Kill and Max V. Shaul State Parks at Mine Kill State Park to experience the haunted bathhouse, pumpkin decorating and refreshments. A special thanks to Shaul Farms for donating the pumpkins.

The hayride will pass through the cedar trees at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, which will be decked out for the spooky occasion with decorations and surprisingly scary ghouls. All the activities at the Visitors Center will be free of charge. The ride will be appropriate for kids of all ages.

Admission to the haunted house, at Mine Kill State Park will be $2 per person and include two tours through the spooky house, if you dare. Come in your Halloween costume and show off your Halloween spirit. Pumpkin decorating and painting will take place at the park and be free of charge while pumpkins last. The haunted house is appropriate for kids of all ages as well. Enjoy candy at the end of your tour with the wicked witch of Mine kill. The Friends of Mine Kill and Max V. Shaul State Parks will have coffee and refreshments available from 3-5 p.m. in the park concession stand.

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For more information, visit www.nypa.gov.
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