Kick off the Halloween spirit at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

7,000 hand-carved pumpkins are a highlight of perfect place for a fall Road Trip Close to Home in Croton-on Hudson.

News 12 Staff

Sep 24, 2020, 3:29 PM

Updated 1,303 days ago


From the comfort of a quaint coffee the haunts of Halloween — Croton-on Hudson is the perfect place for a fall Road Trip Close to Home. 
The Croton Colonial Diner is a family-owned, village staple for more than 50 years. Hearty meals include gyros to burgers to milkshakes..and the list goes on.
You can also refuel at Black Cow Coffee Roasters where your drink is made from scratch right in front of you. And don’t forget to browse the wide range of souvenirs they sell which are all made by local artists.
Then kick back, relax and enjoy the autumn golden hour at Croton Point Park, the largest peninsula on the Hudson River. 
And as the sun falls below the horizon, our next adventure lights up at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.
Book a reservation and walk about a quarter-mile of paths lined with more than 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins by 12 Local artists. “They are carving throughout the run of the event and we do begin early because we use a mix of regular organic pumpkins and art pumpkins, which are Carvel artificial pumpkins all done on-site here,” says Robe Schweitzer, the vice president of communications at Historic Hudson Valley.   

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