Sleepy Hollow, NY: 5 Towns with Spooky Names
The setting of the famous Washington Irving short
story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," this village in southern New York
embraces its literary legend. Take a lantern-lit walking tour (given April through November) through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Irving is laid to rest, or check out a famous spot from Dark Shadows:
the vampire Barnabas Collins' crypt. Things really get creepy in
October, though, when the Horseman's Hollow "haunted experience"
transforms a local historic home (pictured) into a terrifying tour
through the Headless Horseman's Sleepy Hollow. Horseman's Hollow is only
for the most intrepid thrill-seekers, but events like the Sleepy Hollow
Haunted Hayride are available for those looking for Halloween fun
without heart-stopping terror -- though don't be surprised if this
hayride has a Headless Horseman sighting!