The location for Washington Irving’s famous short story, Sleepy Hollow, New York is home to history at every corner. Though a visit anytime of year is excellent, autumn brings a special show with oranges, yellows, and reds lighting up the forest.
Sleepy Hollow is located about 40 miles north of New York City along the Hudson River. The region is filled with fun, and you can stay near it all at one of our excellent resorts. Keep reading to learn what you should see in Sleepy Hollow!
What to See in Sleepy Hollow, NY
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is where the legend lives! The 90-acre grounds are laced with history and are the final resting place of Washington Irving. Regular walking tours take you through the past as you explore the spooky locale. And keep an eye out for special events, such as dramatic readings of Irving’s famous ghost stories.
Once home to four generations of Rockefellers, Kykuit is a magnificently maintained estate. The massive manor can be surveyed through a variety of tours, ranging from the highlights to extensive time in the gardens and house. Throughout, you’ll see incredible art, stunning terraces, and some of New York’s finest architecture. Make this your first stop!
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Nestled in the northeast corner of Sleepy Hollow, Rockefeller State Park Preserve hosts a myriad of countryside walks through the hills, valleys, and fields. And humans aren’t the only ones enjoying the environment. A variety of wildlife calls the preserve home and the space is a hotspot for birding.
Another highlight of the park is Rockwood Hall. This 1,000-acre estate is centered around the remains of an Elizabethan mansion. Though the buildings have long since passed, the rock walls and landscaped grounds remain a peaceful respite for walkers.
Standing since the 18th century, Philipsburg Manor was long ago a milling and trading complex. The manor house and gristmill remain standing and visitors can walk through during guided tours. Additionally, the activity center retells the history of the site, including its origins in slavery.
RV Resorts Near Sleepy Hollow
Jellystone Park™ at Birchwood Acres
Situated about an hour and a half north of Sleepy Hollow, New York is Jellystone Park™ at Birchwood Acres. Our family-oriented RV resort is in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains and boasts gorgeous natural scenery. And there’s no better way to enjoy the scenery than in a tent, RV, or vacation rental.
During the summer, guests enjoy cooling off in the Water Zone, our ultra-fun water park. Other fun includes fishing, laser tag, a jumping pillow, game room, paddle boat rentals, and more! For convenience, you can grab groceries at The Ranger Station, or dinner at The Pic-A-Nic Basket Snack Bar.
Book your stay at Jellystone Park™ at Birchwood Acres today by calling (888) 726-7804 or book online!
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