The Kids Will Love These Hudson Valley Easter Egg Hunts

Let the little ones run loose in search of plastic eggs, chocolates, and maybe even the Easter bunny.

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Let the little ones run loose at these festive Easter egg hunts and dyeing parties at local farms, orchards, parks, and more.

Dust off your bunny ears and break out your baskets! Hudson Valley spots are ready to serve some serious Easter competition this year. From chocolate and rainbow eggs to 21-and-over events and Easter bunny photo ops, these hunts offer a little something for everyone.

Easter Egg Hunt and Pony Ride

Ridge Runner Ranch, New Paltz
March 25

With a bag of candy in hand and a smile on their faces, kids can experience a variety of activities at Ridge Runner Ranch, which offers everything from pony rides to a festive egg hunt. Spots are currently open, and tickets are priced at $35 per participant.

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The Bunny Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad, Kingston
April 1, 2, 8


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All aboard the bunny express! If you and the family want a bit more than just the traditional Easter egg hunt and festivities, this ride offers a delightful change of scenery.  The train experience lasts 90 minutes and includes an egg hunt for kids and adults.

Fishkill Recreation’s Easter Egg Hunt

Maurer-Geering Park, Fishkill
April 1, 12-3 p.m. 

This Easter egg hunt is for children ages 10 and under. With vast, well-kept land, this Easter egg event is popular for many Fishkill residents and others in the Hudson Valley. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so hurry because they sell out swiftly. The fun-filled afternoon will include an Easter egg hunt, a two-by-two animal haven, a balloon artist, face painting, a bouncy castle, the artist’s corner, and Mr. B’s Hot Dog Truck.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard Easter Celebration

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem
April 1-2, 7-8

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Harvest Moon’s Easter experience is scenic as can be. The hunt takes place on a bucolic Hudson Valley farm and apple orchard. Children eight and under can hunt for eggs to fill their carton while wearing a special set of bunny ears. Speaking of which, everyone has a chance to visit with the Easter bunny himself! Tickets are available online for $18 per child and must be purchased ahead of the event.

Second Annual Salesian High School Easter Egg Hunt

Salesian High School, New Rochelle
April 1, 1-3:30 p.m.

If you are looking for a fun-filled Saturday before Easter rolls around, Salesian High School has your family covered. The Easter egg hunt will allow kids to run freely as it takes place on the high school campus. After collecting delicious sweets, children can stop to get a picture with the Easter bunny. The cost of the event is $25 for the whole family. 

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Zoo

Bailiwick Animal Park, Catskill
April 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Don’t miss the inaugural celebration of Easter at the zoo. At $25 per ticket (which includes one child and one adult), attendees of this event can look forward to an egg hunt, pony ride, and plenty of furry friends to feed and pet. Of course, the Easter bunny will be hopping around the zoo, so be sure to snap a selfie together.

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Easter Weekend at Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
April 7-9

Easter Egg Hunt at Mohonk Mountain House
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Escape to the scenic Shawangunks at Mohonk Mountain House. The perfect spring getaway, resort stays during Easter weekend come with an added amenity: egg hunts! Additionally, families can make their own Easter egg hunt bags, craft Easter bath bombs, decorate eggs, build a stuffed bunny (think Build-a-Bear, but hoppier), and more. The festivities culminate on Sunday with a boozy egg hunt for adults. Plus, there’s a rumor that the Mohonk Easter bunny might make an appearance.

Natural Easter Egg Dyeing With Botanicals

All One One All Farm, Goshen
April 7, 10:30 a.m. 12 p.m.


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This event is a natural and environmentally-friendly twist on traditional egg dyeing. Kids will learn about the chickens on All One One All Farm, participate in an egg hunt, and use natural dyes to make kaleidoscopic Easter eggs. Light refreshments will be served, and each artist will take home six dyed farm eggs.

Easter Celebration on the Farm

Liberty Ridge Farm, Schaghticoke
April 8, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Get close to real animals for Easter at Liberty Ridge Farm’s iconic springtime celebration. There are two different ticket options available for guests, with one including an Easter brunch. While guests visit, they can hunt for eggs, take photos with the Easter bunny, shop for farm-fresh goodies at the farm market and bakery, and, of course, spend time with adorable farm animals.

Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Otisville Veterans Memorial Park, Otisville
April 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Egg hunts can be a very sensory-rich experience for some kids. This hunt is designed to be enjoyable and accessible for those who might shy away from excited children, loud noises, and high-energy competition. Best of all, the Easter bunny will be present for photos and family fun.

Easter Brunch

Curry Estate, Hopewell Junction
April 9, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Looking for an egg hunt with a little something in it for the grown ups? Make your reservation for Sunday brunch at the Curry Estate. For families that attend brunch, there will be an egg hunt at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. “during which the Bunny themself will be here for photo opportunities.” Seatings are at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1 p.m. Adults pay $55, children four to 12 cost $25, and those three or younger may join the fun for free.

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