The Kids Will Love These Hudson Valley Easter Egg Hunts

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 23

Nestled along the ‘Gunks, Ridge Runner Ranch offers its fourth-annual egg hunt, plus pony rides. Reservations must be made online before March 17; tickets are $35 per child and include 15 eggs, a basket, and other festive treats.

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The Easter Bunny Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad, Kingston
March 23, 24, 30


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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.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard Easter Celebration

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem
March 23-24, 29-30

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Every year, Harvest Moon hosts four fun days of egg hunting for children eight and under. Toddlers can take their time searching in a small fenced-off patch, while the older kids are free to adventure throughout the orchard. Tickets available online.

Salesian High School Easter Egg Hunt

Salesian High School, New Rochelle
March 23, 1-3 p.m.

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Join the hunt for Easter eggs on the Salesian High School campus. When the kids are done collecting their treats, you can take a family photo with the Easter Bunny.

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Zoo

Bailiwick Animal Park, Catskill
March 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Don’t miss this festive 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.

Easter Weekend at Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
March 29-31

Easter Egg Hunt at Mohonk Mountain House
Plastic eggs scattered across the grounds at Mohonk Mountain House. Photo courtesy of Mohonk Mountain House

As part of an Easter Weekend celebration, Mohonk presents its annual egg hunt on the grounds for children ages two through 12 (the Easter Bunny will be there!). The resort also hosts a 21-plus adult egg hunt with liquor-filled chocolates and grand prizes for first, second, and third place winners.

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