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The Kids Will Love These Hudson Valley Easter Egg Hunts

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Let the little ones run loose at these socially distant outdoor Easter egg hunts 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, with proper social distancing in place to keep participants safe.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard Easter Celebration

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem
March 27-28 and April  2-3

Harvest Moon’s Easter experience is incredibly scenic. The hunt takes place on a bucolic Hudson Valley farm and apple orchard. Children 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 $5 per child.

Hyde Park Recreation’s Egg-Cellent Easter Party

Hackett Hill Park, Hyde Park
March 27, 12-4 p.m.

Gather in Hyde Park for a free celebration of Easter in upper-Dutchess County. A bunny trail winds through the calm and serene Hackett Hill Park, which is full of socially-distant festivities. Search for eggs carefully hidden along the Orange Trail and compete to win fun prizes. Kids can sit down in the park for a story time with the Easter bunny and then have an “egg roll” relay race on the soccer field. For the Hudson Valley inventors out there, there’s an opportunity to design an egg launcher before the event to compete for the furthest shot. Register for this limited-space event online ahead of time, and keep the rain date of March 28 open.

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Don face masks and head out for some socially-distant egg hunting | Adobe Stock, Photo by Konstantin Yuganov

33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Historical Huguenot Street

Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz
March 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A coalition of the New Paltz Youth Program, Police Department, and Office of Community Wellness continues this Easter tradition in New Paltz. Staggered times for visitors to Historic Huguenot Street keep festivities safe and spaced out. Join egg hunts along the storied path while listening to upbeat tunes from DJ Jay Smooth. There are prizes to be won, refreshments to enjoy, and one Easter bunny to meet at this grand holiday party in Ulster County.

Bunny Drive Thru

Town of Wappinger
March 27, 11 a.m.

Hop into your car and drive through the Town of Wappinger for an exciting socially distant event. The world’s most recognizable rabbit will be hanging out at the portico in front of Town Hall to hand out decorated eggs and delicious Easter treats to the first 300 kids who pay him a visit. Enter raffles to win gorgeous Easter baskets full of festive cheer. The winners will be announced on Facebook Live later in the day.

Easter Egg Hunt at Mohonk Mountain House

Plastic eggs scattered across the grounds at Mohonk Mountain House | Photo courtesy of Mohonk Mountain House.

Easter at Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
April 2-4 

Escape to the scenic Shawangunks at Mohonk Mountain House. The perfect spring getaway, resort stays during Easter weekend come with added twists: egg hunts. For families wishing to celebrate the holiday more privately, they can hide an assortment of 24 ornately decorated eggs in their guest room throughout the weekend. The festivities culminate on Sunday with a property-wide egg hunt. There’s a rumor that the Mohonk Easter bunny may just make an appearance.

Bethel Woods Brunch and Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
April 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Have you ever wanted to enjoy an upscale brunch with the Easter bunny? Bethel Woods grants that wish with a special event at the iconic home of the Woodstock festival. Tickets come with entrance to the museum, which opens for the spring season that weekend. An all-you-can-eat buffet precedes a socially distant photoshoot with the holiday’s iconic furry mascot.

9th Annual Easter Celebration on the Farm

Liberty Ridge Farm, Schaghticoke
April 3, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Get close to some real animals for Easter at Liberty Ridge Farm’s iconic springtime celebration. To keep things safe this year, attendees register for 90-minute sessions on the farm. 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 some time with adorable baby animals.

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Spring Fever Evening Egg Hunt

Soons Orchards, New Hampton
April 10, 5:30 p.m.

For adults who are “kids at heart,” this event is the jackpot. Strictly 21 and over, the party gets everyone in serious egg-hunting mode. The hunt takes place on the trails, and there are over a thousand prizes to be won. While you’re onsite, make sure you pay a visit to the Tap Room at Orchard Hill for celebratory sips after a long evening searching for Easter eggs.