Parents Guide

Easter Egg Hunts and Brunches in the Hudson Valley

Easter egg fun for the kids (and brunches for the grown-ups)

Can you believe that Easter is just around the corner? Here are our favorite Easter egg hunts and brunches that are only a hop, skip, and a jump away (see what we did there?) from your home. Feel free to add any we missed in the comments box below:

Easter Egg Hunts

*Unless otherwise noted, all events occur on Saturday, April 4. Check each location for updated times and prices.

Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain
Be a part of one of the biggest Easter Egg Hunts in the area at the Bear Mountain Inn; this hunt features three thousand eggs. Hunters will be divided into age groups; two sessions take place at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. $8 parking. 845-786-2731;

Dutchess Gymnastics, Fishkill
Apr. 3: Join the Revolutions All Stars gymnastics team for this fun Easter egg hunt. Stick around for face-painting, games, and other surprises. Friday, April 3 at 4-6 p.m. $10. 845-896-5270; 

Fishkill Farms, Fishkill
During this Egg-Stravaganza, kids hop on hayrides and hunt for eggs throughout the farm and orchard; the egg hunt is split into three age groups. Search carefully — some eggs have special surprises inside! At 1:15 p.m., children can enjoy a planting workshop. 10 a.m. $5 per child. 845-897-4377;

Gavin’s Irish Country Inn, East Durham
Apr. 5: Fuel up with breakfast with the Easter Bunny, complete with pancakes, omelets, bacon, sausage, scones, and fresh fruit. Then, partake in the Easter egg hunt (complimentary with breakfast). 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $5.95 children; $9.95 adults. 518-634-2582;  

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, North Salem
Come for the Easter egg hunt but stay for the face paintings, hayrides, and other activities for the kids. The grill will be on, serving foods for guests from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Children can even play with the goats and baby chicks. $14 per child. 914-485-1210;

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson
Offering a twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt, kids learn all about bunnies and then try to find signs of these cuddly critters in the wild. Afterward, meet live rabbits at the museum and make a craft to take home. $8, $6 children. 9:30 and 11 a.m. 845-534-5506;

Party Zone USA, Middletown
Kids play on rides and inflatable bounce houses, partake in the Easter egg hunt, enjoy meals, and play Lazer tag. $15. 845-343-7278; www.thepartyzoneusa.comThomas Bull Memorial Park, Campbell Hall
Make like a bunny and hop the highest on an inflatable bounce house. All participating children receive candy, and prizes are awarded to those who find the special eggs — or arrive dressed as the Easter Bunny! This event is free and begins at 11 a.m.; big crowds are expected, so get there early. 845-457-4910;

terrapin lamb dish
Easter rack of lamb at Terrapin in Rhinebeck

Easter Brunches

*Unless otherwise noted, all events occur on Sunday, April 5. Check each location for updated times and prices.

Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain
This brunch features a carving station, breakfast, a buffet, and dessert for the whole family. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $42, $18 children 4-12, children under 4 free. 845-786-2731;

Benjamin Steakhouse, White Plains
The steakhouse offers both brunch and a three-course dinner, complete with oysters, lamb, prime rib, and dessert. Enjoy the view on the patio or relax indoors. 914-428-6868;

Diamond Mills Tavern, Saugerties
Baked goods, cheese, smoked fish, made-to-order omelets, pastas, desserts, and a carving station complete the Diamond Mills’ extensive brunch menu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $42, $18 children 12 and under, free for children under 4. 845-247-0700;

​Gavin’s Irish Country Inn, East Durham
Hang out with the Easter Bunny at this family-friendly brunch. Enjoy everything from breakfast foods like omelets, pancakes, and sausage; or chow down on roast beef and baked ham, penne a la vodka, roasted red potatoes, and fresh salad. Top off the meal with tasty desserts like carrot cake, cheesecake, or apple crisp. 12-3 p.m. $19.95; $9.95 children. 518-634-2582;  

New World Home Cooking, Saugerties
This breakfast buffet offers not-so-traditional Easter dishes, like Big Mac ’n Cheese, Cuban pot roast, and the breakfast taco. An Easter dinner will be served in the evening. Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 4-9 p.m. $27.95; $9.95 children 10 and under. 845-246-0900;

nic l inn lamb dish
Pasta and lamb dish at Nic L Inn Wine Cellar in Poughkeepsie

Nic L Inn Wine Cellar on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie
Easter specials kick off this eatery’s Sunday brunch offerings. Poached eggs and lamb hash are $13 each; Challah French toast with citrus cream and macerated berries and spring vegetable frittatas go for $12. Try open-air dining on the patio and $5 brunch punch, too. 11:30 a.m. 845-452-5649;

The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff
Enjoy a full brunch menu accompanied by songs by Elaine Rachlin. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the kids and the “Grand Dessert” table. 845-876-0590;

Terrapin, Rhinebeck
Chef Josh Kroner presents a Sunday dinner featuring specials like roast halibut, whipped salt cod pâté, and spring nettle-and-pea soup, in addition to the regular dinner menu. 1-8 p.m. 845-876-3330;

Twisted Soul, Poughkeepsie
A complete breakfast buffet followed by dessert includes dishes like vanilla bean French toast, roasted chicken, and ham. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. seating. Reservations only. 845-454-2770;

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