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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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.

 

For the Kids

Egg Hunt and Sensory Friendly Trail

Hackett Hill Park, Hyde Park
April 13, 1-3 p.m.

For parents in search of a slower paced environment, this “sensory friendly trail” is perfect. Both the traditional mad dash egg hunt and relaxed trail allow your children to find up to 10 eggs and prize slips, which they can redeem for a special Easter prize.

 

Cairo Community Easter Egg Hunt

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cairo
April 13, 1-2 p.m.

Three treat-filled fields await your family at the Cairo Community Egg Hunt on Saturday. With over 7,000 eggs and 75 prizes, children ages 2 to 10 will be more than entertained.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

ShopRite, Kingston
April 13, 12-2 p.m.

Grab a basket and get hopping! On Saturday, children ages 1 to 15 are invited to find eggs filled by Wholesome Mindfully Delicious, Enjoy Life Foods, Blue Diamond Almonds, Bobo's Oat Bars, Element Snacks, and Efros Orthodontics. By the end of the hunt, participants should have a rainbow-hued basket packed with tons of yummy, nutritious treats.

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, North Salem
April 13-14, 19-20

Harvest Moon’s Easter programming is no joke. With hayrides, pony trots, and bounce houses, you have to wonder how there’s enough time for so much fun. During the hunt, each child is tasked with finding 12 eggs with the help of one adult, if need be. The $15 admission fee includes the egg hunt, a carton to hold the loot, a visit with the Easter bunny, and an Easter surprise! Be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your designated “hunt time.”

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Poughkidsie, Poughkeepsie
April 14, 10-11:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m.

Don’t dawdle on scooping up tickets to Poughkidsie’s annual egg hunt event, since spots are likely to sell out. At the indoor affair, kids can create their own tote, hunt for treat-filled eggs (don’t worry, they’re candy-free!), and refuel with snacks and juice as they review their haul.

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Stagecoach Inn, Goshen
April 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Your littles ones are in for a treat on Sunday! The hunt begins at 10 a.m., although families should arrive half an hour before to check in and get ready. Of course, treasure hunting isn’t the only exciting to-do at Stagecoach that day. The inn’s signature brunch spread is worth a trip to Goshen all on its own.

 

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt

North Congregational Church Kids Club, Middletown
April 17, 5-6:30 p.m.

Gift certificates to Texas Roadhouse, candy, stuffed animals, and the chance to get a photo with the Easter bunny complete this family event. Hunt starts at 5 p.m. sharp!

 

Egg Hunt and Bike Raffle

Umoja NY Childcare, Albany
April 20, 1-2:30 p.m.

This community egg hunt will take you and your family to the most popular businesses in town in search of eggs. Enter the raffle with the hopes of winning a girl or boy’s bike or, even better, a spa gift basket. As an added bonus, proceeds from the raffle benefit Young Future Inc.

 

Egg Hunt & Spring Fling

Memorial Park, Beacon
April 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Head down to Memorial Park for Beacon’s annual egg hunt and spring fling. Open to kids ages 1 to 12, the hunt features 7,000 foil-covered eggs which are strategically hidden throughout the park. Add to that a petting zoo, face painting, bikes, and basket raffles, and you have the perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday.

 

Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Mt. Moriah Ministries, Glenmont​
April 20, 10 a.m.

While the chance to find eggs or win prizes should be enough to entice you, this free event also includes dramatized Easter stories, an egg hunt, and games. Hunts begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May the odds be ever in your favor!

 

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

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz​
April 21, 10-10:30 a.m.

Leave the baskets at home for Mohonk’s annual egg hunt, since kids have the chance to design special egg totes the day before as part of the New Paltz venue’s Easter weekend getaway package. For the hunt, kids search by age group and are encouraged to collect as many eggs as they can. This event is for overnight guests only.

 

For the Adults

 

Spring Fever Evening Egg Hunt

Soons Orchards, New Hampton
April 13, 5-9 p.m.

For adults who are “kids at heart,” this event is the jackpot. Strictly 21 and over, the party kicks off with a happy hour to get everyone in serious egg-hunting mode. With tickets ranging from $20 pre-sale to $25 at the door, hunt-goers can grab a selfie with the Easter bunny, toast s’mores, listen to tarot predictions, and groove to dancing tunes with Z93’s Morning Rush DJ Scott Perry. The hunt will take place on the trails, so dress accordingly!

 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz​
April 21, 11 a.m.

Think you have what it takes to be the Easter champ? First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded to the participants who can collect the most chocolate liquor-filled eggs (yes, really). All attendees must be 21 and over and provide valid ID at the start of the hunt. This event is for overnight guests only.


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