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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With Easter only days away, the Hudson Valley is hopping with holiday brunches and egg hunts galore. This year, there’s a hunt for every age group. From chocolate and glow-in-the-dark eggs to 21 and over competitions and Easter bunny photo ops, there is a little something for everyone.

March

Easter Egg Hunt at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard North Salem
Mar 30-31: In addition to an egg hunt, this multi-tiered event includes hayrides, a bounce house, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Advance registration is required. $15. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 914.485.1210; www.harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com

Crown Maple Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt Dover Plains
Mar. 31: Crown Maple’s annual Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt is bound to sell out, so get tickets while you can. Each seating includes breakfast, a photo with the Easter bunny, and an egg hunt. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children over 3. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 845.877.0640; www.crownmaple.com

Old Fashioned Easter Egg Hunt at Waryas Park Poughkeepsie
Mar. 31: John Flowers’ Easter egg hunt is open to participants of every age, with the 10 a.m. slot for 1-2 year olds and the 12:30 p.m. slot for seniors age 80 and up.  It’s the perfect weekend event for the whole family. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 845.471.7565; www.facebook.com

Orange County Egg Hunt at Thomas Bull Memorial Park Campbell Hall
Mar 31: The littlest ones will be over the moon for this egg hunt, which is designed for kids ages 7 and under. Once the search, complete with special eggs, wraps, kids can head into the inflatable jump castle or snack on a treat from the ice cream truck. Rain date is Apr. 1. 1 p.m. 845.457.4910; www.orangecountynyparks.com

Teen Glow Hunt at Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz
Mar. 31: Rope the teenagers into the festivities with this nighttime hunt complete with glow-in-the-dark eggs. Participation is open to overnight guests only. 8:30 p.m. 855.883.3798; www.mohonk.com

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

April

Easter Egg Hunt at Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz
Apr. 1: Parents and kids can work together in this family style hunt. Once participants are divided by age, the race is on to collect the most eggs. Stay tuned for a special appearance from the Easter bunny. Participation is open to overnight guests only. 10 a.m. 855.883.3798; www.mohonk.com

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz
Apr. 1: This scramble is an adults-only version, with 300 liquor-filled golden eggs hidden throughout an expansive field. One lucky grown-up will head home with a jumbo golden egg stuffed with a special prize. Participation is open to overnight guests only. 11 a.m. 855.883.3798; www.mohonk.com

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at First Baptist Church of White Plains White Plains
Apr. 1: Over 1,000 eggs hide on the lawn at the First Baptist Church in White Plains. Kids ages 2 to 12 can collect as many as their baskets can carry before getting one-of-a-kind artwork from the onsite face painter. 11:45 a.m. 914.949.5207; www.firstbaptistwhiteplains.org

 

Related: Easter and Passover Menus in Westchester County

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