With Easter only 2 weeks away, bunnies, peeps, and pastel candies are popping up all over the place. It's also the time when many communities and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley hold Easter Egg hunts for the children in their neighborhoods.

With your life probably being pretty hectic, we thought we'd try to help and compile a list of Easter Egg hunts and Easter happenings throughout the Hudson Valley. We have tried to get information on as many events as we can, but if we missed one in your community, please let us know and we'll be happy to add it to the list.

Children on Easter egg hunt
Arne Trautmann

Ulster County

Saturday, April 8 & Saturday, April 15: Railroad fans get ready to hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express with the Catskill Mountain Railroad.  Enjoy a scenic train ride, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and an Easter Egg hunt. Admission charge.Train depart times can be found here.

Saturday, April 8; 12: New Paltz Youth Program 30th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Huguenot Street. For ages 1-12. There will be visits with the Easter Bunny, bouncy house, prizes and 5,000 eggs.

Saturday, April 15; 11: Easter Egg hunt at Thomas Felten Memorial Park in Modena.

Saturday, April 15; 10-2: Community Easter Egg Hunt at Catskill Mountains Resort. Games, photos with Easter Bunny, crafts, and more.

easter eggs
Viktor Pryymachuk

Orange County

Saturday, April 8; 10-1: Easter Egg Hunt at Bear Mountain State Park. 2 hunts, one at 10 and the other at 1. The event is free, but there is a $5 parking charge.

Saturday, April 8; 11:  Easter Egg Hunt at Veteran's Memorial Park in Montgomery. Pre-school through elementary.

Saturday, April 8; 10-12: Morning with the Easter Bunny and Friends at the West Point Club. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, color eggs, make some crafts, enjoy the bouncy house, and more.

Saturday, April 8; 11-12:30: Spring Family Fun Craft Workshop: Tulip Horseshoe Painting and Egg Hunt at Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen. Fun for kids 3-11 with horse-themed games, the harness racing simulator, make crafts, and hunt for eggs.

Saturday, April 15; 11: Orange County Egg Hunt at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. For children ages 7 and under, prizes for special eggs, and accessible for children with disabilities.


Children on Easter egg hunt with bunny

Dutchess County

Saturday, April 8; 10: Enjoy an old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt at Tymor Park in Lagrangeville, presented by Union Vale Parks and Recreation. Bring your basket and get ready for fun, plus a visit from the Easter Bunny. Children under 8 will begin the hunt at 10, while a family hunt will be available at 10:20 for families with children ages 10 and up. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 8; 10: Easter Egg Hunt at HG Page Lagrange Outdoor Living Center. The hunt starts at 10, the Easter Bunny will be there handing out goodie bags, and refreshments will be available after the hunt.

Saturday, April 8; 9:30 & 11:00: Make cookies for the Easter Bunny at Crown Maple at Madava Farms in Dover Plains. There will be two sessions held where children can help make the cookie dough with Anthony Cardoso from Cardoso cookies, and then help decorate after they're baked. Tickets are $10 per child with an adult and includes a voucher for a free tour.

Saturday, April 8; 1-3: Easter Egg hunt for children up to 10 years of age at Martz Field in Wappingers Falls. Enjoy the hunt, play some games, make crafts, and visit with the Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 8; 12-2: Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Extravaganza at the Poughkeepsie Plaza. Children ages 2-8 can hunt for Easter Eggs in their special Easter Egg patch. To help each child have a fun experience, only 5-6 children at a time will be in the patch looking for eggs. There will be a coloring contest, crafts, visits with the Easter Bunny and more.

Saturday, April 8; 1-2: Easter Egg Hunt at Hackett Hill Park in Hyde Park. Bring your basket and meet the Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 15; 11: Easter egg hunt for pre-schoolers through third graders in Tribute Gardens Park in Millbrook. Meet the Easter Bunny, free admission.

Painted Easter Eggs

Sullivan County

Saturday, April 15; 2: Spring Egg Hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny at Fireman's Field in Yulan, sponsored by the Yulan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Crafts and goodie bags, plus refreshments and tours of fire trucks.





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