Halloween is all about being scared so here are five ideas from mildly scary to an Adirondack fright night for all ages to enjoy! Enjoy these ghoulish ideas!
Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve is one of my favorite events. I love seeing all the costumes and creativity that goes into dressing up for a holiday that holds its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Some sources state the name Samhain originating from two Gaelic words, “sam” and “fain” meaning “end of summer.”
The harvest festival was to bring an end to the harvest and gesture in the beginning of the cold of winter. With superstition and religious undertones, Halloween was also a time that people thought the divide between worlds thinned and the dead could return to cause mischief such as crop failure and famine. All Hallows’ Eve also precedes the Christian festival honoring its saints. Now we celebrate with candy, costumes and a bit of the harvest with numerous activities, some for the brave of heart, but all rooted in fun.
1) Railroad Halloween Party: Mildly scary and appropriate for young children. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is conducting its annual Halloween train this weekend Oct 25-26. The train departs at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm from Lake Placid as well as from Holland Patent to Remsen Help kids search for witches, ghosts and goblins hidden along the trails.