America's Historic Towns and Oldest Places
Sleepy Hollow (estimated population of 10,060) is a village in New York State’s Hudson Valley. It’s known as the setting of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The author is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Kykuit, the Rockefeller family’s opulent hilltop estate, has gardens with 20th-century sculptures. Northeast, vast Rockefeller State Park Preserve includes a network of carriage roads traversing woodlands, fields and streams. Sleepy Hollow is often listed as a top spot for Halloween season getaways. Defying the passage of time, this magical area has managed to preserve much of the history and natural beauty which have always drawn people to it. In addition to its great history and fabulous legends, the village offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures and activities, with parks, forests, rivers, lakes, streams and trails along one of the most scenic stretches of the Hudson River—from trout fishing to horseback riding, to biking, boating, hiking, or just escaping into the woodlands of Sleepy Hollow.