Historic Hurley Ghost Walk steps off this Friday
Few places retain so much deep history as Hurley, which makes the village’s “Historic Hurley Ghost Walk” on Friday, October 28 more than just an excuse to get goose-pimply in time for Halloween. The walk starts at the Hurley Reformed Church, which will be resonating with “creepy organ music,” according to Wally Cook, president of the Hurley Heritage Society, which is hosting the event. The crowd will then be organized into groups of 15, each with a guide, and walk to the burial ground, which is located on a wooded knoll just off Main Street. Costumed volunteers will personify some of the folks buried there and tell their stories. Afterwards, everyone will congregate at the Society’s museum for hot cider and donuts.
Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (anyone with an AARP card) and $5 for students. The event runs from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Plan to wear sturdy shoes and warm clothing (assuming the night will be chilly) and bring a flashlight to help navigate the dirt paths. For reservations, call (845) 369-6576.