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The movie ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ made this street name famous. In this Hudson Valley village Elm Street is a road lined with pretty Victorian houses and huge Maple trees.

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On Halloween it is teeming with trick-or-treaters, diminutive monsters and princesses knocking on every door where the lights are on. Home owners are generous with the candy – handing out 100s of mini Hersheys, Twizzlers, Reeses and all the other much-loved classics.

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Some people really go to town with the Halloween decorations. People build up their collections over time, buying an extra piece every year when the decorations go on sale the day after.

Time to get up..

Time to get up..

Just hanging around

Just hanging around

If you have Arachnophobia it’s probably a good idea to skip Elm Street on Halloween..

The big one

The big one

Home made web

Home made web

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Despite missing a pair of legs this is a happy spider! These paintings are on store (shop) windows in the business district, Main Street is decorated by youth groups such as Scouts, Brownies and Key Club every Halloween.

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My favorite hang out

My favorite hang out

Near Elm Street is a yard for a Memorial supplier – a little spooky on a foggy morning this time of year.

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without tombstones and body parts on the lawn.

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Missing Something?

Missing Something?

Tasty treats

Tasty treats

Not sure which birds would visit this birdbath, vultures perhaps?

Boo to you too!

Boo to you too!

When I first arrived from England I was amazed by Halloween in New York because it is not a big event in the UK. I enjoy strolling through the village looking at the Halloween garden decorations and stop by specific houses because I know they put on a good show every year. Have a happy and safe Halloween and if you are trick-or-treating be extremely careful of the traffic on the roads.

Check out these skulls in the garden on the Make Mine Mocha and vegetable decorations on Morning Came Quickly.

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