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September 15, 2004
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MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
New Paltz, New York

MAKE PLANS FOR FAMILY TRAVEL TO MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE!
Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark resort located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, only 90 miles north of New York City. On Halloween Weekend, October 29 - 31, 2004, set your spine a-shiver with Mohonk Mountain House's singularly spooky celebration during the last crisp days of autumn. This lively, out-of the ordinary weekend theme program has become one of Mohonk's most popular family events. Mohonk's Haunted Lodge beckons you on an eerie exploration of its creaking corridors and darkened doorways. Filled with ghouls, ghosts, and other ghastly characters, the Haunted Lodge will thrill the brave souls who venture through. Still feeling daring? Find a cozy spot - and a friend - in front of Mohonk's roaring campfire, savoring roasted marshmallows and an evening of legend and lore with Tracy Leavitt. For the less adventurous, Friday night also offers dancing to traditional American music with Trish Miller and John Kirk in Mohonk's Victorian Lake Lounge.


That howling you hear on Saturday and Sunday mornings will be a wild welcome from the live timber wolves of Mission Wolf featured in Mohonk's morning programs. The afternoon brings a brisk autumnal hike and a pumpkin-carving workshop with Mohonk's award-winning chefs. Bring your own costume or create one from Mohonk's "treasure-filled" attic trunks. After dinner, step out on the dance floor at Mohonk's Gala Halloween Costume Ball. You can even join in the costume parade, competing for prizes in a variety of categories.

Youngsters will find plenty that's fun and frightful all weekend. The Mohonk Kids' Club will be open on Saturday morning, afternoon, and evening, and again on Sunday morning. Children will make monstrous arts and crafts, concoct wild and wacky Halloween costumes, go trick-or-treating through the Mountain House, and parade their creations at an evening costume party with prizes galore!

Rates include all meals and most activities and range from $379.00-$735.00, per night, double occupancy, plus tax and service charge. Call Mohonk's Reservations Department at (800) 772-6646 for more information, or visit http://www.mohonk.com.

Even tiny travelers (2-3 year-olds) will have tailor-made Halloween activities reports GoBabies, Inc. (http://www.GoBabies.com). The "Tykes" sessions will include face painting, leaf collecting, pumpkin painting and other age-appropriate festivities. According to GoBabies, Inc., Mohonk offers other amenities geared for families with young travelers including a children's buffet in the dining room so hungry guests can eat as soon as they arrive in the dining room and free jog stroller rentals (limited number) to enjoy walks along the carriage trails at the resort.

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