In his “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Washington Irving said that Sleepy Hollow was bewitched by a “high German doctor.” Some believe Irving was referring to “Hulda the witch”, a healer who had emigrated from Bavaria and who lived in what is today the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. If you have ever hiked the Witch’s Spring Trail, then you have walked by what was Hulda’s home.
Was Hulda a witch or a misunderstood healer? We may never know, but we do know that she died a hero fighting the for the American revolution and is certainly an intriguing part of the Preserve’s history.
Come pay homage to Hulda in the Rockefeller Preserve’s first annual “Hulda’s Night.” The evening will begin at the home of the Preserve’s Manager (25 Sleepy Hollow Road). The first group will depart at 6:00pm (sharp) and will hike over to Witch’s Spring Trail where they will hear the tale of Hulda as well as other Preserve lore. All are invited to warm up by a fire and hot drinks and snacks at the end of the hike.
Tickets will be available October 1, 2019. Limit 4.
For reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/
Where: Preserve Manager House, 25 Sleepy Hollow Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
2019 date: October 24; there will be two groups. The first group departs at 6:00 pm the second departs at 7:00 pm