As fall begins in New England, you probably have pumpkin spice lattes, fall foliage, and maybe pumpkin pie in mind.
But with Halloween fast approaching, it’s also the perfect time to check out one of the many haunted houses in the area.
Here’s a guide to some of the best-known haunted attractions in all six New England states.
- Terror Factory, Fall River — The Terror Factory has been a must-see Halloween attraction for a quarter of a century on the South Coast. You can buy discounted tickets online for the Fall River Haunted House, which differ in price depending on the day you attend.
- Barrett’s Haunted Mansion, Abington — Entirely rebuilt promising attractions, Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is open for its 31st season this year.
- Witch’s Wood, Westford — Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Halloween, witch wood offers several attractions, including a haunted wagon ride and the “Horrorwood Chamber of Chills.”
- Salem “You can’t talk about Halloween in Massachusetts without mentioning Salem. The City of Salem hosts special events throughout October to celebrate the season and the city’s spooky history. Click here for your October guide to Witch Town.
- Trail of Terror, Wallingford — The Trail of Terror is a tradition for the New Haven area and offers visitors an hour-long walk along its spooky trail.
- Haven of Fear, Stratford – Head toward haven of fearjust off I-95, for “over 20,000 square feet of fear” and two separate attractions, including a new one this year called “Hotel Hex.”
- Legends of Fear, Shelton -TO legends of fearyou can be spooked by the legendary Haunted Hayride which has all sorts of attractions, like the “Funhouse of Fear”.
- Scary Acres RI, Hope – Take a spin on the Dark Harvest Hayride through Spooky Acres haunted town and discover the other attractions offered by one of the most popular haunted places in the Ocean State.
- Haunted Labyrinth, Cranston — After 36 years, Cranston’s haunted maze says it’s the oldest haunted house in New England.
- Slater Park Haunted Tunnel, Pawtucket — Sponsored by Pawtucket Parks & Recreation, the haunted tunnel is open on Friday and Saturday evenings, from October 8 to October 29
- Kingdom of Fear, Nashua —kingdom of fear has several haunted houses (which he says are the spookiest in New England) and is right off the toll highway from Everett to Nashua.
- Haunted Overload, Lee — Located on the DeMerrit Hill farm in Lee, Haunted Overload features cinematic-quality sets, monsters that tower over 30 feet, and hundreds of light-up pumpkins.
- New England Nightmare, Litchfield — scary world presents Nightmare New England has 80 acres of scares and a new haunt called Asylum 47, which opened last season.
- Nightmare Vermont, Essex Junction — Nightmare Vermont combines “live stage combat, original immersive theater and all the best in interactive scares and special effects” and warns that tickets are limited.
- The Haunted Mill, Winnoski — Billed as a “screaming good fundraiser” for the Winooski food shelf, the haunted mill warns that it may be considered too intense for some guests.
- Queen City Ghost Walk —You can learn all about “the tragic residents of an iconic Burlington family,” stories of a monster that lives in Lake Champlain, and Native American legends on the many tours offered by Queen City Ghost Walk.
- Haunted Grandview Manor, Lebanon — From Thursday to Sunday in October, go to Lebanon for a walk through the Grandview Haunted Mansion.
- Farmington Fear Festival, Farmington — With three different attractions, Farmington Fear Feast reaches its climax on October 30 for “Black Out Sunday”, when the lights are turned off in the haunts. You get a glow stick to use as a light instead.