The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and Halloween is right around the corner. Here's a list of fun and spooktacular haunts in New England that'll help scare you into the spirit of the season.
13 Nights at Jiminy
At 13 Nights at Jiminy, guests experience terror as they descend into the depths of Jericho Valley and Jiminy’s haunted past. Visitors can also ride through the darkness on a mountain coaster at speeds up to 23 mph.
37 Corey Rd., Hancock, MA, 413-738-5500, 13nightsatjiminy.com
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion
At Barrett’s Haunted Mansion, visitors make their way through a large estate during a nuclear event and experience a handful of scares along the way. Their newest attraction, Sanctuary, explores the thin veil between life and death, through twisted and terrifying imagery.
1235 Bedford St., Abington, MA, 781-871-4573, bhmansion.com
Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest
For six weekends, Canobie Lake Park turns itself over to SCREEEMFEST, a seasonal destination with rides, haunted houses, kid-friendly activities, live shows, and so much more. Guests can check out favorites like Carnivus, the carnival that no one ever leaves, or take a walk through a haunted village.
85 N. Policy St., Salem, MA, 603-893-3506, canobie.com/screeemfest
Chambers of Terror
Walk through a haunted house filled with ghouls, demons, clowns and more at Chambers of Terror. With movie-quality scenes and professionals with more than two decades of experience, this haunt has rapidly become one of Salem's #1 seasonal attractions.
59 Wharf St., Salem, MA, 978-741-0002, chambersofterror.net
DementedFX, Massachusetts' #1 Haunted Attraction (according to thescarefeactor.com in 2018), has over 20,000 square feet of interactive scares. Guests are thrown into alternate worlds overrun by monsters, ghouls, and zombies, and have only one mission: to make their way out alive.
530 Main St., Holyoke, MA, dementedfx.com
Hysteria at Connors Farm
At Hysteria at Connors Farm, guests venture down winding trails, through a creepy cornfield, a horror-filled forest, along the banks of a swamp, and around authentic 17th-century burial grounds, all while encountering frights they won’t soon forget.
30 Valley Rd., Danvers, MA, 978-739-4192, hysteriadanvers.com
Spooky World Presents: Nightmare New England
At Spooky World Presents: Nightmare New Englandvisitors are treated to five haunted attractions, including a labyrinth populated with supernatural creatures that destroy souls, as well as zombie paintball, a midway, rides, tarot card readers, and so much more. Their legendary Haunted Hayride takes visitors down their twisted trails of terror for a night they won’t forget.
454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, NH, 603-424-7999, nightmarenewengland.com
The Sleepy Hollow Experience
The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village is an immersive, musical rendition of the gothic tale. Guests are guided through an outdoor village where they'll encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman. Spooky!
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA, 888-760-4812, osv.org
Guests can take a hayride through woods filled with spooky creatures, or walk around a castle haunted by spirits at Witch’s Woods. Real thrill-seekers will enjoy the area where years ago a vampire escaped execution and murdered her would-be executioners.
79 Powers Rd., Westford, MA, 978-692-3033, witchswoods.com