From its legendary witch trials to its supposed haunted graveyards, New England has a rich history of haunted attractions that provide a certain amount of fright and terror to visitors of the area. For those Halloween enthusiasts looking for even more adventure, New England is also home to a number of highly rated haunted houses and trails that provide just the right amount of anxiety and excitement. Here are five must-see haunted attractions in New England.
Factory of Terror (Massachusetts)
The Factory of Terror's official Facebook warns visitors “to enter at your own risk.” That’s because the dark hallways and spooky tunnels at this indoor haunted house are sure to produce the levels of anxiety needed to keep visitors on edge as they navigate their way through the Factory of Terror's five unique attractions, which are Clown College 4D, Zella's Hideaway, Zombie Alley, 3D Nightmare and the 13th Haunt. The Factory of Terror has three locations in the New England area, which include haunted houses in West Harwick, Rhode Island, and Fall River, Massachusetts, as well as a location in Worcester, which is only 46 miles from Boston. For more details, check out http://factoryofterror.com/.
Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard (Connecticut)
Every October, the Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, Connecticut, converts into a Halloween attraction known as The Haunted Graveyard. This one-of-a-kind haunted park utilizes more than 200 actors who dress up in a variety of costumes, including spooky werewolf and vampire outfits. While these actors are instructed not to touch visitors, they do hide in the shadows waiting for the right time to scare park guests. Some of the scariest attractions featured at The Haunted Graveyard include its torture chamber, slaughterhouse and a zombie hospital, which has been added for 2016. In addition, 17 of the park's popular rides are open to visitors after they finish exploring The Haunted Graveyard, but only if they purchase a Combo ticket. To learn more about The Haunted Graveyard, head over to https://www.lakecompounce.com/hauntedgraveyard.
Spooky World presents Nightmare New England (New Hampshire)
Formerly located in Berlin, Massachusetts, Spooky World has moved around New England multiple times since its debut. This year, the haunted attraction has found a home in Litchfield, New Hampshire, which is only three miles north of the Boston-Manchester Regional Airport. Spooky World offers five unique haunted attractions, among them the haunted hayride and Brigham Manor. The latter sends guests into a frightening and dark haunted environment with only a glow stick to guide them along. In addition, this haunted attraction offers a military discount. For more info about ticket prices and hours of operation, take a look at http://www.nightmarenewengland.com/.
Field of Screams (Rhode Island)
For a big Halloween adventure in the country’s smallest state, take a trip to the terrifying and exhilarating Field of Screams, which is located in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. This unique Halloween attraction combines three creepy adventures for the price of one. Visitors can discover how brave they truly are at the Haunted Insane Asylum as they navigate their way through a swarm of zombies and other undead creatures. After guests have escaped the haunted house, visitors can either experience the Dead River Haunted Hayride or hop into a five ton military transport truck for Zombie Paintball. Once inside the truck, guests will use paintball guns and work as a team to take down live zombies and other moving targets. To find out more about Field of Screams, visit http://www.hauntedhayride.net/.
Destination Haunt (Maine)
Those Halloween enthusiasts looking for a spine-chilling adventure in the Pine Tree State might want to consider visiting Destination Haunt in Lebanon, Maine. The theme of this haunted adventure revolves around the 1966 Black Wire military project, which briefly built a time portal to the haunted world. Those scary creatures now occupy Destination Haunt’s four main attractions, including the Twilight Trail, Lebanon Laboratory, Buried Alive Cemetery and the Execution Center. With more than 70 acres of haunted land to experience, Destination Haunt is sure to provide an original Halloween adventure that’s in a class by itself. Check out http://www.destinationhaunt.com/ for additional info.
All of these haunted attractions provide fun and spooky entertainment options, so consider taking a New England road trip this October and visiting all five. Enter if you dare!
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.