Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re looking for a good scare, then you’re in luck! New England has some of the best haunted attractions around from DeMeritt Hill Farm’s Haunted Overload to Fright Kingdom and everything in between. We’ve scared up some of our favorites, so take a look and have a haunting good time:
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion returns for its 28th year. Visit the haunted mansion or take in one of their special events: Devil’s Night Carnage on Oct. 15 or Darkness Unleashed on Oct. 30 for some extra frights. Nightly through Nov. 2. 1235 Bedford St., Abington.
Head up over the border to New Hampshire this month and check out Canobie Lake Park’s annual SCREEEMFEST for five terrifying haunted houses, along with Halloween themed live shows, games, rides and more. Tickets start at $34. Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27. Canobie Lake Park, 85 N Policy St., Salem, New Hampshire.
Chambers of Terror in Salem call itself “Salem’s Nightmares.” The ultimate frightful fun experience is located in the heart of Salem with this walk-through haunted house sure to terrify. Open daily in October. Tickets are $7-$20. 59 Wharf St., Salem.
With 42-foot monsters, hundreds of lighted pumpkins, movie quality sets and more, it’s no wonder DeMeritt Hill Farm’s Haunted Overload was ranked the #1 Scariest Haunted Attraction in America in 2015 by Hauntworld.com and is one of the top haunted attractions in the world. With daylight haunts suitable for the entire family and nighttime haunts so scary parental discretion is advised, the Haunted Overload is not to be missed. Weekends through Oct. 27. DeMeritt Hill Farm, 20 Orchard Way, Lee, New Hampshire.
Looking for something a little less spooky for the family? Check out Edaville Family Theme Park’s first-annual “Not So Spooky Halloween.” Wear your favorite costumes and trick-or-treat at every ride including Thomas Land and Dino Land. Tickets start at $34. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27. Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., Carver.
With three locations in New England, Factory of Terror’s indoor, haunted house offers a truly haunting experience, that advises visitors to enter at their own risk. Factory of Terror haunted houses are in Fall River, Worcester and West Warwick, RI and each location is totally different. Tickets start at $19.99. Weekends through October and Halloween night.
Located deep in the woods at Seekonk Speedway, Fear Town’s massive, outdoor haunted attraction takes you on a terrifying journey you don’t want to miss through a 45 minute long haunted house that’s been voted the scariest haunted house in Massachusetts. After, the carnival-themed midway offers food, fun, games and more. Tickets start at $20. Weekends through Nov. 9 and select dates in October. Seekonk Speedway, 1710 Fall River Ave., Seekonk.
Enjoy an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities inside the centuries-old Gore Mansion in Waltham. Adult tickets are $15. Members and children 12 and under are $10. Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Gore Mansion, 52 Gore Place, Waltham.
Fright Kingdom in Nashua, NH is one of New England’s largest indoor, horror attractions with five haunted attractions to terrify visitors from its Apocalypse Z to Grim, Bloodmare Manor, the Abandoned and the Psycho Circus. Plus be sure to stop by the Monster Midway. Tickets start at $24. 12 Simon St., Nashua, NH.
This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. Tours continue through Nov. 10. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.
Rated one of the Top Screamparks in America by HauntWorld Magazine in 2014 and 2015, HYSTERIA at Connors Farm takes you on a more than 30 minute trek through a horror filled forest, along the banks of a real swamp, and around a real (it’s historic to the farm) 17th Century burial ground. Through Oct. 31. Connors Farm, 30 Valley Road, Danvers.
Grab your tickets for a night of spirit seeking at Lizbeth Borden’s Maplecroft in Fall River. Gain access to her “Manion on the hill” at this ghost hunting event featuring Sue Vickery and Deb Vickers as seen on “Kindred Spirits.” Tickets are $75. 306 French St., Fall River.
Ravenwood Haunted Farm in Haverhill is a teen and adult focused expansion of Chris' Farm Stand’s popular pumpkin festival and children’s haunted activities. Consiting of a walking trail and haunted corn maze, it’s also staffed with lots of characters and monsters to both scare and entertain guests. Tickets are $37.99. Weekends through October and Halloween night. Dusk to 10 p.m., Chris’ Farm Stand, 436 Salem St., Haverhill.
Six Flags Fright Fest returns as zombies and ghouls take over the theme park and it all starts after the sun goes down. Get your scare on at a wide variety of locations throughout the park including several haunted houses and scare zones, plus the ghouls aren’t just in the attractions, they’ve spread into the streets, lurking in every corner. Tickets start at $52.99. Weekends through Oct. 27. Six Flags New England, Rte. 159, 1623 Main St., Agawam.
Washington Irving’s iconic 1820’s tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” comes to life for another Halloween season at Old Sturbridge Village in an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience. Be guided through Sturbridge Village’s countryside where you’ll encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and maybe even the Headless Horseman. Performances are rain or shine. Tickets are $35-$55 per person. Wednesdays through Sundays through Nov. 3. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge.
Venture onto the twisted trails of terror for a night in New Hampshire you won’t forget as Spooky World presents: Nightmare New England. Enjoy five huge, haunted attractions, along with the haunted hayride, the Monster Midway, zombie paintball, go-karts, mini golf, batting cages, tarot card readers and more. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (plus Columbus Day) through Nov. 2. Tickets start at $39.99. 454 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, New Hampshire.
Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween ScreamPark boasts seven haunted attractions sure to give you a fright. Thursday through Sunday nights in October and Halloween night. Tickets are $39. 6:30-10:30 p.m., 79 Powers Road, Westford.