5 Spooky Attractions To Visit in Vermont This Halloween
By Ryan Frisch
Photo courtesy of www.thehauntedforest.org
It’s that spooky season again. This Halloween, we offer suggestions for everyone from families with young ones to those brave souls who seek a frightful experience.
The Haunted Forest
The Haunted Forest began over 35 years ago. Made up entirely of volunteers who clearly enjoy what they do, this Halloween tradition delivers just the right amount of spine-tingling fright to please everyone in the family. (Kids under 8 years of age may prefer the Saturday matinee shows, which are geared for younger visitors. Parents can decide by checking out the website’s photos and reading the FAQ page.)
Located in Williston, Vermont, The Haunted Forest is a complete production with incredibly detailed costumes, makeup, and special effects.
Located at the Champlain Valley Expo, Spookyville Vermont, is designed with the family in mind. A family-friendly walk through mysterious old Spookyville Manor at the Champlain Valley Expo is sure to offer just the right amount of fright, with a special matinee for children under 6 years of age.
This one’s for those who like their Halloween frights kicked up a notch! Nightmare, Spookyville’s sister event, is also located at the Champlain Valley Expo, and it’s designed for older members of the family. With interactive scares, elaborate costumes and makeup, and a frightful setting, Nightmare is sure to please the not-so-faint of heart.
If hauntings are not your thing, how about a hayride with the family? Isham Family Farm, www.ishamfamilyfarm.com, is a wonderful place to bring the family.
Want a lot of scare with that hayride? Check out Dead North, www.vermontcornmaze.com. A short ride and then a walk through the corn maze, and that’s just some of what’s coming at you.
This one’s not for little ones or those with health concerns.