Top Five Haunted Adventures to Check Out in October


By Rebecca Melley
October is here with a howl. has found five heart stopping haunted ways to make the most of this Halloween. The best part of these chilling events is that they support many local charities. Get ready for a fright night you will never forget. Experience these if your dare!

Spooky Kingdom

Spooky Kingdom has a spooktacular amount to offer including a fire breathing gargoyle, a scythe swinging grim reaper and a horse drawn hearse only for the dead – of course, a proper graveyard – where some can’t rest, a fortuneteller and a backyard chef.
Admission: Free (Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraged)
Location: 14 Lovely Drive, Plantsville section of Southington
Dates: October 20, 21, 27, 28, 31 7 to 9 p.m.
Website for more info.
Watch this NBC CT video for a taste of what’s in store.

The Dark Manor

Two haunted attractions in one! Get ready to be terrified inside the manor and explore the heart stopping two levels. Then wander out in to the graveyard and haunted village filled with creeps and chainsaw freaks! Not recommended for children under the age of 10 years of age
Admission: $15
Dates: It has kind of a complicated schedule with various discounts. Go to its website for complete information
Location: 25 Main Street, Versaille village in Sprague
Website for general information.

The Trail of Terror

Hiding in the woods at the end of a lonesome road is a world of fright and fantasy that will test one’s mettle, temper one’s cavalier courage, torment one’s sanity, and taint one’s soul. This vortex of dark entertainment is the Trail of Terror. The trail now benefits the Wallingford chapter of the American Red Cross. Not recommended for children under 11 years of age.
Admission: $10 general admission, $20 speed pass
Location: 64 North Plains Highway, Wallingford
Dates: Open every weekend in October and Halloween (7-11p.m.)
Website for more information.

Rails to the Darkside

Experience a bone chilling ride on the trolley cart “the darkside” and a terrifying tour of the spirit inhabited cemetery and barn car.
Admission: Adult- $13, Youth-$8
Location: Connecticut Trolley Museum, Route 140, East Windsor
Dates: Every Friday and Saturday in October (7 to 9:30 p.m.)
Website for more information.

The Haunted Graveyard

Explore six haunted houses and an entire graveyard all connected by a labyrinth of terrifying trails.
Admission: Combo (Park and graveyard) $29.99, Just park or graveyard $21.99
Location: Lake Compounce, Bristol
Dates: Friday to Sunday, Oct. 5 to 28, Fri and Sat. open from dusk to midnight and on Sunday from dusk to 10 p.m.
Website for more information.