5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween in New England October 27, 2017 19:50

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here in New England, and Halloween is a big part of the celebration. No matter where you find yourself, there is sure to be a Halloween activity close-by. From scarecrows to haunted zoos... pick your poison from our list below and get started!

1 | Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin

Sure, you can buy a pumpkin at the supermarket… but why do that when you can pick your own straight from the pumpkin patch?  Treworgy’s Family Orchard in Levant, Maine has this and so much more.  When you are ready to carve your pumpkin, check out these 30 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas for inspiration.

2 | Go to the Zoo


You read that right!  The Southwick Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts hosts their annual Zoo Boo Days, where kids can trick-or-treat and the animals play with pumpkins!

3 | Walk through a Corn Maze


Corn mazes are a classic fall activity in New England and are great for the whole family (although some corn mazes hold night-time events for those seeking a thrill!).  If you are looking for a lengthy adventure, check out the largest corn maze in New England.


4 | Haunted Houses, Haunted Walks, Haunted Rides... oh my!

Houses can be haunted any time of year, but during October in New England anything is liable to be filled with ghouls and goblins... even the woods!  A quick internet search will turn up all kinds of haunted houses, walks and rides.  If you find yourself in Wallingford, Connecticut for Halloween though, make sure to check out their Trail of Terror… if you dare.


5 | Go on a Scarecrow Hunt

During the month of October, the streets of Portsmouth, New Hampshire are teeming with scarecrows. Print the map above and set out to find them all. Learn more about Scarecrows of the Port here.

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Do you have a favorite Halloween event that you like to attend? Share it with us in the comments below!