Growing up, my dad would lurk in the living room, just at the foot of the stairs. At bedtime, he’d lunge out and chase us while we squealed, screamed and laughed all the way upstairs. Being scared can be both scary and fun, especially at this time of year.
If you’re looking for some chills to go along with your hot chocolate this Halloween, check out one of these unique experiences.
Burlington’s Scariest Haunted House
The twisted team at Walsh and Volk real estate has embraced the theme of American Horror Story’s Freakshow. Twisty the Clown will be there, so beware. Not recommended for young kids.
October 30 – 31, 5 – 9pm
3185 Walkers Line, Burlington
The Haunted Backyard
This event will raise the hair on the back of your neck and also raise funds and awareness for The Canadian Cancer society.
119 Walby Dr., Oakville
Every Friday & Saturday in October, 6 – 9pm
The Halton Radial Railway’s annual event is fun for the whole family. Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline. Was that a ghost in the woods? Costumes encouraged.
October 17 & 24, 6:30 – 10pm
13629 Guelph Line, Milton
For something out of the paranormally ordinary, this spooky 100-acre farm is reminiscent of a scary movie. The best haunted hayride in the region. Children under age five are not permitted.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays October 3 – November 1
Blenheim Rd, Ayr
Stonehaven Farms, Milton
6-Acre Corn Maze, Play Area, Tours, Wagon Rides
Hanes Corn Maze, Dundas
20-acre corn maze. Fun for all ages.
Lindley Farm, Ancaster
Pumpkins and four-acre corn maze.