Spooky Shores & Islands: 5 Ways to Get Scared Out of Your Gourd

October 11, 2016

The Halloween season is upon us and what better way to commemorate the spookiest time of the year than with a few scares? Lake Erie Shores & Islands offers countless opportunities to get your pulse racing and your palms sweating. But don't worry. When it's all over you can go back to enjoying pumpkin-flavored everything and forget you were being chased by brain-eating zombies a few hours ago. Just don't look behind you.

Cedar Point's HalloWeekends, Sandusky

Friday evening-Saturdays-Sundays through October 30

Coaster thrills combine with spooky chills and monstrous fun for the little ones. It's a family-friendly daytime event (there's even a parade!), but beware of ghouls and terror emerging at night. Please note the Cedar Point is closed Mon-Thurs.

DarkenWood Haunt, Vermilion

Friday and Saturday evenings through October 29

DarkenWood Haunt is an outdoor haunted experience designed to thrill with live, interacting (non-touching) actors, mazes, and intense and terrifying scenes. It is located next to the Historic Old School House on State Route 60 in Vermilion, Ohio. The all-volunteer crew has over 43 years of combined experience and there is an indoor waiting room with refreshments available.

Haunted Prison Tours, Huron

Friday, Oct 28, 2016; 7:30-9:30 pm

Experience a historical tour of Osborn MetroPark with a haunted twist! If you're brave enough, you will hear actual paranormal recordings that were taken on the grounds. You'll also learn how this was once a working prison farm. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Registration is required.

Lake Eerie Fearfest at Ghostly Manor, Sandusky

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through October 30, plus Monday, October 31

Five of the most entertaining Haunted Houses on Lake Eerie! Recognized by The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been” series. Rated one of USA Today’s Top 20 Great Haunted Attractions for 2016.

Panic in the Pines Haunted Hayride and Trail, Genoa

Saturday evenings through October 29

Northwest Ohio's only haunted hayride. Take a seat on a hayride (if you dare) that takes you into the pines for scares. The Haunted Trail contains up-close scares. Two attractions for one price!

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