Want to feel what it's like to be immersed in a horror film without meeting the same fate as horror film characters? You're in luck, because what would Halloween be without a terrifying adventure through haunted woods? Spook walks can be found all across Long Island, giving visitors of all ages a perfect way to partake in frightening festivities for Halloween. From casts of live actors to creepy sound effects and atmospheric fog, each walk is created to be unique and special!
Whether you're looking for short and mild fun or a lengthy experience that will test your fear-managing capabilities, Long Island has the perfect spook walk for you. So grab a friend (or ten) and head to one of the following spook walks for a scare this Halloween!
North Patchogue FD Haunted House
33 Davidson Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10/15 to 10/25 (7-11 PM)
Featuring both a haunted house and a “Doctor's Yard,” North Patchogue's Fire Department Halloween attractions are designed for adults and children ages 8+.
Fright Night Haunted House at Karts
701 Union Parkway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Open Fri-Sun 10/15-10/30 (7-11 PM Fri/Sat, 7-10 PM Sun) and kid-friendly walks from 11 AM – 6 PM.
Whether you're looking for a massive fright or a small scare for children, Fright Night Haunted House has plenty of activities to fulfill your desire for fear.
Yaphank Trail of Terror and Fall Family Festival
65 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
Open October 17, 18, 24, and 25 (7-11 PM)
A 20-minute walk on a terrifying trail through the woods, which only serves to escalate into a haunted maze.
Spookwalk at Camp Paquatuck
Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Open Friday, October 17 & 24 and Saturday, October 18 & 25 from 7-9PM
A lengthy, 45-minute Spook Walk designed to scare the pants off even the bravest of visitors.
Farmingville FD Fright House
1080 Portion Road, Farmingville, NY 11738
Open October 17-19, 24-26, 30, 31, and November 1 (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
A frightening spook walk that progresses into a full-fledged haunted house.
Spooky Fest – The Woods Are Haunted
1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Open October 24, 25, 26, 31, and November 1 (6:30-9:30 PM)
Featuring both a “Not-So-Spooky” walk for kids and a truly scary walk for teenagers and adults.
Girl Scouts of Suffolk's Trick or Treat Trail
1500 Lakeview Avenue, Bayport, NY 11705
Open October 22, 23, 29, and 30 (10 AM – 2 PM)
A spooky walk through the Storybook Village awaits at the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County's Trick or Treat Trail.
Haunted Mansion at Steppingstone Park
38 Steppingstone Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024
516-482-0355 (Call for dates and times)
Features both a Kiddy Walk to get children into the Halloween spirit, and a Scary Walk for older children and adults.
Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
Open 10/15-10/31, 11/1-11/2 and 11/7-11/8 (6 PM - 12 AM Fri/Sat and 6-10 PM Sun/Weekdays)
Check out Bayville Scream Park's “Evil in the Woods” for a frightening spook walk!
Schmitt's Family Farm Haunted Mansion
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11717
Open Friday-Sunday through October- Additional dates of 10/23, 10/29, and 10/30 (7 PM -12 AM Fri/Sat and 7-11 PM on Sun/Weeknights)
From terrifying corn mazes to a huge haunted house, Schmitt's Family Farm is filled with thrills and chills that should not be missed.
Spooky Walk at Quogue Wildlife Refuge
3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY 11942
Open October 24, 25, and 31 (6:30-9 PM)
Guided spook walks to get into the Halloween spirit. Geared for children 7 and up.
Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns At Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
Open October 16-31 and November 1 & 2 (5:30 PM – 10:30 PM)
Walk through Old Westbury Gardens to see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns designed by local artists and sculptors.
Horror at the Hollow Haunted Trail Walk (Baiting Holloween)
7 Scouting Boulevard, Medford, NY 11763
Open October 18, 19, and 25 (10 AM – 4 PM)
At a length of 90 minutes, Horror at the Hollow Haunted Trail Walk seeks to be no walk in the park to get through.
Manor Farm Haunted Trail Nights
210 Manor Road, Huntington, NY 11743
Open October 24-26 (7-10 PM) and “Not-So-Spooky Trail” at 6 pm on October 26.
Take a tour of some haunted historical buildings and then head through the “Ghoulishly Grassy field” to wander through the spooky woods.
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