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Haunted Houses, Terrifying Trails in Northern Virginia

Haunted Houses, Terrifying Trails in Northern Virginia


Halloween preparation is in full swing, with massive candy displays at area retailers (which probably went up in late August) and creepy clowns roaming the streets. If neither of those scares you, perhaps you need a better show to send chills down your spine. Well, fear not in this case. Northern Virginia has plenty of opportunities to get your adrenaline rush and fuel your nightmares. Check out these creepy attractions.

Haunted Laurianne Woods – This free haunted trail in Gainesville in Western Prince William County is the perfect way to get your spooky fix this season and benefit the local community. The organizers ask for donations to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry for entrance to this trail. There are 6 detailed attractions on this haunted trail including the Laurianne Woods Cemetery, the Corn Fields of the Great Pumpkin, the Lair of the Spider Witch, Girrand’s Traveling Circus and Oddities Sideshow, The Bunny Man and the Cleburne Family Plot.

The Death Trail – This dark, wooded trail in Dumfries in Prince William County is filled with zombies, the insane, demented clowns and more. Admission is $15 per person with free parking. The trail is only appropriate for children over the age of 10 due to the true scare factor.

Return of the Bunnyman Clifton Haunted Trail – Wear sturdy walking (or running) shoes for this 8-acre trail through the woods of Clifton. This trail is rated “very scary” and is only appropriate for teens and adults. With 2 dozen skits and over 150 volunteers, this not-for-profit haunted trail is sure to entertain. Enjoy pizza, drinks and other goodies at their concession stand. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for 12 and under.

Bradley Farm Haunted House – This moderately scary haunted house in Herndon is appropriate for all ages. The theme this year is “Spirits of the Past – One Final Year.” This is an all-volunteer community fundraising event that costs only $5. Proceeds go to Herndon-Reston FISH, an organization that provides emergency help to people in the community. Join local ghost hunters as they explore the haunted barn. Friday and Saturday, teens, tweens and adults can enjoy a dark and scary adventure inside the haunted house. If you have smaller children, there’s a non-scary version. Hours for this attraction are limited.

Haunted Forest at Halloween Woods – Located in Sterling, Algonkian Regional Park offers opportunity to walk the haunted woods. This haunted trail is so scary, it’s not recommended for children, people with heart conditions or pregnant women!

Shocktober – In Leesburg, you can check out this haunted house which has three separate haunts for you to explore — The Haunted Well of Souls, The Funhouse and The Paxton Manor. This event is rated moderately scary, so older children may take part.

Moving – For some people, this is the scariest event of them all! Let the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team take the terror out of the transaction. We know the communities, we know what’s happening and we know you need to be happy in your new home. Contact us (but not on Halloween night).

Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris

was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a

member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of

all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top

500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.


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