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Spooky Spots & Scary Attractions in the Capital Region

Editor's Note (7/20/2020): We will be updating our list of spooky spots for the Capital Region in the coming months. Please check back for more info.

If you're looking to have a spooky good time in the Capital Region this Halloween season, then check out these attractions and places that will make your hair stand on end.

Field of Horrors

haunted graveyard with purple lighting

Spook Rating: Extreme

Field of Horrors in Troy has a variety of terrifying attractions for the price of one: discover ancient spooky history with Return of Mummy's Curse, dare to take a journey on the Trail of Terror Hayride, make your way through deep catacombs in the Death Trap, feel confused and disoriented with Insanity, and check out the new Condemned Manor! The sneak peek weekend is September 27-28, and the official opening weekend is October 4-5.

Double M Haunted Hayrides

the entrance to Double M Haunted Hayrides with a giant skullPhoto provided

Spook Rating: Extreme

Double M's Haunted Hayrides has been creating fear in the Capital Region for over 25 years. Experience the walking dead and other frights as you take a horrifying hayride in Ballston Spa. Reservations are required. The opening date for 2019 is Saturday, September 28.

Fright Fest at The Great Escape

zombie girl looking creepily at you

Spook Rating: Mild to Extreme

Fright Fest at The Great Escape begins the weekend of September 28-29 and will then be held on October 5-6, 12-14, 19-20, and 26-27. You can expect a slew of horrors from haunted attractions to rides to shows to scare zones. Even if you're not attending a particular show, attraction, or ride, terror lurks in every corner of the park.

NIGHTMARES at Liberty Ridge Farm

a wall of bluish purple skulls

Spook Rating: Extreme

Your worst fears will come alive in the haunted attractions at Liberty Ridge Farm's NIGHTMARES in Schaghticoke. Experience haunted houses, a haunted corn maze, an underworld tunnel, a trail through a haunted forest, and more! NIGHTMARES will be open in 2019 on September 28, October 5, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26.

Corn Mazes

a cornfield with creepy clouds in the sky

Spook Rating: Moderate

The Albany area has a number of great corn mazes that are perfect for younger children and the whole family during the day. Some are open at night, which brings a new spook element for older visitors. Take a look at our corn maze guide to find the maze that's most appealing to you.

Ghosts of Albany

silhouette of a ghost in a gray, dark room

Spook Rating: Moderate

Take the Ghosts of Albany Walking Tour and learn about the city's famous ghosts, haunted places, folklore, and more. Tours are happening in 2019 on select dates in September, October, and November. You can book online or call 202-780-7169.

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