Spooky Season in The Seven: North of Muskoka

by | Oct 25, 2021 | Other

Hallowe’en Festivals 

Spooky season is here! If you’re looking for spooky stories and jump-worthy scares, you’ve come to the right place. Get your heart racing at a haunted house, enjoy family-friendly parades, or feel the fear on a Halloween trail! Northeastern Ontario is the perfect destination for all your spine chilling events.

 

North Bay

Are you ready for the dark secrets of the past? This city holds seriously spooky truths of haunted hotels, hidden burial grounds and tragic events. Every Friday night for the month of October the North Bay Museum will take you through a tour of the town, while sharing stories of its haunted past. Throughout the tour, feel the history come alive and be ready to encounter the spirits that are still lurking around! 

 

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Sudbury

A true thrill seeker? Don’t be fooled into thinking North Bay is the only city with deep dark secrets. Sudbury has lots for you to be scared of this Halloween! If you’re looking for the most notorious haunted site in Ontario, look no further! 

Northern Screams Attraction

They have surely upped their game yet again, from last year’s Tourism Innovation Award Nominated drive-in pyromaniac pandemic inferno 6077 to this year’s Blezard Valley: Field of Fear. These haunted experiences will have you feeling like you’re the main character in your favourite horror film. There’s not one, not two but three different attractions! Choose one or all three and try to escape each one in time to survive. Can you do it?

 

Halloween at Dynamic Earth

A must see this Halloween! Dynamic Earth is known for their unique inspirational, educational and entertaining events! This interactive experience held every Friday – Sunday includes Pumpkinferno, the Bug Bistro, and the Big Nickel Halloween show. They also have a family friendly haunted maze, a creepy crawly show, and you can even get autographs from your favourite superhero and disney princess’! 

 

The Burwash Prison

If you haven’t been to walk these vacant halls, it’s a must do at this spooky time of year. The correctional centre was opened in 1914 housing anywhere from 180 to 820 inmates. Over the years with the construction of Highway 69, an entire community grew, built by inmates to house over 1,000 residents who worked at the prison and its farm. The prison was deemed too costly and was closed in 1975 leaving the empty building yours to discover. The land has since been divided and sold, and the prison building is privately owned by Avalon Eco Resort. Contact them prior to your visit to be granted permission. You’ll pay a $20 fee, sign a waiver and then you’re free to follow the trails into this abandoned site to discover the still standing prison and the prison cemetery, the last resting place for up to 20 prisoners.
Chris at Avalon Eco Resort can be reached at (249) 805-0159 (https://avalonecoresort.com).

 

Haunted Heights Trail 

A dark and spooky wooded trail in the heart of McCrea Heights. This trail is an 8 years + event, running every Friday and Saturday night for the month of October from 8-11pm. Think you can make it to the end?

 

Manitoulin Island 

Manitoulin Island has its fair share of events. Visit the Haunted House Tour in Manitowaning on October 29. Upon arrival and registration you’ll receive a map with all the haunted houses you can visit. Drive the streets to discover some of the scariest places in town and track down some candy!

Haunted Halloween Trail

In Northeastern Manitoulin you can visit the Haunted Halloween Trail on October 29th – October 31st. Located at 128 Hayward St, Little Current from 6pm you can walk through the spooky trails and collect some candy! 

 

Gore Bay Pumpkin Parade 

End this Halloween season in the best way with the Gore Bay Pumpkin Parade. This family friendly event will be held on November 1st from 6-8pm. If you carved a pumpkin you want to show off, all are welcome to bring them to the event! Pumpkins will be lit and displayed along the boardwalk to create a Jack-O-Lantern border for the walk through Parade. If you do not have a pumpkin you’re still welcome to come and enjoy the parade and get some ideas for carving next year!  

 

 

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