What are the best destinations during Halloween in Niagara?

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Here are some haunted and other attractions that the niagara region offers its visitors and locals to enjoy for this season. There are lots to see and do to ‘celebrate’ halloween apart from trick or treating.

The Screaming Tunnel

Where to find it : Warner Road, Niagara Falls

This tunnel was originally used by farmers. Legend has it that a young girl met her death here. It is believed her restless, lost spirit roams the tunnel looking to for someone to show her how to get out of the tunnel and move on. Because it is thought she died a gruesome and tragic death,  Some even believe that she is in the tunnel seeking to avenge her death.

The way to see the ghost or at least experience her involves using a match, lighter or a candle. At midnight, if you light one in the middle of the tunnel, a gust of sudden wind will blow the flame out. It is believed to be the ghost who blows it out

The Ole Angel Inn

Where to find it : 224 Regent St,Niagara On the Lake.

This establishment belongs to a piece of history, being the oldest operating business in Niagara on the Lake– 1789. If only those walls could talk! But rumor has it, they do. People have challenged to see the face of the Ghost of Captain Colin Swayze in the basement washroom. It is believed that Swayze was killed while hiding in a large barrel in the cellar.

Howell’s Family Pumpkin farm

Where to find it  2878, Holland Road, Thorold

This family friendly attraction hosts activities like: wagon ride, a haunted spook barn, corn maze just to name a few. Regardless of age, you will find something for everyone to enjoy here.

Blue Ghost Tunnel

Where to find it : St Catharines

The Blue Ghost Tunnel, better known as the Merritton Tunnel and The Great Western Railway Tunnel was built in the 1870’s.In the early 1900’s, there was a major train wreckage adjacent to the tunnel claiming the life of two men. By the 1920’s, accidents close-by at the canal claimed anywhere from 20-28 more lives. For decades, people visiting the tunnel claimed to see a bluish foggy mist swirl in and around the mouth of the tunnel.

Ghost Walk Downtown St. Catharines

Ghost walks are beginning October 13, and run nightly until October 28. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased online, or at the downtown association office on King Street (cash only). Advance purchase is required. The walks begin at Market Square and continue for a duration for 75 minutes. Fun way to explore the city while learning some ‘history’ behind the buildings and and happenings of Downtown St.Catharines

Halloween ComicFest

Where and when : Saturday Oct 28, Participating Comic Shops

Grab your free comic from the comic stores throughout the Niagara region patronizing the event. Also get your hands on the free mini comic packs available, could be used to pass out to trick or treaters on halloween

 Haunted Hayrides

Where : Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farms 7705 Schisler Rd, Welland, ON L3B 5N4

During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride in the last 3 week-ends of October The First ride goes out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm. The Haunted hayride lasts approximately 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest. Haunted hay rides are covered and run rain or moonshine. Infants are not allowed on the hayride. LIVE actors line the route. You may be touched during the hay ride. Reservations not required. Disclaimer :  Could be Frightening!!! Not recommended for young children. Parents are strongly cautioned. The haunted hayrides are interactive and something may touch you, if this offends you – DO NOT ENTER

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