3 Spooky Activities for Halloween in Niagara Falls

October 7, 2014 9:37 am

Halloween PumpkinThere’s nothing less scary than what you’re used to. If you’ve spent too many Halloweens costumed in the same lame Scream mask, attending the same parties and walking the same neighborhoods with your kids, you’re well overdue for a change for the creepier.

Niagara Falls has all you need to bring the screams back to your Halloween. You’ll have access to the same attractions you would any other time of year — but on Halloween, they all come with a spooky twist. This All Hallow’s Eve, immerse your family in the eerie mists of the falls and feel the chill tingle your spine as you see ant participate in these special Halloween festivities.

Nightmares Fear Factory

The world’s most terrifying haunted house is back — with a vengeance. For more than 30 years Nightmares Fear Factory has been churning out petrified patrons left and right, and that’s not even counting the more than 10,000 people who chickened out before setting foot inside.

Legend has it that this haunted house was built on the site of an old coffin factory. The factory’s proprietor Abraham Mortimer was devoted to the factory, but at night he was persecuted by local youth who found it fun to taunt him and pull pranks. Mortimer would chase them off, and they would usually evade capture, but one night during the chase, the kids upset a stack of coffins which fell on Mortimer and crushed him to death. It’s said that his ghost continues to lurk around the premises, chasing off invaders who threaten his beloved factory.

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm

This family-friendly farm is the perfect place to spend the nippy autumn days celebrating the harvest and Halloween season. Everyone in your family can pick the perfect pumpkin and purchase carving patterns to make the spookiest jack-o-lantern. If you dare, walk through the farm’s Haunted Spook Barn to test your nerves. Plus, the farm has plenty of other activities and attractions to keep you occupied all day long. Here are some of the more exciting features of the farm:

  • Tons of play areas
  • Petting zoos with rabbits, sheep, and goats
  • Wagon ride
  • Corn maze
  • And more!

Fort George Ghost Tours

Niagara Falls Niagara’s quaint village Niagara-on-the-Lake has a sinister secret: It’s commonly believed to be the most haunted town in all of Canada. Ghosts of all shapes and size have been spotted around the sleepy town, with the largest volume of sightings occurring around historic Fort George. From the tiny, terrible ghost of little Sarah Anne to the frighteningly imposing figure of “The Watcher,” the spooks you can spot on the Fort George Halloween Ghost Tour could number in the hundreds. For the majority of your trip you’ll want to stay in a comfortable hotel in Niagara Falls proper, but you’ll want to take a night and explore the paranormal in Niagara-on-the-Lake during ghosts’ most active time of year.

There are dozens of other one-of-a-kind opportunities for Halloween travelers to Niagara, from trick-or-treating at the zoo to partying in costume on Clifton Hill. You don’t have to pretend to be scared with your old, boring Halloween traditions. Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and get some real thrills in Niagara Falls this All Hallows Eve.