It’s the spookiest time of the year! This Halloweekend is the perfect time to visit some of Long Island’s famous haunts. With plenty of farmland and history, these haunted houses have been sending chills down spines and shrills in the air. Grab your friends and family and make the rounds through these five fright-filled fun spots!
Schmitt’s Farm Haunt. 26 Pinelawn, Melville, NY 11747
The Schmitt brothers, Bill and Ferd, created this haunt back in 1994 when they turned their bran-new empty, post-season greenhouse into a haunted house. With their newfound passion and a huge hit, they built a barn so the haunt could remain permanently. For the past 28 years they’ve been “scaring the Schmitt” out of all those who enter. Check out axe throwing, carnival-style games, a haunted corn maze and the concession stand. For thrill seekers, try a “Lights Out Lantern Night” where guests navigate the haunt in the dark using only a lantern.
Bayville Scream Park. 8 Bayville Ave, Bayville, NY 11709
At Bayville scream park you can choose from seven attractions: “Evil in the Woods, “Bayville Asylum,” “Uncle Needles’ Funhouse of Fear: in 3D” and more, all with their own immersive storyline. Play putt-putt at Zombie Pirate Mini Golf, enjoy classic meals and homemade ice cream at the 1950s diner Beaches and Screams Soda Shoppe, or try to find the new, hidden Secret Pumpkin Bar within the park, where you can enjoy specialty cocktails and much more! Muster up the courage to check out some of the spookiest mazes, haunts and attractions around.
Chambers of Hell. 1745 Express Dr N, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Pick your poison at Chambers of Hell from three haunted houses: Cinema of Horror, Alice’s Nightmare or Mangled. Plus escape the haunt — a heart pumping experience where guests are given a map, flashlight and an envelope of clues to navigate your journey — or “Behind the Screams” tour where you get a look at how creatures and their costumes come to life. Tap into your inner child with adult trick-or-treating, too! There are a bunch of adventures to discover.
Dark Night Halloween World. 1 Ski Run Ln, Farmingville, NY 11738
This limited-time pop-up Halloween event is a spooktacular event for all aces, located in Farmingville. This adventure throws you back to retro Halloween experience with a “demented funhouse” in the woods. It combines elements of alternate reality games, immersive theater, interactive art installations with the nostalgia of a haunted trail.
Darkside Haunted House 5184 NY-25A, Calverton, NY 11933
Since 1998, this 14,000-square-foot attraction with 30 detailed spooky scenes offers two attractions in one: an outdoor village and an indoor haunted house. There’s something to scare anyone’s socks off—rain or shine! Located in the deserted field creates a “atmosphere of trepidation.” Their professional scare actors, team of professional makeup artists and costume designers combined with quality sets and special effects will make it a fright to remember!