9 Seriously Scary Haunted Houses in New York

The most terrifying time of the year is upon us, New York, and we have the inside scoop on how to spend it! If you’re ready to face your biggest fears and experience new horrors untold, New York has some seriously scary attractions you need to check out this Halloween. From haunted hayrides, to terror trails, to eerie asylums, here are 9 of the most frightening experiences in the Empire State.

Rolling Hills Asylum

East Bethany, NY
Now - Dec 2, 2021

Rolling Hills Asylum is the perfect place for those brave enough to explore the paranormal. Rated as one of the most haunted places in the U.S., Rolling Hills Asylum is known for its real-life hauntings. Take a guided tour of the asylum and listen to the stories of others who have walked before you. Or set out on your own paranormal adventure during a private ghost hunt. Take a deep breath, grab your flashlight, and prepare to experience true paranormal activity – if you dare.

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride

Sleepy Hollow, NY
Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2021

Test your courage (and sanity) at the Village of Sleepy Hollow’s Haunted Hayride. For 10 years, people have traveled from all over to climb aboard one of their hayrides for a spine-chilling adventure through the dark woods, full of the ghastly creatures and wayworn monsters that usually hide under your bed. In fact, you’ll follow the exact path Ichabod Crane took while fleeing the headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow. Too afraid to ride? Fear not! There’s also a block party with live music, vendors, and family-friendly activities.

Syracuse Walk of the Dead

Liverpool, NY
Now - Oct 30, 2021

Take a walk on some of the most terrifying trails New York has to offer at the Syracuse Walk of the Dead. This outdoor haunted attraction is a walk-at-your-own-risk trail full of ghosts, ghouls, and some of your favorite horror characters (no spoilers though). So bring a couple of friends, a pair of comfortable shoes, and prepare yourself for the scariest half mile of your life on Oswego Road.

Nightmare Manor

Rochester, NY
Now - Nov 6, 2021

Known as Rochester’s most thrilling and largest indoor attraction, Nightmare Manor is a spine-chilling, once-in-a-lifetime haunted experience fit for haunt enthusiasts of all ages. Not only do they offer a family-friendly night with the lights on for kids, they also offer a Lights Out special event for the most daring and fearless. Try and survive the walk through eerily dark hallways with nothing more than a glow stick, we dare you.

Frightworld America’s Screampark

Buffalo, NY
Now - Nov 6, 2021

Regarded as the #1 haunted attraction in Buffalo, Frightworld America’s Screampark is back for its 19th season with five daunting haunted houses in a single location! With rave reviews from the likes of Buzzfeed, Travel Channel, and Frighttour, Frightworld has something for thrill-seekers of all types. Find your way through a dark, damp basement guided only by the light of radioactive waste. If you survive the Nightstalkers, you can try and escape the Eerie State Asylum or the Grindhouse, where some never return home again. After being pushed to the brink of insanity, finish your night off at Eeriepalooza, the most anticipated music fear festival in the nation.

Andover Haunted House

Andover, NY
Now - Oct 30, 2021

If you’re feeling particularly gutsy this Halloween season, head on over to Andover Haunted House for four floors of extreme terrors in a haunted Victorian mansion. Work up the nerve to make your way through the dark corridors of the Haunted Hallways and face off against the scares that are waiting around every corner. As you travel through the Sinister Estate, you’ll find yourself awaiting the doctor’s order for brutal mistreatment in the Asylum. Will you make it out alive or become the very thing you fear the most?

Dark Matter Scream Works

Greece, NY
Now - Oct 31, 2021

If you’re looking for a truly memorable fright, check out Dark Matter Scream Works, an indoor attraction with five different haunted houses. Wander the halls of Blood Manor, an old-world castle filled with creatures from hell ready to take you back with them. Take a tour of a government black site contaminated with an unknown contagion, and try to escape without infection. You can even journey through the Circus of the Damned, try and overcome irrational fears in Phobia, or survive a faceoff with Krampus in a brand new winter nightmare.

Paraniagara at the Western Block

Lockport, NY
Now - Nov 7, 2021

For those looking for a mysterious and ghostly experience, head to Paraniagara at the Western Block. With three of the original stone buildings still standing today, this property dates back to the early 1800s. Take a private or guided tour as you try to escape the souls of Erie Canal workers, builders, and travelers. What will you discover during your long, mischievous, and murderous journey through the history of the Western Block?

Trail of Terror

Hunt, NY
Now - Oct 30, 2021

Take a trip to Hunt, NY for a one-of-a-kind haunted attraction at the 12th annual Trail of Terror! You’ll take a wild bus ride and be dropped off in the middle of a deserted cornfield. Try to survive through an acre of multiple shacks and trailers while being tormented by grueling Trail Monsters. Should you make it through this ordeal alive, you can enjoy sharing your heroic tale around the fire with hot chocolate, food, and snacks.

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