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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 26, 2012 Page 9 by ,jlngela Comacchio Witch's Woods, Westford, MA With Halloween just days away, I took some time to research some of New England's best screams and scares for the whole family. Take your pick or visit them all, but either way be sure to join the fun. Witch's Woods Scare .... Witch's Woods is a genuine Halloween attraction if you are looking for a haunted hayride along with goblins, monsters and more. With so many things to see, it will be hours of horrific entertainment. Their haunted hayride is about a 20-minute tour filled with adventure and fear for ages 6 and up. Hold on tight as you will encoun- ter attacks from the witch, zombies, ghouls, ghosts and maybe a creature you have never seen before. You can't run from the goblins during the hayride, the only hope is that your guide can out- drive them. General Admis 7 sion will also grant you access to three haunted houses. Night-mare Man- sion is the main attraction with screams around every corner. Castle Morbid is a dark dungeon where the most gruesome await your arrival. Anyone can get in, but getting out of Castle Mor- bid is just pure luck. The 3D Keepers Crypt haunted house has gremlins and scary spir- its lurking everywhere you turn. With 3D images jump- ing out, you'll have a hard time distinguishing what's real until you feel them creep down your neck! This is not your average haunted house it's a terrifying walk into the next dimension of horror! In addition to the hayride and haunted houses, you can also have two self- guided attractions. The Jack O' Lantern Jamboree is an ensemble of professionally carved pumpkins in a neon lit display. Horrorwood Cham- ber of Chills is decorated with scenery and creations from your favorite classic Hallow- een films. Keep your eyes open and hands free, some of these characters might come to life and they've be- come very hungry caged in their glass jail cells. This one of a kind adventure is shaping up to be the top at- traction for Halloween in New England, be sure to check it out! You may never think about Halloween the same again. Will.yOu enter the woods? Witch's Woods is located at 79 Powers Road, Westford, MA just minutes from Boston. You can find more on all the festivities at or call (978) 692-3033. Mark your calendar for Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo .... Halloween doesn't have to be just for the kids, the animals want to show off their costumes too. New Englanders are invited to trick-or-treat at the zoo. Screams, scares and ani- mals lurk around every habi- tat on the Trick-or-Treat Trail! On October 27-28, 2012 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at the Franklin Park Zoo there will be haunted hap- pen!ngs offered throughout the flay; creepy crafts, ghoul- ish games, costume contests and a haunted maze. Be sure to stop by the main stage to see Radio Disney get involved with the spooky fun. The Puppet Showplace Theatre and Catching Joy will also be attending on Saturday, October 27 for pup- pet-making and Halloween crafts! The resident animals k_ Real Estate Matt:) Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 Come see the ghosts and goblins that haunt Harvard Square on Halloween. (Photo courtesy of Haunted Harvard) will also be getting prizes as Whole Foods Market, Woburn will be donating pumpkins as a special gift. If you need a break from all the walking, hayrides provided by Pine Meadow Farm will also be available from 10:00 am- 3:30 pm Everyone loves the zoo and with it spiced up Halloween style its easy to say, don't miss Zoo Howl! Franklin Park Zoo has partnered with Green Hallo- ween for this year's attrac- tion. Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots initia- tive to encourage communi- ties to celebrate healthier and more sustainable holi- days, starting with Hallow- een. For more information about Green Halloween visit Zoo New England manages Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham. Accredited by the Associa- tion of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, re- search and education. Zoo Howl will be held on October 27 th and 28 th at 1 Franklin Park Road, Bos- ton. For more information contact 617-541-5466 or Boston'by Foot Presents Beacon Hill with a BOO .... On October 31 st at 5:30 pm take a tour if you dare. This is a onetime only event taking place right on Hallow- een and it's something you just don't want to miss. For 25 years, this walk has been the starting point for the perfect Halloween in Boston. Meet your guide at the steps in front of the Massa- chusetts State House on Bea- con Street and walk over to the dark side on All Hallows' Eve. Hear stories of ghosts, murders and mayhem that haunt this quiet neighbor- hood while strolling amongst the Halloween decorations along with all who come to Beacon Hill every year to celebrate. If you have never been to Beacon Hill on Hal- loween, this is one of those must-see e,ents in Boston. This Halloween event highlights Beacon Hill's en- chanted heritage of mystery and suspense. Visit the home of the murdered George Parkman and learn what happened to his dismem- bered body. See where the Quakers were hung, famous men buried and many more scenes and screams. You just may run into ghosts of lawyers and ministers, mur- derers who walk in their sleep and, stranglers. Join one of the many spirits on a "journey through the true and morbid tales that haunt Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill tour is on October 31 st, begins on time, lasting about ninety min- utes and will be offered rain or shine. Arrive ten min- utes before start time to ensure you get the full experience. For questions and tickets you can contact (617) 367-2345. Haunted Harvard Square .... If you can't get to Beacon I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Hill for a scary stroll not to worry, Harvard Square has a few tales to tell of its own. On Halloween (October 3P ) you can take a guided tour of another ghostly neighbor- hood in Cambridge. What better way to cel- ebrate the Halloween sea- son than to hear tales of the ghastly deeds and wandering spirits that haunt the brick buildings and gravestones of Harvard and Old Cambridge? You will meet outside the T Station by the visitor in- formation kiosk and Out of Town News for this 90- minute guided walking tour that will send shivers through your body as you listen to sto- ries of gruesome murders, dismemberments and other things that go bump in the night around Cambridge and on campus. Harvard profes- sors have been known to explore the shadowy secrets of the yard and some even after death. After this tour you'll never again feel com- pletely alone while passing through Harvard Squarel To get a full listing of the tour you can call 617-520- 4030 or visit www.cambridge his toricaltours, org / to urs / haunted-harvard-tour. The fun will begin at 2138 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. The Haunted Ship .... The Haunted Ship at the USS Salem has pulled into the port. Step aboard this over- sized tower of terror and see if you've got what it takes to survive the Haunted Ship, and this year proves to be challenging. The Haunted Ship at the USS Salem is a month of pure horror and suspense, guaranteed to send a chill down your spine. Walk the decks of a once mighty 716- foot battleship that is now harboring lost spirits and the demons that torment them. Legend says it happened af- (Continued on Page 13) Step aboard if you dare and can handle the scare. (Photo courtesy of The Haunted Ship productions) i JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WW.J USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM