Still looking for some spooky fall fun?

The Mountain State is the place to be during the Halloween season.

And there are plenty of fun things to do, ranging from playing some ghostly miniature golf to taking a haunted train ride.

Here are some of the best choices:

1. Fright Nights at the Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels

Fright Nights offers plenty of scary (mostly outdoor) fun, and is bigger than ever.  It features the Appalachian Anarchy Haunted Trail, Biohazard Laser Tag, Spooky Golf and their frightening Escape Rooms. It is open every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 28.

2. Spooky Golf, Fairmont

Visit the Coal Country Miniature Golf Course Fridays and Saturdays throughout October, 4-8 p.m., for its Spooky Golf events. There will be spooky music, dim lights, glow in the dark balls and a “moderate” amount of spookiness. It’s also an opportunity to have fun while honoring the state’s coal mining heritage. Be sure to visit its interactive coal exhibit if you’re not too scared after playing a round of Spooky Golf!

3. Camden Park Spooktacular, Huntington

There are plenty of thrills and chills at this annual celebration which is held every Friday and Saturday throughout October. Gates open at 6 p.m. Start out the night by walking through the park’s two haunted mazes, followed by a ride on a haunted train as well as rides including the Big Dipper and Slingshot.

4. Dungeon of Horrors, Moundsville

On weekends throughout October the former West Virginia penitentiary will once again be a scary place to be, courtesy of this haunted house. Organizers bill it as a place for folks who like gore, darkness, blood-curdling screams and horror. For ages 13 and older.

On October 23, the penitentiary, will be hosting a special event for the little ones. A trick-or-treating event will be held at the Moundsville Training Center. There will also be a toned down version of the Dungeon of for children 7 to 12.

5. Nightmare in the Gorge, Oak Hill

The Mad Butcher is lurking in the New River Gorge this fall. It’s all part of this year’s Nightmare on the Gorge, sponsored by ACE Adventure Resort, Oct. 13-28. If you are brave enough come explore abandoned buildings of an adventure resort hidden deep in the woods. But be careful not to stir the shadows or awaken the creatures sleeping in the darkness. This adventure will lead you through a haunted house and down a zipline.

6. Soggy Bottom Haunted Trail,  Summersville

The 9th annual Soggy Bottom Haunted Trail is an old-fashioned, haunted hay wagon ride through the deep dark woods. This spooktacular ride takes about 30 minutes as it twists and turns through the darkness. It ends with children age 12 and under receiving a free candy bag. The Lizemores Volunteer Fire Department will be selling concessions. Weekend ride dates include Oct. 22-23 and 27-28.

7. Cool Cruisin’ Nights Creepy Cruise, Princeton

Put on your scariest Halloween costume, decorate your car and come on down to Princeton tonight, 5-10 p.m. Come out and support the Green Valley-Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department by making a cash donation.

8. Zombie Walk, Morgantown

Morgantown Zombie Walk

Morgantown Zombie Walk

It begins on High Street tonight, and features some of the scariest costumes as the walking dead claim downtown. No charge to participate, but organizers are again partnering with the local Salvation Army chapter by collecting canned foods. Hours are 6-9 p.m.

9. Vampire’s Ball, Shepherdstown

This annual event is part of the town’s BOOFest which includes five days of creepy fun. This Oct. 28 ball is a costume party for adults, complete with music, tricks and treats. It serves as a fundraiser for the Shepherdstown Community Club which helps maintain Morgan’s Grove Park and The War Memorial Building. Cost is $6 for singles, $10 for couples.

 

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