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Are you thrilled to visit some haunted and spooky attractions? Want to see an unerasable wall handprint that is witness to a man’s innocence to this day? Excited to know about a few paranormal activities as you go on a trolley tour? Then welcome to Halloween in Poconos.

The Pocono Mountains becomes a spooky land of horrors during the Halloween season in the fall. There are a diverse range of Halloween events and attractions awaiting visitors in the Poconos. From pumpkin festivals to eerie ghost tours to spine-chilling haunted houses, Poconos is a go-to place to have a wonderfully frightening Halloween celebration.

In this blog post, I will give a brief of the various spooky and festive Halloween things to do in the Poconos. Be sure to participate in a few of these activities to enjoy a thrilling Halloween season.

Haunted Attractions and Haunted Houses

There are a number of haunted attractions and haunted houses in Poconos that can give some chills down your spine as you walk through them. Below I have mentioned a few of the famous haunted houses and attractions in Poconos.

1. The Inn at Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe is home to several historical places in the Poconos. One such place is the Inn. The Inn at Jim Thorpe is considered as one of the most haunted buildings in Pennsylvania. The hotel staff say that different guests had reported unusual activities in a few rooms. Some of the unusual activities include objects moving by themselves, TVs switching on and off randomly, chairs turned upside down while they sleep and so on. Guests have also reported chilly breezes and sightings of shadowy figures in rooms and common spaces.

2. Waldorf Estate of Fear

The Waldorf Estate of Fear is on the list of the top ten haunted places in Pennsylvania. The hotel uses high-tech lights and tricks along with energetic live actors to make you scream in fear. Few of the Waldorf Estate Halloween activities in the Poconos that you can participate in include Terror in the Corn, Infection and Zombie Escape Room. Both Infection and Zombie Escape Room are zombie-based survival games you can play during Halloween.

3. Pocono Indian Museum

Pocono Indian Museum is one of the popular and must-visit museums in the Poconos. It is also one of the scariest places to visit in the region. The museum’s ambiance is kind of spooky and exciting, adding chills to the touring experiences. Visitors have reported some unknown presence and also signs of strange activities in the museum. One ghost by the name of Eli opens and closes doors and drawers, which are heard by visitors loudly and clearly.

Below are further details on the above spots that you can check out.

The Inn at Jim Thorpe 24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Waldorf Estate of Fear No. 6325 Interchange Road, Lehighton, PA 18235
Pocono Indian Museum No. 5905 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

The Poconos has many spots for pumpkin patches and corn mazes to offer family-friendly Halloween fun to everyone. Here, I have provided a few spots you can visit to enjoy pumpkin-themed and corn-themed Halloween activities with your family.

1. Country Junction General Store Pumpkin Patch, Lehighton

The Country Junction General Store hosts the Great Poconos Pumpkin Festival, which is one of the famous Halloween events in the Poconos. During the festival, you can do pumpkin picking, go on hayrides, enjoy some good food, play games, tour haunted house and so on. In addition to this, there are wagon rides as well as gourd grenade games.

2. Mazezilla, Saylorsburg

The Mazezilla is a family farm situated in the northeast of Pennsylvania that has a 11 acre corn maze. It offers visitors amazing, educational, and family-oriented activities for Halloween. You can have a fun adventure in the corn maze, enjoy your time in the pumpkin patch, and taste savory local food. The Mazezilla corn maze provides a safe and challenging adventure for all visitors during the Halloween season.

3. Yensers Tree Farm, Lehighton

The Yensers Tree Farm offers a family-friendly farm experience during Halloween. In the time of Fall Fest, the farm gives opportunities for pumpkin picking in Poconos, enjoyment of the corn maze, a kids zone area for farm fun with obstacle courses, and many more. The Yensers Tree Farm is a good place to enjoy Halloween with pumpkins, corn mazes, corn cannons as well as food trucks.

Country Junction Pumpkin Patch No. 6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton, PA 18235
Mazezilla No. 415 Old, State Route 115, Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Yensers Tree Farm No. 1910 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, PA 18235

Ghost Tours and Paranormal Experiences

Poconos is a hot spot for chilling paranormal experiences and ghost tours. The spots listed below are some of the places where you can participate in ghost tours and experience paranormal activities.

1. Haunted Pocono Trolley Tour

The Haunted Pocono Trolley Tour is a terror-inducing tour that begins from The Historic Castle Inn and ends at the same place. The trolley usually runs from September to October during the evenings. You can discover several paranormal activities on your tours. Few of those activities are: the unsolved grisly ax murder in the Delaware Water Gap eatery where you might hear an unnatural voice to “Get out,” the Pocono resort where a woman in white relives her wedding day, the old county jail where a “rain man” defied the laws of gravity and nature, and many more.

2. The Old Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe is full of ghost stories and paranormal experiences. The jail housed several inmates, the most notable being the Molly Maguires. The biggest crime they were accused of was murdering their bosses as well as other miners. The hallways in the jail give out a cold and eerie ambiance. In addition to Molly Maguires, the jail also has a mysterious handprint on a wall that cannot be erased. Legends tell that this was the handprint of a man who tried to show that he was innocent and the handprint will remain forever as a witness to that.

3. The Haunted in Candle Shoppe Tour

The Candle Shoppe in the Poconos might seem like an ordinary place. However, that might be the case until you learn about its dark past. Dr. William Redwood Fisher, who developed the smallpox and yellow fever vaccines, used to live here. He had a biological laboratory in the basement and experimented on monkeys. Several visitors claim that they hear monkey screams, feel the fur of the monkeys brush against them and even capture the photos of the doctor while taking photos. This gives Candle Shoppe the reputation of being one of the scariest haunted houses in the Poconos.

Haunted Pocono Trolley Tour No. 20 Delaware Ave, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
The Old Jail Museum 128 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
The Haunted in Candle Shoppe 1900 PA-611, Swiftwater, PA 18370


As you can see, there is a variety of frightful and festive Halloween fun activities awaiting visitors in the Pocono Mountains. Embrace the spirit of Halloween and explore the haunted attractions, pumpkin patches, and fall festivals in the region. The Pocono Pumpkin festival, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, the Old Jail in Jim Thorpe and the Hotel of Horror are some of the must-see Pocono Halloween attractions. Be ready to enjoy some spooky activities in these scary attractions.

Halloween is a celebration that happens just once a year, so ensure not to miss out on the chills, tingles and scares of the Poconos Halloween season.

If you are looking for a place to stay during your Halloween celebrations in the Poconos, then HolidayKeepers are your best option. There are a number of luxury homes and vacation rentals that you can choose from, equipped with the best amenities you can ask for. Contact us to know more about these rentals.