October is packed full of fun activities. Here’s a list of what my family enjoys!
- Visit Gillette Castle State Park to see the foliage and hike the trails. Currently, the castle is closed due to renovations. It is still a lovely park, especially in the autumn.
- The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island. To see so many carved and lit pumpkins is amazing.
- The City of Salem, Massachusetts, famed for the witch trials has educational exhibits and is a fun shopping experience.
- The Olde Mystic Village Shops right off Route 95, has fun events including a unique Trick or Treat. The stores really do a great job!
- Ride the Essex Steam Train and enjoy the foliage and scenery.
- Here’s an event not for the squeamish: GRAVEYARD SHIFT GHOST TOURS RETURN – Nocturnal Paranormal Tours of The Mark Twain House
- Here is something we haven’t done yet. Go to Sleepy Hollow, New York. This is the place in the story of the Headless Horseman and Icabod Crane.
Of course, there will be the grandchildren’s Halloween Party at my house, and going trick and treating with them. We will decorate, play games, make pies, and paint and carve pumpkins.
I find what makes Halloween fun is to do things together with the people you love. Happy Halloween!
Susan Hanniford Crowley
I love unpacking the Halloween decorations. And of course the children costumes.
When I was in Michigan my favorite thing was to go to the apple farm and get cider and donuts and take a hayride. I am not one for fright festivals but we have them here. One of my best friends works at the Six Flags one. And universal city’s fright festival is
amazing. We have one of those pumpkin carving festivals here and to see all of those faces and the art that they put into them was wonderful.
Thank you, Sue, for sharing. There are so many options everywhere for Halloween fun.
I would love to visit Salem in October. I’ve taught American literature and would love to see this part of the country! Been to Boston and Concord, not Salem.