Summer is over, Long Island. Get over it. Now is the time to embrace your inner scare crow by enjoying Halloween all month long, not just on Oct. 31. Haunted houses full of ghosts, goblins and ghouls are creeping up across Long Island for a howling good time over the next month.
The spooky events range from kid-friendly festivities for the whole family to the type of dark, twisted fright fests that scare the pants off supposedly grown adults—and plenty that fall in between.
From local fire department fundraiser haunts to hardcore horror movie recreations—and even some loosely related events sprinkled throughout—here are more than three dozen Long Island haunted house event listings:
New York Zombie Apocalypse
Laser tag meets zombie apocalypse in this terrifying and unique interactive scare-attraction. 450 Commack Rd., Deer Park. nyzapocalypse.com $35-$40. Times vary, Thurs-Sun. Year round.
Bayville Scream Park
With five thrilling haunted attractions, a pumpkin bounce house, pumpkin patch and a spooky jungle tree, this is truly Long Island’s Halloween theme park. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvillescreampark.com $10.75-$49.75. Weekends through Oct. 4, Everyday Oct. 9 through Nov. 1, Nov. 6, 7.
Family friendly frights, pumpkin decorating, aquarium shows and more. Adventureland Amusement Park, 2245 Route 110, Farmingdale. Adventureland.us. Free. Weekends through Nov. 1.
The Addams Family: A New Musical
See Morticia, Uncle Fester, Pugsley and Wednesday like you’ve never seen them before. SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge. solunastudiony.com $15. Various dates and times through Nov. 1.
Darkside Haunted House
Walk through more than two-dozen movie-quality sets, experience bone-chilling special effects and heart-pounding scares. 5184 Route 25A, Wading River. darksideproductions.com $18-$23. 7-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri., 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Sat., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Through Nov. 1. Kid friendly 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
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When they’re not performing in plays and musicals, the actors at this community theater are convincingly turning their venue into a “Playhouse of Horrors.” Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. gatewayshauntedplayhouse.com $25-$40. Days and times vary, through Oct. 31. Visit website for kid friendly dates.
Haunted Mansion of Melville
For the past 20 years, this particularly disturbing haunted house has starred a deranged doctor seemingly cursed by a book inscribed with ancient texts. Are you brave enough to pay a visit to the good doctor? For a separate $11 fee, visitors can navigate a haunted nighttime corn maze and for $5 more, they can volunteer to be “test subjects” for the doctor’s creepy experiments. (Maybe we’ll pass on that one.) F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm, 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. schmittshaunt.com $5-$30. Days and times vary, through Oct. 31.
Otto the Ghost
Take the kids on a hayride down a decorated trail, visit farm animals and hear the latest family friendly animated adventures of Otto the Ghost. Fresh-picked apples, apple cider and candied apples available, plus roasted corn and popcorn on weekends. Hicks Nursery, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. Free. hicksnurseries.com 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Nov. 1.
This 300-foot tunnel is full of (not too scary) exhibits. The kids will also love the balloon bounce, mining for gold exhibit and face-painting. Woodside Nursery & Garden Center, 134 E Woodside Ave., North Patchogue. woodsidenurseryandgarden.com Prices vary. Days and times vary. Through Oct. 31.
Chamber of Horrors
This year’s “Trilogy of Fear” features Maniac Manor, Toxic City and Witch Asylum, as well as special Family Days for the little ones. Trilogy of Fear-Final Night will be the scariest yet – a full contact extravaganza on Nov. 1 with no rules! However, anyone willing to be put through the gauntlet must be 18 or older. 1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge. chamberofhorrorsny.com $15-$60. Days and times vary. Through Nov. 1.
Psycho Haunted House
Schedule an appointment with the creepy Dr. DeKay, visit his patients and view his experiments. North Patchogue Fire Department, 33 Davidson Ave., North Patchogue. hauntedhouse.northpatchoguefd.net $10. 6-11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31.
14 Nights of Fright
Prepare to be seriously scared. Farmingville Fire Department Stationhouse No. 2, 1080 Portion Rd., Farmingville. www.lifrighthouse.com $8. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2-4, 10, 11, 16, 18, 23-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
For the kids not up for this haunted house, there is also Spookville and Spooky night hay ride. Wicks Farm, 445 New York 25A, St. James. 631-584-5727. Prices vary. $10 weekdays, $13 weekend days, $16 weekend nights. Through Oct 31.
Nyctophobia Haunted House
Leave the scaredy-cats at home. This immersive and interactive haunted experience takes place completely in the dark…Yikes! 1508 Main Rd., Jamesport. nyctophobiany.com $35. Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and 31.
Rise of The Jack O’Lanterns
More than 5,000 jack o’lanterns hand-carved by professional artists and sculptors arranged in artful displays throughout a scenic trail. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, 516-252-1030. Advanced tickets required. therise.org Prices vary. Weekends Oct. 2-25, plus Oct. 15, 22.
Restless Souls Long Haunted Church
A haunted cemetery, church and a hair-raising trail through the woods. Not for the faint of heart! West Hills United Methodist Church 301 West Hills Rd., Huntington Station. restlesssoulshauntedchurch.webs.com $10 haunted house. $5 haunted trail. $12 both. 6-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 5-9 p.m. Sun. Oct. 9, 10, 16-18, 23-25, 30, 31.
Yaphank Trail of Terror
A fright fest of epic proportions capped off with a creepy haunted maze. Afterward, cozy up to the bonfire and enjoy the concession stand. Yaphank Presbyterian Church 65 Main Street, Yaphank. yaphanktrail.wix.com. $10. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30.
Haunted Trail of Horrors
One word: terrifying. Middle Island Fire Department, 31 Arnold Dr., Middle Island. middleislandfd.org $10. 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30.
Haunted Hay Barn
Prepare to be scared. Horseability at SUNY Old Westbury. horseability.org $13. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 6, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31.
The Village: Haunted Tales and Trails
Details of this year’s haunted trail event have yet to be announced but you can expect chills and thrills. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. 516-572-8400. obvrnassau.com. Oct. 16-18, 23-25
Spooky Walk at Camp Paquatuck
Billed as the longest-running haunted walk on Long Island, this nearly three-decade old spook-filled event raises funds for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. We enjoy being scared but we love a good cause so much more. 2 Chet Swezey Rd., Center Moriches. spookywalk.com $15. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24.
Hoyt Farm Monster Mash
Insanely popular with the kids, this year’s event is limited to Smithtown residents only. Hoyt Farm Town Park, 200 New Hwy., Commack. $15. RSVP at 631-543-7804. smithtownny.gov 12-4 p.m. Oct. 17, 18.
Enchanted Forest Trail
Kids ages 2 to 7 are invited to dress up and meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters on the forest trails. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue. RSVP at 631.653.4771. quoguewildliferefuge.org/events $10. Oct. 17: 11-2 p.m. Oct. 25: 12-3 p.m. Oct. 31: 11-1 p.m.
Perfectly spooky and a little scary—fun for the whole family. Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Tanglewood Preserve, 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. cstl.org $15 all attractions, $10 for non-spooky attractions only. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 23-25, 31, Nov. 1.
Haunted Castle at Hempstead House
Meet the ghosts of all those who ever called the castle home. Sands Point Reserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. thesandspointpreserve.com $20. $15 for members. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 23-25, 29-31.
Great Jack-o’-Lantern Spectacular
In addition to contestants setting sail to their Jack-o’-Lanterns, there will be a kid-friendly spooky house, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, trick or treating, “funny fotos,” games and more. Participation is limited to the first 50 carved pumpkins. Jack-o’-Lanterns will set sail at 6 p.m. Pumpkins will only be accepted if they’re between the size of a soccer ball and a basketball. And don’t let your hard work go to waste. The pumpkins must be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the day of the event. Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon. nysparks.com/parks/88 $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24.
Trick or Treat: Shadow Puppet Making
Join professional puppeteers as you make your own Halloween puppets. Charles B. Wang Center Chapel 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. stonybrook.edu $5, kids under 12 free. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
Nature’s Halloween Trail
Night creatures and “scary” natural phenomenon fill the woods. Bring a flashlight. Light refreshments follow. Mashomack Preserve, 47 South Fouth Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. $5 suggested donation. 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
Ghost Stories and Legends of Fire Island
Listen to tales of eerie happenings along the barrier beach. Dress warm, bring blankets and flashlights. Fire Island Lighthouse, east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5. fireislandlighthouse.com Free. 7 p.m. Oct. 24.
Halloween Fun Festival
The haunted house is just the tip of the iceberg–enjoy the scare crow park, trick-or-treating, marshmallow roasting and bowling. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24
Halloween Parade and Haunted House
If you plan on making the trip to this haunted house, you better come prepared to win. There’s “Best Costume” prizes available in a number of categories, plus goodies for all. A party at the haunted house follows the parade. From corner of Lake and Woodlawn avenues to the Gazebo, St. James. stjameschamber.org Free.1 p.m. Oct. 25 (line up at 12:30 p.m.).
Ghouls, goblins and spooky fun for adults and kids over 7. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue. RSVP at 631.653.4771. quoguewildliferefuge.org/events $15. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30.
Haunted Trail Nights
Featuring hauntingly historical buildings, a ghoulishly grassy field, and a mysterious meadow of mayhem. Manor Farm, 210 Manor Rd., Huntington. manorfarmhauntedtrailnights.webs.com $5. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 23-25. “Not-So-Spooky Trail,” 6 p.m. Oct. 25. “Escape the Haunted House Challenge,” 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. start times, Oct. 30. $10 per 8 person team.
Cemetery of Lost Souls
Ghost, demons and sacrificed virgins, oh my! 350 Broadway, Massapequa Park. lostsoulsli.com Donations vary. 8 p.m.-midnight. Oct. 24, 30 & 31.
Haunted House at Deepwells
Beware the scary haunted house! Deepwells Farm County Park, corner of Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James. stjameschamber.org Free. Times to be announced. Oct. 24, 25, 30.
Swamp monsters and many of their gruesome friends bring a smoggy, spine-tingling walk through the realm of fear and fright. The so-called live-action horror trail may not be suitable for young children, but children of all ages are invited for the Not-So-Spooky Walk on Oct. 25. Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson. clarkbotanic.org $5. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 24. $3 Not-So-Spooky-Walk 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25.
Haunted Path and Ghoulish Game Night
Navigate the walkway where ghouls and spooks lurk, then stick around for mummy races, zombie basketball and ghost dodgeball. Southampton Youth Center, 1370A Majors Path, Southampton. $5. Grades 6 and up. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 30.
Details on this huge event coming soon! Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave., Great Neck. greatneckparks.org
3rd Annual Zombie Ball and Haunted House Party
Featuring a haunted house, a costume contest and a dance party, this is the only stop you need to make on Halloween night. Rhythmology 361 Union Ave., Westbury. Prices vary. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 31.
The Franklin Square Horror
Chosen as one of the scariest home haunts on Long Island, the Franklin Square Horror promises to outdo itself this year. 1148 Norbay Street, Franklin Square. joea65.wix.com. Donations go to Autism and Cerebral Palsy Associations. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31.