Ocean City. Spooky, candle lit walking tour of historic downtown Ocean City. The tour begins at 9th Street & Asbury Avenue, outside of City Hall, and lasts approximately 75 minutes. Reservations required and can be made at ghosttour.com/oceancity.html.
Allaire. Take a scary train ride through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. Trains leave every 30 minutes from 7:30-9:30 pm, October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30. Advance tickets highly recommended. Tickets must be purchased in person. For more information, visit njmt.org. Bonus activity: Looking for something less spooky? The annual Allaire "foliage spectacular" is a perfect Fall activity. Pack a picnic lunch! Trains leave every half hour from 12-4:30 pm.
Augusta. Five Nights of Halloween festival. Scare yourself silly with haunted hay rides, horror movie screenings and a monster showcase. October 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Visit njhalloween.com for more information.
Flemington. Schaefer Farms. Experience a hair-raising hay ride, acre maze and "Carnival of Chaos." Free parking. Runs October 1-31, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Go to schaeferfarms.com/fright.html for more information.
Tuckerton. Haunted Seaport. Pirates and sea captains long lost at sea wander the boardwalk for a night of screams! Hay rides, refreshments, story telling and a non-scary pumpkin patch for the little ones. October 22 and 23. Visit tuckertonseaport.org.