Bucks County


It's autumn again! A time when the weather turns chilly, the leaves begin to change and thrill seekers surface, looking to get spooked by ghosts and ghouls. Located just 25 miles outside Philadelphia and 75 miles south of New York City, the 622-square-mile region of Bucks County, PA is rich with history and attractions that are guaranteed to frighten and fascinate! Follow the itinerary below for the perfect mix of scary fun and real-life haunts this fall.

• Start out your trip at Valley of Fear in Feasterville where you'll brave some of the deepest, darkest woods in Bucks County. Hop aboard the Haunted Hayride for a twisting ride into the dark unknown, wander through the Zombie Escape Maze, where dozens of zombies await their next meal and test your aim at Zombie Paintball, where you'll have the chance to take out those crazed zombies before they get you. All new for 2015, only the bravest guests will dare to take on Underworld: a terrifying haunted forest walk with unknown horrors lurking around every turn.

• Next, head to HorrorFest at Shady Brook Farm, less than 20 minutes from Valley of Fear. Located on Bucks County's most haunted farmland, HorrorFest has four attractions to test your nerve. The Hayride of Horror is a wagon trip into the depths of Shady Brook's wooded acres where some of the most terrifying characters of your imagination await. Step outside the realm of reality and into the 3-D Alien Encounter, a terrifying adventure bringing extraterrestrial life forms right here to Earth. All types of spirits and monsters await unsuspecting guests in The Barn of Horror. Walk through and discover what lurks in the night, if you have the heart. For the most extreme terror-seekers, watch in horror as the fields of Shady Brook turn red at Carnage, where the earth is tainted with destruction and dismemberment, not recommended for those under the age of 10. 

• After a night of fright, it's time for a scarily-good meal. Head north to the Black Bass Restaurant, just a few miles up the road from New Hope in the heart of Bucks County. Overlooking the scenic Delaware River, the Black Bass combines delicious food with a delightful atmosphere. While you're there, keep an eye out for the ghostly apparition of a woman in white, said to haunt the hotel and its restaurant, or Hans, a former canal worker who met an untimely demise in the tavern and is said to still haunt its halls.

• When it's finally time to call it a night, head to New Hope's beautiful Logan Inn, regarded as one of the most haunted places in America! For an uneasy night, request Room Six, the most notable place for otherworldly activity. Guests have reported seeing the dark figure of a man behind them in the bathroom mirror and a ghostly white mist moving about the room in the dark hours of the night. Many believe this mist is Emily, the mother of the Inn's former owner and thus the haunted Room Six has been rechristened "Emily's Room" by those who have had experiences. 

• After a bone-chilling night at the Logan Inn, spend a relaxing day walking through the historic and quaint town of New Hope, full of unique shops and delicious dining! Just as your nerves settle back to normal, it's time for another fright. After the sun goes down, learn about the sinister side of this charming town with Ghost Tours of New Hope. During this lantern-led walk, you'll discover some of the spirits and places that still haunt the picturesque streets, like the phantom Hitchhiker who passes in the moonlight or the historic inn where Aaron Burr stares out at you with sightless eyes.