Frightening Frolics (not for the faint-hearted)

halloweenIn October, the spirit of Halloween is in the air and many familiar locations transform into something much darker and more eerie. If you want to scare up some memorable adventures with family, friends, and loved ones, Lehigh Valley, Pa. is in full Halloween fun and fright mode, with terrifying attractions and ghostly locations to experience and explore. Here are three places to find ghosts, ghouls and zombies galore.

Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park showcases chills and thrills
Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park prides itself on having something to frighten everyone, every weekend through November 1st. The park is packed with thrills: mazes, scare zones, haunted houses, outdoor entertainment areas and, of course, Dorney’s legendary roller coasters and rides. New for 2014 is Madame Plarr’s Chamber of Horrors Wax Museum, featuring a collection of some of the most feared villains, murderers, criminals and miscreants imaginable. For non-scary fun, there’s little kid-friendly Boo!Blast during the daylight hours, too.

Check into the Hotel of Horror
houseJust a short trip north of Lehigh Valley brings you to another favorite Halloween haunt—Hotel of Horror. The Hotel of Horror Haunted House, Altered Nightmares Haunted House, and The Exhibition Macabre Museum are all housed inside the legendary Lake House Hotel in historic Saylorsburg. (These indoor walk through events are open rain or shine.) The houses are created anew each season and feature top actors in the field, along with state-of-the-art sound and lighting effects. This year’s all new attractions feature Zombie’s Revenge and Voodoo.

For a ghostly adventure, investigate Paranormal Activity
If your tastes run more toward the paranormal, Lehigh Valley is just the destination for you. Many parts of the country are being explored for signs of paranormal activity and this region is no exception. Having been around for centuries, it’s no surprise that Lehigh Valley is home to quite a number of “haunted” locations, “true-life” horror stories and unearthly occurrences. October is the perfect month to go ghost hunting. See some local places to investigate paranormal activity here.