Spooky Halloween Vacations in the Poconos
While we just flipped the calendar to September, families are already daydreaming about the spookiest holiday of the year: Halloween. From early October well into November, Woodloch Resort (the top-rated family resort in the U.S.) celebrates All Hallows’ Eve in style alongside hundreds of families from across the Northeast. Little superheroes, skeletons, and princesses can partake in a wide variety of playful, festive activities ranging from spine-chilling haunted hayrides to stimulating scarecrow-building contests. We’ve quickly evolved into one of the premier Halloween vacations on the East Coast since the emergence of our haunted hayride, but don’t forget about all of our crowd-pleasing amenities, such as the Broadway-style theme shows and our indoor splash zone.
The Haunted Hayride
Our haunted hayride improves each year as we continue to hire ultra-talented actors, add high-tech props, and insert new hip characters into our “monster lineup.” Unlike most Halloween vacations in the region, we feature a slew of brand new characters each year. These hayrides aren’t recommended for “little ghouls” as they can be scary for children (and even some adults). You never know who you’re going to encounter on this backwoods trail—witches, chainsaw-wielding maniacs, killer clowns, and deranged doctors have been sighted in the past.
Top 10 On-Site Activities
Not all of our Halloween-themed activities are as frightening as the haunted hayride. In fact, most of these activities, adventures, and events are geared toward guests of all ages, especially children. For decades, we’ve hosted thousands of first-class Halloween vacations for families—so, we’ve seen what works for the whole family and what doesn’t. To ensure that your autumn excursion to Hawley, PA is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled ten of our favorite autumn activities.
- Trick or treating
- Pumpkin painting
- Costume party
- “Halloween Wars” – a creative bakery-themed competition
- “Boo-Lympics” – Halloween-themed Olympic games
- Halloween scavenger hunt
- Halloween parade
- Scarecrow decorating
- Halloween arts and crafts
- Escape rooms (for an additional nominal fee)
Spooktacular Packages | Halloween Vacations
For decades, families have been escaping to the Pocono Mountains for great Halloween vacations because we have a passion for pumpkins, candy, and playful scares. We wouldn’t be one of the top-rated Halloween getaways near New York City without our all-inclusive Spooktacular Weekend and Midweek packages. Each package includes overnight accommodations, family-style meals, and a seemingly endless array of Halloween-themed activities. If you take a glance at last year’s itinerary, you’ll notice that you and your family can partake in upwards of 30 on-site activities in one weekend.
To learn more about one of the best vacation spots for Halloween in the U.S., please visit us online at Woodloch.com, or call us today at 800-966-3562.