Best Scary Haunted Houses in the Albany Area
The Albany area has the perfect haunted house for you this fall - whether you’re keen on the paranormal or just looking for a fun scare!
One of the biggest and most terrifying and a 45 minute drive from Albany, Pure Terror Screampark opens September 28th and is 8 miles from Woodbury Commons. The park is open through October 28th and features 3 main attractions. Tickets are available for only $25 and can be purchased online. $5 Off coupons are available at Wal-greens as well. All haunted festivities are outdoors so, check the Pure Terror Facebook page to ensure the park is still open in the event of inclement weather.
Double M Haunted Hayrides are the Albany areas #1 haunted attraction. Located in the woods just outside of Malta, the haunted hayrides open the weekend of September 28th. For that weekend only, you can be scared for a special admission price of only $16. Reservations are required and the general admission price is regularly $22 which includes entry to all 6 attractions. While children under 4 are free, the haunted hayride is NOT recommended for children. Parking is free and cash-only is accepted at the ticket booths.
A short drive away for those in the Albany area, Dr Morbid’s Haunted House in Lake George, NY, is one of the few haunted attractions open year round. In September and October, this haunted house is only open on weekends. Prices are subject to change; however, as of this summer, adults were only $8.99. The haunted house uses live actors so, while children are allowed entry, parents should use their judgment as this is ‘high startle’ experience.
Open for 2 weekends in October, Schenectady’s Indian House Farm features the 11th Annual “Field of Screams”, a haunted corn maze. Tickets are $7 per person with a partial proceeds benefitting The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. The farm is located 20 miles outside of Albany on Giffords Church Road.
About an hour from Albany, Jiminy Peak features ‘13 nights at Jiminy’ highlighting the story of The Plantation of Jericho. Thirteen nights opens Saturday, September 29th and with additional dates and tours in October. Tours run from from 630-1030p and leave every 15 minutes. Admission is $25 for the tour or $39 for the Scare and Scream package which includes unlimited rides on the Mountain Coaster or Soaring Eagle. Only a limited number of tickets are sold each night so be sure to reserve your tickets online.