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This One Creepy Ghost Town In Massachusetts Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

You may think “ghost towns” are exclusively a Western thing. You know, a boom-and-bust village that pops up from the desert and is abandoned as the wind of fortune shifts. Well, Massachusetts is not one to be out-done by anywhere that doesn’t even know the difference between a frappe and a cabinet.

Dogtown is a bonafide Massachusetts ghost town with a mysterious and fascinating past. Suspicious vagrants, wild dogs, witches, werewolves, old curses, and creepy dolls are all part of the legends that swirl around this eerie locale. You seriously won’t believe this spot has been lurking just out of sight in our state for so many years.

Today, Dogtown is a rugged 3,000 acre park where visitors can see the village’s abandoned cellar holes and roam the trails and tangled forest surrounding the unfortunate town. The terrain can be treacherous however, as old homestead foundations have been known to give way underfoot and many have reported the area to be disorienting. Dogtown is definitely a must-explore destination for those craving a ghost town adventure. Just be sure to keep your eye on the horizon – it wouldn’t do to linger after dark.

Sophia
Massachusetts native. Freelance writer and strawberry eater. Get in touch: smitrokostas@onlyinyourstate.com.