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The Haunted Train Ride Through Massachusetts That Will Terrify You In The Best Way Possible

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated the Hoosac Valley Legends Twilight Train runs through the Hoosac Tunnel. This is incorrect. The ride operates near the tunnel but does not go through it. We apologize for the misinformation and inconvenience.

Are you fascinated by local history? Do ancient cemeteries give you the chills? Do you like a good scare? If so, the Hoosac Valley Legends Twilight Train is definitely for you.

This spooky train right will take you through some of the creepiest spots in the area.

The tour is led by local historian Paul W. Marino. You’ll step aboard the beautiful train in North Adams, and embark on a two-hour exploration of the haunted side of the Berkshires. Expect plenty of ghost stories about the people, places and events in the Hoosac Valley.

The excursion isn’t all sitting around, however. You’ll get to hop off the train for a walking tour of Southview Cemetery, a beautiful graveyard filled with fascinating characters from history (and maybe a few spooks.) The cemetery also offers gorgeous views of the Greylock and Hoosac Mountain Ranges. You’ll be guided through the headstones and monuments of this 1888 burial ground, all while listening to spooky stories and admiring the twilight glow of the mountains beyond.

Tickets for this excursion are $20 per person. The experience isn’t recommended for guests under 10 years of age. This year, you can catch the twilight train on October 15, 22 and 29. Trains leave promptly at 5:30 p.m., so make sure you keep an eye on the clock. The tour operates rain or shine.

For directions and more information about train schedules, visit the Hoosac Valley Train Rides website here.

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