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Here’s The Ultimate Terrifying New Jersey Road Trip And It’ll Haunt Your Dreams

Who doesn’t love a good scare every once in a while? New Jersey offers plenty of frightening fun with our abundance of haunted spots. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, this trip is sure to be a good time. I’ve specifically designed it to provide a weekend of fun for everyone, paranormal lover or not. You’ll enjoy some amazing attractions and will make memories to last a lifetime… or longer! For directions, view the Google map here.

I ended this trip in a fairly central location, so as to make the drive home easy enough for everyone. If you have some spare time, consider stopping for a meal at one of New Jersey’s haunted restaurants.

Those of you traveling north will enjoy the Knotty Pine Pub in Wharton. There have been reports of strange whistling noises and a thin, ghostly figure wandering around the dart board. Anyone headed to the shore area should stop at The Shore House Bar & Grill in Point Pleasant. Glasses are said to fall on their own and rumor has it that the former tavern was used as a makeshift hospital after an 1846 shipwreck. Headed down near Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester County? Dine at the Lake House in Newfield. The original owners are believed to haunt the restaurant, along with a ghost named Victor and a woman in black. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, these spots definitely have spirits… of the alcoholic variety!

So, are you brave enough to make this trek? I know there are many more incredible haunted locations throughout New Jersey, but I optimized this road trip for convenience and drive time. If you’re in the Southwest portion of our state, I highly recommend adding the Burlington County Prison Museum to this spooktacular getaway. Share your thoughts, favorite haunted spots, and paranormal experiences in the comments below!

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.