Take A Terrifying Massachusetts Road Trip That Will Surely Haunt Your Dreams
You know that feeling you get when you’re driving alone down a dark country road? The feeling that makes you roll the windows up, lock the doors, and put your high-beams on? Imagine a whole road trip of that feeling. Are you excited yet? We’ve created this terrifyingly haunted road trip through Massachusetts just for you adrenaline junkies and ghost hunters. It’s packed with places that are positively oozing with local lore, spooky ambiance, and more than a touch of fear. Don’t believe in spooks? No problem: you’ll find plenty of legitimate history and fascinating stories along the way.
This ghoulish journey clocks in at around nine hours and 45 minutes, which is perfect for a jam-packed day of driving or a more leisurely weekend. Hint: there’s a B&B on the itinerary that would be a PERFECT place to break for the night. Your trip will start out at the U.S.S. Salem and loops back around to that site, so don’t worry about factoring in return time. Pick a section of the journey that looks interesting to you or do the whole terrifying loop. Customize the journey any way you like, but let us know if you bump into anything…sinister.
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What do you think? Are you game to grab a friend and head out on this haunted road trip through Massachusetts? Share with prospective co-adventurers and let us know what you think is the scariest spot in the state! Then learn more about the terrifying tale of this haunted fort in Massachusetts.
Address: 549 South St, Pier 3, Quincy, MA 02169, USA
Address: Dogtown, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
Address: 1101 Kirkbride Dr, Danvers, MA 01923, USA
Address: 175 W Shaft Rd, North Adams, MA 01247, USA
Address: 6 Berkshire Ave, Belchertown, MA 01007, USA
Address: 230 2nd St, Fall River, MA 02721, USA
Address: 60 Hodges Ave, Taunton, MA 02780, USA
Address: 110 Slab Bridge Rd, Assonet, MA 02702, USA
Address: North Scituate, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
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haunted road trip through massachusetts
October 03, 2020
What haunted hiking trails can I take in Massachusetts?
Bring a healthy dose of courage with you when you make your way to Witches Woods of Beverly – if you’re visiting in the evening hours after the sun has gone down. The woods are said to have earned their moniker from the Salem Witch Trials when those who were persecuted hid in the area. The forested area is said to still be haunted by those who were persecuted so long ago. If hiking at night is too concerning, go during the day when you’ll be treated to spellbinding natural beauty.
Can I visit any abandoned places in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts, as we all know, boasts a rich and storied history. Some of that history can be seen in the many abandoned places in Massachusetts. Clinton Railroad Tunnel in Clinton, for example, was built in the late 1800s. To build the railroad, more than 4,000 bodies had to be moved from their final resting place to a new burial ground. Today, you can explore the defunct tunnel. Just don’t forget to bring a flashlight with you. The Franklin Park Zoo Bear Cages in Boston, Metropolitan State Hospital and Metfern Cemetery in Waltham, and Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest in Becket are also well-known abandoned places in Massachusetts.
What are the most haunted places in Massachusetts?
Your chances of experiencing the paranormal are pretty high when you visit some of the most haunted places in Massachusetts. Dogtown in Gloucester, The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Danvers State Hospital in Danvers, and SK Pierce Mansion in Gardner are among the many haunted spots in Massachusetts. If you really want to be spooked, make your way to Spider Gates Cemetery in Leicester, which dates back to 1740. The cemetery is said to lead to another portal and is said to be the site of satanic rituals.