Haunted Halloween Hayrides in New Jersey For Tweens and Teens
Things that go bump, bump, bump in the night… It’s the season for shivering and quivering; howling and frowling (that's not a real word, but it should be). Take your love-to-be-scared tweens and teens and hayride through the darkness full of wicked witches and the undead. And if you make it out alive, take a deep breath and take on the haunted houses and spooky trails in these five great New Jersey haunts.
Hayride of Horrors (Hackettstown, NJ)
Beware of the creatures of the night! The usual serene Corrado’s Farm turns into 45 minute haunted hayride full of wicked witches, the walking dead and few spine chilling surprises. Stop by the haunted house or venture through the corn maze to complete your family night out. Prices run $14 for the hayride, $14 for the haunted house, $6 for the corn maze or $30 for combo admission. Open Friday through Sunday from 6:30 pm - 12:00 am. Reservations are suggested for parties of more than 10. Not recommended for children under nine.
Frightfest at Schaefer’s Farm (Flemington, NJ)
Spend 45 minutes making your way through 200+ acres of fright. It starts with a hair-raising hayride that “Scares the YELL out of You”, then the ride lets you off in the middle of nowhere for a Treacherous Trek through the Trail of Terror. And just when you think you have had enough and are almost home, you realize the only way back is through the MassAcre Maize, a Casual Run for your Life; once it is over you find that the path is blocked, and you must enter your final Nightmare, the Carnival of Chaos! Throughout October, Frightfest will be running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Prices run $25.00 per person, includes all four attractions. Doors open Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Sundays. Patrons must be at least eight years old.
Haunted Hayride of Terror (Holmdel, NJ)
People say they see and hear things that come alive. So maybe if you’re lucky you may see their shadows and hear the horror of the victim’s cries as they roam by! C.Casola Farms combines four terrifying attractions into evening of thrills. Start off with the hayride of terror, followed by 3D haunted barn, the haunted wooded trail and end off with the living maze. Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. Ticket prices range from $12 to $45; the hayride is $15 per person.
The Haunted Mill (Clinton, NJ)
Covering over nine acres of truly haunted terrain, the Haunted Village offers three horrifying adventures at the Historic Red Mill Museum Village, including a haunted hayride and infamous walking terror trail. Performances are scheduled for the evenings of October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 starting at 6:30 pm. General admission tickets are $25.
Windsor Farms Haunted Hayride (West Windsor, NJ)
Be prepared for the most frightening experience of your life! Jump on the Windsor Farms haunted hayride every Friday and Saturday night in October. Tickets run $16 per person. Rides leave every 10 minutes starting at dusk (7:00pm).
Want to make it a great night out? Here are some helpful hints to make it a great (and creepy!) family outing. Make sure to leave the little ones behind. Many haunted hayrides are recommended ages eight and older.
- Dress for cool weather, and bring a rugged, washable blanket for your laps for really chilly nights.
- Wear pants to cover your legs if allergic to grass or straw. Stay away from open-toe shoes or sandals for the same reason.
- Dress in clothes that provide freedom of movement when climbing into and out of the hay wagon.
- Visit the hayride websites with your child, view the images, and confirm that your child is comfortable with the level of fright.
- Bring extra cash for hot chocolate, warm apple cider, cider doughnuts and even Halloween costumes.
For more Halloween Fun, check our Halloween Guide.