Halloween festivities run the gamut from spine tingling scares to family-friendly farm visits. Check out our list of five frightfully fun places to visit near Scranton this fall. There are options to suit every mood and even more opportunities to make memories. It’s all easily accessible from Hotel Anthracite, making our downtown Carbondale hotel the perfect fit for a fall getaway. Download our free Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide. It has all the essential information for visiting our area.
1.Circle of Screams
Circle Drive-In Theatre, Dickson City
America’s only haunted drive-in theatre scares up fun three ways every weekend in October. Carnival of Fear 3D is a carnival-style walk through haunted house full of twisted clowns and creepy carnies. Twisted Trailz Outdoor Trail features a terrifying cast of characters. Guests who enter Delfino Manor must navigate room after room of frightful sights. Visitors can also watch horrors unfold on the big screen as a classic film is played nightly. Circle of Screams is not recommended for children under 10.
2. Roba Family Farms
For 26 years, Roba Family Farms has been the destination in Northeast PA for fall fun. The 52-acre farm boasts more than 25 attractions. There’s everything form the signature Mega Corn Maze, to Hillbilly Pig Races and Tractor Test Track. Low Ropes Grove is new for 2019. The obstacle course adventure features a rock-climbing wall. Scattered around the grounds are 11 food stands offering a variety of options including Roba’s famous cider donuts. Visitors can rent a campfire site and shop the Harvest Barn for an assortment of fall décor.
Scott Township, PA
Be warned- people travel from surrounding states just to venture into this 52-acre scream park. Visitors can experience four terrifying attractions. The Haunted Hayride takes a chilling ride through the forest. There’s a dark forest walk through, pitch-black indoor haunted house and finally a zombie maze. The terrifying encounter lasts 90 minutes. Reaper’s Revenge is not recommended for children under 10.
4. Zembrzycki Dairy Farm & Corn Maze
Herrick Center, PA
Each fall this working farm becomes fall fun central. The five-acre cornfield transforms into a challenging maze. Other farm-centric attractions include a hay bale tower, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, corn shed, petting zoo and hay bale maze. Zembrzycki Dairy Farm and Corn Maze also has a designated play and picnic areas as well as a trike track. Reserve a campfire for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs or visit the snack shack for pre-packaged food and drinks.
5. After Dark Haunted Walking Tours
Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton
Walk the storied streets of downtown Scranton as a guide recounts eerie tales from the city’s past. The popular tour takes place every Friday evening in October and the Saturday before Halloween.
Moments to Savor
Memories and meals are meant to be savored. Pair a fall escape with our Perfect Culinary Getaway Package. Stay in our best available guest room, enjoy a $100 dining credit for the hotel’s restaurant, Kōl Steakhouse and a Chef’s Small Plate or appetizer. The season is fleeting, so make a point to get to these five frightfully fun places to visit near Scranton this fall. Check availability and book today.