Everyone loves a good scare, but are you ready to experience the haunts of the 2022 fall season in the Poconos? We've got your list of area Halloween attractions, but beware, you may not want to go alone.

We’ve categorized our events by intensity, so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Read on to discover upcoming festivities and tours from the not-so-scary to the utterly terrifying in the Pocono Mountains.

Our picks:

For Little Leviathans

For Little Leviathons

All ages will enjoy these family-friendly spooky experiences.

Boo at the Zoo
Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
Enjoy the wild side of Halloween with your little ones at Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park! Come in costume to receive $1 off admission! Check out the animal parade, games, snacks and more.

Honesdale Halloween Parade
Downtown Honesdale
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Everybody loves a parade! Join the Honesdale community as creative costumes and festive and fearsome floats fill the streets. Grab a delicious dinner downtown and enjoy things to do in the area before the parade's evening step-off. Sponsored by the Honesdale Area Jaycees, this small town tradition starts from the Top Notch Parking Lot, heads down Main Street to 10th Street and ends in Central Park.

Halloween Fright Time Zip & Climb
Blue Mountain Resort
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 29, 2022
Times: 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; event ends at 9 p.m.
Cost: $59/person; must be purchased online

Blue Mountain Resort is adding a spooky twist to the Summit Aerial Park with laser lights, glow sticks and more. Guests are invited to come in costume (costumes should work comfortably with a harness and helmet to be worn during activities).

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival
Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Daily through October 30, 2022
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; certain activities require cost
You’ll wonder what to do first at this family-friendly festival at Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store. Enjoy fall features like pumpkin picking, hayrides and lots of children’s activities and games. Keep in mind activities are limited during the midweek and weather-permitting.

Pumpkin Patch Express
The Stourbridge Line
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2022
Times: Varies by day
Cost: $25/adults 13+; $20/ages 3-12; free for children under 2 (lap seat)
Put on your best witch hat and board the train for a trip with The Stourbridge Line. Children can pick out a pumpkin at the local patch. This round trip leaves from Honesdale and takes approximately two hours.

1000' Zipline After Dark
Camelback Mountain Adventures
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 30, 2022
Times: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $25/person
There's so much to do at Camelback Mountain Adventures during the spookiest season of the year. Brave an adventure park in the nighttime and ride The Monster Coaster through the twilight or 1000' Zipline After Dark with the moon shining overhead. Enjoy a free Halloween Movie on the Mountain on Saturday, October 22. Don't forget to call ahead for reservations.

The Electrifying Jack-o-Lantern Experience
West End Fairgrounds
Dates: Wednesdays through Sundays through October 30, 2022 plus Halloween night Monday, October 31
Times: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $22/person; two and under free
Enjoy the grinning gourds decking out the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert, PA during this unique jack-o-lantern walkthrough experience, the perfect backdrop for Halloween photos and memories. Tickets must be pre-purchased online.

Pocono Township Trunk or Treat Halloween Fest
Tannersville, PA
Dates: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Times: 3 p.m to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
From trunk or treating and a fire truck candy drop to live entertainment and hayrides, it will be a night of spooky fun in Tannersville in Pocono Township. Call ahead to pre-register!

Christ Episcopal Church in Stroudsburg
Dates: Monday, October 31, 2022
Times: 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Join the local community for family-friendly activities and plenty of candy during a Stroudsburg Trunk-or-Treat night. Be sure to reach out to sign up to donate candy or trunk!

Spooky Stroudsburg
Downtown Stroudsburg
Dates: Daily through October 31, 2022
Times: 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Visit strollable Stroudsburg to see storefronts decorated for spooky season. Enjoy a self-guided walk or drive through downtown to get into the Halloween spirit! Don't miss the pumpkin contest on October 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Halloween on Main (with businesses giving away candy from 3 to 5 p.m.) on October 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saylorsburg, PA
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 6, 2022
Times: Varies by day
Cost: Free with some paid activities
It isn't fall until you've found yourself lost in a corn maze. Mazezilla's impressive, 11-acre maze is medieval-themed this year. You can also pick pumpkins, launch pumpkins, explore hay forts, corn pits, mountain slides and more.

For Mature Monsters

For Mature Monsters

Slightly later, longer and spookier, these events are our picks for families with older kids.

Ghosts of Lehighton
Lehighton, PA
Dates: Fridays, October 7 and 14, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/person
This 30-minute walk along First Street in Lehighton is hosted by Within Harmony and Paranormal Sightings. Learn about local history and haunted happenings in the area!

Ghost Tours
Downtown Honesdale
Dates: Saturday and Sunday October 8-9 and Friday and Saturday October 14-15, 2022
Times: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $18/adult; $13/child 8-12
Is the charming small town of Honesdale haunted? Find out during this 45-minute walking tour, starting at Central Park and working its way to the Historic Hotel Wayne. Not recommended for children under 8.

Ghost Tours

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Spooky Days on the Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, 2022
Times: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $18/adult; $10/child 8-12
Discover eerie experiences at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Confront the Hag of the Woods and hunt for clues as you solve a murder mystery! Don't forget to bring your flashlight. Not suitable for audiences under age 7.

Storytelling Dinner
The Settlers Inn
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $85/person prix fixe menu
Come satisfy your physical and spiritual appetites at The Settlers Inn. Enjoy an evening of family-style, farm-to-table dining and storytelling in the Undercroft Room aglow with pumpkins! Reservations are required.

Dracula (Thriller)
The Shawnee Playhouse
Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 28-30, 2022
Time: Varies
Cost: $12-19/person
Feel like a little vampire hunting? Watch Bram Stoker's chilling gothic horror classic come to life on stage in this adaptation from Shawnee Playhouse. Catch the evening performance at 8 p.m. on Friday or Saturday or the matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday.

Dead On Live Halloween Show
Penn's Peak
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $22/advance; $27/day of show
Don't miss this special Halloween performance at Penn's Peak from Dead On Live featuring a tribute to classic cuts from the Grateful Dead.

Old Jail Ghost Tours
Old Jail Museum
Dates: Saturdays through October 29, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15/adult
Home to real spirits, the Old Jail Museum invites you on a 25-minute haunted tour in Jim Thorpe. Hear true tales and ghostly occurrences that have continued since 1871. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Children under 12 are not permitted.

Pocono Haunted Trolley Tours
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 29, 2022
Times: Tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/adults; $20/children 12 and under

Learn about hauntings, demonic possessions, witches and unsolved murders around Delaware Water Gap during this one-hour guided trolley tour with The Pocono Historic Trolley Tour.

Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk
Jim Thorpe, PA
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through November 12, 2022
Times: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $15/person
Meet at The Inn at Jim Thorpe to take a stroll with a costumed storyteller, complete with lantern, to learn about this historic small town. While the tales scared aren't scary, the suggested age is over 7 as smaller guests may get distracted during longer stories. Pre-registration is recommended.

For Brave Souls

For Brave Souls

These haunts are not for the faint of heart.

The Waldorf Estate of Fear
Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through October 29, 2022
Time: Varies by date
Cost: Varies by experience; cash only
“This isn’t kids’ stuff!” Visit Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store to choose from frightening attractions at the Waldorf Estate of Fear like Terror in the Corn and Apocalypse Escape Room. High-tech lighting and tricks as well as enthusiastic live actors will leave you spooked.

Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares
The Lake House Hotel
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 5, 2022
Times: Varies
Cost: $20-$35/person
When we say horror, we mean it! The Hotel of Horror is no ordinary haunted house. It’s not one but two state-of-the-art, walk-through horror attractions in Saylorsburg’s abandoned Lake House Hotel: The Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares.

For Creatures over 21

For Creatures over 21

Leave the little ghouls and gals at home. These Halloween happenings are for adults only.

Halloween Candy Wine Pairing
Mountain View Vineyard Winery, Brewery and Distillery
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25/adults 21+
Which vintage should you pair with the candy you pilfer from your kids' trick or treat bags? Mountain View Vineyard Winery, Brewery and Distillery is hosting an evening of wine and candy tasting to guide you.

Blue Moon Express
The Stourbridge Line
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35/adults 21+
Put on your best costume and enjoy a scenic sunset ride along the Lackawaxen River with The Stourbridge Line followed by a visit to the grove with beer and wine to taste and purchase. It's a once in a blue moon experience!

Annual Halloween Hiatus at ShawneeCraft
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free
This Halloween bash features a costume contest, award-winning beer and live entertainment at ShawneeCraft Brewing Company on the grounds of the beautiful Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.

Check out even more haunted attractions or fall activities and enjoy all the spooky happenings during the scariest time of the year! Find a place to stay to experience as much ghoulish fun as possible and savor the last of the fall foliage. Happy Halloween from the Pocono Mountains!