10 Adrenaline-Pumping Halloween Happenings
If you’re looking to get spooked, these haunted houses and trails are worth the drive.
Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m.
The community-run Clifton Haunted Trail, founded in 2000 by longtime resident Margo Buckley, is soon to turn 20. To celebrate, organizers are marking the occasion by selling wine tumblers appropriately decorated with the words, “Clifton scares me.” The Town of Clifton—the trail beneficiary alongside charities such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding—terrifies about 3,500 people at this annual, one-day event, which is dimly lit by tiki torches and features live actors in more than 24 skits along a one-third-mile wooded trail. Guests can also sit on hay bales to watch scary movies and snack on foods from vendors. Parking is available at Clifton Elementary. // Randolph Buckley Park, aka “8-Acre Park” in Clifton