2021 Guide to Haunted Houses in New York
Did you know that New York has 97 haunted house attractions listed for the 2021 Halloween haunt season!? Some of them may be located closer to you than you think…
Below, we’ll break down what types of haunts you can choose from, ranging from spooky hayrides and terrifying trail walks to creepy home haunts and multi-attraction scream parks. We’ll also discuss where in New York some of the most popular haunted houses are located!
The following list totals up each type of haunt in New York, based on how they are listed on our website:
- Haunted Amusement / Theme Parks: 2
- Haunted Barns: 5
- Haunted Caves: 1
- Charity Haunts: 16
- Haunted Cornfields / Mazes: 7
- Haunted Farms: 5
- Haunted Hayrides: 14
- Home/Yard Haunts: 14
- Haunted Mazes: 4
- Haunted Houses with Multiple Attractions: 25
- Haunted Rides (other than Hayride): 1
- Haunted Trails: 19
- Haunted Trains: 1
The city with the most attractions / surrounding haunts is New York, NY.
Each year, we search the internet to find out what these haunts are up to during the off-season. During our 2021 update session for New York, 23 haunts’ information was updated, 9 were removed and 8 haunts were added to the New York Haunted House Directory.
Here are the Top 5 Haunts in New York* according to our local Scream Team’s experience:
- Cayo Industrial Horror Realm – Rome, NY (2020) with an overall score of 8.94!
- Frightworld Americas Screampark – Buffalo, NY (2019) with an overall score of 8.9!
- Demon Acres – Hannibal, NY (2020) with an overall score of 8.59!
- Bane Haunted House – New York, NY (2018) with an overall score of 8.54!
- Grimsleys Gorge – Phoenix, NY (2020) with an overall score of 8.34 (Tie)!
- Night Terrors Haunted Farm – Schoharie, NY (2018) with an overall score of 8.34 (Tie)!
*Based on all of our New York Haunt Reviews and their most recent, respective scores given out of the past 3 years.
The following are some of the most popular haunted attractions** in New York, based on our website traffic:
666 Barrier Road, Binghamton, NY 13905
Slaughterland is Upstate New York’s most thrilling Screampark with four terrifying attractions. The fun doesn’t stop when you leave… we will see you in your nightmares!
Medford Haunted House
79 Middle Island Blvd, Middle Island, NY 11953
Haunt Season is approaching... and we hope you'll be terrified at what we have in store!
Grizzlys Trail of Terror
10042 S River Road, Hunt, NY 14846
We are a One of A Kind Haunted Attraction. Take a wild Bus Ride to your destination. You will be locked away and then released when it's your turn into the Field of Screams. Follow your way past grueling monsters and see if you can make it out alive!
Six Flags Darien Lake Fright Fest
9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center, NY 14040
Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days at Darien Lake.
It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down.
Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals.
BEWARE! There is no place to hide!
Blood Manor Haunted Attraction
359 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
BLOOD MANOR IS A FIRST CLASS HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labyrinth of passageways designed to to maximize one’s fears.
**This information was determined by looking at the haunts’ traffic on our site from the past two years. This is not a top haunts list. The above haunts are listed here in no particular order.
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