Get Spooked this Halloween!
October 17, 2017
Author: Park Property Management
Tags: local destinations, holiday guide, things to do, events
Have you ever been on a Halloween haunt?
If not, you're missing some fantastic Halloween fun not too far from home!
If you are looking for a dining experience that gives you chills (and not from the delicious food!), visit the Harry Ten Shilling Tea Room in Shakespeare, which is reportedly haunted by ghosts. Stop in for tea and see for yourself!
Downtown Burlington's Emma's Back Porch restaurant was originally the Estaminet Restaurant, a small restaurant of just four tables. The owner, Emma and her husband George lived in the attached house with their two children. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and hear of the hauntings believed to be caused by the ghosts of the establishment!
The Keg Mansion in Toronto, was once the home of the famous Massey family. This restaurant is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a maid who worked in the house, and it is rumoured she has been seen around the main stairs and in other parts of the mansion.
Public parks are often locations where there are rumours of ghostly sightings. In Oakville, the Lions Valley Park which is surrounded by 3 old cemeteries has reportedly been haunted since the erosion of the valley walls. Check it out for yourself, but be prepared for the unexpected!
Experience the hauntings of The Old Doon Mill Ruins in Kitchener. As you walk along the trail, you'll see the remains of the old mill at Schneider Creek. Spirits have been reported around the mill ruins and surrounding parkland and at the Kinzie Biehn Cemetery.
Looking for more spooky fun? Here are a few of our favourite ghost walks and haunted tours:
Pubs, Pilsner, & Spirits is a haunted pub crawl in Stratford that will take you on a guided tour of the city's historic taverns. Tour runs from October 19th to November 2nd. Participants must be of legal drinking age and meet at the Stratford Tourism Alliance 10 minutes prior to tour time.
Also in Stratford is the Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tour. Join a 75-minute candle lit tour of the streets of Stratford from October 20th – 28th. Meet at the Gallery of Stratford for 8pm.
Enjoy an hour long Ghost walk in Guelph on October 22nd at 8pm. Tours begin at the Guelph Central Station and cost $10 cash. Please reserve your spot via email and follow on Twitter for news on additional dates.
Ghost walks and Dark History Tours hold 90-minute haunted tours evenings until Halloween. In Toronto Ghost walks include the areas of Queen's Park and Old City Hall. Additionally, there is a tour in Canada's Most Haunted town, Niagara-on-the-Lake, that you won't want to miss!
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