Haunted Programs As Halloween Approaches

Life has plenty of frights and surprises and this weekend is no exception! It’s time for you to counteract them by scaring up a little fun, and Fairfax County parks are the place to do that. There are Halloween events in parks across the county.

Burke Lake Park’s Ghost Train will run this weekend (October 29 and 30) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $4.50 per person, and costumes are encouraged. Get more information about this holiday favorite at 703-323-6600.

Consider a visit to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park which hosts a haunted night walk on tonight (October 28), where you’ll roast marshmallows and hear ghost stories. Don’t be afraid to call 703-631-0013 for more details.

Tremble at tales of Lorton Prison’s past by journeying on a one-hour wagon ride through Laurel Hill Park, which sits on the land of the former prison. The Saturday (October 29) rides cost $8 per person, and you can reserve your seat in the wagon at 703-222-4664.

Bring your dog to Lake Accotink Park tomorrow (Saturday, October 29) for the Howloween Dog Costume Contest and Boneyard Hunt. Keep ‘em leashed for the 2 to 4 p.m. treats on October 29. It’s $6 per dog. That evening, wear a costume to Lake Accotink and play a round of haunted mini-golf with glow-in-the-dark balls for $7. Don’t fear to register for either Lake Accotink event at 703-569-0285.