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Get your fright on at spooky area attractions
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

With All Hallow’s Eve, aka Halloween, just around the corner, many local residents will be making their annual pilgrimage to a pair of area attractions that have been scaring the daylights out of people for over a decade.

True to its moniker, “Acres of Terror”, the Cannamore Orchard near Embrun has five different attractions to get your fright on. Chief among them is the Haunted Wagon Ride which takes passengers on a terrifying trip through the orchard and nearby woods narrated by a witch or warlock.

An actor carves up some fresh "meat" in the Sppoky Village at the Canamore Orchards 'Acres of Terror' attraction. Photo courtesy of Cannamore Orchards

A gaggle of ghouls present Halloween related scenes, involving witches, flying monsters, zombies, clowns, body snatchers and more thoughout the ride.

Rides for the brave are run after dark, but for the little ones they offer weekend afternoon rides.

When the wagon ride is over you can visit the haunted House of Terror, the Kid’s Spooky House, the Spooky Village, the Spooky Foggy Maze, or all four depending on your tolerance for terror.

The Spooky Village is made up of eight houses, including an asylum, and offers a chance for visitors to interact with vampires, witches, coffin makers and others.

Cannamore Orchard also has Family Days each Sunday with special activities that are geared for children twice each day.

Just east of Orléans, the Skreamers haunted house and wagon ride, run by the Kiwanis Club of Orléans at the Proulx Farm on O’Toole Road, promises to deliver more screams than ever this year.

The “Orléans Asylum for the Criminally Insane” is populated by more than 50 actors whose sole purpose is to make visitors scream for their lives.

Situated in a 150-year-old barn, the Asylum is home to a motley crew of inmates who inhabit the halls and various rooms of horror. Each twist and turn through the darkened hallways yields a different surprise.

Not far from the Asylum is the Haunted Woods, best visited on a wagon ride accompanied by an intrepid guide.

On Fridays and Saturdays, visitors can also take potshots at various targets in the forest using paintball markers. All it takes is a $5 contribution to pay for the ammo.

Before leaving the Proulx Farm complex, visitors are encouraged to drop by the Creepy Canteen for some sustenance, or have their picture taken in the Asylum Photo Booth.

Admission to Skreamers is $20 per person with the proceeds going to the Kiwanis Club of Orléans. The gates open at 7 p.m. and the last wagon ride departs at 9:40 p.m. Advance ticket sales start at 6:30 p.m.

For more information visit www.skreamers.ca. Admission to Cannamore Orchards’ Acres of Terror is $18 per person dur- ing the day (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and $22 during the evening (6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.cannamoreorchard.com.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

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