Sure, you can do the typical haunted house thing, but why not check out some outdoor Halloween happenings away from town?
Nightmare at Beaver Lake, Sammamish
Follow a spooky mile-long trail to a haunted house; be prepared to scream along the way. Proceeds from ticket sales and food donations benefit charities here and abroad. $18, $1 discount with donation of food or clothing. Dates and times vary. nightmareatbeaverlake.com
Haunted Nightmare at the Nile, Nile Shrine Golf Center, Mountlake Terrace
At this grown-up adventure for, enjoy a “fear” garden along with a haunted house. Ages 21 and older. $18/$25 including food and drinks. Dates and times vary. hauntednightmare.com
Maris Farms Haunted Woods, Buckley
Follow a half-mile of terrifying twists and turns through a corn maze, and then head into the woods, where the trees hug you and more than 20 costumed actors will do their best to haunt you. Not recommended for children younger than 10. Dates and times vary. $25–$45. marisfarms.com/haunted-woods
Take a walk on the spooky side. Legend has it that these hikes are haunted
The legends that haunt these Northwest hikes might send you scurrying back to the trailhead
Iron Goat Trail, Stevens Pass
Legend: The devastating avalanche that caused a fatal railroad disaster in 1910 is said to have imprisoned the spirits of the 96 who lost their lives near Stevens Pass—and they’re still trying to escape.
Camp Muir, Mount Rainier National Park
Legend: According to one Northwest Indian tale, Mount Rainier embodies the spirit of a scorned wife, who, in her vengeful state, causes climbers fall to their deaths nearly every year, their bodies never recovered.
Lime Kiln Trail, Mountain Loop Highway, North Cascades
Legend: This haunting hike contains artifacts, including a large lime kiln, left behind when the area was abandoned in the 1930s. wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/lime-kiln