Happy spooky season! There’s no shortage of tricks or treats this Halloween in the Quinte area. If spooky-scary and all things Halloween are up your alley, you won’t want to miss this. From haunted walks and scary stories in Belleville and Napanee to drive-by tours of festive homes and haunted houses, we are taking you around the town for some frightful fun this Halloween. Grab your scariest costume, maybe the kids, and check out these three activities in Quinte this Halloween 2022.
Beware, you may find yourself walking up the basement stairs backwards with your flashlight after visiting some of these Halloween destinations.
Haunted Happenings: Ghosts of Downtown Belleville | October 29, 12pm-1pm & 5pm-6pm
The haunted happenings: Ghosts of downtown Belleville tour is a guided walk around the downtown area where you will experience some of the area’s most haunted locations and listen to eerie and spooky stories about the history of downtown Belleville. This tour does feature some mature subject matter, and participants are advised to be 12+ years old.
The guided tour happens rain or shine, so check the weather beforehand and dress appropriately. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged; I mean, it is spooky season after all, so any chance you have to wear your costume, you take it; those things are expensive. The walk lasts approximately one hour, and you can find FREE parking at the riverside lot behind Scalliwag Toys. The cost to participate is $15/per person. If you plan on bringing a friend to hold your hand through the spine-chilling stories, the cost is $10/ per person for groups of two or larger. To reserve your spot at one of the tours, call (613-968-6500) or visit Scalliwag Toys.
Deadnersville | Open now to Halloween 1744 Rendersville Rd, Prince Edward County
A local fan favourite Halloween attraction located just about 10 minutes from the bay bridge in PEC is the spooky scary, Deadnersville haunted house. This frightening haunted house features fog machines, a massive 140 ft of decorated covered canopy, 70+ animatronics and mannequins, 12 animatronic props, and over 20 years experience in house haunting biz.
The Deadnersville haunted house is a FREE event that accepts donations that will go towards the Belleville General Hospital Foundation, which in 2019 they had raised $9,010. Although the haunted house is open for touring from now till Halloween, Deadnersville has one scare day on October 31st where they have escorts available to take younger kids through the attraction and warn the scarers to dial back on the spook factor. You wont want to miss this. Find Deadnersville haunted house just west of Campbell’s Orchards at 1744 Rendersville Rd, PEC.
History and Haunting Ghost Tour | Napanee Every Saturday throughout October 6-7:30pm
Horrific history meets scary stories in the town of Napanee. Visit historic sites in Napanee, tour down dark alleys and listen to some of the spookiest stories of murders and the builders of the town. This guided tour runs every Saturday throughout October from 6-7:30pm starting at the town hall 124 John St. For those of you that believe in the supernatural, this one is for you!
The rich and terrifying history of the town of Napanee presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate Halloween. Stops on the tour include the Allan Macpherson House, the Lennox and Addington Museum, and the train bridge that crosses the Napanee River and many haunted sites in the area. The cost to join this tour is $10/ per person for adults, $5/ per students (8-16 yrs old), and FREE for children 8 yrs and younger. Registration can be booked here at Eventbrite Registration.
Happy Halloween, Quinte! Have a safe and fun spooky season! If you take a tour of any of the three destinations, make sure to snap us a photo and share it with us on social media.