Local Hayrides, Forest Walks, and Haunted Houses for Halloween 2022

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There’s a chill in the air . . . and little ghosts and goblins everywhere are on the hunt for a good scare! These local hayrides, forest walks, and haunted houses range from cute to scary, so be sure to pay attention to age recommendations. If you have younger or spook-sensitive kiddos, be sure to look for events offering daytime or special scare-free times as well.

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2022 Haunted Hayrides, Houses and Forest Walks

Parental discretion is always recommended. If you’re unsure whether a particular event or venue listed below is age-appropriate for your kids, call ahead!

A Nightmare at West Main (Batavia)
October 14 and 21, 2022 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Take a haunted walk through the spooky trails at West Main Community Park. Not for kids under 10. Pre-registration is required.

Halloween Trick or Treat Trail (Oak Brook)
October 15, 2022 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Come in costumes for a spooky walk in the park. This 1/2 mile walk in the woods includes games and crafts before participants head to the trick or treat trail and a leisurely haunted wagon ride.

Haunted Forest Walk (Woodridge)
October 21 – 22, 2022 | Friday & Saturday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm | Saturday matinee: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Features scary characters around every dark corner — the Saturday matinee will be more suitable for kids 9 and under. Hayrides are available from the parking lot to the event at Hawthorne Hill.

Halloween House Tour (Downers Grove)
October 22, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Come take a tour of the Victorian Blodgett house decorated for Halloween. All children must register and be accompanied by a registered adult.

Ackerman Woods Spook Trail (Glen Ellyn)
October 27-28, 2022 | 4:00pm – 9:00pm on Thursday, 4:00 – 9:00pm on Friday
Games, treats, and walk a spooky trail at this scary event. Trail is less scary from 4pm – 6pm and geared towards older kids from 6pm – 9pm.

Worth Park District Haunted Trail (Worth)
October 28-30, 2022 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Spooky creatures and other haunts along the Worth Boat Launch Trail.

Haunted Trail (Glendale Heights)
October 29, 2022 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Stroll through this guided tour of Reskin Park and enjoy six hair-raising scenes. Pre-registration is required.

Trick or Treat Trail (Carol Stream)
October 29, 2022 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Trick or treat around the park and enjoy games and activities along the way. Must register in advance for a time slot by October 28, some walk-ins available.

Ongoing Events

Goebbert’s Farm Haunted Hayride (South Barrington)
September 10 – October 30, 2022 | Daily from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (open until 3pm on Labor Day and Halloween)
Hop on the wagon and travel a corn stalk trail to the Haunted Barn. Included with admission wristband.

Sonny Acres Farm Haunted Wagon Ride (West Chicago)
October 1 – 31, 2022
29W310 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
Spooktacular fun awaits for all ages on the wagon ride during the day. Nighttime brings scarier fun.

Haunted Houses

Please note that some of these haunted houses do not allow children or may be very scary, while others host family-friendly times. Check out the websites, call if you have questions, and use your parental discretion.

Canyon Trail Cemetery Halloween Display
Check Facebook for dates/times/updates to this event.
371 Canyon Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Elaborate and extensive residential Halloween display that goes all out with moving parts and special effects, including some elements that pop out.

Goebbert’s Farm Haunted House
September 10 – October 31, 2022 | 9am – 6pm
40 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 428-6727
10-room haunted house designed to scare school-aged children. Entry included with farm admission.

13th Floor Haunted House
Opens September 10, 2022
5050 River Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
(708) 571-3326
Not recommended for children 12 and under.

Bengston’s Haunted Barn
September 16 – October 31, 2022
13341 W 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 301-3276
Kids under age 12 must be with an adult.

Six Flags Fright Fest
September 17 – October 31, 2022
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-1776
Six Flags recommends not bringing children after 6pm – their scariest frights are at night!

Basement of the Dead
Opens September 23, 2022
42 West New York Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506
(630) 896-2466

Midnight Terror Haunted House
Opens September 23, 2022
5520 West 111th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 639-3279

Hellsgate Haunted House
Opens September 30, 2022
301 W. 2nd Street
Lockport IL 60441
(605) 301-4283

Sonny Acres Farm Haunted Barn 
October 1 – October 31, 2022
29W310 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-3859
Days and times may vary – check their website for the most updated information.

There are so many fun events happening this fall to keep your entire family happy. Check out our excellent fall fun list for all the best ones!

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