Even in broad daylight, corn mazes can be creepy--the paths are narrow and the screams coming from around corners can be terrifying. Hayrides can also be surprisingly unnerving. The tractors may not move very fast, but the monsters chasing them sure do! OK, so maybe we made up some of that scary stuff! Truth be told, Long Island offers up a well-rounded roster of Halloween events this season; one that suits children (and adults) of all ages.
Please call the venues ahead of time to be sure they are open, especially if the weather is bad or there has been a big storm. Also, call ahead for additional details on just how scary the displays are to be sure they're suited for younger children. For tamer attractions, see our post on the Best Haunted Houses on Long Island for Kids. And for more seasonal fun, check out our Long Island Halloween Guide, as well as sign up for our weekly newsletter.