These haunted roads of the East Coast might be the perfect trip for a socially distanced Halloween adventure

THE HAUNTED MANSION - FreeformÕs spooktacular Ò13 Nights of HalloweenÓ annual programming event brings the chills and thrills October 19 -31 with your favorite Halloween films. (Disney Enterprises)GHOSTS
THE HAUNTED MANSION - FreeformÕs spooktacular Ò13 Nights of HalloweenÓ annual programming event brings the chills and thrills October 19 -31 with your favorite Halloween films. (Disney Enterprises)GHOSTS /

Haunted roads are an alternative way to celebrate Halloween

Move over haunted houses, it’s time to give those haunted roads a chance to shine, especially in 2020 when even Halloween seems to be cancelled. Think about it for a second! You get into your car and drive to a place that is considered haunted, but it’s not your average destination for ghosts. This is a road, known to be spooky and potentially haunted!

There are a lot of things we can’t do in 2020. From travel being limited to Halloween basically being cancelled for so many of us, there are a lot of reasons why day trips and road trips are gaining in popularity.

If you happen to be on the East Coast of the United States, especially in the northern part of the country, then you may want to give these haunted roads a look! After all, what better way to enjoy a road trip and combine it with a bit of Halloween magic than by hitting up a haunted destination. But this isn’t just your average haunted house or spooky cemetery – this is all about those haunted roads out there.

3 must visit haunted roads to visit this year

1. Route 2A Haynesville Woods in Aroostook County, Me

As someone who was born and raised in New England, I know that the states that make up this region could easily be considered haunted. And thanks to, there is one road in particular that is considered one of the most haunted roads in the area, especially in the state of Maine. In fact, this road is called a “death trap,” and with good reason!

This road can be extremely dangerous during the winter thanks to all the curves, twists, and turns. It has led to multiple deaths over the years, and even led to a country singer writing a song about the road called, “A Tombstone Every Mile.”

Among the ghostly stories associated with this haunted road there are two that stand out to many. There is the Screaming Woman, a young woman on the side of the ride screaming for a ride, and once you stop to give her a lift, she tells you a tragic story of the accident that she and her husband were in. The other story is that of the 10 year old girl killed in the 1960s by a truck on the side of the road. She was apparently walking along the road’s edge when she struck by the truck.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this is one of those haunted roads that has a spooky history and a bit of danger to it. It’s probably the perfect stretch of road to find ghosts, but the last thing you may want to do is stop on the side of the road to go hunting.

2. Jeremy Swamp Road in Southbury, Ct.

Considering how old New England is, it probably comes as no surprise that there are a lot of haunted roads in the area. And just like Maine, Connecticut, is filled with haunted roads that offer visitors plenty of chances to be spooked.

Forget looking for the changing of leaves in Fall, Jeremy Swamp Road is where you head to look for ghosts. According to Travel + Leisure, this road is enmeshed in plenty of urban legends that will give Halloween lovers plenty of chills and thrills.

Here is a road that is is known for stranded motorists disappearing before help can arrive. And if that’s not enough to creep you out, I don’t know what is. Oh wait! I know – how about the fact that the thing leading to these disappearances have often been described as “humanoid cryptids.”

If you’re looking for a place to visit this Halloween, maybe Southbury, Ct. and Jeremy Swamp Road is the answer.

3. Riverview Drive aka Annie’s Road in Totowa, NJ

Nicknamed Annie’s Road, Riverview Drive in Totowa, New Jersey has its own haunting history. It is said that in the 1960s, a young woman named Annie was hit by a truck on the side of the road and killed. As legend has it, Annie was on her way home from the prom at the time, although there doesn’t seem to be much more to the story.

Since Annie’s apparent death, motorists who have driven down Riverview Drive have reported everything from electrical interference with cell phones to hearing scream and seeing unnatural fog.

And while a ghost story like this is enough to make this a haunted road worth checking out if you’re into that kind of thing, perhaps the addition of a cemetery might help with the spook factor. It turns out that Totowa’s Laurel Grove Cemetery is actually bordered by Riverview Drive. Talk about adding to the overall haunted feel of the place!

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While we may have to keep our distances this Halloween, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a bit of spookiness too. And what better way to do that than by checking out some haunted roads on the East Coast.