Haunted road #1
Downs Road is one of the top five most haunted roads in Connecticut, according to Examiner.
The best part is it’s right here in Hamden. It’s time to scare the crap out of all your roommates
by bringing them on a drive down this eerie road. “Demon children” are said to live on the road
and often throw rocks at cars or scratch at the windows. Weird noises and screams can also be
heard while traveling along the road. Travel if you dare.
Haunted road #2
Not intimidated with Downs Road? Don’t worry because there’s another haunted road not
much further away, so you could potentially visit both roads in one trip. According to Examiner,
Whirlwind Hill Road in Wallingford has an equally bizarre backstory. As the legend goes, a
woman drowned herself during the 1930s after her fiance abandoned her at the alter. She is
rumored to walk around the road drenched in her wedding dress asking people for rides, but
then always disappears.
If you’re interested in going on an excursion, Lyman Orchards may become your go-to. There is
a corn maze open every day through Nov. 2. You can also venture through apple orchards and
pumpkin patches to pick-your-own. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you try cooking apple
or pumpkin pie with the products you pick. Or you could try more simple recipes like caramel
apples or baked pumpkin seeds.
Craving to carve a pumpkin this October? Get all your pumpkin picking needs at Hindinger
Farm to help make your best jack-o-lantern yet. The farm is right here in Hamden located on
810 Dunbar Hill Road and is only a short drive away. Oh, and did I mention there are goats?
Get pumped because, yes, there are goats. The farm is known for their goat pen where you can
feed and pet them for all the interested animal-lovers out there.
This long trail travels for 84 miles from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. Most people enjoy
running, biking, rollerblading and walking the trail to get some fresh air. It’s a great way to get a
little exercise while also taking in the beautiful sights autumn brings as the leaves change. For
photos of the Farmington Canal, see pages 8-9.
Trail of Terror.
This terrifying haunted trail located in Wallingford will be open every weekend in October Friday
to Sunday. Tickets sell out fast, but if you purchase your ticket online for $20 you can pick a
specific time slot and will be guaranteed admittance, according to its website. You can also
purchase group tickets at a discounted price if you’re going with a group of 10 or more for $18
per person. General admission is $15. More details can be found at trailofterror.com.
If you don’t have a car and don’t know anyone with one it’s still not the end of the world. There
are still fall-themed events on campus that you can participate in. Student Programming Board
and other organizations have fall events all throughout the month. For example, there’s pumpkin
painting on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Bobcat lawn. The event is hosted
by Phi Sigma Sigma.