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Episode #7: Halloween Haunts

The Central Regional Tourism District hits the road to explore four Halloween-themed destinations throughout the region. Host Anne Orsene visits Pumpkintown USA, Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor, Rails to the Darkside at the CT Trolley Museum and Lake Compounce.

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Pumpkintown USA

                              Paul & Sandy’s Too, a garden center in East Hampton, takes the pumpkin craze a step further with Pumpkintown USA – a town of pumpkin people open to the public in September and October. View map and address

Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor

Since 1962, Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor has been the place to hit the mini links and indulge at the old-time ice cream parlor. It’s traditional mini golf at its best. Every October, this landmark gets a macabre makeover during the annual Haunted Miniature Golf event. View map and address

Rails to the Darkside at the Trolley Museum

Every October, the Connecticut Trolley Museum offers nighttime trolley trips during Rails to the Darkside. You never know what – or who – you’ll see on this three-mile trip into the darkness. View map and address

Lake Compounce

Recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the scariest Halloween thrills in the country, the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce is, in a word, terrifying.  View map and address


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