If hitting the open road is your jam for Halloween, there are plenty of potentially petrifying destinations you could head to…if you dare.
Simcoe county has no shortage of locations to add some scare to your weekend. Read on for a trio of terrifying trips!
Road Trippin’ – Halloween Edition
If you’re heading to Muskoka for Halloweekend, consider stopping by the Bala Bay Inn. The lodging is allegedly home to all manner of mysterious activity. Spirits and Specters are said to haunt the corridors, including the noted writer and musician, E.B. Sutton. Witnesses have reported flying objects, TVs turning on on their own, whispering voices, footsteps at night, and door handles rattling. Probably not the best place to stay if you are easily frightened…or if you watched the Shining recently.
Another Muskoka locale, the tiny town of Germania was all a bustle in the 1870s, but it was abandoned, leaving a creepy ghost town in its place. You can still find a few of the the old structures from the pioneer era, including the schoolhouse. This town and the schoolhouse had a dark reputation, and was the site of many tragedies, including infanticide. Visitors who have braved the trip to this ghost town have been witness to eerie whispers and strange experiences. Although nothing close to a paranormal encounter has ever been reported, just walking through the remnants of this town can be a harrowing hike.
If you went to school in Canada, you’ve heard of the Group of Seven. Back at the turn of the 20th Century, the Canadian painters were the canuck art scene equivalent of the Beatles. Although Tom Thomson wasn’t an official member, his work is regularly presented with the group’s at exhibits and museums. In 1917, Thomson journeyed to Canoe Lake on a art inspiration trip, but he drowned, very mysteriously, while on a canoe ride. The cause of death was never determined, and to this day there is a belief that it was in fact a murder. Visitors to the lake over the years have reported strange sightings and sounds, while some people claim they’ve actually seen his ghost at the lake.
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