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Witch’s Woods, New England’s Premier Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark, will operate every Thursday through Sunday night through the month of October, finishing on Halloween night, at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, in Westford, MA.

Many people are unaware that deep in “The Woods” of Nashoba Valley, lurks a dark and terrifying secret! According to an ancient legend, a coven of witches met secretly each October to practice their powerful magic. Their one sacred task was to guard an ancient “gateway” that held back the dreaded creatures of the night. Despite the coven’s best efforts, the evil presence has inevitably grown too strong. The Supernatural creatures now roam the woods freely in search of helpless prey to drag into the night. The authorities were called in, but not a single trace of their bodies was ever found.  Are you brave enough to take “The Haunted Hayride” to discover the legend of Witch’s Woods?

A cast of almost 200 character actors comprised of local professionals, students, and contractors will transform into some of the most scream-inducing ghosts, ghouls, zombies, werewolves, and vampires, every night. Amazingly, this transformation of actors takes place each night in just over an hour.

“Halloween and Haunted Houses are a New England tradition in the fall season. Witch’s Woods takes this concept and transforms this tradition into family entertainment for all ages,” says Al Fletcher, President and General Manager of Nashoba Valley Ski Area. “Every season is a new experience at Witch’s Woods.  Costumes, characters, set designs and attraction themes change on an annual basis, to give the place a whole new feel each year,” Fletcher explained.


Spook-tacular attractions and exhibits at Witch’s Woods 2018 include:


Witch’s Woods Haunted Hayride All New Theme “The Mystic Shadow”.

For years, two elderly witches, along with their young daughters, have been trying to keep the evil spirts that lurk in the heart of Witch’s Woods at bay. Unfortunately, the 2 younger witches didn’t take this evil seriously. They started using dark magic, turning little woodland creatures into something morbid and evil. Now the trails throughout Witch’s Woods are inhabited by these dark creatures and the witches are searching for more victims to transform! Our signature attraction at Witch’s Woods is a thrilling hayride right out of your worst nightmares. New England’s longest hayride lasts a scary 17 minutes. Will you be their next victim?


Vampire Passage Voted “Best Scare” in 2016& 2017… “Where the Night Has Fangs”

Many years ago, 13 heavily armed men were seen carrying a large oblong box into these very woods. The box was tightly wrapped in chains and locks. Legend has it, that the box contained the remains of a legendary female Vampire. Their mission was to take her to a secret trail deep in the woods and burn the evil creature, destroying her reign of terror! As the sun rose, the authorities only found what was left of the men, shattered pieces of wood and broken chains. Some say, she and her fanged minions roam the passage at night, hissing and clawing like wild animals in search of new victims, desperate to spread the Vampire’s Curse!


Nightmare Mansion“The Abandoned Victorian Mansion”

Dr. Whittle has taken up residency in this old abandoned Victorian mansion.  He was chased out of the city due to his unorthodox style of treatment – It’s been said he can bring back the dead! It all started with the death of his beloved wife Lilly and he drove himself mad trying to save her.

After many trials and errors, he believes he’s found a way to be reunited with his love. He just needs one more test subject to prove his theory. You could be just the one he’s looking for!


Castle Morbid“The Castle of Torture”

The greedy King William made a promise to Iona, a beautiful but evil sorcerous. If she filled his life with riches, he would kill his loving wife and queen, and Iona would take her place.  But Iona’s power was so great that she could turn any man mad with just stare and that’s exactly what she did! The castle is now a place of torture and death and it’s been said that the king and queen are actually still alive, being held captive by Iona!  Many have entered to try to rescue the King and Queen and reap the reward of riches within the castle. Unfortunately, no one has succeeded. The castle now feeds on the lives of those who enter, even the souls of those who have perished can never leave, left to roam the halls for eternity.


 Keeper’s Crypt 3D- “The Wilson Brother’s Traveling Circus”

Welcome to the Wilson Brothers Traveling Circus.  This was once the best fun house in the world, it was the staple of traveling circuses for decades, until that one night … I’m sure you’ve heard the stories?  You haven’t? Pay no attention to the rumors and enter at your own risk! 3D glasses truly make the brightly decorated halls of The Keeper’s Crypt, difficult to navigate and tough to maneuver around these creepy clowns, when they are hiding around every corner! Come experience It! It will blow you away!


Jack O’Lantern Jamboree

Every night, hundreds of professionally carved pumpkins will illuminate Witch’s Woods. Excellent photo opportunities and entertaining for the whole family!


Horrorwood Chamber of Chills

This is Hollywood at Witch’s Woods, with some New Scenes this season.Computer – Generated Imagery will be incorporated in several scenes this year in Horrorwood Chamber of Chills. “CGI” (3D computer graphics) is used for creating scenes or special effects in films and television. This exhibit pays tribute to horror film icons past and present.  Jason, Freddie, Count Dracula  …… the Gang’s all here!


Carnival Games

Test your luck at The Carnival Games and win fun prizes!


Carnival Rides Included

Every Paid admission includes unlimited carnival rides on all three Thriller Attractions for one All-Inclusive price, with our Free Ride Band!


Witch’s Woods 2018 Killer Thriller Stage Show Live Performances (Hourly shows)


Ø  Hosts: New MCs— Hourly, the MCs will add their own flare and host this entertaining stage show with audience participation. Win fun prizes, including skiing and tubing tickets.

Ø  The Time Warp… Killer Thriller/ Dance Off… Witch’s Woods Style – Audience participants will show off their ghastly and ghoulish moves out on the Main Stage in the “Thriller” dance contest to win prizes.

Ø  Mega Monster Band – Watch our Air Guitar Monster Band rip up some of your favorite songs.

Ø  Gore-ified Air Guitar Jam Session – Selected participants will show of their best “air jam” on the Main Stage with the Monster Band to win prizes.

Ø  Freaky Fire Performers –Watch Fire Poi, Fire Hooping, flaming whips, fire staff twirling and dazzling displays and daring feats with fire, in an on the edge show. Don’t try this at home!


Halloween Bash and Costume Contest on October 27th, at The Outlook Restaurant and Lounge:

Ø Live Entertainment featuring – One of our most popular bands, will be up at The Outlook Restaurant and Lounge, rocking the night away. Band starts at 8pm.

Ø Extravagant Fireworks Display – For over 25 years, Nashoba Valley Ski Area has worked with Atlas PyroVision Productions to create Fireworks shows over the mountain.  Show fires at 10pm.

 Ø The Annual Halloween Costume Ball and Contest – Get creative with your Halloween Costume and head up to The Outlook Restaurant and Lounge to win fabulous prizes. Contest only for Adults 21 and up. Our team of Ghouls will roam the room, searching for the best costumes. Judging takes place just after midnight.


The Outlook Restaurant          

The Outlook Restaurant and Lounge at Nashoba Valley Ski Area features savory steaks, fresh seafood, and pastas in a rustic setting with a view.  The menu and specialty drinks change and are themed with the seasons. The restaurant will have somelife-size, custom made horror movie characters displayed throughout the venue and every night the staff is dressed up in costume in the spirit of Halloween.  Live musicwill be offered every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in the Outlook Restaurant and Lounge.

Amazing Rates, Group Rates and Special Promotional Packages Available                                          

Fun for the whole family! The ticket window opens at 6:30 pm, with the last ticket being sold at 10:30 pm. The park stays open until everyone gets through! Parking is always free. Tickets to Witch’s Woods are $38.Advanced discount tickets are for sale online only, at scary low prices. Frighteningly low rates are also available to groups of 15 or more. Group rates must be made 24 hours in advance.

For special ticket discounts, please visit Sullivan Tire, Honey Farms, Papa Gino’s, Fiesta Shows, and Gervais Lincoln-Kia-Volkswagen for coupons and amazing promotional packages. To find out more about Witch’s Woods, tickets, the Free Ride Band and special promotional packages go to For Group Rates go to: or contact Witch’s Woods Group Sales at 978-692-3033.

Corporations and Groups can experience a terrorificgroup outing at Witch’s Woods, if you dare.  Enjoy a fun filled “Fright Night” with a Ghoul-may Buffet and Spirits, catered by the Outlook Restaurant and Lounge. For more on catered corporate events email pam@skinashoba.comor call (978) 501-4700.