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Virginia Offers Authentic Halloween Experience for Travelers

This October, Virginia is launch­ing a slew of eerie events and pack­ages to cel­e­brate the magic and mys­tery of Halloween. With over 400 years of his­tory, span­ning from Colonial America to the Civil War, the state is home to a num­ber of mys­ti­cal sites where the super­nat­ural reside. From ghostly tours in haunted plan­ta­tions and moon­lit grave­yards trails, to spir­ited war-time love sto­ries and spine-chilling tales, vis­i­tors are guar­an­teed to be spooked in Virginia. With more list­ings on the National Register of Haunted Places than any other state, Virginia is the ideal des­ti­na­tion for an authen­tic Halloween experience.

Weir Farm National Historic Site hosts Halloween Owl Prowl

Connecticut’s Weir Preserve and Weir Farm National Historic Site will host their 17th annual Halloween Owl Prowl on Friday evening, October 30, 7:30–9:00 PM.

Dead and Breakfasts — Great Places To Sleep With A Ghost

Hysterical or his­tor­i­cal, ghostly spir­its make them­selves as com­fort­able in America’s B&Bs as liv­ing guests do, and not just in the dead of night. No one’s sure if it’s the great break­fasts, the warm hos­pi­tal­ity, or the atmos­phere of these his­toric homes, but the friendly spir­its sim­ply don’t want to leave.

This Fall, Beat the End of Summer Blues With a Getaway to Canada’s Gentle Island

Summer may be over, but trav­ellers can beat the blues by book­ing a fall get­away to Prince Edward Island. Tourism Prince Edward Island (TPEI) has announced that many of the Island’s oper­a­tors are offer­ing an addi­tional 20 per cent off of the already reduced off-season rates for hotels, cot­tages, B&Bs and inns for stays until October 15th, 2009.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Celebrates 75 Years Ablaze in Autumn Color

Longtime natives of the Asheville area in the Blue Ridge Mountains, known for its extended fall foliage sea­son, will tell you that the best color dis­plays come later — toward the end of October. Celebrating the 75th anniver­saries of Smoky Mountains National Park in 2009 and Blue Ridge Parkway in 2010, moun­tain fam­i­lies like Steve Woody’s were moved from their home­steads in the 1930s for the cre­ation of the park and are proud of the nat­ural legacy they have left to us all.