6. Wanchese Woods Slaughter Swamp and Mr. Jingles Playhouse – East Lake
Date: Friday, October 26th, Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 29th
Time: From dark to 11:00 pm (Friday & Saturday), From dark until 10:00 pm (Sunday)
Best For: Adult and Older Kid Fun
It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking from the dark. Wanchese Woods is the place to go to be scared silly this Halloween. Located approximately 30 minutes inland from Nags Head, down a dark, desolate stretch of highway, visitors to Wanchese Woods report that it’s well worth the drive. East Lake Township is home to the true ghost town of Buffalo City, an abandoned moonshine and logging town located deep in the swamp. So this place is pretty scary on its own, even when the monsters and creepy clowns aren’t around.