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Hayrides + Haunted Houses For Maximum Fall Fun!

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Fall is a lovely time of year to get the family out and do some fun and exciting things together. Going to haunted houses, hitting the corn mazes, and enjoying a stroll on a hayride are just a few of the fall-appropriate ideas that come to mind. Plus, you can do all this among the ambiance of the fall leaves changing colors that paint your views—it is positively amazing!

It’s all about making some memories, and you will remember any of these fun events, trust me. I have compiled a list of the absolute best haunted houses, corn mazes and hayrides in the Lake Hartwell area.

Check this out and start planning all the fall festivities. Post updated 9/11/22

Pumpkin patch display

Corn Mazes & Hayrides Near Lake Hartwell

Grab the kids and visit any of these fantastic corn mazes and farms. There is so much to see and do, and I’d recommend you try to go to at least a couple of these places. You will have the best time trying everything out!

There is so much to experience and see at this heavenly fall adventure. Enjoy the musical pumpkin light show after dark, or navigate the corn maze with a flashlight. It’s slightly spooky yet impossible not to have a blast! They have a jumping jumbo pillow, zip line, tricycle races, pig races, and SO much more.

It’s completely impossible to be bored when you’re visiting Washinton Farms! Choose from a wide plethora of activities such as duck racing, barnyard board games, hamster wheels, a pirate ship, inflatables, slides, pig races, and MORE! You really need to add this place to your agenda.

Not only does Little Cane Creek Farm have an incredible 5-acre corn maze, but they also offer hayrides, a sunflower patch, pumpkin patch, and a play area. Plus, they have concessions too. You will need a nice snack after all your playing all day!

This farm offers many fall themed activities. From their pumpkin patch to their corn maze and a store with many fall goodies! Bring the family for a day of fun!

Enjoy a haunted woods and trail at the new Hartwell Lakeside Campground. After your haunted trail experience linger around the firepit and listen to music at the Cricket Amphitheater.

For a super family friendly fall treat, take a tour of the scarecrows in Hartwell.

Creepy Haunted Houses & Trails That Are Sure To Frighten You

These haunted houses and trails are close to Lake Hartwell, but they aren’t for the faint of heart. They are spooky, creepy, and perfect for people who love to feel the adrenaline rush of fear during the Halloween season. Check them out…if you dare. 🙂

Lake Hartwell haunted house

Open September 16 – November 5 (Friday/Saturday only)

This gives you an idea of how scary this award winning place is: you have to be at least 18 years old and sign a waiver to enter. The R-rated tour is hands on so be prepared for the actors to touch or grab you. The haunted manor also offers a gift shop and concessions. Fire shows and a live DJ keep the mood lively.

Plan a trip with your bravest friends, and remember, this haunted trail is not for the faint of heart. It’s a fun time for adults that you won’t soon forget. Tickets are available online and they recommend purchasing them online in advance to make sure you get in.


250 Saco Lowell Rd

Easley, SC 29640

Open September 16 – November 5 (7 days a week)

Visiting this nightmare is just as terrifying as it sounds. Don’t go if you scare easily because it’s attendees report that this is a truly creepy attraction. If you love being scared to death, then you will have a blast here. This attraction is also hands on, and they warn you that the actors may touch, grab, or even remove you from your group! This year’s theme is the true story of a family who bought a haunted house and were terrified by the creatures within. The show goes on rain or shine as this haunted house is all indoors, and they don’t shut down till the crowd’s all done. Ticket sales are unlimited so buy online or in person till at least 11pm.


645 Old Anderson Rd

Greenville, SC 29611

Haunted house in the woods near Lake Hartwell

Open September 9 – November 5 (Varying Days and Times)

Experience a variety of haunted attractions at Madworld. With several haunting themes, an escape room, and over a half mile of self guided terrifying trails, there’s plenty to see and do at this haunted house. Madworld offers some family friendly features like a no-scare medallion so that actors will know not to push the little ones too far. And there’s space to enjoy the festivities while you wait for your braver friends to come through the other side. It’s recommended that you purchase your tickets online in advance as lines start forming as early as 6 pm and get longer toward the end of the season.


147 Country Manor Road

Piedmont, SC 29673

Open September 30 – November 5 (Friday – Sunday)

This is the number 1 rated haunted house in Georgia. Hold on to your seats because you will be in for a wild and frightening ride during this visit! There are several themes and attractions. Buy a fast pass online and skip the lines – check out their ticket prices here.


2075 Marietta Highway

Canton, GA 30114

Open September 30 - November 5

Walk through this haunted trail in Royston, Ga and face your deepest, darkest fears. This trail will have you winding through a seemingly never ending frightful adventure. Follow their social media for weather related service updates.


1285 Otis Skelton Rd. – Royston, Ga

What is your favorite fall family activity?

I hope you are as excited as we are about all these places to visit. Whether you want to be frightened out of your mind or you want some down-home family fun, you are sure to find plenty of activity around Lake Hartwell this fall.

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