USA Today readers say this New England haunted attraction is among the best in America

A Boston escape room also ranked high.

Haunted Overload in Lee, N.H.
Haunted Overload in Lee, N.H. –Atifact Images/Haunted Overload

A spooky trail on a New Hampshire farm was just named one of the top 10 haunted attractions in the country by USA Today readers.

Haunted Overload on DeMeritt Hill Farm in Lee, N.H. ranked No. 7 on USA Today’s top 10 list of best haunted attractions in America, released on Friday. The list is part of the publication’s 2019 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards. It was the only New England spot on the list. The No. 1 haunted attraction is Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac, Mich.

“Haunted Overload in New Hampshire does an excellent job of providing various levels of scares, so everyone can enjoy,” wrote USA Today. “They pull out all the stops for Haunted Overload, a fully immersive (and terrifying) haunted trail through the New England woods.”


If a ghost tour is more your speed, a New England tour was also named among the best ghost tours in the country by USA Today readers. Bar Harbor Ghost Tours in Bar Harbor, Maine, ranked No. 8 on that list. It was the only New England spot that made the cut. The No. 1 ghost tour in America is NOLA Ghost Riders in New Orleans, according to USA Today readers.

“You’ll recognize Bar Harbor Ghost Tours by their distinctive blue lantern,” wrote USA Today. “These nightly excursions give an overview of New England paranormal history from a Native American perspective. The tour includes exclusive nighttime access to the 1932 Criterion Theatre.”

And, finally, if you’d rather tackle an escape room this season, USA Today readers chose Boxaroo in Boston as one of the best escape rooms in the country. The escape room, which ranked No. 3, was the only New England spot on the list. The No. 1 escape room in America is Enchambered in Sacramento, according to USA Today readers.

“Players at Boxaroo in Boston have two escape scenarios to choose from,” wrote USA Today. “Investigate a museum gone amiss to rescue lost art in the Conundrum Museum, or examine the study of a legendary magician to uncover the secrets of his magic before time runs out.”


For the 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards lists, USA Today travel experts select 20 nominees in topics that range from food to lodging, destinations to things to do, and then ask readers to cast votes to determine the top 10.

View the full list of best haunted attractions.