As much as we want to and as much as our kids really want us to, we simply can't keep all the full-size candy bar neighborhoods to ourselves this year! Here is your go-to guide for trick-or-treating in the Merrimack Valley… Be sure to check out our pumpkin carving contest on Facebook here
North Andover is hosting our trick-or-treating on Monday, October 31st this year from 5:30-7:30PM. A few decorated and fun neighborhoods to visit are:
Library area - If you start at the library and make your way down Greene street to Middlesex you will be in candy central. Growing up in this neighborhood, I'm qualified to tell you it's one of the best in town. My favorite route that to take dressed as wonder woman or or occasionally a star wars character was to start at the library and head to pleasant street, from there I'd look back up Davis and move down Middlesex. I'd stop at Silsbee, Edmands, Young,Saltonstall, Cabot, Morris, Stonington, Dudley, Chapin, Buckingham making my way back on Putnam or Lyman.
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Hickory hill rd - Old Farm Rd & French Farm - great for younger kids who are not in need of 100 houses worth of candy.
Olympic Lane, Laconia Circle,Crossbow, Equestrian, Forest loop is also a trick or treater's paradise.
The Amberville Lane Neighborhood with Palomino and Garnet & Anvil - this location has MANY kids.
Haverhill hosts trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 29th this year from 5-7PM. Some nicely decorated homes definitely showing their Halloween spirit are to be expected this year.
Bradford - Some of my favorite trick or treating neighborhoods are in the Bradford college area. Along the way you'll enjoy some very pretty houses from the early 1900's. Start at either end on South Main near Kingsbury or Fernwood or on Salem by Muriel Terrace and wind your way through the neighborhoods.
Another great spot full of decorated houses is the Kingsbury/Lincolnshire/Sherwood neighborhood. This is a cluster of nice homes, close together great for all ages.
Andover is enjoying their trick-or-treating on Monday, October 31st this year from 5-7PM. For the best treats in town and some festive Halloween decor, be sure to visit:
The downtown neighborhoods are awesome - I run this loop regularly and it's quite pretty with sidewalks and close together homes. You can't go wrong with any of these streets.
The Country Club neighborhood shown below -
If trick-or-treating isn't enough for you and you are looking to extend the Halloween and fall festivities, visit a few of these local attractions to pick your own pumpkin, take a hay ride, or get lost in a corn maze.
Pumpkin Festival during Fall Season with lots of attractions Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Corn Maze, Giant Pumpkin Patch, Hay Castle, Haunted Toddler Castle, Farm Animal Display, Face Painting, Tractor Display, and more
140 Willow Ave, Haverhill, MA
Fall is a wonderful and beautiful time of the year on our farm. We grow all our own pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and corn stalks. We have a wide varieties to pick from. We have both orange and white pumpkins. Whether your perfect pumpkin is tall and narrow or short and squat you can find it here on our farm. Our pumpkins range in size from Jack Be Little to Big Max. We have wagons available for your walk to our pumpkin patch.
Imagine the biggest puzzle you’ve ever seen. Now imagine a day in the sunshine with your friends or family. Now add an adventure that takes teamwork and memory skills. All these things and more can be found at Crescent Farms Corn Maze.
Crescent Farm Corn Maze trails cut into 9 acres of corn. Inside the tall field of corn, we have cut several walking paths, creating a Maze with only one way in and one way out. Visitors can enjoy getting lost in the maze’s twisting turns, dead ends trap! Crescent Farms has a wide range of hay available. We have mini straw bales, round bales, rectangle bales. We have 1st cut, 2nd cut, straw bales,and mulch hay available.
780 East Broadway, Haverhill, MA
Get lost in a "4 in 1" corn maze at Kimball Farm this Halloween season! Our originally designed CORN MAZE is full of Crazy angles and is sure to be a fun challenge. Have no fear, there will be clues along the way. Be daring and try the maze on a Saturday Night with a Flash Light.
Kimball Farm also offers hayrides and pony rides on the weekend during the corn maze.
315 South Bradford St, North Andover, MA
Corn maze, pumpkin picking, hay rides, and a children's fall festival are all part of what Smolak Farm has to offer this fall. Parking is free, some events are free and other cost a small admission. Check Smolak's website for a detailed list of activities and prices furing the week and on the weekend.
347 Kenoza Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830
October 21 & 22, Topsfield, MA
At sundown this Halloween season, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will be transformed into a magical forest. Join us for a guided walk along our Halloween trail, home to some interesting creatures that come out just for Halloween. Glowing luminaries and carved jack o'lanterns will light our way. Learn firsthand about the creatures of the night on this fun family-friendly walk.
Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume but dress warmly since we will be outdoors most of the time. The program begins in the Barn, where a variety of activities will keep children entertained before the outdoor walk.
Allow about 1-1/2 hours total for the program. At the end of the walk, warm up by the bonfire as you enjoy fresh local cider and Halloween cupcakes made by Ipswich River volunteers. Appropriate for children ages 4-10.
October 26, 4:30-6:30PM- Market St, Lynnfield, MA
Bring your little ghouls and ghosts to The Green for a fun family dance party, professional Halloween photos, give-a-ways and more!
Costumes are highly encouraged, please no imitation weapons.
NO TRICK OR TREATING.
While you are out going door to door you may just fall in love with a neighborhood. If you have any questions about the home values on a specific street or in town don't hesitate to call me at 978 457 3406. I'm happy to help you learn more about your options.