Oakland Named One of America's Best Towns for Halloween
Last Updated on Oct 31, 2014 at 2:38pm | Tourism & Recreation
Oakland was recently named America's 17th Best Town for Halloween by Travel+Leisure magazine, thanks in part to the rumors that the former B&O Railroad Station (now the B&O Museum) is haunted.
Guests on the Halloween Hayride at Broadford Park ride on flatbed trailers pulled by trucks along the lakefront, passing sixteen scenes of live zombies and ghosts - if you can call zombies and ghosts "live." Local merchants decorate parking meters in all manner of Halloween getups, and children, dressed in all manner of costumes, flock to the annual Halloween Parade. Scenic trails, a Main Street complete with an old-time soda fountain, and an annual Autumn Glory Festival add to the appeal of Oakland, rated No. 1 overall for fall travel. Read more>>