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There is a trail of Halloween terror in the woods of Wallingford

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WALLINGFORD -- Perhaps true to the New England towns depicted in Stephen King novels, Wallingford's quaint exterior could hide a sinister secret.

Hidden in the woods at the end of a lonesome road is a vortex of dark entertainment that is the Trail of Terror.

The Trail of Terror has bent the minds of the innocent and benefited local charities for 22 years. The dominion of this operation’s overseer, Wayne Barneschi, began the trail as a home haunt. Through enlisting the help of dark forces -  a veritable coven of close friends and family members - he made the leap to become a professional non-profit haunted attraction.

The trail sits on about two acres and has more than 30 different attractions along with hundreds of live actors. The trail takes about an hour to go through. It has been scaring people for more  than 20 years. This season alone, more than 20,000 guests are expected to come through.

The venue has donated more than $1.3 million to charity over the years.

It is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Learn more here.

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