Due to Princeton’s fortuitous geographical position, we get to enjoy four very distinct seasons in West Virginia. But which one is best? With the changing foliage, the endless supply of delicious apples and apple cider, and temperatures that encourage the donning of comfy sweaters, you really can’t beat fall in Princeton! And the best part? There are so many cool fall festivities!
Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park
What began as an innocent amusement park back in 1926 is now recognized as one of America’s Most Terrifying Places (at least, according to the Travel Channel). The park complex encompassed a swimming pool, cabins, carnival rides, and a dance hall. It closed in 1966 after a series of mysterious deaths. The park offers guided tours any weekend in the month of October.
Major Graham Mansion
In nearby Max Meadows, the Major Graham Mansion sits high on a hill, just looking like a nightmare waiting to happen. The mansion has become well-known over the years as a site where strange, frightening, and unexplained phenomenon occur. As if that wasn’t enough, the mansion also puts on a haunted house event every fall. Tours are available every Friday and Saturday from the last weekend in September through the first weekend in November!
Okes Family Farms
Nothing says, “Fall is awesome,” like a corn maze! Located less than 30 miles from Princeton in Cool Ridge, Okes Family Farms offer wagon rides through their gigantic and circuitous maze every weekend in October. There’s also face painting and Rock’n Eats food truck. You can do your pumpkin shopping while you are there as well--their selection is extraordinary!