OLV Road Trip: Our Scary Excursion


Our Northeast Scary Excursion is perfect for the fall. Many towns along the route have fall festivals, apple picking, and beautiful fall foliage. If you dare try our route, we start in Martha’s Vineyard, home of the movie that made us all afraid of the water, and we end in Washington D.C. in search of the world’s most famous exorcism.

Many of the scenes in the movie Jaws were filmed off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, specifically, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, so we start our scary excursion here. There is plenty to do after paying homage to Spielberg’s scariest creature. Spend some time exploring the island, Martha’s Vineyard is full of great shopping, hiking, and um, water sports, anytime of year. For more information about Martha’s Vineyard take a look at Martha’s Vineyard Online.

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Our next stop brings us into the heart of the Big Apple. To see the location of Rosemary’s Baby take a walk by the Dakota Apartments at One West 72nd St. Beatles fans will take a special interest in the building since this is also where John Lennon was shot in 1980. Fans still flock here from all over the world to pay their respects. Of course there are endless amounts of attractions in NYC. Take in a play, hit a museum, walk through Times Square or if you want to continue to scare yourself silly check out this link for walking tours of New York’s best haunted places.

Next we set out for Camp No Be Bo Sco just south of Blairstown, NJ on Route 818 in New Jersey. Friday the 13th was filmed here. The exact address is 11 SandPond Rd and the Lake is actually called Lake Cedar (in the movie it was called Camp Crystal Lake). This is where Jason made his first appearance- ever.

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From New Jersey we head to Burkittsville MD, home of the Blair Witch. The movie, The Blair Witch Project was shot in Seneca Creek State Park, 25 miles west of Burkittsville (it was called the Black Hills Forest in the film). The house that was used in the film is also near by and can be found in the Patapsco Valley State Park in Ellicot City. Even though Burkittsville might have a bad rep it actually has a quaint historic district and is a great place for an afternoon stroll, just be sure not to get lost! For more information check out their website here.

For our grand finale we pay a visit to the country’s capital and home to what is arguably the scariest movie ever made. Many of the exterior shots used in The Exorcist were filmed at 36th Street NW, Georgetown, Washington D.C. Like, New York, Washington D.C. has countless activities especially for history buffs most of which you can find here.

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That wraps up our Scary Excursion but if you can’t quite let go, head over to The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Headquarters. This building’s exterior was used several times in The Silence of the lambs.

To get directions for this road trip click here.

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