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If a night filled with chainsaws, killer clowns and dark corners sounds like fun to you, Leech Woods is where you should be this fall. This immersive haunted trail experience is one of the most terrifying Halloween events on the east coast.
Leech Woods was originally settled by Warwick and Jeanne Leech and their 6 children. They opened a store selling hides, furs and hunting supplies. In 1804, the store was robbed and the body of the youngest son was found nailed to the back wall of the store. The bodies of the remaining family members were found bound and bludgeoned in the root cellar of their family home. No further information about the murderers or the motive for the killings is known.
The remains of the Leech family home still stands deep in the woods where the present Leech Woods experience is built. The Haunted Trail follows the original walking path from the site of the Leech family store to the remnants of the original family home. This property was classified as a historic site in 1972 and no artifacts can be removed. Please respect the privacy of the grave sites.
Leech Woods is about a 25 minute walk with over ten highly detailed immersive walk through structures. In addition, there will be over 50 professionally trained costumed actors along the trail, waiting to scare you out of your wits.
Your journey into pure unadulterated terror begins with the long walk that the Leech family took every day from the store to the house. Along the way, you’ll encounter intense actors portraying the monsters from your worst nightmares.
There will be horrifying twists and shocking turns. You’ll go from one terrifying scene to another. There will be thrills and chills for even the bravest guest. You’ll scream and scream and then laugh and have fun!
If you survive the trail, there will be a concession stand with food and beverages for purchase. Four bonfires will warm you up and there will be a DJ and other forms of entertainment. Get your fortune told or try axe throwing.
Damascus, Maryland, is within 20 miles of Gaithersburg, Mount Airy, Frederick, North Bethesda, Rockville and Potomac, Maryland. Damascus is 28 miles from Washington, D.C., 32 miles from Baltimore and 118 miles from Philadelphia.
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