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Ghost Train at Northwest River Park

  • Presented By: Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • 1733 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Phone: (757) 421-7151


The Ghost Train is a half-hour ride through the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. Beginning in the Activity Building, the scene is set by an eerie introduction to the spooky adventure which awaits you in the dark of the park. Next you board the Northwest River Park Ghost Train (hay carts, with built in benches), and the journey begins. As you wind deeper and deeper into the woods, a storyteller spins a ghoulish tale which unfolds in unexpected ways and in various locations.

The Ghost Train makes several stops to allow travelers to witness scenes and gather more story information. Don't be surprised to find "things" on the trails that are not normally there in the daylight. You'll need to watch out from here on end - watch your back, your sides and the front of the train - and hope that the train engineer can get out of there in time! "In time for what?" you say. That is for you to find out at this year's Ghost Train. If you listen very carefully, you may even hear the faint whistle of the "real" Ghost Train as you pass over the old tracks.

Tickets go on sale in September at all community centers, Administrative Office and Northwest River Park, or register online at Advanced ticket purchase is required!! Trains will sell out, call ahead before showing up day of event for ticket purchase.

This is a Virginia Green certified event. For more information on the Virginia Green program, please click here.


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Event Info

  • Presented By: Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Dates: October 17, 2019 - October 26, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Northwest River Park & Campground
  • Address: 1733 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Phone: (757) 421-7151
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Price: TBD