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America's Best Towns for Halloween

America's Best Towns for Halloween: Lake Placid

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No. 1 Lake Placid, NY

The zombies are coming! Each Halloween, this 19th-century town in the Adirondacks transforms to make way for the 5K Zombie Run. Main Street closes to traffic so that kids can trick-or-treat, while later on, adults on the Trek-n-Treat pub crawl slink through three bars, each giving out costume competition prizes. There are ghosts to be spotted on tours of Fort Ticonderoga, and performances of The Rocky Horror Show with prop bags so that the audience can play along.

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